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[UK] LETTER: E-cigarettes are creating the next generation of addicts

I note from The BMJ (2015;350:h2083) that e-cigarette use has tripled in middle and high school students in the United States from 2013 to 2014. This makes clear the intentions of the companies that market these products. More of the American school stud
Pharmaceutical Journal (uk)
added May 7, 2015 14:52

EDITORIAL: Butter Crunch e-cigarettes? Who are you really targeting? Our view

The industry, which includes the three major tobacco companies as well as newcomers, is using its old tricks to market the devices and rewrite laws to their liking. While industry players repeat the mantra that e-cigarettes are only for adults, their mar
USA Today
added May 6, 2015 13:06

[Rhode Island] E-cigarette maker: Study shows electronic cigarettes are less addictive than conventional ones

White Horse Vapor, makes and sells e-cigarettes... Our ruling Dino Baccari said that a Penn State University study found that "electronic cigarettes … are far less addictive than cigarettes." He's not blowin' smoke. His characterization of the st
PolitiFact (St. Petersburg (FL) Times
added May 4, 2015 18:19

The Unintended Consequences of Countermarketing Strategies: How Particular Antismoking Measures May Shift Consumers to More Dangerous Cigarettes

we find that excise taxes levied on a per pack basis rather than based on nicotine levels often shift consumers to more dangerous products.
Marketing Science
added Oct 29, 2015 12:22

Report: E-cigarettes Can Cause Permanent Brain Damage for Teens

"Essentially, this drug creates a biologic need that can be permanent,” he told VOA. He said the effects include decreased working memory, tension problems as adults, and increased rates of depression and anxiety. Yet teens and young adults are attracte
Voice of America (
added May 4, 2015 11:35

[Asia, India] Rusan Healthcare launches nicotine replacement therapy for tobacco de-addiction

2baconil patches is a new form of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), now available in India to the doctors and patients seeking treatment for tobacco de-addiction. According to a study done by Global Adults Tobacco Survey (GATS), 60 per cent of Indian (in)
added Apr 28, 2015 13:14

[California] Health: how to avoid lazy thinking

science versus belief systems...Optimism bias: Smokers know that smoking is addictive and lethal. But they tend to believe it will only enslave and kill other smokers... We value the present above the future. The best time to quit smoking is ...tomorrow
Financial Times (uk)
added Apr 25, 2015 22:35

Study: E-cigar a ‘gateway to addiction,’ not a safer option

Swapping regular cigarettes with electronic cigarettes is not a safer option among young people as e-cigars are a potential gateway to addiction, claim scientists at the University of Illinois, Chicago. According to a new study, e-cigarettes, though pro (in)
added Apr 25, 2015 12:36

EDITORIAL: The Perils of Smokeless Tobacco

experts convened by the F.D.A. cast doubt on Swedish Match’s claim that snus are substantially safer than cigarettes. The F.D.A. should not approve any change in labeling without much stronger evidence to support the company’s assertion.
New York Times
added Apr 23, 2015 09:13
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[UK] Bees may become addicted to nicotine-like pesticides, study finds

Bees have a preference for sugar solutions laced with the pesticides, scientists say, as a separate landmark field trial show neonicotinoids harm bee population
The Guardian (uk)
added Apr 23, 2015 09:31
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