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E-Cigarettes May Promote Illicit Drug Use and Addiction

Like conventional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) may function as a “gateway drug”—a drug that lowers the threshold for addiction to other substances, such as marijuana and cocaine—according to the 120th Shattuck lecture, presented to
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
added Sep 5, 2014 12:48

[UK] Critics fume over WHO call for curbs on ecigarette sales ($$)

The debate over the safety of electronic cigarettes – and how they should be regulated – intensified on Friday as a panel of UK public health experts criticised a World Health Organisation report that called for strong restrictions on the sale of ecigaret
Financial Times (uk)
added Sep 4, 2014 20:23

Call in Saudi Arabia to hike cigarette prices in anti-smoking drive

Manama: A Saudi anti-smoking society, Naqa, has called for hiking the prices of cigarettes to help reduce the numbers of smokers in the kingdom. “Saudi Arabia is witnessing alarming rise in the number of smokers, particularly among male and female studen
Gulf News (ae)
added Sep 4, 2014 14:24
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CASAA: New claims that e-cigarettes are a gateway to cocaine use are junk science

the study shows no such thing, and the authors and journal are just trying to score political points based on an unimportant technical study of mice with no real-world implications. The study results only suggest that mice dosed with nicotine one day reac
PR Newswire
added Sep 4, 2014 14:12

APhA to FDA: More research needed on e-cigarettes

support regulation of nicotine delivery products and note the established toxicity and addictive properties of nicotine in the human body, regardless of delivery mechanism, the lack of information on the safety of inhaled nonsterile vapor laced with nicot
American Pharmacists Association
added Sep 4, 2014 11:15
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[UK-Northern Ireland] Edwin Poots plans to ban teens from buying e-cigarettes

A public consultation has been launched by the minister, which aims to restrict the sale of nicotine-containing products to adults... Mr Poots added: "While it appears that the use of e-cigarettes by never-smokers is very low, there are concerns that the
Belfast Telegraph (uk)
added Sep 4, 2014 09:56

A Molecular Basis for Nicotine as a Gateway Drug

Both opponents and proponents of legalization have distorted what science does and does not tell us — and both sides have overlooked the importance of nicotine as a gateway drug. Epidemiologic studies have shown that nicotine use is a gateway to the use o
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added Sep 4, 2014 09:50
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Like regular cigarettes, e-cigs a gateway to harder drugs -study

a "gateway drug" that can prime the brain to be more receptive to harder drugs, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday. The findings, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, add to the debate about the risks and benefits of electronic cigarettes, t
added Sep 4, 2014 09:49
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How an e-cigarette could lead to cocaine

e-cigarettes delivered highly addictive ''pure nicotine''. In mice, nicotine was found to alter brain biochemistry and prime the animals to develop a need for cocaine. Analysis of human data suggested it had the same effect in people, with cocaine addict
Press Association (uk)
added Sep 4, 2014 09:47

[Indiana] IPPEL: Tobacco addiction: Tax income trumps health concerns

Many if not most of the patients I can talk into using these e-cigs eventually become tobacco free... I'm waiting to hear that e-cigs are the major cause of global warming. Money talks.
Richmond (IN) Palladium-Item
added Sep 3, 2014 12:36
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