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Cancer Still the Leading Cause of Death for U.S. Hispanics: Report

lung cancer is now the leading cause of cancer death among U.S. women overall. However, since Hispanic women have traditionally smoked less, lung cancer deaths are 70 percent lower among Hispanic women than among white women. In 2014, 8 percent of Hispani
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 16, 2015 15:52
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds hit with $34.7M verdict for family of Air Force sergeant who died of cancer

Jones Day partner David Monde argued that O’Hara’s family had already been fairly compensated by the $14.7 million award. Monde also argued that punishing R.J. Reynolds for the actions of its previous executives and board members was unfair. “You’re punis
ABA Journal (American Bar Association)
added Sep 16, 2015 10:59
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Letter from 40 academics and experts in support of the complaint about the research letter published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Hidden Formaldehyde in E-cigarette Aerosol (PDF)

it appears clear that the device used was operated in unrealistic laboratory conditions and that human subjects would never experience the exposures that were measured and used in the calculation of cancer risk. The letter is therefore based on a major me
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added Sep 14, 2015 22:51
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LETTER: BATES/FARSOLINOS: E-cigarettes need to be tested for safety under realistic conditions

In our view, Pankow et al. have not addressed adequately the key criticism of their report: that they used results from laboratory tests of e-cigarettes under conditions that rarely occur in practice to calculate a human cancer risk. Pankow et al. did no
Addiction
added Sep 14, 2015 22:40
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LETTER: PANKOW/STRONGIN/PEYTON: Formaldehyde from e-cigarettes—it's not as simple as some suggest

In their communication here, and previously in the New England Journal of Medicine, Bates & Farsalinos make numerous assertions and assumptions that are not supported by facts. We address these as follows:
Addiction
added Sep 14, 2015 22:37
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LETTER: BATES/FARSALINOS: Research letter on e-cigarette cancer risk was so misleading it should be retracted

We have documented the flaws in the experiment and cancer risk calculations and in the authors' reply to criticisms of their work, and written to the editor of NEJM requesting the retraction of the letter. Many academic journals, including NEJM, particip
Addiction
added Sep 14, 2015 22:34
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CORRESPONDENCE Hidden Formaldehyde in E-Cigarette Aerosols

The authors reply: Nitzkin et al. state that high levels of formaldehyde are found only under electronic nicotine-delivery system (ENDS) conditions that will not generally be selected by the users of these devices, making our results of limited importanc
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added Sep 14, 2015 22:31
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Researchers call for retraction of NEJM paper showing dangers of e-cigarettes with 9 comments

Researchers and advocates are calling for the retraction of a 2015 letter in the New England Journal of Medicine that suggested that e-cigarettes are as harmful – if not more than – traditional cigarettes....that e-cigarettes expose smokers to significant
Retraction Watch (Adam Marcus blog)
added Sep 14, 2015 22:27
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California lawsuit alleges cancer risk in Vuse electronic cigarette

claims R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co. is violating California law by failing to include a potential carcinogen risk, particularly exposure to formaldehyde and acetaldehyde, in its marketing and labels. The complaint cites the California Consumers Legal Remedies
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 14, 2015 10:43
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[North Carolina] N.C. congressional districts have higher than normal cancer rates

counties with higher than average cancer death rates also have increased rates of smoking among adults. Besides lung cancer, Foley said smoking increases the risk for other cancers, such as neck, bladder and cervical. "In communities where tobacco use is
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Sep 13, 2015 11:05
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