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E-cigarettes: Public health hazard or key to quit smoking?

Scientific studies showing that electronic cigarettes actually help people quit smoking are few and far between. But that isn't stopping many smokers, as well as a few experts, from giving e-cigarettes the benefit of the doubt.
Fox News
added Oct 19, 2014 11:30
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COBB/ABRAMS: The FDA, E-Cigarettes, and the Demise of Combusted Tobacco

We would encourage the FDA to accelerate their regulations to eliminate uncertainty regarding safety, drive the substitution and use of clean nicotine, and hasten the demise of lethal combusted tobacco.
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added Oct 17, 2014 16:29
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AUDIO: Interview with Dr. Nathan Cobb on the future of e-cigarettes, smoking, nicotine-replacement therapy, and Big Tobacco.

Nathan Cobb is an attending physician in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Georgetown University Hospital. Stephen Morrissey, the interviewer, is the Managing Editor of the Journal.
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added Oct 17, 2014 16:24
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FDA panel votes to keep severe warning on Pfizer anti-smoking drug

Pfizer Inc failed to convince the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove a black box warning on its controversial quit-smoking drug Chantix, with an advisory panel to the agency voting against the removal on Thursday.
Reuters
added Oct 16, 2014 23:39
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SIEGEL: Why a Randomized Behavioral Study is Essential to Understanding the Potential Benefits of Electronic Cigarettes

I believe that such a modified, randomized clinical study is essential to add another line of evidence with which to evaluate the potential benefits of electronic cigarettes. Yes, there are limitations to RCTs, but it makes no sense to throw out the baby
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Oct 16, 2014 17:57
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A Longitudinal Study of Electronic Cigarette Use in a Population-based Sample of Adult Smokers: Association with Smoking Cessation and Motivation to Quit.

Daily use of electronic cigarettes for at least one month is strongly associated with quitting smoking at follow up. Further investigation of the underlying reasons for intensive versus intermittent use will help shed light on the mechanisms underlying th
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
added Oct 16, 2014 17:50
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FDA Panel: Chantix Boxed Warning Should Stay

An FDA advisory committee voted overwhelmingly that the stop-smoking drug should continue to carry a boxed warning about the risk of severe neuropsychiatric events, with several panel members suggesting it should be strengthened.
MedPage Today
added Oct 16, 2014 17:46
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Pfizer, FDA Square Off on Chantix Psych Risk

The maker of the popular stop-smoking drug varenicline (Chantix), Pfizer, says new data indicate the risk of suicidality and other serious psychiatric events is not as great as once thought, and has applied to the FDA to remove a boxed warning on those ri
MedPage Today
added Oct 16, 2014 16:06
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[UK] Does use of ‘non-trial’ cessation support help explain the lack of effect from offering NRT to quitline callers in a RCT? [FREE FULL TEXT]

Key messages The PORTSSS trial found that offering free NRT vouchers to quitline clients did not improve cessation rates. Use of other cessation support used outside the trial did not explain the negative PORTSSS trial findings with respect to NRT.
Tobacco Control
added Oct 16, 2014 15:55
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[Turkey] Free treatment for 300,000 nicotine addicts

One of the few countries combatting smoking effectively by a widespread ban, Turkey also looks to help people quit the habit by implementing a series of measures such as providing free treatment. In 2011, 250,000 smokers were supplied with medication tha
Daily Sabah (tr)
added Oct 16, 2014 13:06
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