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[UK] What you need to know about electronic cigarettes

E-cigarettes thus appear to be providing smokers with a valuable alternative route to smoking cessation. However, switching to e-cigarettes without behavioural support is probably far less effective than use in conjunction with the support currently offe
Royal College of Physicians (uk)
added Apr 18, 2015 12:48
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[Minnesota] Researchers begin to catch up on e-cigarettes

McLeod County Board decided to treat e-cigarettes like cigarettes in a split vote this past November, but all the discussions included frustrations about the lack of research on the smoking substitute. Since then, published studies have filled some of the
Hutchinson (MN) Leader
added Apr 18, 2015 12:46
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NOCERA: Peering Through the Haze

Yes, teens are better off if they never inhale nicotine. But equating smoking cigarettes with inhaling e-cigarettes, as the C.D.C. is doing in its messaging around teen tobacco use, is a huge disservice to public health. On the scale of potential harms,
New York Times
added Apr 17, 2015 23:23
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E-Cigarettes: Better Than Smoking But Still Have Risk

It's obviously safer than smoking but anti-cigarette advocates in the United States of America are also against this 'vaping' because of the presence of cigarette companies as investors. Originally, smoking awareness was to get people to get rid of smoki
Science 2.0
added Apr 16, 2015 12:03
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[Norway] Public Release: 14-Apr-2015 E-cigarette use is not risk-free

E-cigarettes are not without health risks for people who vape or for bystanders. This is one of the conclusions from a new risk assessment report from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH). The report has only considered e-cigarettes with nico
EurekAlert
added Apr 16, 2015 12:01
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FORTIN: My Turn: E-cigarettes pose threat to New Hampshire's young lungs

In the future, with the appropriate testing, regulation and approval by the FDA and proper monitoring by a physician or health care provider, e-cigarettes may prove to be an effective smoking cessation tool. However, that is not how the majority of these
Concord (NH) Monitor
added Apr 15, 2015 10:11
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UPDATE 3-Tobacco companies sue U.S. FDA over label approvals (Adds R.J. Reynolds comment)

A spokesman for Reynolds American, the parent company of R.J. Reynolds and two smokeless tobacco plaintiffs, said companies had a right to "truthful, non-misleading speech."
Reuters
added Apr 15, 2015 08:27
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Tobacco Companies Sue FDA Over Cigarette Packaging Guidelines

“We disagree that FDA’s new requirements that manufacturers must obtain agency authorization before changing certain product labels when the actual physical tobacco product remains exactly the same,” an Altria rep tells the Wall Street Journal. “We’re as
The Consumerist (blog)
added Apr 14, 2015 17:25
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IS SECONDHAND VAPING HARMFUL TO YOUR HEALTH? SHORT ANSWER: IT'S NOT AS BAD AS SECONDHAND SMOKING

But Igor Burstyn, an occupational health expert at Drexel University, argues they’re being overcautious. “It’s propaganda mixed with willful ignorance,” he says. “There are thousands of measurements from devices on the market.” His 2014 e-cigarette data r
Popular Science
added Apr 14, 2015 17:23
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[California] EDITORIAL: State health agency does Big Tobacco's dirty work on e-cigarettes

the report ignored or incorrectly cited multiple studies that call into question many fundamental claims – namely, that e-cigarettes do not assist in smoking cessation (studies show they do) and release harmful chemicals like formaldehyde (only if they ar
Orange County (CA) Register
added Apr 14, 2015 16:21
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