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[Montana] BIRR: City Cites Secondhand Smoke Dangers When Banning Chewing Tobacco, Vaping Outdoors

“We’re only doing this to help make Butte a healthier place,”...Electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco reduce harm caused by cigarettes to the user by more than 90 percent because the majority of cancer-causing chemicals and toxins from smoking are r
Libertarian Republic
added Oct 21, 2017 22:39
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Evaluation of strategies to communicate harmful and potentially harmful constituent (HPHC) information through cigarette package inserts: a discrete choice experiment [FREE FULL TEXT]

Numeric HPHC information on inserts appears to produce misunderstandings that some cigarettes are less harmful than others. Furthermore, brief narratives that link HPHCs to smoking-related disease may promote cessation versus communications that do not ex
Tobacco Control
added Oct 21, 2017 22:31
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Influence of Natural American Spirit advertising on current and former smokers’ perceptions and intentions

health-related beliefs predict attitudes towards NAS for current and former smokers, and mediate intentions to use NAS. Conclusions The findings of this study provide causal support for the need for further regulatory action to address the potentially ha
Tobacco Control
added Oct 21, 2017 22:30
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New Vaping Insights Based on FDA’s PATH Survey 2013-2014

my economist colleague Dr. Nantaporn Plurphanswat and I have produced a comprehensive study of e-cigarette use in the United States. The research appears in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research (abstract here).
Tobacco Truth (Brad Rodu blog)
added Oct 21, 2017 19:51
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E-Cigarette Use Causes a Unique Innate Immune Response in the Lung Involving Increased Neutrophilic Activation and Altered Mucin Secretion

Together, our results indicate that e-cigarette use alters the profile of innate defense proteins in airway secretions, inducing both similar and unique changes relative to cigarette smoking. These data challenge the concept that e-cigarettes are a health
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
added Oct 20, 2017 15:10
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E-cigarettes may trigger unique and potentially damaging immune responses

E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones that cigarettes trigger that can lead to lung disease...this study looked at possible biomarkers of harm in the lungs. "Our results suggest that e-cigarettes might be just as
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Oct 20, 2017 14:48
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[Arizona] VIDEO: Is e-cigarette vapor as harmful as second-hand smoke?

We reached out to Irina Stepanov, a professor at the University of Minnesota, to find out. Her team studies the effects of second-hand smoke from cigarettes and e-cigarettes. “Most likely e-cigarettes are less harmful than cigarette smoke. It contains f
KPNX-TV 12 (Phoenix, AZ)
added Oct 20, 2017 13:56
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Swapping Cigarettes for Vaping

New evidence suggests e-cigarettes are not without risks to human health, but can be useful in getting people to kick their smoking habit... While none of these studies could address the long-term consequences of e-cigarettes on human health, the data un
The Scientist
added Oct 20, 2017 13:16
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8 Million Tobacco Deaths Could Be Avoided by Slashing Nicotine

Gottlieb revealed the initial estimates on Thursday during a tobacco discussion at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. “Just imagine the impact this policy could have on treatment costs,” Gottlieb said. “Currently, we spend about $300 bi
Bloomberg News
added Oct 19, 2017 20:52
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CROWLEY: Canada's 'abstinence only' approach to smoking tobacco isn't helping

Unrealistic “abstinence only” policies have been signal failures in reducing drug use or teenage sex. Why would we think it is a good idea where tobacco is concerned? We have the opportunity essentially to eliminate the cigarette through technological c
Toronto (Ont) Sun (ca)
added Oct 19, 2017 20:43
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