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E-Cigarettes: Use, Effects on Smoking, Risks, and Policy Implications

While e-cigarettes deliver lower levels of carcinogens than do conventional cigarettes, they still expose users to high levels of ultrafine particles and other toxins that may substantially increase cardiovascular and noncancer lung disease risks, which a
Annual Review of Public Health
added Jan 14, 2018 21:28
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RODU: Trials and tribulations of reduced risk tobacco products

In the 30 months it took the FDA to analyze and reject the first MRTP application, 1.2 million Americans died from smoking. The agency must move faster in its evaluation of obviously lower-risk smoke-free tobacco products and give them MRTP status.
R Street Institute | Free Markets. Real Solutions.
added Jan 14, 2018 21:22
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Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on FDA decision to seek additional time to reassess rule that would have changed longstanding practices for how the agency determined the 'intended use' of medical products

final rule notice that primarily addressed when tobacco products will be regulated as medical products, and more specifically which responsibilities for the regulation of tobacco products fall within our medical product centers versus our tobacco center.
PR Newswire
added Jan 14, 2018 21:21
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Origins of tobacco harm reduction in the UK: the ‘Product Modification Programme' (1972–1991)

1972 to 1991, the British government sought to investigate safer smoking...Current tobacco harm reduction premises and policies supported...and leading British public health organisations may reflect the historical influence of the tobacco industry.
Tobacco Control
added Jan 14, 2018 16:00
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Host–agent–vector–environment measures for electronic cigarette research used in NIH grants [FREE FULL TEXT]

This analysis revealed a heavy focus on Host measures (73%) and a lack of focus on Environment measures. The predominant focus on Host measures may have the unintended effect of limiting the evidence base for tobacco control and regulatory science. Furthe
Tobacco Control
added Jan 14, 2018 15:40
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[Kansas] EDITORIAL: Time to bump tobacco, vaping age to 21

’s time to start thinking seriously about bumping the legal age for obtaining tobacco and vaping supplies to 21, both locally and across the state. That would get it out of the hands of high school students, some of whom are in fact 18. Current state law
Manhattan (KS) Mercury
added Jan 14, 2018 03:17
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Philip Morris Products S.A. Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) Applications

Clarification: No Deadline Set for Public Comments on Philip Morris Products S.A. MRTP Applications
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Jan 12, 2018 22:13
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Do Less Harm: E-Cigarettes a Safer Option Than Smoking

“Studies show that if most current American smokers switched to vaping e-cigarettes over the next 10 years, there could be as many as 6.6 million fewer premature deaths and 86.7 million fewer life years would be lost,” said David Abrams, PhD, professor of
New York University
added Jan 12, 2018 13:40
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Harm Minimization and Tobacco Control: Reframing Societal Views of Nicotine Use to Rapidly Save Lives (PDF)

The harm minimization continuum posits that all nicotine-containing products are not equally harmful and, instead, range from exceptionally low harm (e.g., NRT) to exceptionally high harm (e.g., combusted tobacco such as cigarettes, cigars, hookah, pip
Annual Review of Public Health
added Jan 12, 2018 13:32
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[UK] E-cigarette rules should be relaxed to encourage smokers to switch, MPs told

Riccardo Polosa, professor of internal medicine at the University of Catania, in Italy, told MPs that selling larger refill containers for e-cigarettes might persuade tobacco smokers to make the switch to vaping. “Changing the size of the bottle may imp
Pharmaceutical Journal (uk)
added Jan 12, 2018 13:16
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