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[USA] Summary of UCSF public comments to FDA on Swedish Match MRTP application

Swedish Match’s claim that perceptions of health risks of snus are exaggerated is likely incorrect
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 25, 2014 19:32
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FDA should require that all communications from tobacco manufacturers on MRTPs be done in a way that narrowly target smokers

I just submitted this comment to FDA. The tracking number is 1jy-8fp3-7yii.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 25, 2014 19:29
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[Sweden, USA] Swedish Match’s Consumer Perception Study Provides No Evidence for the Population-Level Effects of Modified Snus Labels

this study does not evaluate the effects of the proposed label on “subjects’ tobacco use behavior” (p. 689) nor can it evaluate the effects of “removal” of current warnings (p. 689).
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 25, 2014 19:27
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[USA] FDA should deny Swedish Match request to change snus warning label: US is not Sweden

We submitted this public comment to FDA in response to Swedish Match's request to change the warning labels on snus. The tracking number is 1jy-8fp2-j9pp. “Swedish Experience” extolled in this MRTP application is not transferrable to the US because of
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 25, 2014 19:25
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Morgan Stanley says Obama is not moving on menthol

The investment firm Morgan Stanley has looked at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) plans and sees no action on menthol planned. Here is what they say:
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 25, 2014 19:21
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[California] Secondhand marijuana smoke also bad for blood vessels

Breathing secondhand cigarette smoke damages blood and heart vessels — and so does marijuana smoke, UCSF scientists have found. When researchers exposed lab rats to 30 minutes of secondhand marijuana smoke, they saw a 70 percent decline in the function o
San Francisco Chronicle
added Nov 25, 2014 10:05
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Hookah, as Health Risk, Still Qualifies as Smoking

Smoking through a hookah is not harmless, according to a new study. In addition to the usual tobacco carcinogens, dangerous levels of benzene are inhaled from the lump of smoldering charcoal that ignites the moist tobacco mixture.
New York Times
added Nov 24, 2014 20:45
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Light and Intermittent Smoking Among California Black, Hispanic/Latino, and Non-Hispanic White Men and Women

LITS rates increased over time for male and female Black, Latino and White adults. There is a need for increased tobacco control attention to LITS across all ethnic groups, but with additional focus on Blacks, Latinos, and women who have the highest rates
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Nov 24, 2014 20:40
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Is Impulsivity a Symptom of Initial Tobacco Withdrawal? A Meta-Analysis and Qualitative Systematic Review

Further studies of whether abstinence produces objective changes in impulsivity, and whether increases in impulsivity during abstinence prompt relapse, are needed.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Nov 24, 2014 20:39
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Evaluation of Toxicant and Carcinogen Metabolites in the Urine of e-Cigarette Users Versus Cigarette Smokers

Levels of 1-HOP, total NNAL, 3-HPMA, 2-HPMA, HMPMA, and SPMA were significantly lower in the urine of e-cigarette users compared to cigarette smokers. Levels of nicotine and cotinine were significantly lower in e-cigarette users compared to cigarette smok
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Nov 24, 2014 20:38
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