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EDITORIAL: The United States must act quickly to control the use of e-cigarettes

E-cigarettes have prompted legitimate concerns. The rapid rise of vaping among adolescents...Observers will also be monitoring how the FDA handles Gottlieb’s potential conflicts of interest, the spectre of which threatens to haunt whatever alternatives th
added May 15, 2017 20:14

[Africa] Sierra Leone News: Smoking claims six million lives each year -WHO

during a meeting held in Makeni, on Friday February 3rd 2017. Health Education Manager, Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Lansana Conteh described tobacco epidemic as devastating but preventable. The CDC said, “Cigarette smoking is responsible for more t
Awoko Newspaper (sl)
added Feb 10, 2017 17:57

[Asia, Mid-east] Hazards of cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and waterpipe in a Middle Eastern Population: a Cohort Study of 50 000 individuals from Iran

Conclusions Regular use of cigarettes, smokeless tobacco and waterpipe were associated with the risk of earlier death (particularly from cancer) in our cohort.
Tobacco Control
added Nov 22, 2016 00:27

A New Death Toll for Smoking

Smoking is involved in 22.9 percent of cancer deaths in women and 33.7 percent in men. In all, the authors estimate that 167,133 people died of cancers associated with smoking cigarettes in 2014. (This number does not include deaths from many other disea
New York Times
added Oct 31, 2016 21:18

[Russia] Tobacco can be grown faster -- and not just tobacco

The research team used tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum) to test their proposed screening technique. To do this, they tested a total of 1,040 compounds in just two hours and identified 65 chemicals that either promoted or inhibited the growth of tobacco. Previ
added Oct 26, 2016 04:31

[Canada] Blowing smoke: the history of tobacco-specific nitrosamines in Canadian tobacco

In view of this information brought to light in this paper, any claims by tobacco companies that they were acting prudently by lowering TSNA levels are unwarranted. They fail to acknowledge that it was their actions that raised TSNA levels in the first p
Tobacco Control
added Oct 17, 2016 15:52

[Washington] Exploding E-Cigarettes Sending 'Vapers' to Burn Centers

E-cigarette devices are randomly and unexpectedly exploding, burning and maiming people unlucky enough to be near them when they detonate, researchers report. The University of Washington Regional Burn Center in Seattle has treated 22 people for burns an
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 5, 2016 21:37

[Canada] Health lobby groups ignore significant findings in most recent Canadian student tobacco, alcohol, and drugs survey

when 3% of Canadian youth smoke cigarettes versus a rate of 17% for marijuana and four out of five youth are drinking alcohol, one has to wonder why these health lobby groups seem unilaterally focused on lobbying for plain packaging of tobacco products" a
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added Sep 23, 2016 14:31

Evidence, Policy, and E-Cigarettes.

We have written a document to correct Bates' misconceptions about who we are, what our experience is, why we decided to write about this topic in the first place, what we actually said, and why we said it.
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
added Sep 12, 2016 16:33

Levels and trends in cigarette contraband in Canada [FREE FULL TEXT]

The data presented suggest that policies to tackle cigarette contraband introduced from the mid-2000s to late 2000s, at both federal and provincial levels, may have dampened the demand for contraband cigarettes.
Tobacco Control
added Sep 7, 2016 00:15
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