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GLANTZ: FDA should not grant PMI's Premarket Tobacco Product Application for IQOS

While there is not a formal docket to express this concern (because FDA has not sought public comment on the IQOS PMTA), we have written to Center for Tobacco Products director Mitch Zeller urging FDA not to approve the application. The text of the lett
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jan 21, 2018 21:19
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[Canada] Package size matters: tobacco packaging, retail merchandising and its influence on trial and impulse sales

most of consumer purchase is on impulse—decided at the point-of-sale’. Given such dynamics, BAT indicated that ‘it becomes clear that merchandising materials must have high positive impact at point of sales, to draw consumer attention and generate the des
Tobacco Control
added Oct 12, 2017 22:27
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[Australia] REVIEW Simon Chapman’s Smoke Signals targets tobacco among others

while the packaging is plain, its contents are a pleasure, and lethal to intellectual bullshit. Frequently cutting, though never shrill or sarcastic, it’s an object lesson in how to argue well, and honestly, from sound academic principles. My own role in
The Australian (au)
added Sep 23, 2017 14:34
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Over-Time Impacts of Pictorial Health Warning Labels and their Differences across Smoker Subgroups: Results from Adult Smokers in Canada and Australia.

Novel HWL policies in Canada and Australia appear effective in staving off “wear out” over the first two years after implementation, particularly amongst smokers who are from higher SES groups and, in Australia, who are younger.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jun 22, 2017 18:26
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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
Nature
added May 15, 2017 20:14
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[Canada, UK] Raising smoking age does cut teen smoking

Canadian scientists said raising it to 21 would see a quarter less smokers and urged lawmakers to change the rules to stop needless deaths and illnesses. The call was made as new guidelines were introduced to help children as young as five quit by encoura
Milton Keynes Citizen (uk)
added Mar 6, 2017 16:07
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[Canada] Clearing the air around e-cigarettes

Fears that “vaping” is a gateway to tobacco smoking are unfounded, shows a comprehensive review... “The public has been misled about the risks of e-cigarettes,” concludes Tim Stockwell, CARBC director and co-principal investigator. “Many people think the
University of Victoria (ca)
added Jan 20, 2017 15:11
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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
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[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
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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
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