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[Lebanon] U.S. awards AUB grant for e-cigarette research

A team of researchers from the American University of Beirut has been awarded a $2.1 million grant by the United States government to study e-cigarettes.
Beirut Daily Star (lb)
added Oct 18, 2013 08:15

[UK] BAT at 100: Millions spent trying to make nicotine safer

researchers at British American Tobacco in Southampton believe they may have reached the holy grail in efforts to make nicotine inhalation safer for millions of smokers across the globe. Sitting in a plush top-floor office at BAT’s £17m research and deve
Southern Daily Echo (uk)
added Oct 11, 2013 14:39

[Germany] German court rules that liquid nicotine is not a medicine

A court in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia has struck down a state health ministry regulation classifying liquid nicotine used in electronic cigarettes as a medicine1 comparable to nicotine plasters, which in Germany can only be sold in pharma
British Medical Journal
added Sep 25, 2013 15:34

Warning of potential side effects of a product can increase its sales

New research suggests that, rather than scaring consumers away, these warnings can improve consumers' opinions and increase product sales when there is a delay between seeing the ad and deciding to buy or consume the product.
New Zealand Doctor (nz)
added Sep 25, 2013 05:25

9 Terribly Disturbing Things About Electronic Cigarettes

here’s what we do know: E-cigarettes are addicting. And while they may not be as harmful as tobacco cigarettes, critics like the British Medical Association and the World Health Organisation are wary of the trend and warn of the dangers that may be associ
Huffington Post (blog)
added Sep 4, 2013 19:52

Contrasting academic and tobacco industry estimates of illicit cigarette trade: evidence from Warsaw, Poland

Our findings are consistent with previous evidence of the tobacco industry exaggerating the scope of illicit trade and with the general pattern of the industry manipulating evidence to mislead the debate on tobacco control policy in many countries. Colla
Tobacco Control
added Aug 15, 2013 08:18

[Africa, Ghana] Ban on public smoking to protect non-smokers – FDA

Speaking at a stakeholders meeting on tobacco control measures of the Public Health Act organized by the FDA at Takoradi, Miss Avotri said the harmful effects of secondhand smoke were numerous, and included cancer, respiratory diseases, heart diseases, w (gh)
added Jul 29, 2013 20:12

[North Carolina] FDA will do more research on menthol cigarettes

A menthol ban or other restrictions on the cigarettes would fall heavily on Lorillard Inc., whose Newport brand is the top-selling U.S. menthol cigarette at 35 percent of the market. Reynolds American Inc. has experienced revenue growth its styles of Cam
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jul 23, 2013 12:56

[Asia] 740 million second-hand smokers in China

The number of smokers in China has reached 300 million, and about 1.2 million people die due to smoking-related diseases each year, said Huang Jiefu, chairman of the Chinese Association on Tobacco Control, during a high-level forum on China tobacco contr
China Daily (cn)
added Jul 2, 2013 05:29

Use of Electronic Cigarettes Among State Tobacco Cessation Quitline Callers.

The notable rates of e-cigarette use and use of e-cigarettes as cessation aids, even though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved e-cigarettes for this purpose, should inform policy and treatment discussions on this topic.
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
added Jun 17, 2013 14:52
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