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SENATORS' LETTER TO FDA ON MENTHOL (PDF)

Although the Tobacco Control Act did not expressly ban menthol from cigarettes, it did require the [TPSAC] to review the scientific literature around menthol's impact on public health and report to the FDA. That report concluded in 2011 that "removal of
US Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA)
added Aug 25, 2017 18:54
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CRN Urges Caution When Interpreting New Study on B Vitamins

the key takeaway from this study is that smokers have a higher risk of lung cancer than non-smokers. If you have concerns about lung cancer or B vitamins,...cannot—and will not—reverse the potential harm from unhealthy behavior, such as smoking."
PR Newswire
added Aug 24, 2017 19:03
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Indonesia's child smokers 'threaten nation's future'

The head of Butuh Hamlet, Lilik Setiawan, said there is a custom in the village where males above 15 are allowed to smoke. "Many children aged 7-15 also smoke, but under parental supervision," he said. Children in the area mostly started smoking when t
Daily Sabah (tr)
added Aug 24, 2017 16:46
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Recommended core items to assess e-cigarette use in population-based surveys

authors provide recommendations for assessing e-cigarette use behaviour, relative perceived harm, device type, presence of nicotine, flavours and reasons for use. We recommend items assessing eight core constructs: e-cigarette ever use, frequency of use a
Tobacco Control
added Aug 24, 2017 16:34
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Alcohol-flavoured tobacco products

Brands by major tobacco companies (eg, Philip Morris, Imperial Tobacco) were well represented among alcohol-flavoured cigars & cigarillos with five companies offering a total of 17 brands. Conclusions The widespread availability of alcohol-flavoured toba
Tobacco Control
added Aug 24, 2017 16:34
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Linking the content to demographic reach of online advertising of electronic nicotine delivery systems

The lower exposure to ENDS advertising among racial/ethnic minorities versus non-Hispanic whites is consistent with survey data. Yet, the greater odds of comparative advertising of ENDS on websites that appeal to racial/ethnic minorities (ie, Hispanics) c
Tobacco Control
added Aug 24, 2017 16:33
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[UK] Associations between tobacco control mass media campaign expenditure and smoking prevalence and quitting in England: a time series analysis [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusion Between 2008 and 2016, higher monthly expenditure on tobacco control mass media campaigns in England was associated with higher quit success rates.
Tobacco Control
added Aug 24, 2017 16:33
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Electronic cigarette use among US adults in the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study, 2013–2014

Conclusions The majority of e-cigarette users in this study reported less than daily use. Compared with non-daily use, daily use was associated with being a former smoker; however, cross-sectional data limits our ability to establish the temporality or
Tobacco Control
added Aug 24, 2017 16:33
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Correlates of self-reported exposure to advertising of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes across 28 European Union member states [FREE FULL TEXT]

Ten years after ratification of [FCTC], self-reported exposure to tobacco and e-cigarette advertising in the EU is higher in e-cigarette and tobacco users, as well as those with internet access. The implementation of the Tobacco Products Directive may res
Tobacco Control
added Aug 24, 2017 15:01
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Menthol levels in cigarettes from eight manufacturers

The amount of menthol measured in the whole cigarettes ranged from 2.9 to 19.6 mg/cigarette for menthol-flavoured cigarettes and from 0.002 to 0.07 mg/cigarette for cigarettes without a detectable menthol flavour.5 In an effort to understand how menthol m
Tobacco Control
added Aug 24, 2017 14:56
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