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[Massachusetts] Number of smoke-free college campuses has doubled since 2012

Massachusetts is among the states that prohibits smoking in schools and colleges. It defines smoking or smoke as "the lighting of a cigar, cigarette, pipe or other tobacco product or possessing a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or other tobacco or non-tob
Springfield (MA) Union-News and Sunday Republican
added Jun 22, 2018 20:16
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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 Jun 22, 2018 18:19
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[UK-Scotland] Relationship between trying an electronic cigarette and subsequent cigarette experimentation in Scottish adolescents: a cohort study [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions Young never smokers are more likely to experiment with cigarettes if they have tried an e-cigarette. Causality cannot be inferred, but continued close monitoring of e-cigarette use in young people is warranted.
Tobacco Control
added Jun 22, 2018 18:19
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Do electronic cigarettes increase cigarette smoking in UK adolescents? Evidence from a 12-month prospective study [FREE FULL TEXT]

This is the first study to report prospective relationships between ever use of e-cigarettes and initiation and escalation of cigarette use among UK adolescents. Ever use of e-cigarettes was robustly associated with initiation but more modestly related to
Tobacco Control
added Jun 22, 2018 18:18
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Worldwide news and comment [FREE FULL TEXT]

around 200 million people have died because of tobacco since the first WNTD. It is a day that should not exist. Despite these depressing statistics, and the tragic stories behind each and every tobacco-caused death, progress is being made. WNTD is an imp
Tobacco Control
added Jun 22, 2018 18:17
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TOC: July 2018 - Volume 27 - 4

Second-hand smoke exposure in homes with children: assessment of airborne nicotine in the living room and children’s bedroom / Automated dripping devices for vapers: RDTAs, bottomfeeders, squonk mods and dripboxes  / Tobacco companies’ use of retailer inc
Tobacco Control
added Jun 22, 2018 18:14
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Philippines Anti-Tobacco Groups Spreads Untrue Facts About E-Cigs

As Congressmen in the Philippines have endorsed a new measure which promotes the use of e-cigs for smoking cessation, local anti-tobacco group is saying that the products may undermine the local anti-smoking efforts, despite the fact that data indicate o
Vaping Post (ch)
added Jun 22, 2018 18:10
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EDITORIAL: E-cigarettes and youth smoking: be alert but not alarmed [FREE FULL TEXT]

Excessive regulation that prevents or deters smokers from switching from smoking to vaping could have the perverse outcome of retaining the most harmful nicotine product (the combustible cigarette) as the most widely used. The best protection against yout
Tobacco Control
added Jun 22, 2018 16:11
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Smoke-Free and Tobacco-Free Policies in Colleges and Universities ― United States and Territories, 2017

As of November 2017, at least 2,082 U.S. colleges and universities had smoke-free policies, twice as many as in 2012. Among these campuses, 1,743 (83.7%) had tobacco-free policies and some specifically prohibited electronic cigarette use (1,658 [79.6%])
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Jun 21, 2018 18:49
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EDITORIAL: Are e-cigarettes tobacco products?

Our preference is for the term “tobacco products” to be reserved for those products that are made from and contain tobacco (rather than contain constituents such as nicotine extracted from it). The term “nicotine-containing products” is more general, a
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jun 21, 2018 18:44
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