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Are High-Tech Tobacco Products Healthier? FDA Wants More Data

While the company’s iQos product reduced exposure to some harmful chemicals compared to smoking, users could still develop certain precancerous lesions similar to those that can be caused by traditional cigarettes, Food and Drug Administration staff said
Bloomberg News
added Jan 22, 2018 22:57

FDA’s Anti-Smoking Initiative Might Only End Up Benefiting Big Tobacco, Experts Warn

Critics of the FDA's plan are doubtful that tobacco companies will comply by drastically reducing nicotine levels, and concerned that they could also launch cigarette alternatives that still might carry substantial health risks.
added Jan 22, 2018 22:34

Philip Morris Products S.A. Modified Risk Tobacco Product (MRTP) Applications

The Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for January 24-25 will be held as planned, even if the current government shutdown continues. Please see the 2018 TPSAC meeting page for further details. To Comment on the Philip Morris
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Jan 22, 2018 22:16

Heat-not-burn cigarette alternative faces US scrutiny

The FDA review said some non-smokers, including young people, would likely experiment with iQOS. Reviewers also questioned if smokers would completely switch to iQOS from cigarettes. In company studies, less than 20 percent of U.S. users switched complet
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 22, 2018 21:49

Greece stubs out its cigarette habit in record numbers

“Only 13% of Greeks over the age of 65 smoke, and now we are seeing the fruits of years of campaigning in schools, with a big fall in Greeks under the age of 24 becoming smokers. The battle is with those who are middle-aged,” he said. Smoking cessation c
The Observer (uk)
added Jan 22, 2018 20:10
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[UK] Teens who smoke cigarettes are at higher risk of developing psychosis

Researchers from the University of Bristol examined survey data from 3,328 teenagers who had answered questions on their use of cigarettes and marijuana. The team found that those who had smoked cigarettes only at an early age were 4.3% more likely to e
IBTimes (uk)
added Jan 22, 2018 20:07

Americans Say Marijuana Is Less of Health Risk Than Tobacco, Poll Finds ($$)

Far more people say a cigarette, an alcoholic drink or a candy bar are more harmful to a person’s overall health than pot, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey finds.
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Jan 22, 2018 05:44

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

Quit smoking with electronic cigarettes? ($$)

Electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) have gained popularity over the past few years, but their effectiveness in helping smokers quit and their long-term safety remain uncertain.
Harvard Health Publications
added Jan 20, 2018 16:54

National Survey Reveals Most Americans Are Unaware of Key Cancer Risk Factors

While a majority of Americans correctly identify tobacco use (78%) and sun exposure (66%) as risk factors for cancer, far fewer are aware of other lifestyle factors that increase their cancer risk.
American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
added Jan 20, 2018 16:44
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