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[Ireland] HIQA finds e-cigarettes a ‘cost-effective treatment’

HIQA today (January 5) commenced a national public consultation on a draft health technology assessment (HTA) of smoking cessation interventions – the first of its kind in the EU to examine the cost-effectiveness of e-cigarettes.
Irish Medical Times (ie)
added Jan 6, 2017 01:17

More Smokers Trying to Quit - Data to Inform Health Policy

Data from more than 40,000 adult smokers in the U.S. reveal a substantial increase in serious attempts to quit smoking between 2012 to 2014, according to a new study appearing in the journal, Addiction. In 2014, 55% of adult smokers reported making a ser
PR Newswire
added Jan 5, 2017 21:16

Public Grows More Wary of E-Cigarettes

A growing percentage of Americans perceive e-cigarettes to be as harmful as regular cigarettes, according to findings from a nationally representative survey of health attitudes. In 2012, half of respondents (50.7%) participating in the National Cancer I
MedPage Today
added Jan 5, 2017 21:09

FDA workshop to examine exploding e-cigarettes

Experts, manufacturers, retailers and others will discuss e-cigarette safety concerns / More than 50 people have been injured due to overheating, explosions or fires related to e-cigarette use, FDA says
added Jan 7, 2017 19:53

Fewer see e-cigarettes as less harmful than cigarettes

The perception that e-cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes fell between 2012 and 2014, a sign that fewer people see them as a safe alternative to smoking tobacco, a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Publ
Medical Xpress (
added Jan 5, 2017 15:43


Forest, surveyed 650 committed smokers...what do smokers dislike about smoking?...the ever-increasing price of cigarettes, followed by the social stigma attached...A whopping 91 per cent of smokers thought they were treated very unfairly (77 per cent) or
spiked (uk)
added Jan 5, 2017 20:47
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[New Zealand] Data shows top reasons for quitting smoking.

Quitline ( has today revealed the top five reasons New Zealanders who contacted Quitline decided to give up smoking in 2016. Nearly half stated they wished to improve their overall health as the number one reason to give up smoking.
Scoop (nz)
added Jan 1, 2017 23:38

[New Hampshire] Survey: Minors purchased 16.6 percent of tobacco in NH in 2015

an increase of 2.2 percentage points over the previous year, state health officials said this week. The figures are part of a survey of 338 randomly selected merchants that was mandated by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration
Manchester (NH) Union-Leader
added Jan 2, 2017 00:32

Electronic cigarette use and uptake of cigarette smoking: A longitudinal examination of U.S. college students

Given that never-smoking participants who had tried e-cigarettes were more likely to initiate cigarette use later, limiting young adults' access to these products may be beneficial. As the long-term health implications of e-cigarette use become clearer,
Addictive Behaviors
added Dec 30, 2016 06:17

[Asia, China] Fewer people in Beijing smoke following ban

According to a report on tobacco use among adults, the smoking rate this year went down to 22.3 percent, compared with 23.4 percent in 2014, even though only about 30 percent of adults were said to understand the serious risks to disease caused by smokin
China Radio International (CRI) (cn)
added Jan 2, 2017 17:08
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