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[UK] E-cigarettes can be key weapon against smoking, say MPs

Rules around e-cigarettes should be relaxed so they can be more widely used and accepted in society...The report on e-cigarettes, by the science and technology MPs' committee, said they were too often overlooked by the NHS as a tool to help people stop s
BBC Online
added Aug 17, 2018 13:13
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Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on significant public health value and cost savings resulting from the agency's youth smoking prevention campaign

we're taking steps toward a world where combustible cigarettes would no longer create or sustain addiction – making it harder for future generations to become addicted in the first place and allowing more currently addicted smokers to quit. While we explo
PR Newswire
added Aug 17, 2018 21:40
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As Alcohol Mixes With Pot, Tobacco May Be the Next to Invest

The race is on for big business to get into the pot industry. Pharmaceutical, tobacco, and packaged-goods companies are likely to move in... “There’s increasing evidence that people are using cannabis in legal markets to cut down on their use of tobacco
Bloomberg News
added Aug 17, 2018 21:37
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are selfies making smoking cool again?

big Tobacco gets a stream of free advertising from people on social media who post “smoking selfies,” images that may help tobacco companies recruit more young smokers. Self-portraits featuring tobacco use are prevalent and widely shared, and operate as
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Aug 17, 2018 13:23
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[UK] Competition and Markets Authority investigates social media stars

Imperial Brands said it took an “omni-channel approach” to marketing ecigarettes and employed paid influencers in the US who were subject to “stringent guidelines”. Philip Morris International said its contracted influencers had to be aged at least 25 an
Financial Times (uk)
added Aug 17, 2018 12:54
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Neb. Officials Seek To End Tribal Cos.' Tobacco Lawsuit ($$)

Nebraska officials urged a federal court Wednesday to toss a suit filed by two Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska-owned cigarette companies challenging the application of state laws, saying the state has immunity to the suit and that its laws aren't blocked by
Law360
added Aug 17, 2018 12:54
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Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on significant public health value and cost savings resulting from the agency’s youth smoking prevention campaign

“The Real Cost” has resulted in savings of more than $31 billion for youth, their families and society at large by reducing smoking-related costs like early loss of life, costly medical care, lost wages, lower productivity and increased disability – that
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Aug 16, 2018 16:24
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Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of The Real Cost Campaign's Effect on Smoking Prevention [FREE FULL TEXT]

Campaign expenditures were cost efficient. The cost savings resulting from The Real Cost represent a large reduction in the financial burden to individuals, their families, and society as a result of tobacco. Public health campaigns, like The Real Cost,
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Aug 16, 2018 16:23
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Rivals train sights on vaping start-up Juul Labs

Juul devices use nicotine salts, which deliver nicotine at a speed comparable to traditional cigarettes and give users the “hit” they crave faster than most ecigarettes. “This is a case of some really clever individuals figuring out that they’re putting
Financial Times (uk)
added Aug 16, 2018 16:12
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Smoking Cessation, Weight Change, Type 2 Diabetes, and Mortality

Smoking cessation that was accompanied by substantial weight gain was associated with an increased short-term risk of type 2 diabetes but did not mitigate the benefits of quitting smoking on reducing cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. (Funded by the
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added Aug 16, 2018 16:06
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