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Do Less Harm: E-Cigarettes a Safer Option Than Smoking

“Studies show that if most current American smokers switched to vaping e-cigarettes over the next 10 years, there could be as many as 6.6 million fewer premature deaths and 86.7 million fewer life years would be lost,” said David Abrams, PhD, professor of
New York University
added Jan 12, 2018 13:40
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Harm Minimization and Tobacco Control: Reframing Societal Views of Nicotine Use to Rapidly Save Lives (PDF)

The harm minimization continuum posits that all nicotine-containing products are not equally harmful and, instead, range from exceptionally low harm (e.g., NRT) to exceptionally high harm (e.g., combusted tobacco such as cigarettes, cigars, hookah, pip
Annual Review of Public Health
added Jan 12, 2018 13:32
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Tobacco's Grip on U.S. Veterans

Nearly 40 percent of U.S. military veterans smoke or use some form of tobacco...Among veterans, current tobacco use was highest among those: with no health insurance (60 percent); living in poverty (54 percent); ages 18 to 25 (57 percent); with serious me
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 12, 2018 13:00
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[Kansas] Judge grants temporary injunction blocking implementation of Topeka tobacco ordinance

A Shawnee County judge has temporarily blocked an ordinance that forbids tobacco sales to people ages 18-20 from taking effect. The temporary restraining order states there are “concerns regarding conflicts between the city ordinance in question and s
Topeka (KS) Capital-Journal
added Jan 12, 2018 04:29
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Tobacco Product Use Among Military Veterans — United States, 2010–2015

29.2% of veterans reported current tobacco product use. Cigarettes were the most commonly used tobacco product (21.6%), followed by cigars (6.2%), smokeless tobacco (5.2%), roll-your-own tobacco (3.0%), and pipes (1.5%); 7.0% of veterans currently used t
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Jan 11, 2018 19:37
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[Florida] Fla. Court Affirms New Trial In $3M Tobacco Case ($$)

A Florida appeals court on Wednesday affirmed a trial court's decision to order a new trial in a smoker's case against tobacco companies that resulted in a $3 million award because the tobacco companies were unable to sufficiently question potential juror
Law360
added Jan 11, 2018 19:33
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About three in ten US veterans use tobacco products

About 3 in 10 U.S. military veterans used some form of tobacco product during 2010–2015, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in today's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Tobacco product use was hig
PR Newswire
added Jan 11, 2018 19:33
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QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Currently Use E-Cigarettes,† by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey,§ 2016

in 2016, 3.8% of men and 2.6% of women aged ≥18 years currently used e-cigarettes. Among men, current e-cigarette use decreased with advancing age, from 7.1% among men aged 18–24 years to 4.8% among men aged 25–49 years, 2.6% among men 50–64 years, and 1
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Jan 11, 2018 19:29
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Experts write to the FDA about regulating e-liquid flavours

Attorney General of Iowa Thomas Miller, and four Public Health experts amongst whom renowned anti-smoking activists Clive Bates and David Sweanor, sent a briefing and letter to Dr. Gottlieb “that form a chain of reasoning that connect flavors to harms or,
Vaping Post (ch)
added Jan 11, 2018 19:16
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Smoking bans protect both the public and the infants and children of smokers

The column uses data on infant and child health since the first ban in 1990 to show that children are healthier in many dimensions when there is a 100% smoke-free law. Partial smoking bans have a much smaller impact.
VoxEU.org (Centre for Economic Policy Research) (uk)
added Jan 11, 2018 16:12
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