Monthly Archives: "October 2016"

Posted On October 31, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, International News

DGCA Asks Airlines To Add E-Cig Policy

Domestic airlines have been asked by the civil aviation regulator to formulate a policy on handling of electronic cigarettes- By Press Trust of India | October 31st, 2016 and display warnings inside lavatories and passenger briefing cards as part of the cabin safety measures. Under the new cabin safety circular, effective tomorrow, the operators would have to develop procedures to “ensure passengers are advised to remove electronic cigarettes (valet/ sky check) or in cases where excess carry-on baggage must be placed in the hold”. Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), popularlyRead More
The percentage of American adults who believe that electronic cigarettes are as bad as tobacco cigarettes has tripled in recent years, By | October 27th, 2016 a new study finds. Researchers analyzed the responses of nearly 16,000 adults who took part in national surveys conducted in 2012, 2014 and 2015 by the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. The percentage of smokers who said e-cigarettes posed an equal or greater health threat rose from nearly 12 percent in 2012 toRead More

Posted On October 27, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, The Buzz

Vaping: A Trend With No End?

UT had four designated smoking zones across campus in the past three years. By Christian Pranzo | October 27th, 2016 Smokers found themselves outside Straz Hall in close proximity to the baseball field or by the Hillsborough River as they listened to the crashing of waves caused by passing boats. Other smoking locations were in the space between McKay and MacDonald-Kelce library and Delo Park adjacent to Austin Hall, the latter being the most notorious smoke spot. As of Aug. 1, 2016, the university no longer allows a puff ofRead More
School of Public Health Senior Research Fellow, Dr. Coral Gartner, By Megan Haggan | October 27th, 2016 said there is a need for quality research on vaping as a harm reduction strategy as well as how policy impacts vaping and smoking behavior – particularly smoking cessation. “We are looking for 600 vapers in Australia to take part in the study which involves completing three online surveys over five years,” Dr. Gartner says. “Data from the Australian study group will also be compared to participants in Canada, the UK and theRead More

Posted On October 26, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, Health

Vaping Helps You Quit Smoking Without Weight Gain

If you want to quit smoking cigarettes but fear the likelihood of gaining weight, scientists have a little tip for you: Why don’t you vape, bro? By Melanie Ehrenkranz | October 25th, 2016 In a study published this month in Nicotine and Tobacco Research, titled “Could vaping be a new weapon in the battle of the bulge?,” scientists from New Zealand and the U.K. looked into reducing the cause of one high-cost disease (tobacco smoking) without leading to another (obesity). Can vaping help you lose weight? Nicotine’s effect on the brain and metabolism can reduceRead More
Philip Morris made 850 billion cigarettes last year – now it is planning for a smoke-free future By Jennifer Kaplan | October 24th, 2016 You want a trip to Philip Morris International to feel like a visit to Marlboro Country. But the company’s Swiss research center, aka the Cube, just won’t play along. Perched above crystalline Lake Neuchatel, southwest of Zurich, the glass hexahedron holds secrets to a future when, Philip Morris says, the world will be blissfully smoke-free. That’s right: Philip Morris, of all companies, is telling smokers to quit.Read More
“Unicorn” opens his mod device and lets a few drops of clear juice fall. By Samantha Young | October 23rd, 2016 His vaporizer replenished, he deeply inhales and slowly exhales — an enormous amount of smoke billowing out of his nose and mouth. But it’s not actually smoke: The smell isn’t foul, it’s sweet. “The nicotine mellows me out without any of the negative impacts of smoking,” Ryan Freeman, a.k.a. Unicorn, a 28-year-old salesman in jeans and a backward baseball cap, says as he sinks into a couch at aRead More
“Our core business is, and will remain in, tobacco”. By Simon Chapman | October 19th, 2016 In 2012, in the early days of the rise of e-cigarettes, Kingsley Wheaton, Director of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs at British American Tobacco, said “Our core business is, and will remain in, tobacco”. So have the intervening four years made much difference? Apparently not. This month, senior Philip Morris International executive Werner Barth told shareholders at its investor day presentations the company fully expected its cigarette brands to remain highly profitable. Investment analysts MotleyRead More

Posted On October 19, 2016By Frank ArditoIn Headline News, The Buzz

Should Vaping Be Allowed In The Workplace?

We’re turning into a health-conscious nation, which means that many people are choosing to give up smoking. By Hunter | October 18th, 2016 We’re more aware than ever of the health risks we take whenever we light up a cigarette, which is why more and more people are doing what they can to kick the habit. The E-Cig Review site have said; there have always been different methods available to people who want to quit smoking, but over recent years vaping has definitely increased in popularity. Not only has vaping becomeRead More
The controversial proposition 56 is a measure that would increase taxes on all tobacco products, whether they are chewed or smoked. By Mike Luery | October 17th, 2016 Cigarette taxes would go up by $2 a pack — from 87 cents to $2.87. “It’s going to save lives,” said Jim Knox of the American Cancer Society. Knox said Prop. 56 would “protect kids and it’s going to reduce health care costs. That’s why we love it. That’s why the tobacco companies hate it.” The tax on tobacco products would generateRead More