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Are some people unable or unwilling to quit?  A popular sociological belief has been that by making smoking uncool or difficult, it will become unpopular and people will quit, and only those unable to quit would remain. If so, products like e-cigarettes or smokeless tobacco make sense as alternatives. Scholars at UC San Francisco, which has prided itself on being both against smoking and some smoking cessation tools, say just the opposite. They analyzed survey data spanning 18 years in the United States and 6 years in the European UnionRead More
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By Terry Maguire June 25, 2015 , 12:20 pm Michael McBride is crystal clear; our Chief Medical Officer believes too many people are vaping and this is a bad thing.  In a recent TV interview he was unambiguous in his discouragement of e-cigarettes.    The views of CMO are important, people listen and people take note.  He’s not alone; the British Medical Association, WHO, European Commission and the Welsh Assembly are all censorious.   So are they right? One thing on which Michael McBride and I agree is the need to reduce tobacco harm.  Read More
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Senators say action needed now to keep them from minors WASHINGTON – As the six-year anniversary of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act passed this week, in an unsparing new letter nine U.S. senators blasted the Obama Administration’s failure to finalize anti-tobacco regulations. They called the delays “unacceptable” and noted that youth use of new tobacco products is spiking as the administration sits on the new rules. The regulations, known as the “tobacco deeming rule,” would put in place important federal regulations, such as restrictions on sales to minors,Read More
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WASHINGTON, JUNE 23 | BY TONI CLARKE Scientists who have devoted years developing medicines to cure disease are now working for tobacco companies to make e-cigarettes. Philip Morris International Inc has hired more than 400 scientists and technical staff at its research facility in Neuchatel, Switzerland, including toxicologists, chemists, biologists, biostatisticians and regulatory affairs experts. Altria Group Inc, makers of Marlboro, has recruited dozens of scientific and healthcare experts, as have independent e-cigarette companies such as NJOY. They bring experience developing inhalation devices and navigating the U.S. Food and DrugRead More
Market heats up for e-cigarettes, largely produced in China, as US scrutiny rises
By William Hennelly(China Daily USA) Updated: 2015-06-11 06:37 While China has taken steps to reduce widespread cigarette smoking, it is also the source of most electronic cigarettes, an expanding global market for which a US senator has called for more oversight.Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, in a letter on Monday to Meredith Broadbent, chairwoman of the US International Trade Commission (ITC), called for more statistical reporting on e-cigarette products with an eye toward future regulation.Wyden, writing on behalf of the Senate Finance Committee, said e-cigarettes were a $2.5 billion market inRead More
When It Comes To E-Cigs, Big Tobacco is Concerned For Your Health
Cigarette makers and MarkTen’s E-cigarettes have put a warning on the e-cigarette packaging to help neutralise the threat that e-cigarettes pose to their businesses. The health warning on a MarkTen electronic cigarette package is 116 words long. That’s much longer than the warnings on traditional cigarette pack. Nicotine, the e-cigarette warning says, is “addictive and habit-forming, and it is very toxic by inhalation, in contact with the skin, or if swallowed.” It is not intended for women who are pregnant or breast-feeding, or people … who take medicine for depressionRead More
Big Tobacco Begins its Takeover of the E-Cigarette Market
Big Tobacco Begins its Takeover of the E-Cigarette Market. Big Tobacco begins hard push into electronic cigarette market with big acquisitions. Anyone trying to figure out how much clout Big Tobacco can carry into the nascent market for electronic cigarettes might want to check out Colorado.Read More