Wednesday’s News at a glance:
CDC: E-Cigarettes More Popular Than FDA-Approved Quitting Aids ~ CDC report shows more smokers try to quit with e-cigs than nicotine replacement products~ Acute exposure to Vype vapor has limited impact on gene expression in human lung cells ~ Quantitative study of aldehyde content in electronic cigarettes ~ Potential Brexit boost for Snus ~ GOP Bill Bans Underage Sales of E-Cigarettes Online ~Do E-Cig Laws Encourage Teen Smoking?~ Fame! Glory! Adoration!
Tobacco Truth, Brad Rodu
Cigarette smokers prefer e-cigarettes to FDA-approved quit methods, according to a research brief authored by the CDC Office on Smoking and Health, RTI International and the University of North Carolina (here).
Winston-Salem Journal, Richard Kraver
Federal health regulators continue to de-emphasize electronic cigarettes and vaporizers as smoking-cessation options even as they acknowledge increased use of the products for that purpose.
Eureka Alert, R&D at British American Tobacco
New research shows that at equivalent or higher doses of nicotine, acute exposure to e-cigarette vapour has very limited impact on gene expression compared to cigarette smoke.
The human genome has tens of thousands of genes, and the profile of genes that are switched on and off can be used to understand whether exposure to an aerosol has had a toxic effect.
Phys.org, Heather Zeiger
Electronic cigarettes have had their share of both detractors and advocates since they hit the market in 2004. Many people believe that they are healthier than cigarettes, but others say that the effects of e-cigarette vapors are largely unknown. Medical organizations have generally taken a cautious approach and do not specifically recommend e-cigarettes for stopping smoking or as a healthier alternative to smoking.
Planet Of The Vapes, Mawsley
Snus is the tobacco product that is set to help Swedish males achieve a zero level of smoking. Despite European public health officials urging that it remains banned in the EU, Sweden embraced it and looks set to be the very first country to hit the theoretical tobacco End Game target.
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Iowa Public Radio, Joyce Russell
Electronic cigarettes and other so-called vaping products sold to Iowans on the internet would be regulated for the first time under a last-minute spending bill as the GOP majority strives toward adjournment of this year’s legislative session. Under the bill, sellers would be required to obtain a permit to sell the alternative nicotine products online.
CSP Daily News, Angel Abcede
Though laws regulating electronic cigarettes may cut teenage use of those products, they may also contribute to a growth in use of traditional combustible cigarettes, a recent study concluded.
Vapers In Power
Or, more prosaically – are you up for appearing on the news to try to repeal the TRPR?
See, this is the thing. There’s going to be a surprise general election in the UK. We’ve stood in elections before and good things happen, we get a ‘free’ (£500 is the cost of standing) mailshot to tens of thousands of homes, we get media coverage, we get to speak at public events. This time, we want more.
A look back at how things have moved on or otherwise…
Accused Of Lying About E-Cigarettes – Guy Bentley – Daily Caller
A medical nonprofit with significant ties to major pharmaceutical companies stands accused of lying about the safety of e-cigarettes.
The American Thoracic Society’s (ATS) Tobacco Action Committee claims there is a “misconception” that e-cigarettes are safer than conventional tobacco cigarettes….
Nicotine, considered a potent nootropic is a naturally occurring liquid alkaloid found in many plants of the nightshade family.
Tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant and tobacco all contain nicotine, although for humans, tobacco is the only plant containing significant enough quantities to have an effect.
Nicotine has recently been under the scope of research examining its beneficial role in ADHD, anxiety disorders, depression, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, dementia, and even cognitive performance in the general population.
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