In the News 23rd Jan 15

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Fridays News at a glance:

Confirmed: Formaldehyde Study-Invalid. Greg Conley in CocktailNerd. Poll to Ban E-Cigs. Nicotine, Science and Policys Daily Digest

Confirmed: Formaldehyde Study Conducted Under Implausible Conditions; Conclusions Invalid

The Rest of the Story – Dr. Michael Siegel:

To borrow an apt analogy from Dr. Farsalinos, it is like totally charring a piece of meat, detecting high levels of carcinogens, and then concluding that people who eat meat are at a very high risk of developing cancer. While it is absolutely accurate that there are high levels of carcinogens in charred meat, no one eats meat under such conditions, so the cancer risk estimation is completely invalid….

New Research Reveals High Levels of Formaldehyde in Ecig Vapor – Are You at Risk?

Gregory Conley talking to CocktailNerd

Before you go and throw all your ecigs in the trash, let’s take a closer look to see if their findings are accurate. The first thing to keep in mind is that just because they were able to find formaldehyde in a syringe of vapor, that doesn’t necessarily mean the same level would be found in your lungs after you vape. In fact, vapor contents are heavily determined by the heat settings of you ecig….

Poll: Banning e-cigarettes?

One Treasure Coast government has taken a step to ban e-cigarettes in public buildings. Recently, the Vero Beach City Council gave preliminary approval to an ordinance that would prohibit the use of e-cigarettes in any public place where traditional cigarettes are prohibited, including restaurants, theaters and stores.

Should local governments ban the use of e-cigarettes in any public place where traditional cigarettes are prohibited?

Nicotine Science and Policy – Daily Digest – Fri, 23 January 2015

Cigarettes and hand-rolling tobacco will have to be sold in standardized packs in England starting in May next year, the U.K. government announced, bringing the country into line with practice in Australia.

Smoky bar-rooms and hazy casino floors are set to become history in New Orleans with the City Council’s unanimous passage Thursday of an ban on indoor smoking and use of electronic cigarettes that backers described as a way to protect service industry workers and musicians from the dangers of secondhand smoke.

Two Columbia University professors warned in a new study Thursday that the health fears over electronic cigarettes are hindering research. The very same day, another new study showed that smoking e-cigs, or “vaping,” can produce cancer-causing formaldehyde.

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