In the News 29th July

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Wednesdays News at a glance:

Cigarette-Nicotine Fadeout Fails; NIH-Funded Researchers Back “Easy Alternative Sources of Nicotine” – The Electronic Cigarette: From Basic Pharmacology to Smoking Harm Reduction and Cessation – Why is there anti-THR? (4) Money, money, money – The role of e-cigarettes: experiences at George Eliot Healthcare NHS Trust to be presented at National Conference – U.S. vapers bypassing online search engines – Nicotine Science and Policy – Daily Digest

Cigarette-Nicotine Fadeout Fails

NIH-Funded Researchers Back “Easy Alternative Sources of Nicotine” – Tobacco Truth

Drs. Neal Benowitz and Jack Henningfield were respected tobacco researchers in 1994 when they introduced a flawed smoking cessation prescription: force smokers to quit by reducing the nicotine content of cigarettes (here).  I criticized the idea in my 1995 book,For Smokers Only…

The Electronic Cigarette:

From Basic Pharmacology to Smoking Harm Reduction and Cessation – BAP News

Lynne Dawkins  was the next speaker of the session and compared the addictiveness of tobacco cigarettes to electronic cigarettes. She began her talk by reviewing the definition and signs of addiction. She then presented an early study assessing blood nicotine delivery of tobacco cigarettes compared to 2 types of e-cigarettes….

Why is there anti-THR?

(4) Money, money, money – Carl V. Phillips.

Continuing this series. Sorry about the cheesy title. But it never hurts to have a reminder that Sweden is the most important population in the annals of tobacco harm reduction. (Click here to get ABBA-rolled.)

The role of e-cigarettes:

Experiences at George Eliot Healthcare NHS Trust to be presented at National Conference

Wendy Preston Nurse Consultant George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust will share her findings regarding electronic nicotine delivery devices and implications for smoking cessation practice. New figures from Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England shine fresh light on the high smoking rates among people living with mental health problems….

U.S. vapers bypassing online search engines

Barnaby Page – ECig Intelligence

U.S. consumers seeking e-cigarettes online often bypass search engines and head straight to brands that they are already familiar with, according to new ECigIntelligence research. For vendors selling a single brand of cigalikes, nearly 50% of total Website traffic comes from direct visits, demonstrating the impact of brand strength….

Nicotine Science and Policy – Daily Digest

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