In the News January 12th


Tuesdays News at a glance:

All Things Not Being Equal – E-Cigarettes & Lung Health – American Heart Association Expresses Disappointment that Kids are Moving Away from Smoking – CASAA Update – Study on dual users: people who smoke and vape – Ottawa Public Health seeking feedback on updating Ottawa’s smoke-free by-laws – Superior Health Council of Belgium – E-Cigarettes Could Help Smokers Avoid Weight Gain When They Quit – Nicotine Science and Policy – Daily Digest – Tue, 12 January 2016

All Things Not Being Equal …

Dick Puddlecote

Now we’ve always known The Conversation website to be something of a ‘public health’ poodle, but they’ve excelled themselves with their latest article on e-cigs. It is so incredibly piss poor that it doesn’t surprise me that it took three people to write it … there’s simply too much stupid in there for it not to have been written by a committee…

E-Cigarettes & Lung Health

Paul Barnes – Facts Do Matter

Sometimes, I struggle to fathom the motives behind certain organisations. I truly do. Here we have a respectable organisation in the American Lung Association saying that e-cigarettes are a “new” tobacco product that have still largely unknown health effects. Then there’s a link to this page, which I wouldn’t click on if I were you; you’ll probably get asked to donate to them like the American Cancer Society (quick tip, don’t)….

American Heart Association

Expresses Disappointment that Kids are Moving Away from Smoking – The Rest of the Story

In a shocking, but revealing statement, the American Heart Association (AHA) has expressed disappointment that kids are moving away from smoking.

In a December 16 press release, the AHA stated: “While the downward trend in teen cigarette smoking is a wonderful victory, this success has been sullied by the disturbing trend of young Americans turning to e-cigarettes and cigarillos, and away from traditional cigarettes.”

CASAA Podcast Update January 11, 2016

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Study on dual users:

People who smoke and vape – Professor Peter Hajek

If you are interested in taking part please call: 0207 882 5948 (lines are open Monday-Friday, 9-5pm)
Or click the link to email us:

This study is approved by the National Research Ethics Committee West Midlands.

Ottawa Public Health seeking feedback

On updating Ottawa’s smoke-free by-laws

Ottawa Public Health (OPH) is seeking feedback from residents and stakeholders on proposed options to protect the public from the harms of second-hand smoke and vapour from the smoking of non-tobacco combustible substances and the use of electronic cigarettes in public places and workplaces….

Superior Health Council of Belgium (PDF)

In this scientific advisory report on public health policy, the Superior Health Council of Belgium provides an updated risk assessment for electronic cigarettes (with or without nicotine) for smokers, non-smokers and vapers…

E-Cigarettes Could Help Smokers

Avoid Weight Gain When They Quit – Guy Bentley

An experimental study published in the journal Nature found those who quit or cutdown on smoking by using e-cigarettes are less vulnerable to weight gain than those who don’t vape during cessation.

Many quitters put on weight after they give up cigarettes because nicotine suppresses the appetite. When intake is withdrawn, many people find themselves piling on the pounds…



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