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U.S. to Restrict E-cigarette Flavors to Fight Teenage Vaping ‘Epidemic’

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration next week will issue a ban on the sale of fruit and candy flavored electronic cigarettes in convenience stores and gas stations, an agency official said, in a move to counter a surge in teenage use of e-cigarettes. The ban means only tobacco, mint and menthol flavors can be [...]

By |2018-11-19T19:46:12+10:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

E-Cigarettes are Just as Bad for Your Lungs as Smoke, Study Finds

Vaping may be as hard on the lungs as conventional smoking, according to new research. Flavorings in e-cigarettes may be particularly harmful to the lungs by triggering inflammation, scientists have warned. Battery-powered vapes, like the Juul, are promoted as a tool to help smokers quit the habit. But even short term use causes as much [...]

By |2018-10-15T10:11:35+10:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What Finland’s Plan To Be Tobacco-free Can Teach The World

The Finnish government has set an ambitious goal for residents in a bid to benefit their health -- and their bank balances. Officials plan to make the country tobacco-free by 2040, meaning they want less than 2% of their adults to consume tobacco -- in any form -- by that deadline. So that's more than [...]

Are E-cigarettes A Gateway To Smoking?

Pixabay Images Teenagers who use e-cigarettes are more likely to go on to smoke tobacco, new research suggests. The findings, based on more a study of more than 3,000 15-year-olds in the US, last night fuelled a bitter row about whether the devices can provide a 'gateway' to smoking. Many public health experts [...]

F.D.A. Imposes Rules For E-Cigarettes In A Landmark Move

After years of debate about the health risks of electronic cigarettes, the federal government on Thursday made it final: They need to be regulated and kept out of the hands of children. The Food and Drug Administration issued sweeping new rules that for the first time extend federal regulatory authority to e-cigarettes, banning their sale to anyone under 18 [...]

Are Electronic Cigarettes A Gateway To Adolescent Smoking?

Photograph: Rex Adolescents are experimenting with electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) and there is speculation that this might lead some young people who would not otherwise have smoked cigarettes to progress to smoking (the gateway effect). However, after ten years of experience in other countries where e-cigarettes are widely available, there is no evidence that this is happening. In fact, the opposite may be true, that e-cigarettes are actually diverting adolescents away from [...]

E-Cigarettes Tied To Reduced Odds Of Quitting Smoking

A man smokes an electronic cigarette vaporiser. Reuters/Mark Blinch/Files People who use electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are less likely to quit traditional cigarettes than people who don't use the devices, suggests a fresh look at some past research. "The odds of quitting were 28 percent lower for smokers using e-cigarettes than people not [...]

The Lancet Criticises PHE E-cig Report for Weak Evidence 

www.oneillinstituteblog.org, iStockPhoto A highly publicised study by Public Health England (PHE) that claimed that e-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than tobacco has been attacked by medical journal The Lancet for relying on weak evidence. - Daniel Culpan Source: The Lancet criticises PHE e-cig report for weak evidence (Wired UK)

By |2015-09-21T11:19:58+10:00September 11th, 2015|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Novel Forms of ‘Smoking’: ‘Shisha’ and E-cigarettes

Since the introduction of national tobacco prevention programmes in the 1980s, Australia has experienced declining rates of youth smoking, with the latest figures showing that only 3.4% of 12-17 year-olds smoke daily.  Across the wider population we have seen a dramatic shift in the way most Australians regard smoking. Recently, however, novel ways of smoking have come onto the scene which challenge some of the [...]