Category: Science

Putting the record straight

Putting the record straight

| February 22, 2018

A myth-debunking blog about electronic cigarettes and vaping gets right to the heart of the matter by saying that e-cigarettes and tobacco cigarettes are not the same and shouldn’t be treated as such.

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Canada in dialogue

Canada in dialogue

| February 20, 2018

Tobacco harm reduction will be discussed at a free-to-attend dialogue in Vancouver, a city that is no stranger to the concept of harm reduction.

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‘Now is the time to act’

‘Now is the time to act’

| February 16, 2018

The National Tobacco Reform Initiative has said that smokers have been ‘horribly misled’ into believing that vaping is as harmful or more harmful than is smoking.

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Pressing the vapor case

Pressing the vapor case

| February 12, 2018

Vapers in the Philippines are using a Public Health England review to press their case for vaping devices to become a part of the Philippines’ tobacco control program.

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Scholarships on offer

Scholarships on offer

| February 12, 2018

People with an interest in tobacco harm reduction are being invited to apply for scholarships that will begin at the start of the Global Forum on Nicotine in June.

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Vaping key to quitting

Vaping key to quitting

| February 6, 2018

How is that the up-take of a hugely less-risky, acceptable alternative to smoking is being held up by misinformation?

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A glowing report on vapor

A glowing report on vapor

| February 5, 2018

While smoke triggered 2,809 changes in the expression of genes strongly involved in the development of disease, only two genes were affected by exposure to ‘glo’ vapor

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Study is a ‘wakeup call’

Study is a ‘wakeup call’

| February 1, 2018

First-line smoking cessation medications have only a low rate of success after one year, according to the results of a new study, which has been described as a wakeup call for policymakers.

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PMI: review continuing

PMI: review continuing

| January 30, 2018

A recent review of a number of modified risk tobacco product applications has been variously interpreted: as the right outcome, a disaster, an irrelevance, and just part of a process.

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Grants-offer spurned

Grants-offer spurned

| January 26, 2018

It was always going to be the case that some researchers would refuse to apply for grants from the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World, however well-intentioned its aims.

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iQOS due for discussion

iQOS due for discussion

| January 18, 2018

Scientific aspects of Philip Morris Products’ modified risk tobacco product applications are due to be discussed at a meeting next week, which will be webcast by the Food and Drug Administration.

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HNB products less risky

HNB products less risky

| January 17, 2018

It is difficult not to agree with Action on Smoking and Health that the relative risks of traditional cigarettes, heat-not-burn products and electronic cigarettes should be investigated.

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Science exposed

Science exposed

| December 21, 2017

Given the huge opposition that has been mounted against electronic cigarettes, which contain no tobacco, heat-not burn devices seem to have been given a smooth ride. Until now perhaps.

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Japan’s vaping dilemma

Japan’s vaping dilemma

| December 19, 2017

To say that something should be subjected to restrictions unless it can be proved to be ‘harmless’ surely means that everything must be subjected to restrictions.

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FSFW calls for public input

FSFW calls for public input

| December 1, 2017

The launch of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free World was met by some with calls for boycotts, but it is demonstrating a desire to take an inclusive approach to determining the direction of its research.

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Local studies needed

Local studies needed

| November 24, 2017

Indonesia’s Health Minister has said that the country needs to conduct its own studies into the impact of tobacco rather than cut-and-paste the figures obtained from overseas studies.

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No to shisha research

No to shisha research

| November 14, 2017

Not enough interest was shown in proposed research into water pipe tobacco blends and emissions to justify CORESTA becoming involved.

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FDA calls iQOS meeting

FDA calls iQOS meeting

| November 9, 2017

Deadlines have been set for presentations to the US Food and Drug Administration’s committee meeting that will discuss Philip Morris’ modified risk tobacco product applications.

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Nicotine a ‘fascinating drug’

Nicotine a ‘fascinating drug’

| November 8, 2017

Researchers in the US believe that nicotine, administered through a patch, has the potential to provide an inexpensive treatment for Mild Cognitive Impairment.

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PMI issues scientific update

PMI issues scientific update

| November 3, 2017

There seems to be mounting scientific evidence that using heat-not-burn devices offers a less risky experience than does cigarette smoking.

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