Category: Science

Emissions reassessed

Emissions reassessed

| April 11, 2018

A replication study of emissions from e-liquids has provided results that are significantly different to those of the original study.

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Research has real bite

Research has real bite

| March 27, 2018

Research has shown that vapor doesn’t discolor teeth in the way that smoke does. Presumably the same would hold for pub ceilings and extravagant facial hair.

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More evidence on vapor

More evidence on vapor

| March 23, 2018

As part of its investigations into the effects of vaping, PMI is developing novel in vitro methods for toxicity testing using human cells.

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Turning the HEETS up

Turning the HEETS up

| March 22, 2018

In fully converting a factory from cigarette to HEETS production, Philip Morris International has nailed its colors to the mast.

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Evidence building

Evidence building

| March 15, 2018

To the man in the street, there can be little doubt that heated tobacco products are far less risky than are combustible-tobacco products. The only question left is one of acceptability.

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Reducing risk

Reducing risk

| March 14, 2018

Given that cigarette smokers are switching to heated-tobacco devices; it is important to understand the short-term – as well as the long-term – health implications of that switch.

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CORESTA calls for papers

CORESTA calls for papers

| March 9, 2018

The deadline for the submission of abstracts of proposed papers for presentation at this year’s CORESTA Congress is May 16.

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Another glowing report

Another glowing report

| February 26, 2018

Evidence supporting the reduced-harm potential of heated tobacco products is mounting, but to realize that potential, smokers have to be encouraged to switch from combustible products.

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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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