Category: Science

Vapor far less toxic

Vapor far less toxic

| April 18, 2017

British American Tobacco is continuing its quest to establish scientifically whether or not vapor is less risky than is smoke. To date; all the signs are that vapor is far less risky.

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GFN program nearly complete

GFN program nearly complete

| April 13, 2017

The program for the 2017 Global Forum on Nicotine is almost complete and organizers have published the details of the speakers and chairpersons who are due to take part.

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First speakers announced

First speakers announced

| March 20, 2017

The names of the first speakers to have confirmed their participation at the Global Forum on Nicotine 2017 have been made available by the organizers.

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Glowing testimony

Glowing testimony

| March 13, 2017

In some places, indoor smoking bans do not apply to vaping, and it is important for the success of heated-tobacco products that they are allowed to be on the inside with electronic cigarettes.

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Acid test for e-liquids

Acid test for e-liquids

| March 13, 2017

Scientists working at British American Tobacco say that more research needs to be carried out into the use of citric acid in e-liquids.

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Heated or burnt?

Heated or burnt?

| March 10, 2017

Whether or not British American Tobacco’s approach to measuring if tobacco is heated or burnt in new nicotine devices is generally accepted, it is certainly an important step forward.

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Battery workshop scheduled

Battery workshop scheduled

| March 10, 2017

The failures – sometimes explosive – of batteries used in some vapor devices have been causing concern; so a workshop to discuss these issues is timely.

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CORESTA reporting

CORESTA reporting

| March 10, 2017

A lot of CORESTA reports and information on projects that it has undertaken are being made available on the organization’s website.

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PMI patently trying

PMI patently trying

| March 8, 2017

The idea that Philip Morris International is serious about harm reduction and reduced-risk products is supported by its record in applying for and obtaining patents.

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‘Horrifying’ experiments

‘Horrifying’ experiments

| March 1, 2017

A story in Australia has told of the shock expressed at the treatment of mice still being used in cigarette-smoke experiments, but such experiments are now being used for vapor products too.

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Vapor has limited impact

Vapor has limited impact

| February 6, 2017

The results of new research support the views of those in the public health community who believe that electronic cigarettes offer potential for reducing the public health impact of smoking.

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Race to the bottom

Race to the bottom

| February 1, 2017

Is lowering nicotine a realistic harm reduction strategy?

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Call for paper abstracts

Call for paper abstracts

| January 26, 2017

CORESTA’s Joint Study Group meetings are due to be held in October and the scientific association is now calling for the submission of paper abstracts.

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Snus provides protection

Snus provides protection

| January 6, 2017

New research has confirmed a previous finding that current snus use is strongly protective against Parkinson’s disease, with more protection provided by heavier and long-term use.

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Abstract submission deadline nears

Abstract submission deadline nears

| December 21, 2016

The organizers of the Global Forum on Nicotine have announced that the deadline for the submission of oral presentation abstracts is January 31.

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Ibuprofen cuts lung cancer risk

Ibuprofen cuts lung cancer risk

| December 20, 2016

Former and current smokers might be able to reduce their risk of lung cancer by taking anti-inflammatory medication regularly.

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CORESTA documents available

CORESTA documents available

| December 19, 2016

News of CORESTA’s general activities and special projects, along with documents and reports, are now available for download from the organization’s website.

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No e-cigarette DNA damage

No e-cigarette DNA damage

| December 16, 2016

Researchers at British American Tobacco have shown that, unlike tobacco smoke, electronic cigarette vapor does not cause DNA damage in human cells.

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E-cigarette info for parents

E-cigarette info for parents

| December 15, 2016

The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse in New York launched a new online resource, called “Expert views: e-cigarettes,” as part of efforts to help parents better understand vapor products.

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Nicotine improves cognitive function

Nicotine improves cognitive function

| December 9, 2016

A study in New Zealand has found that nicotine improves the cognitive deficits associated with schizophrenia.

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