Category: Science

Tobacco antis ‘gut-punched’

Tobacco antis ‘gut-punched’

| September 20, 2017

Some in tobacco control are unhappy about Derek Yach’s involvement in the ‘Foundation for a Smoke-free World’. But rather than prejudge the outcome, they need to make sure they hold his feet to the fire.

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CORESTA deadlines near

CORESTA deadlines near

| September 20, 2017

The online registration deadlines for CORESTA’s 2017 Joint Study Group meetings are September 27 and October 8.

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Natural selection end-game

Natural selection end-game

| September 6, 2017

Human evolution might be eradicating the genetic variation linked to heavy smoking, but this is always going to be the longest ‘end-game’ imaginable.

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E-cigarettes are “fun”

E-cigarettes are “fun”

| September 1, 2017

Electronic cigarettes are fun and effective at getting people to quit smoking. So what’s not to like? Well, according to one observer, it’s the fun bit.

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Vaping provides no gateway

Vaping provides no gateway

| August 31, 2017

Regular electronic-cigarette use among never smokers is ‘very rare’, according to the findings of a major new study in the UK.

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A positive role for nicotine

A positive role for nicotine

| August 30, 2017

Scientists in the US are studying whether nicotine can provide a better, more tolerable option than is currently available for treating the ‘tricky’ lung disease sarcoidosis.

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Risk continuum quantified

Risk continuum quantified

| August 29, 2017

The relative cancer risks associated with nicotine delivery systems are, according to one study at least, largely in line with what common sense would indicate they would be.

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Judge IQOS on science

Judge IQOS on science

| August 24, 2017

A call for the US Food and Drug Administration to replicate the IQOS science submitted to the agency would be unreasonable only if it caused delays in getting this product to market.

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Asthma, COPD treatable

Asthma, COPD treatable

| August 21, 2017

Researchers have called for better definitions of and more studies into asthma and COPD, each of which can often be treated or prevented with affordable interventions.

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CORESTA reporting

CORESTA reporting

| August 15, 2017

CORESTA reports, methods and information on projects that the scientific organization has undertaken are being made available on the organization’s website.

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Qualified support for FDA

Qualified support for FDA

| August 1, 2017

In announcing on Friday its plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation, the US Food and Drug Administration proved that it’s not possible to please all the people all the time.

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CORESTA registration open

CORESTA registration open

| July 10, 2017

The ‘early registration’ deadlines for CORESTA’s 2017 Joint Study Group meetings are July 31 and August 1.

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Vapor no bar to healing

Vapor no bar to healing

| June 26, 2017

In another contribution to the scientific study of vapor and nicotine, British American Tobacco has found that vapor does not, under the conditions of the study, impede the healing of wounds.

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Research under-appreciated

Research under-appreciated

| June 26, 2017

The once-famous tobacco research station at Kutsaga, Harare, is struggling with problems created by underfunding.

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A burning question

A burning question

| June 15, 2017

At the Global Forum on Nicotine, now being held in Poland, British American Tobacco is due to describe how to tell whether tobacco in a heated-tobacco product is being heated or burnt.

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Hybrid device less risky

Hybrid device less risky

| June 5, 2017

The vapor from heated tobacco products, including that from British American Tobacco’s hybrid, iFuse, appears to offer a far-less risky experience than does the smoke from traditional cigarettes.

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Nanoparticles lower toxicity

Nanoparticles lower toxicity

| May 30, 2017

Researchers in Germany have discovered that copper hydroxide nanoparticles provide protection against toxic oxygen radicals in cigarette smoke.

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Vapor trial

Vapor trial

| May 29, 2017

Analysis of the vapor from British American Tobacco’s heated tobacco product, iFuse, has underlined the importance of product development in the quest for harm reduction.

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FDA starts iQOS review

FDA starts iQOS review

| May 26, 2017

Philip Morris International says the US Food and Drug Administration has established a one-year, non-binding timetable for reviewing Modified Risk Tobacco Product applications.

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IQOS safety questioned

IQOS safety questioned

| May 25, 2017

The idea that the consumption of heat-not-burn products is considerably less risky than is the consumption of traditional tobacco cigarettes has been questioned by researchers in Switzerland.

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