Category: Science

E-cig consultation launched

E-cig consultation launched

| October 26, 2017

A lot of observers rightly say that there are gaps in the research into vapor products, but this is only to be expected in respect of a relatively new, fast-evolving category.

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A glowing example

A glowing example

| October 25, 2017

Reducing inhaled-toxicant levels by switching from smoking to vaping should in principle reduce consumer exposure, a potentially important factor in reducing risk.

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Nicotine forum announced

Nicotine forum announced

| October 18, 2017

The organizers of the fifth Global Forum on Nicotine are making up to three scholarships available for early-career researchers who are chosen to make oral presentations.

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Nicotine gene identified

Nicotine gene identified

| October 12, 2017

A report has described how a new study has linked a genetic variant to an increased risk of nicotine dependence, but it does not lay out how this information will be used.

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Vaping a life saver

Vaping a life saver

| October 3, 2017

New research has found that a strategy of replacing cigarette smoking with vaping would yield substantial life year gains in the US, even given pessimistic assumptions.

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The Vype Dossier

The Vype Dossier

| October 1, 2017

Proving the reduced-risk potential of an e-cigarette

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Recruiting for nicotine study

Recruiting for nicotine study

| September 28, 2017

Up to 210 healthy adults are needed for a study due to be conducted in the US into the uptake of nicotine through the use of vaping and smoking devices and products.

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Cigarette butts a resource

Cigarette butts a resource

| September 26, 2017

Most tobacco smokers will have observed that their smoke tends to deter annoying insects, and now it seems cigarette-butt extracts can be used to reduce mosquito populations.

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Using science to reduce risk

Using science to reduce risk

| September 25, 2017

British American Tobacco is putting forward a scientific framework that would allow innovations in next generation products to move quickly, but with regulatory oversight, onto consumer markets.

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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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