Category: Science

Investing in smoke-free future

Investing in smoke-free future

| November 18, 2019

Broughton Nicotine Services has made three senior appointments and completed investments totaling more than £10 million.

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‘Gateway’ questioned

‘Gateway’ questioned

| November 5, 2019

Vaping does not raise the likelihood a teenager will smoke, according to a new U.S. study.

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Unfiltered cigs most risky

Unfiltered cigs most risky

| October 23, 2019

Smoking unfiltered cigarettes poses a greater risk of lung cancer than smoking filtered cigarettes, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Plastic alternative

Plastic alternative

| September 24, 2019

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have found a way to turn cells from tobacco plants into a strong material with wood-like mechanical properties, offering a potential alternative to unsustainable plastic.

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WHO in no doubt

WHO in no doubt

| July 29, 2019

Cigarettes are “undoubtedly harmful,” according to a new report by the World Health Organization.

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Advocating scientific transparency

Advocating scientific transparency

| July 24, 2019

Philip Morris International creates an online community platform for scientific data.

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Conclusions questioned

Conclusions questioned

| July 19, 2019

Brad Rodu has asked the Journal of the American Heart Association to retract a recent study suggesting that vaping doubles the risk of heart attacks.

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Gateway leads nowhere

Gateway leads nowhere

| March 28, 2019

The question that some health-control people need to consider is why, even if a non-smoker decided to try vaping, would she then move on to smoking, a much harsher experience.

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Pregnant finding

Pregnant finding

| March 25, 2019

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, say they have used mice to show that tobacco-smoking pregnant humans should go cold turkey to protect their fetuses.

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A means to an ENDS

A means to an ENDS

| March 21, 2019

A new company has been formed to support the evolving ENDS industry create a smoke-free future through ‘innovations, scientific advancement and regulatory compliance’.

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Looking for change

Looking for change

| March 19, 2019

Given what we know about the health effects of smoking tobacco, steps must be taken to discourage the uptake of cigarettes in countries were smoking is currently relatively low.

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That’s some ‘problem’

That’s some ‘problem’

| March 19, 2019

The ‘problem’ with vaping is that it’s not killing anyone. In this so-called post-truth era, anyone with an interest in vaping should read the blog on which the story below is based.

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Speakers named

Speakers named

| March 18, 2019

Sixteen of the speakers due to take part in this year’s Global Forum on Nicotine have been announced – and more names are to follow.

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Focus on young people

Focus on young people

| March 14, 2019

There is no harm in working to prevent young people accessing tobacco products, flavored or not, as long as the prevention program is based on a sensible definition of a tobacco product.

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Question of balance

Question of balance

| March 12, 2019

It is to be hoped that the EU Commission takes account of other studies of heat-not-burn products before committing to saying how it might treat these products in the future.

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Plugging into the future

Plugging into the future

| March 8, 2019

Major tobacco companies are often portrayed as being unwelcome latecomers to the vaping industry, but, partly because of their financial muscle, they have a vital role to play.

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CORESTA reporting

CORESTA reporting

| March 6, 2019

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

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Slaying the ’50’ myth

Slaying the ’50’ myth

| February 27, 2019

One of the many problems with misinformation is that while its body might be slain, it is almost impossible to dispose properly of its tentacles.

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Covering all the bases

Covering all the bases

| February 27, 2019

Getting all smokers – that’s occasional, moderate or heavy smokers – to switch to less risky products requires a range of devices. Philip Morris Ltd thinks it has all the bases covered.

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Studies have basic errors

Studies have basic errors

| February 22, 2019

It seems counter-productive for public health experts to have to spend their time pointing out schoolgirl errors in studies into the use of electronic cigarettes. But it is just as well they do.

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