A breakthrough in DNA sequencing hints at why most smokers don't get lung cancer interestingengineering.com April 12, 2022, 2:59 p.m.
If you’re worried about lung cancer, then smoking is incredibly dangerous. The chance of a non-smoker developing the disease is roughly one in 6,000. For someone who smokes regularly, the chances skyrocket to one in five or ten. And yet, most people who smoke won’t develop lung cancer.
Vaping Doesn't Help Smokers Quit? Another Strange Cigarette 'Relapse' Study www.acsh.org Feb. 12, 2022, 8:21 a.m.
At first glance, the study seems to undermine the case for e-cigarette use (“vaping”) as a smoking cessation tool. But first glances, as we all know, rarely tell the whole story. A closer look at the paper indicates that its authors improperly assessed how smokers utilize e-cigarettes, thus generating results that don't reflect reality.
Studies show vape can help reduce cigarette smoking rates but... focusmalaysia.my Feb. 12, 2022, 8:19 a.m.
“While RTBA Malaysia understands the Health Ministry’s (MOH) motive, the proposed ban on cigarettes and vape for the next generation is 100% theory and 0% evidence,” claimed RTBA Malaysia managing director Datuk Fazli Nordin. “Banning is not a solution.”
New vape regulations won't stop kids vaping www.rnz.co.nz Feb. 12, 2022, 8:10 a.m.
Under the amended Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act, all retailers, manufacturers and importers are only allowed to sell notified vaping and smokeless tobacco products that have been registered with the Health Advisory and Regulatory Platform. All products must comply with the relevant product safety requirements before they can be notified, and notifications must be renewed every 12 months, or they will expire.
Vaping Demystified yorkshirecancerresearch.org.uk Feb. 12, 2022, 8:09 a.m.
Through research and interviews with experts, we explore the truth about vaping and whether misconceptions are preventing us from reducing the largest preventable cause of cancer in Yorkshire.This short investigative film tackles the myths and misconceptions surrounding vaping and provides smokers with the information needed to make an informed decision about using vape products.
Warning Issued Over Illegal Disposable Electronic Cigarettes stirling.gov.uk Feb. 12, 2022, 8:08 a.m.
Nicotine inhaling products containing more than 2% nicotine, or with more than 2ml of liquid, are illegal to sell as they do not comply with UK safety requirements. However, illegal products with up to 5% nicotine have been found on sale locally. There are also serious concerns that underage children are accessing these products.
Levels of selected carcinogens and toxicants in vapour from electronic cigarettes pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Feb. 12, 2022, 8:07 a.m.
Our findings are consistent with the idea that substituting tobacco cigarettes with e-cigarettes may substantially reduce exposure to selected tobacco-specific toxicants. E-cigarettes as a harm reduction strategy among smokers unwilling to quit, warrants further study. (To view this abstract in Polish and German, please see the supplementary files online.).
Electronic Cigarette Solvents, JUUL E-Liquids, and Biomarkers of Exposure: In Vivo Evidence for Acrolein and Glycidol in E-Cig-Derived Aerosols pubs.acs.org Feb. 12, 2022, 8:04 a.m.
Despite the increasing popularity of e-cigarettes, their long-term health effects remain unknown. In animal models, exposure to e-cigarette has been reported to result in pulmonary and cardiovascular injury, and in humans, the acute use of e-cigarettes increases heart rate and blood pressure and induces endothelial dysfunction. In both animal models and humans, cardiovascular dysfunction associated with e-cigarettes has been linked to reactive aldehydes such as formaldehyde and acrolein generated in e-cigarette aerosols. These aldehydes are known products of heating and degradation of vegetable glycerin (VG) present in e-liquids.
The Pros and Cons of Rechargeable Vapes pc-tablet.com Feb. 12, 2022, 8:01 a.m.
These days, there are many alternatives to cigarettes on the market. Cigalikes, vape pens, vape mods, pod mods, tanks, and more—each of these devices suits a specific purpose and lifestyle.One of the main distinctions between types of vapes is whether they are rechargeable or disposable. Vapes of all kinds require some voltage to operate. The tiny machinery inside needs power to combust the e-liquid and produce vapor.
BAT sales jump on vaping, oral nicotine; announces 2 billion stg buyback www.marketscreener.com Feb. 12, 2022, 8 a.m.
The company said 4.8 million more consumers than last year used non-combustible products such as Vuse e-cigarettes, glo heated tobacco and Velo oral nicotine. BAT said it expects global tobacco industry volumes to decline by around 2.5% this year. For 2021, the company had estimated those volumes to remain flat.
Le plan des géants du tabac pour survivre à la mort (annoncée) de la cigarette lexpansion.lexpress.fr Dec. 4, 2021, 1:58 p.m.
Les fabricants de tabac assurent vouloir désormais aller vers des produits moins nocifs, comme le tabac chauffé ou la cigarette électronique, pour aider les fumeurs à décrocher. Philip Morris, lui, se voit carrément un avenir dans le bien-être. Virage stratégique ou fariboles ?
The smoker's paradox during the COVID-19 pandemic? The influence of smoking and vaping on the incidence and course of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection as well as possibility of using nicotine in the trea... pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov Aug. 3, 2021, 2:54 a.m.
Due to the harmfulness of cigarettes, a high frequency of smokers is suspected among people suffering from COVID-19. However, some studies report that the number of current smokers hospitalized for SARS-CoV-2 infection is lower than expected, considering the prevalence of smoking in individual countries. Nicotine could restore the impaired function of the nicotine cholinergic system and possibly mitigate the cytokine storm.
Is there a smoker’s paradox in COVID-19? ebm.bmj.com Aug. 3, 2021, 2:51 a.m.
Although it is well established that cigarette smoking is associated with morbidity and mortality in several respiratory infections, data from recent studies suggest that active smokers are underrepresented among patients with COVID-19. This has led to claims that a ‘smoker’s paradox’ may exist in COVID-19, wherein smokers are protected from infection and severe complications of COVID-19. We aimed to review and summarise existing literature in this context.
Tax e-cigarettes to deter youth vaping bangordailynews.com July 22, 2021, 10:17 a.m.
When the tobacco industry targeted young people to build a future stable of adult smokers, one of the most effective responses was to raise the price of their product. The Institute of Medicine, the U.S. Surgeon General and the World Health Organization all have determined that increasing the price of tobacco products is the single most effective way to reduce tobacco use. Studies show that a 10 percent cigarette price increase results in a 3 to 5 percent reduction in consumption. It’s even more impactful on young people, who generally have less disposable income to spend on cigarettes.
Carrot gets FDA nod for over-the-counter use of smoking cessation device medcitynews.com July 18, 2021, 3:33 p.m.
The digital health startup received FDA clearance for its carbon monoxide sensor to be used for smoking cessation without oversight from a healthcare provider.  The expanded indication came after Carrot submitted the results of a single-arm study claiming its device increased people’s motivation to quit smoking. 
Cigarette maker spending $1.2 billion on company with inhaled medical therapies www.drugdeliverybusiness.com July 11, 2021, 12:09 a.m.
Philip Morris (NYSE:PM) announced today that it agreed to acquire inhaled drug delivery technology developer Vectura for $1.2 billion. Vectura develops inhaled drug delivery solutions, with 13 key inhaled as well as 11 non-inhaled products marketed by global pharmaceutical partners. Additionally, the company has a diverse portfolio of partnerships for drugs in clinical development, according to a news release.
Juul Is Fighting To Keep Its E-Cigarettes on the US Market news.slashdot.org July 9, 2021, 4:21 a.m.
Juul Labs, the once high-flying e-cigarette company that became a public health villain to many people over its role in the teenage vaping surge, has been operating as a shadow of its former self, spending the pandemic largely out of the public eye in what it calls "reset" mode. Now its very survival is at stake as it mounts an all-out campaign to persuade the Food and Drug Administration to allow it to continue to sell its products in the United States.
Juul: Taking Academic Corruption to a New Level prospect.org July 9, 2021, 4:18 a.m.
The e-cigarette company bought an entire issue of a scholarly journal, with all the articles written by authors on its payroll, to ‘prove’ that its product has a public benefit.
Perceptions of Continued Smoking and Smoking Cessation Among Patients With Cancer www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov May 17, 2021, 2:28 p.m.
The perceptions of continued smoking after a cancer diagnosis among patients with cancer are strongly associated with smoking cessation. Counseling about the harms of continued smoking in patients with cancer, and in particular among those who have lower risk perceptions, should be considered when developing a smoking cessation program.
Can You Get Addicted to Vaping? westvalleydetox.com May 2, 2021, 2:58 p.m.
When the first e-cigarettes were introduced to the U.S. in 2006, vaping was considered a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes. In fact, the first commercially successful e-cigarette was invented by a man in China when his father died of lung cancer after years of heavy smoking. The science, however, tells a very different story. Vaping has been linked to lung damage, brain alterations, heart disease, and other conditions. The FDA even gave e-cigarette maker Juul a slap on the wrist for marketing their products as safer than cigarettes without research to back up the claim. Although e-cigarettes don’t contain tobacco or the thousands of chemicals found in traditional cigarettes, they do contain nicotine, which is extremely addictive, especially for teens and adolescents.