Evidence review of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products 2018
Regulations need to balance the risks of e-cigarettes with their potential benefits – and achieve key aims of reducing smoking and continuing to avoid uptake of e-cigarettes by non-smokers. This requires keeping them under regular review and evaluating their impact. Regulations for heated tobacco products should be made as least a stringent as for e-cigarettes
Experts Urge Asian Authorities to Endorse Tobacco Harm Reduction
A panel of experts from CAPHRA, have sent a letter to the top ministers of nine Asian-Pacific countries, asking them to emphasise on the implementation of tobacco harm reduction policies at the Parties to the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) to be held later this year.
Nicotinic Cholinergic System and COVID-19: Identification of a Potentially Crucial Snake Toxin-Like Sequence in the SARS-CoV-2 Spike Glycoprotein
.... case series have shown that there is an unexpectedly low prevalence of smoking among hospitalized COVID-19 cases.
Will Nicotine Be a Game Changer for COVID-19 Patients?
A clinical trial is set to begin in France, providing nicotine patches to hospital staff and COVID-19 patients and measuring the results. The trial has the backing of celebrated Pasteur Institute neurobiologist Jean-Pierre Changeux, an expert on the cholinergic system (which includes the nicotinic receptors).
FDA Admits There’s Actually No Evidence Vaping Makes COVID-19 Worse
The federal agency had previously stated that vapers were at an elevated risk of developing complications tied to COVID-19.
FDA Warns Manufacturers and Retailers to Remove Certain E-cigarette Products Targeted to Youth from the Market
The FDA is focused on manufacturers and retailers that make and sell ENDS products that are targeted to youth and increase their appeal. The public should really be outraged by these products
Vapers ask India’s top ministers to revise postiion on e-cigarettes ahead of global meet
Ahead of a global meet in November 2020, vapers in India have written a letter to the Union Ministers asking to revise the government's position on smoke-free nicotine products such as electronic cigarettes and snus.
Misguidance – No studies have been conducted showing that a flavor ban will reduce underage vaping.
There is, however, evidence such bans will not achieve that goal. In late 2018, the major nicotine vaping company JUUL stopped selling fruit and dessert-flavored vape pods. JUUL sales did not drop. Most teens who continued to “juul” just switched to tobacco, mint, or menthol flavors. Adult customers (the majority of JUUL’s customers) did the same.
Celebrating World Vape Day & debunking the infamous Gateway Theory
Millions of vapers, e-cigarette users and harm reduction advocates across the globe, will be celebrating World Vape Day, tomorrow on the 30 of May 2020, a day before World No Tobacco Day.
Comparing the cancer potencies of emissions from vapourised nicotine products including e-cigarettes with those of tobacco smoke
Quantifying relative harm caused by inhaling the aerosol emissions of vapourised nicotine products compared with smoking combustible tobacco is an important issue for public health.
Comparison of nicotine and toxicant exposure in users of electronic cigarettes and combustible cigarettes
Use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) is increasing. Measures of exposure to known tobacco-related toxicants among e-cigarette users will inform potential health risks to individual product users.
French scientists to test theory that nicotine combats COVID-19
French researchers are preparing to launch a human trial to test their hypothesis that nicotine can help the body combat the COVID-19 infection.
An online survey of New Zealand vapers
Abstract: Using electronic cigarettes (vaping) is controversial, but is increasingly widespread.
NZ Vape Association Urges Govt. to Keep Vape Stores Open
As New Zealand’s Prime Minister is expected to announce further measures with regards to the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown in the coming days, the Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy (AVCA) is asking that specialist R18 vape stores are allowed to remain open on public health grounds.
PHE publishes independent expert e-cigarettes evidence review
A new Public Health England (PHE) e-cigarette evidence review, undertaken by leading independent tobacco experts, provides an update on PHE’s 2015 review.
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