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South Korean Fires From Cigarettes Decreased

Aside from controversial harmful effects, one of the positive side effects of e-cigarettes – a popular substitute for conventional cigarettes among smokers – was highlighted in a government report yesterday. By Jerry M. Kim | June 30th, 2018 According to the National Fire Agency, the government body responsible for fire prevention measures, fires caused by careless smoking have seen a significant decline over the past year. And this favorable trend seems to be the direct result of the surging popularity of e-cigarettes. Sure, an increased vigilance towards fire safety following deadly fire accidents in Jecheon and Miryang that killed dozens […]

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New Study Supports Need For Random Clinical Trials

An analysis of data from a previous study of more than 1,350 smokers intending to quit after a hospitalization- By Sue McGreevey | March 26th, 2018 found that those who reported using electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) during the study period were less likely to have successfully quit smoking six months after entering the study. The authors caution, however, that because of the study’s design, it cannot support the conclusion that e-cigarettes are not useful smoking cessation aids and stress the need to further investigate that question. “Study participants who used e-cigarettes generally used them infrequently and not every day, a pattern […]

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FDA Has Started Regulating Flavors In Tobacco Products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took its first step Tuesday in trying to determine how it should regulate flavors in tobacco products By Rachel Roubein | March 20th, 2018 which appeal to children but may play a role in helping some adult smokers move to potentially less harmful tobacco products. On Tuesday, the FDA issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking, soliciting stakeholder comment for the next 90 days on data, research and information on the role flavors — including menthol cigarettes — play in tobacco usage, initiation and cessation. “In the spirit of our commitment to preventing kids from using […]

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FDA Beings First Push To Cut Nicotine In Cigarettes

Federal health officials took the first step Thursday to drastically cut nicotine levels in cigarettes so they aren’t addictive By Matthew Perrone | March 15th, 2018 The Food and Drug Administration estimated that its sweeping anti-smoking plan, first announced last summer, could push the U.S. smoking rate to 1.4 percent. Now about 15 percent of U.S. adults smoke. FDA regulators estimate about 5 million more people would quit cigarettes within one year of new nicotine limits. Currently there are no limits. Under law, the FDA can regulate nicotine although it cannot remove it completely.  “Our estimates underscore the tremendous opportunity […]

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New Study: Vaping Increases Pneumonia Risk

A new study suggests that e-cigarettes could make users more vulnerable to infections such as pneumonia By Rich Haridy | February 7th, 2018 A new study investigating the effects of vapor from e-cigarettes is suggesting that long-term “vaping” could make people more susceptible to bacterial lung infections including pneumonia. Last month the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine published a comprehensive report examining the health effects of e-cigarettes. While the study conclusively suggested that e-cigarettes certainly expose users to lower levels of toxic substances than conventional cigarettes, it also found that e-cigarettes are potentially acting as a gateway to conventional smoking […]

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