Saturday 20 Sep 2014

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AHA e-cigarette policy emphasizes caution when using devices to quit smoking

Electronic cigarettes might help some people quit smoking, but the American Heart Association recommends them only as a last resort and only with several notes of caution. AHA President Elliott Antman, M.D., underscored the careful approach Tuesday, a day after …

Top ten things to know: AHA e-cigarette policy statement

This paper reviews the latest science around one of the newest classes of products entering the tobacco control landscape – electronic cigarettes, also called electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), providing an overview on design, operations, constituents, toxicology, safety, user profiles, …

AHA: E-cigarettes threaten to addict next generation of smokers; regulation, further study needed

While much is still unknown about the rapidly growing electronic cigarette industry, e-cigarettes are dangerous because they target young people, can keep people hooked on nicotine, and threaten to “re-normalize” tobacco use, according to the American Heart Association’s first policy …

Health advocates say supporters need to reach out to FDA since tobacco industry mobilized

The public has only a couple of weeks to tell the Food and Drug Administration what it thinks about the proposed plan to regulate all tobacco products, including cigars, electronic cigarettes, hookah tobacco and nicotine gels. Of the more than …

FDA asked to extend its jurisdiction to all tobacco products

With the 5th anniversary of the landmark tobacco law looming, the American Heart Association called on the Food and Drug Administration to do much more. Nine public health groups joined in a public statement on Thursday asking the FDA to …

Research: E-cigarettes don’t help smokers quit

Despite marketing claims, there’s no proof that e-cigarettes help smokers kick the habit — and they may even hurt their efforts to stop, according to new research. “The overall cessation argument that’s made to sell e-cigarettes is directly contradicted by …

FDA proposes regulation of electronic cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration proposed new rules Thursday that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors and require health warnings on the nicotine-delivery devices. The move has long been urged by health organizations worried that the products target young people and …

Experts: Tougher anti-tobacco laws needed

Americans know cigarette smoking kills, but the Surgeon General’s report this year revealed how many different ways both direct as well as secondhand smoking cause harm. The current report builds on findings first issued 50 years ago when the Surgeon …

CDC study shows rapid rise in e-cigarette-related calls to poison control centers

Poison center calls related to e-cigarette exposure grew from one a month to 215 a month between September 2010 and February 2014, according to a study released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  More than half the …

E-cigarettes should be kept from minors, convenience store group says

U.S. convenience stores should sell electronic cigarettes only to adults, following the same ID procedures used for tobacco sales, according to a position statement issued by a national association of stores Friday. The National Association of Convenience Stores, which represents about 3,800 retailers …