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Seeking two tobacco control researchers to work with Prof Stanton Glantz at UCSF

Stanton Glantz, Professor of Medicine and Director of the UC San Francisco Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education is seeking two individuals interested in conducting a broad range of research projects related to tobacco control.  These include: (1) State and local policymaking process as it relates to tobacco control. Read more »

ACS CAN Calls Upon Three Candidates to Return Contributions from Philip Morris

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network continues to call on California politicans to stop taking and give back tobacco industry campaign contributions.  This is an important activitiy that all the other health groups should join immediately.
Here is their latest press release
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American Industrial Hygiene Association recommends e-cigs be included in clean indoor air laws and policies

The American Industrial Hygiene Association just published a white paper, Electronic Cigarettes in the Indoor Environment, that contains an excellent review of the current state of the science on -cigarette emissions.
Here is the executive summary:
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Postdoctoral Fellowships in Tobacco Control Research at UCSF now accepting applications

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Tobacco Control Research
Academic Background Required: Doctorate/Equivalent Degree
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California’s Tobacco Control Efforts Losing Steam: Reduced Spending Power, Resurgence of Big Tobacco, e-cigs to blame

California’s Tobacco Control Efforts Losing Steam
Reduced Spending Power of Anti-Tobacco Program, Resurgence of Tobacco Industry in State Politics, and Unregulated E-Cigarettes to Blame
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Evidence of organized "Twitter bombing" of Chicago city council while it was considering adding e-cigs to clean indoor air law

Jennie Harris and colleagues at Washington University St. Louis recently published a paper, "Tweeting for and Against Public Health Policy: Response to the Chicago Department of Public Health's Electronic Cigarette Twitter Campaign," that did a quantitative analysis of the "Twitter Bomb" campaign directed against the the Chicago City Council when it was considering adding e-cigarettes to the city's clean indoor air law.
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A content analysis of e-cigarette manufacturer websites in China shows similar misleading clains as elsewhere

Tingting Yao and colleagues here at UCSF just published "A content analysis of electronic cigarette manufacturer websites in China" in Tobacco Control.  Here is the abstract:
Objective The goal of this study was to summarise the websites of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) manufacturers in China and describe how they market their products. Read more »

Significant Rise in E-Cigarette Use Among Youth in Poland: E-Cigarettes not replacing conventional tobacco cigarettes

Roswell Park-Led Study Documents Significant Rise in E-Cigarette Use Among Youth in Poland
 Cigarettes not replacing conventional tobacco cigarettes among this group, findings indicate
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Good for ACS CAN in calling out Governor Brown for taking $100,000 from Philip Morris.  He should do what ACS asks and give the money back (and pledge not to take any more).
The reality is that neither Proposition 1 (which deals with a rainy day fund in the budget) and Proposition 2 (which is a water bond) have anything to do with tobacco.  This is a bald effort to buy influence pure and simple.
Here is their press release:
October 20, 2014
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Nicotine and ultrafine particles: Reasons to worry about e-cig-induced heart attacks

Almost the entire discussion of e-cigarette toxicity so far has focused on the fact that they expose users to lower levels of carcinogens (cancer-causing chemicals) than conventional cigarettes.  At the same time, by design e-cigarettes expose users to nicotine in an aerosol of ultrafine particles that also have direct bilogical effects, particularly on the cardiovascular system and lungs.
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