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Two small studies show lower cig consumption in people using second gen ecigs

One reason that has been offered as to why e-cigarettes have not been effective at helping people stop smoking is that the e-cigarettes were "first generation" that worked at relatively low voltages and had other design features that made them less than optimal from the perspective of delivering an adequate dose of nicotine to users.  Two small studies were recently published presenting data that these "second generation" e-cigarettes are more effective at delivering nicotine.
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Morgan Stanley says Obama is not moving on menthol

The investment firm Morgan Stanley has looked at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) plans and sees no action on menthol planned.
 
Here is what they say:
 

Menthol Risk Recedes; FTC Risk Accruing Largely to LO [Lorillard]

Swedish Match’s claim that perceptions of health risks of snus are exaggerated is likely incorrect

This comment was just submitted to FDA.  The tracking number is 1jy-8fp5-z353
 
Swedish Match’s claim that perceptions of health risks of snus are exaggerated
is likely incorrect
 
Docket ID: FDA-2014-N-1051
 
Lucy Popova, PhD & Pamela M. Ling, MD, MPH
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FDA should require that all communications from tobacco manufacturers on MRTPs be done in a way that narrowly target smokers

I just submitted this comment to FDA.  The tracking number is 1jy-8fp3-7yii.
 
FDA should require that all communications from tobacco manufacturers regarding MRTPs be done in a way that narrowly target smokers
 
Docket ID: FDA-2014-N-1051
 
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Swedish Match’s Consumer Perception Study Provides No Evidence for the Population-Level Effects of Modified Snus Labels

We just submitted this comment to FDA.  The tracking number is 1jy-8fp2-y90f.
 
Swedish Match’s Consumer Perception Study Provides No Evidence for the Population-Level Effects of Modified Snus Labels
 
Docket ID: FDA-2014-N-1051
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FDA should deny Swedish Match request to change snus warning label: US is not Sweden

We submitted this public comment to FDA in response to Swedish Match's request to change the warning labels on snus.  The tracking number is 1jy-8fp2-j9pp.
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New Smoke Free Movies ad on paid e-cig product placement in movies

This ad ran in Variety today and will run in Hollywood Reporter after Thanksgiving.  Learn more here.

UC tuition debate: Governor Brown should restore the California dream, not keep strangling higher ed

This is the testimony I plan to give at the University of California Regents meeting today on the proposed 25% tuition increases:
 
My name is Stanton Glantz.  I am a UCSF professor, past chair of the Systemwide Committee on Planning and Budget, and vice president of the Council of UC Faculty Association.
 
You are debating these proposed tuition increases for one simple reason:
 
When Governor Brown took office he slashed higher ed.
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Tobacco industry use of flavours to recruit new users of little cigars and cigarillos

Ganna Kostygina, Pam Ling, and I recently published "Tobacco industry use of flavours to recruit new users of little cigars and cigarillos" in Tobacco Control showing how the tobacco companies use flavors to attrach new smokers and keep current ones smoking.  This work is particularly relevant as the FDA and other agencies consider what to do about flavors.
 
Here is the abstract:
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