Stanton Glantz, PhD's blog

The evidence that e-cigs increase cardiovascular risk keeps piling up: Effects on heart rhythm and oxidative stress

While e-cigarette advocates keep stressing the widely-accepted fact that e-cigarettes deliver lower levels of most cancer-causing chemicals, they remain silent on the growing and quite consistent evidence that e-cigarette use increases the risk of cardiovascular (and non-cancer lung) disease.
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The carrot and the stick? Strategies to improve compliance with college campus tobacco policies

Amanda Fallin-Bennett, Maria Roditis, and I just published “The carrot and the stick? Strategies to improve compliance with college campus tobacco policies” in Journal of American College Health.  The title sums up the whole paper pretty well.
 
Here is the abstract:
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Stan Glantz lecture on ecigs available online

I have arranged for a one hour lecture. "E-cigarettes: Back the Future," I did for UCSF medical students to be made available to the public.  It is available here.

Public Higher Education: Free Tuition for California Students to the UC, CSU and Community College Systems Is Possible Today

Most people know me for my work on tobacco, but I have also been active in higher education funding policy.  Here is a press release abot a major new report I helped write.  The full report is available here.
 
Public Higher Education: Free Tuition for California Students to the UC, CSU and Community College Systems Is Possible Today
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New UCSF study: E-Cigarettes are Expanding Tobacco Product Use Among Youth

Lauren Dutra and I just published “E-cigarettes and National Adolescent Cigarette Use: 2004–2014” in Pediatrics.  Here is the press release that UCSF issued on it:

 

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FDA issues its first product standard, to limit cancer-causing chemicals in chewing tobacco; copy posted here

The Hill just reported that the FDA has issued its first ever product standard, to limit the amount of tobacco-specific nitrosamine  N-nitrosonornicotine (NNN) to 1 microgram per gram of smokeless tobacco.  The FDA would also require an expiration date on smokeless tobacco (because this carcinogen builds up over time due to bacterial action in the tobacco).
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Indoor air pollution from e-cigs can be as bad as secondhand tobacco smoke in a smoky bar

Eric Soule and colleagues recently published an important paper documenting that people around e-cigarettes can be exposed to levels of particulate air pollution as high as has been measured in smoky bars.  Their paper “Electronic cigarette use and indoor air quality in a natural setting” published in Tobacco Control reporting the results of measuring the levels of air pollution at an “e-cigarette event” in a hotel meeting room where they measured the levels of fine particle air pollution during the event. Read more »

CalPERS, against staff advice, votes to completely divest tobacco stocks; sees industry in decline

In 2000, motivated in part by the sea of litigation facing the tobacco industry, the huge California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) voted to divest the tobacco stocks that it held directly.  Perhaps because they were so small, it did not instruct its outside investment advisors to divest their tobacco holdings.
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Hold the date: Annual UCSF "It's About a Billion Lives" tobacco control symposium on February 24, 2017

It’s About a Billion Lives
 
Celebrating Tobacco Research and Education at UCSF
 
Children and Tobacco 2017: Who’s Winning‎?
Jonathan Klein, MD, MPH, FAAP
Associate Executive Director and Director,
Richmond Center of Excellence, American Academy of Pediatrics
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