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  1. Using e-cigs increases exposure to toxic chemicals for most users; they would be better off just smoking

    than the people who just smoked cigarettes.  (The levels of the other 3 chemicals were about the same ... e-cigarettes (the dual users) unless they switch completely they would be better off if they just smoked ...

  2. Bollywood just can’t stop promoting cigarettes

    at https://smokefreemovies.ucsf.edu/blog/bollywood-just-can%E2%80%99t-stop-promoting-cigarettes ...

  3. More evidence that e-cigarettes harm smokers more than just smoking cigarettes

    Tingting Yao and our colleagues just published “Relationship between spending on electronic cigarettes, 30-day use, and disease symptoms among current adult cigarette smokers in the U.S.” in PLOS ONE.   This paper shows that smokers who use e-cigarettes report having more chest pain, are more likely to notice ...

  4. The evidence that e-cigarettes inhibit quitting smoking cigarettes just keeps piling up; strong longitudinal study from Canada

    Laurie Zawertailo and colleagues from the Toronto just published a well-done study, “ Concurrent e-cigarette use during tobacco dependence treatment in primary care settings: Association with smoking cessation at 3- and 6-months,” in Nicotine and Tobacco Research.   This large study followed 6526 Canadians ...

  5. PMI's IQOS heat-not-burn tobacco products just as bad as cigarettes in terms of adverse effects on blood vessel function

    Matthew Springer and his group presented an important new study that adds to the case the Philip Morris’ IQOS has effects just like cigarettes.  Here is AHA’s description of the study.         Heat-not-burn tobacco products may be ‘not so hot’ at protecting blood vessel function   ANAHEIM, California, ...

  6. The evidence that e-cigs attract low risk kids, many of whom progress to cigarettes, just keeps piling up

    Kaitlyn Berry and colleagues just published  “ Association of Electronic Cigarette Use With Subsequent Initiation of Tobacco Cigarettes in US Youths ” in JAMA Network Open that further strengthens the overwhelming case that e-cigarettes are expanding the tobacco epidemic by bringing low risk kids who ...

  7. “Sugar Papers” Reveal Industry Role in 1970s NIH Dental Program... just like Big Tobacco

    Cristin Kearns, Laura Schmidt, and I just published "Sugar Industry Influence on the Scientific Agenda of the National Institute of Dental Research’s 1971 National Caries Program: A Historical Analysis of Internal Documents" in PLoS Medicine.  The full paper is here.   Here is the UCSF press ...

  8. FDA admits that it could start processing e-cig applications in 10 months; it should stop fighting the health groups and just do it

    for heart and lung disease than just continuing to smoke. . Even “switching” does not confer any benefit ... a former smoker. We don’t know that these former smokers would go back to cigarettes; they might just quit ... their amicus brief) say that the companies won’t have time to prepare proper applications because the FDA just ...

  9. The U.S. Trade Representative just can't catch a break. Neither can the breathing public.

    From CPATH: The U.S. Trade Representative just can't catch a break. Neither can the breathing public. P ublic health and medical advocates have urged the USTR to address the scourge of 6 million deaths a year due to tobacco use, by excluding tobacco control protections  from challenge under ...

  10. Starting with e-cigs triples odds of starting cigarettes among college students; the evidence just keeps piling up

    Tory Spindle and colleagues at VCU recently published a study, “ Electronic cigarette use and uptake of cigarette smoking: A longitudinal examination of U.S. college students,” that followed 3757 students at Virginia Commonwealth University for a year to ...

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