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  1. Users of non-cigarette tobacco products are price sensitive, too

    Mohammed Jawad, several other colleagues, and I recently published “ Price elasticity of demand of non-cigarette tobacco products: a systematic review and meta-analysis ” in Tobacco Control.  Most studies of the effects of price on tobacco consumption dea ...

  2. FDA deeming rule: A step forward, especially if the FDA acts quickly on the advertising rules and educational campaign

    The FDA issued its “ deeming rule ” extending jurisdiction to e-cigarettes, all cigars, hookah, and other products (including products that have not been created).  The rule itself is 499 pages long, not counting related “guidance” documents that detail i ...

  3. SMOKE-FREE CASINOS REDUCE MEDICAL EMERGENCIES

    Casinos throughout the country are often exempt from smoke-free workplace laws. Now a new study led by UC San Francisco has found that when smoking is banned in casinos, it results in considerably fewer emergency calls for ambulances.   The study is the f ...

  4. e-cigarettes release toxic chemicals indoors, should be included in clean indoor air laws and policies

    A study published in Indoor Air from the Fraunhofer Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut in Germany examined secondhand emissions from several e-cigarettes in a human exposure chamber.  Each e-cigarette was puffed 6 times and data were collected for a conventional c ...

  5. Obama allows e-cigs to pollute the air at White House dinner

    Joanna Coles, editor of Cosmopolitan,  sent a Tweet showing e-cigarette use at a White House state dinner yesterday.   At a time that kid use of these products is exploding, President Obama should not be promoting nicotine addiction.  He should follow the ...

  6. California Office of Traffic Safety running an ad glamorizing marijuana use

    The California Office of Traffic Safety is running an ad campaign produced by Prosio Communications that makes the important point that “DUI doesn’t just mean booze.”   That’s a good idea.   And one ... of Traffic Safety ads shows several mellow marijuana users extolling the virtues of getting high (just don’t ...

  7. MPAA, studios, and theaters argue that First Amendment protects their right to shout “Smoke!” in a crowded theater

    in the plaintiff's case.   Invoking the First Amendment just to keep selling cigarettes to kids seems like overkill. Why don’t they just stop doing it?     Defendants Motion to Dismiss Defendants' request for court ...

  8. High levels of some carcinogens reported in ecigs

    Kanae Bekki and colleagues from Japan just published a review of the data on " Carbonyl compounds generated from electronic cigarettes " in the International Journal of Environmental Research ... on its onw, not just in comparison with conventional cigarettes.   Kostantinos Farsalinos, who has ...

  9. New study finds substantial susceptibility to e-cigarette use among nonsmokers

    Robert McMillen and colleagues just presented "Susceptibility To Electronic Cigarette Use Among Current Nonsmokers" at the American Public Health Association meeting, which adds to the growing case that e-cigarettes are not just being used as a replacement for cigarettes among current ...

  10. One minute of secondhand smoke impairs functioning of arteries

    up of just how fast this effect can happen. My colleague Matt Springer has developed an exposure ... on arteries.  His group (which incldes me) just published a paper in Nicotine and Tobacco Research  showing ...

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