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E-Cigarettes and “Dripping” Among High-School Youth | REBUTTAL

“Dripping” is conceptualized as “directly dripping e-liquids onto heated coils” and “vaporizing… e-liquid at high temperatures and then immediately inhaling the vapor that is produced.”1 This is wholly inconsistent with what “dripping” refers to in e-cigarette use. Dripping onto a hot coil would result in an unpleasant experience and certainly preclude producing thicker clouds of […]

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FDA deeming authority clarification act of 2017 HR1136

Thanks to The FB grp https://www.facebook.com/consumersforadvocacy/ FDA-CTP deeming authority clarification act of 2017 HR1136. Most important is the change in the grandfather date. Aug 8th 2016, will be the new grandfather date. This means you can use products registered before that date as examples for Substantial Equivalence (SE). The battery standards they talk about arose from […]

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How Tobacco Control ‘Science’ Works

(excerpt) Established scientific convention dictates that research criteria should be made available to other scientists so they can check the results by exactly replicating the methodology to confirm its authenticity. It would appear that Farsalinos isn’t too impressed with what he is finding while doing just that. He is also having a lot of trouble […]

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Cole and Bishop Introduce The FDA Deeming Authority Clarification Act of 2017

In 2009, the Tobacco Control Act gave the FDA authority to regulate tobacco products under a “deeming process.” Instead of using its flexibility to grandfather existing products, in 2016, the FDA finalized a deeming rule to assert jurisdiction over cigars, pipe tobacco and vapor products, using the February 15, 2007 predicate date set in statute. […]

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Guest Blog by Robert Innes – But I Am Hardly an Expert… – New Nicotine Alliance UK

Mr Innes has covered a few years worth of territory here for your edification on the misdirection inherent in far too many “studies” on vaping and smokeless tobacco (e.g. SNU’s) One of the outstanding weaknesses in some recent research into e-cigarette use is the obvious lack of knowledge that some researchers and commentators have about […]

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E-Cigarettes as Safe as Nicotine Replacement in Real-World Study

(excerpt) The researchers analyzed urine and saliva samples for biomarkers of nicotine: tobacco-specific N-nitrosamines (TSNAs), including the established carcinogen 4-(methylnitrosamino)-1-(3-pyridyl)-1 butanol, or NNAL, and a number of different metabolites of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Both TSNAs and VOCs are well-known to contribute to cigarette-related carcinogenic risk. “The NRT-only and e-cigarette–only users had markedly lower NNAL […]

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U.S. E-Cigarette Regulations – 50 State Review (2016) | Public Health Law Center

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FDA-CTP Vape Shop clarification Jan 13 2017

The guidance explains that the FDA does not consider certain activities performed by vape shops to “modify the tobacco product” and, consequently, vape shops that perform these activities are not required to obtain premarket authorization for their products. In addition, the FDA does not intend to enforce the other four previously mentioned requirements for these […]

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Latest FDA-CTP bombshell

drugs, devices, combination products, and tobacco products Today, the FDA pre-released another confusing missive, this time aimed at widening their determinations of evidence of medical claims; ENDS as a medical device. Around page 26 is some telling verbage regarding theraputic claims- not just from marketing/manufacturers, but from anywhere they see fit. Page 38: “The rule’s […]

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A deeper look into addiction

I read the book Chasing The Scream not long ago. It brought up A LOT of food for thought. Everyone agrees cigarette smoking is one of the most addictive processes around. The chemical hooks in tobacco come from a drug inside it called nicotine. So when nicotine patches were developed in the early 1990s, there […]

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