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Health impact of E-cigarettes: a prospective 3.5-year study of regular daily users who have never smoked | Scientific Reports

Although electronic cigarettes (ECs) are a much less harmful alternative to tobacco cigarettes, there is concern as to whether long-term ECs use may cause risks to human health. We report health outcomes (blood pressure, heart rate, body weight, lung function, respiratory symptoms, exhaled breath nitric oxide [eNO], exhaled carbon monoxide [eCO], and high-resolution computed tomography […]

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Vaping Causes ‘Popcorn Lung’?

Snopes updated it’s article on the mythical Popcorn Lung syndrome (from vaping) on Nov 12, 2017 Moreover, a separate study about occupational popcorn lung published in 2012 paradoxically held that non-smokers may be at higher risk for popcorn lung than smokers are: The 2015 research from Harvard omitted comparison to a far larger and more established […]

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Is misinformation giving you the vapors about vaping?

The conflation of droplets with actual particulate matter and its harmful properties seems to trace back to gross negligence rather than malice. Researchers whose favorite equipment cannot detect the difference between liquids in solids in aerosols mistakenly reported seeing “particulates” in the vapor. (E-cigarette “vapor” is really mostly an aerosol, not technically vapor.) Users of such equipment tend […]

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consumers v ANTZ

*ANTZ- Anti tobacco zealots, in this case, vaping) “Every important political fight includes vocal special-interest groups. They have a right to offer their opinion and to mobilize political support. But the tobacco wars, along with other wars over what people can do with their own bodies, have the odd distinction of giving these special-interest groups […]

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Dr Gottlieb Speech July 28

Dr Gottlieb was appointed Commissioner to the FDA under Director Mitch Zeller in May 2017. Here is the transcript of his speech outlining the FDA-CTP approach to tobacco harm reduction going forward. Rare is the usage of the phrase “tobacco harm reduction” and actual factual information in public health circles. While all the regulatory and […]

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FDA-CTP New deadline

A partial reprieve from the Nov 18th deadline- July 28th Statement from FDA 6th paragraph down: “…the agency intends to extend timelines to submit tobacco product review applications for newly regulated tobacco products that were on the market as of Aug. 8, 2016. This action will afford the agency time to explore clear and meaningful […]

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July 2017 CASAA update

07.21.17 – CASAA #Podcast Update || Judge Amy Berman Jackson rules against Nicopure Labs/RSF Coalition in FDA lawsuit. The 93-page decision is available here. || Court rules in favor of Dept. of Transportation overreaching rule prohibiting vaping on planes. The decision is available here. || New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signs Tobacco 21 bill into law. The new […]

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Summer 2017

Much has happened in NorCal with a new spate of anti-vaping ordinances, flavor bans (See: Adults Like Flavors for details). The new tax on e-liquid containing nicotine is now in effect in California. The US E-Cig Summit was held in DC in May Scott Gottlieb took over the reins at the FDA last March. I […]

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