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Spring Cleaning

Thanks for dropping by! I’m re-doing my site, so be a little patient with the fugly look. All the content is here- key word search in the box for stuff. Her’s a kitteh pic to cheer up your day

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Vaping shown not a gateway to smoking

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306460316304440   Highlights • E-cig and cigarette use has not been studied in college students longitudinally. • Ever and current e-cig use increased non-smokers chances of trying cigarettes. • Historically internalizing/externalizing factors predict cigarette uptake strongly. • Most internalizing/externalizing factors examined did not predict e-cig uptake. • Males and marijuana users were more likely to […]

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THRA Annual Vaping Survey

This is from http://thra.ca Tobacco Harm Reduction Association of Canada Open to all This survey is designed to enable us: *Understand what vapers and the vaping community know about vaping. *Understand what non-vapers know and understand about vaping. *Establish programs that will guide THRA in its communications. Help educate others about: *Electronic cigarettes and vaping technologies. […]

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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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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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