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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 […]

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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 […]

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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.) […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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