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CEH Jumps The Shark

Mr Tully posted this in LinkedIn today. My comments are inline. Dr. Siegal’s take on JAMA’s article released on Sept. 1, 2015L http://tinyurl.com/pfqsxkv Dr. Siegel is a Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health. He has 25 years of experience in the field […]

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E-Cigarettes Poised to Save Medicaid Billions

Conclusion Policymakers have long sought to reduce the economic damage due to the negative health impact of smoking. They have used tactics ranging from cigarette excise taxes to subsidizing nicotine replacement therapies. To be sure, smoking prevalence has fallen over time, but there is more that can be done, especially […]

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Dr Farsolinos- liquids for ecigs -far lower in toxins

March 2015 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25811768 CONCLUSIONS: NET liquids contained higher levels of phenols and nitrates, but lower levels of acetaldehyde compared to conventional EC liquids. The lower levels of tobacco-derived toxins found in NET liquids compared to tobacco products indicate that the extraction process used to make these products did not transfer […]

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Articles – NOT Blowing Smoke

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Use v Addiction

Myself, a good cup of coffee is part of my morning ritual. I like caffeine- in fact, I used to imbibe quite a lot in my younger years in coffee, soda, even No Doz for a cheap high. Was I addicted to caffeine? I certainly would get a “coffee headache” […]

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Memo to public health grandees: vaping, vapers and you « The counterfactual

[excerpt] 5. The relationship between vapers and public health people. Your relationship with vapers is asymmetric – and you really do need to understand this. They are the ‘public’ in public health. They should be a matter of professional interest to you. In your profession, you need to understand them […]

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Vetted E-cigarette Research

E-cigarette Research. Bookmark that one. Dr Farsolino is among a host of medical professionals who are confident in their statements about the safety of using personal vaping devices. This page will help you find the the data to confront the publicized opinions (Google Stanton Glantz), commentary and downright false claims […]

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The comparative efficacy of first- versus second-generation electronic cigarettes in reducing symptoms of nicotine withdrawal – Lechner – 2015 – Addiction – Wiley Online Library

The comparative efficacy of first- versus second-generation electronic cigarettes in reducing symptoms of nicotine withdrawal – Lechner – 2015 – Addiction – Wiley Online Library.   Design Twenty-two mildly to moderately nicotine-dependent individuals were randomized to a cross-over design in which they used first- and second-generation e-cigarettes on separate days […]

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Past drug use adds another hurdle for quitting

Examining the association between substance use disorder treatment and smoking cessation – Shu – 2015 – Addiction – Wiley Online Library. Conclusions Life-time smokers with past year substance use disorder who had ever received substance use disorder treatment appear to be less likely to quit smoking than those who have […]

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Long-term effects of inhaled nicotine-1996

Long-term effects of inhaled nicotine. – PubMed – NCBI. Abstract Tobacco smoking has been reported to be associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, particularly of the lungs. In spite of extensive research on the health effects of tobacco smoking, the substances in tobacco smoke exerting these negative […]

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