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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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E-cigs & smoking cessation: evidence from a systematic review and meta-analysis. – PubMed – NCBI

[excerpt] RESULTS: Six studies were included involving 7,551 participants. Meta-analyses included 1,242 participants who had complete data on smoking cessation. Nicotine filled e-cigarettes were more effective for cessation than those without nicotine (pooled Risk Ratio 2.29, 95%CI 1.05-4.97). Amongst 1,242 smokers, 224 (18%) reported smoking cessation after using nicotine-enriched e-cigarettes […]

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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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State health agency does Big Tobacco’s dirty work on e-cigarettes – The Orange County Register

[This is an ASTOUNDING editorial considering that the OC PHS spent no small amount on their own misinformation campaign aimed at young adults last year. I am writing to thank them for doing their OWN research to reach their own conclusions.] March 26, 2015 War was declared in early January, […]

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Tobacco Truth: Memo to the CDC: Tell the WHOLE Truth About E-Cigarettes

Tobacco Truth: Memo to the CDC: Tell the WHOLE Truth About E-Cigarettes. Feb. 2015 By Brad Rodu (excerpt) E-cigarette use increased, as did dual use, but in no way does the data suggest that e-cigarettes are a gateway to smoking among teens.  In fact, this chart, along with the Monitoring […]

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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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Vaping WORKS-Study results

Effectiveness of the Electronic Cigarette: An Eight-Week Flemish Study with Six-Month Follow-up on Smoking Reduction, Craving and Experienced Benefits and Complaints. [excerpt] Smoking reduction remains a pivotal issue in public health policy, but quit rates obtained with traditional quit-smoking therapies remain disappointingly low. Tobacco Harm Reduction (THR), aiming at less […]

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Vapers IN/AU Canada: VAPING (Electronic Cigarette Use) “THE TRUTH”

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