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August 8th, 2018 SA’s Tobacco Bill has met with a barrage of criticism, among other things for proposing jail for smoking in public, outlawing designated smoking areas, trampling on civil liberties and including e-cigarettes in tight controls. Public comment on...

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Hunger hormones offer promising avenue for addiction treatment

Hormones that signal the body's state of hunger and fullness could be the key to new treatments for drug and alcohol addiction, states the Society for the Study Ingestive Behavior in the United States. That is the consensus of an expert panel... August 7th, 2018

E-cigarette sales have surged immensely in the US – Study

As questions swirl about the devices' impact on health, the e-cigarette business has boomed, a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows,writes Gaby Galvin for US News and World Report. Sales of e-cigarettes have grown... August 7th, 2018

Warning label may have misled tobacco consumers for decades

US legislation requiring warnings for smokeless tobacco products failed to make Americans aware that smokeless tobacco is much less harmful than cigarettes, reveals leading tobacco policy expert Lynn Kozlowski in the Harm Reduction Journal. In... August 7th, 2018

E-cigarettes add health risks rather than help

E-cigarette companies promote their products as a healthier alternative to conventional cigarettes and even as a cessation aid. But a study by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco found that cigarette users do not benefit from... August 7th, 2018

E-cigarettes may be inadequate as a smoking cessation tool

Electronic cigarettes do not serve as an effective smoking cessation tool, according to the results of a cross-sectional, population-based study performed within the Obstructive Lung Disease in Northern Sweden (OLIN) study and West Sweden Asthma... August 7th, 2018

No evidence that electronic nicotine delivery helps smokers quit

Researchers at Georgia State University in the United States found no evidence that use of electronic nicotine delivery systems, within context of the 2015-16 US regulatory and tobacco and vaping market landscape, helped adult smokers quit at... August 7th, 2018

Cancer-causing chemical formed in e-cigarette users 

The lack of certain toxic and cancer-causing chemicals in e-cigarettes may not necessarily mean that e-cigarette users are not exposed to them anyway, a study from the University of Minnesota found. While e-cigarettes contain virtually no... August 7th, 2018

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