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March 11th, 2019 A clinical review from the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Scotland recently summarised the latest evidence concerning the use of e-cigarettes, writes Dr Catharine Paddock for Medical News Today. But with research on e-cigarettes in its infancy, it...

Addiction News

Chronic browsing saps South African students’ study time

At two universities in South Africa, students are losing sleep and studying less and the culprit is not hard partying – it’s internet addiction and it has researchers worried, writes Shaun Smillie for the Saturday Star. A survey of 390... March 11th, 2019

US teens using e-cigarettes surges to five million in one year

Roughly 4.9 million American teens used e-cigarettes in 2018, an increase of 1.5 million teens in just 12 months, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in February, writes Jessica Glenza for The Guardian. The new figures... March 11th, 2019

Quebec appeals court upholds landmark tobacco ruling

The Quebec Court of Appeal has upheld a landmark judgment that ordered three tobacco companies to pay billions of dollars in damages to Quebec smokers, reports The Canadian Press. Imperial Tobacco, JTI-Macdonald and Rothmans-Benson & Hedges... March 11th, 2019

Regular e-cigarette use remains low among young people in Britain

Regular vaping among young people remains low in Britain and has plateaued among adults, an independent report led by researchers at King’s College London and commissioned by Public Health England has found. The report, published on 27... March 11th, 2019

The latest vaping laws and regulations around the world 

Laws and regulations regarding e-cigarettes around the world are changing. Recently, Hong Kong banned vapes, while the United Arab Emirates has started to allow sale of e-cigarettes and vaping devices. If planning a trip and wanting to take a vape... March 11th, 2019

No letup in crackdown on vaping by FDA after Gottlieb resigns

The White House supports a Food and Drug Administration effort to crack down on youth vaping and plans more regulations on tobacco products despite the departure of the agency’s chief, senior White House officials said in an interview on 7... March 11th, 2019

FDA calls Walgreens' sale of tobacco to minors ‘disturbing’

The US Food and Drug Administration says Walgreens sells more tobacco products to minors than any other pharmacy chain. Now the agency wants to meet with the company to discuss its tobacco and e-cigarette sales policies, writes Chris Isidore for... March 11th, 2019

Addiction Research

Ecstasy users more empathetic than those who take other drugs

If you’ve ever seen someone in a club on MDMA – also known as ‘ecstasy’ or ‘molly’ – it may not surprise you to hear it’s linked to a heightened ability to share other people’s feelings and emotions. In our study, we found that... March 11th, 2019

Nicotine’s effect on the developing embryo studied in new model

It's common knowledge that smoking during pregnancy confers a host of risks on a developing embryo and fetus, including miscarriage, low birth weight and premature birth. But for ethical reasons, it's been difficult to directly study the effects... March 11th, 2019

Vaping associated with wheezing in adults

Electronic cigarette use or 'vaping' is associated with wheezing in adults, according to a University of Rochester study. People who vaped were nearly twice as likely to experience wheezing compared to people who didn't regularly use tobacco... March 11th, 2019

Are long‐term vapers interested in vaping cessation support?

Most long‐term vapers in a 2017 European online survey had no intention of stopping – but a quarter to half of those who did intend to stop were interested in using vaping cessation support – according to a just-published article in... March 11th, 2019

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