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In 2017, Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Fatima Z. Alshbool, began to research the effects of e-cigarettes and vapor machines. Alshbool is focused on the Cardiovascular disease aspect of this research—specifically, the pathogenesis of thrombotic diseases. She became interested in heart health after she lost relatives to smoking-related heart illnesses. She hopes that her findings will lead people to reconsider vaping and inform teenagers of risks.

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A NETWORK of e-cigarette users has called on the authorities to quickly come up with appropriate solutions to regulate e-cigarettes in order to protect the country’s image among foreign tourists.

They also plan to submit suggestions to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha. The suggestion was in response to a news report on French online media outlet Var-matin, which reported that Thai authorities had demanded a Bt40,000 bribe from a Frenchwoman to free her after she was arrested for possessing an e-cigarette.

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For the first time in its roughly two-year history, e-cigarette company Juul has funded a study on its devices that was reviewed by outside experts. The vetting, a process called peer review, is widely considered to be the gold standard for health research. "We are identifying that between 30% to 40% of smokers initiating using Juul manage to completely cease their smoking by 90 days," Neil McKeganey, the lead author of the paper and a sociologist who founded the Scotland-based research consulting firm CSUR, told Business Insider.

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An email originating from a senior journalist at a national newspaper reached me indirectly this morning. The newspaper had sent position statements from nine anti-vaping ‘experts’ asking someone (not visible to me) for a reaction to twelve ‘observations and opinions’ advanced by members of this group. The newspaper proposed to publish these in an article soon after. [...]

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Reynolds American tobacco is tightening restrictions to buy its Vuse e-cigarettes online and running a national ad campaign to try to position itself as a leader in combating underage use amid a federal crackdown on teen vaping.

A unit of British American Tobacco, Reynolds debuts its ad campaign on several cable networks, including CNN, The History Channel and AMC, starting Monday to promote its Vuse Alto e-cigarette as a way to help adult smokers quit. [...]

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about the cultural anxiety directed at what youths are doing wrong in the context of smoking and vaping. From the iconic imagery of film noir where cigarette smoke swirls about the night air to the every-present now of kids being “bad,” there is no shortage of social and cultural interpretations of this latest chapter of a repeating phenomenon: adolescents pushing back against what is expected of them. [...]

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There is a deadly public health crisis in Malawi which kills over 5,700 people every year. It is smoking. There are over one million adult daily smokers in Malawi (source: 2018 GSTHR report). We know that tobacco is extremely harmful: there are more than 4,000 chemical compounds in tobacco smoke; 250 of these are known to be harmful and more than 50 are known to cause various cancers.

Why do people smoke? Usually, they have become addicted to nicotine. But smoking tobacco is the most dangerous way to consume nicotine. [...]

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Public health officials’ goal should always be to build awareness of the risks associated with smoking and educate the public on the products that can help smokers quit. Yet the public health community has failed to build awareness of how switching to e-cigarettes can reduce the harm associated with smoking by as much as 95 percent, according to the Public Health England and multiple independent reviews.

This is a public health tragedy. Currently 38 million Americans are addicted to traditional combustible cigarettes, [...]

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[...] I saw a committee for the state’s House of Representatives vote for a bill that would ban vaping from indoor public places. Under the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act, smoking cigarettes and related tobacco products in public indoor spaces was prohibited unless the public area was a cigar bar, casino, or business that permits smoking.

The bill bans e-cigarettes under these justifications. Luckily, at the behest of cannabis advocates, the bill was amended during committee to protect vaping in cannabis social clubs and other venues like cigar bars.

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Smoking is injurious to health! A message that was echoing for quite some time. Some say they even used many remedies like nicotine gums to curb the urge to smoke. Alas! They have all failed. Although one such way recently has been researched by scientists that e-cigarettes can help not only curb smoking but also help one It has been one of the most pressing unanswered questions in public health: Do e-cigarettes actually help smokers quit? Now, the first, large rigorous assessment offers an unequivocal answer: yes.

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Electronic cigarettes are marketed as less harmful alternatives to cigarette smoking, but researchers are increasingly concerned about the potential long-term health consequences of vaping. A study released Thursday in the journal Tobacco Control adds to the growing number of reasons the phenomenon is more risky than it might appear. According to scientists [...] people who vape are nearly twice as likely to experience wheezing compared to people who don’t regularly use tobacco products.

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U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey criticized Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb for delaying a regulation that would have temporarily removed electronic cigarettes from the market this year, saying it helped fuel an epidemic in teen use and calling it a "big, big whopping mistake." The FDA in 2016 said companies would need to submit e-cigarettes already on the market for review in 2018. These products would have been able to stay on shelves for another year while the FDA reviewed companies' submissions.

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A planned vaping ban in Hamilton's CBD has drawn the attention of the chairman of Action for Smokefree (ASH) 2025, Emeritus Professor Robert Beaglehole, who says the ban will cause more harm than good.

At last month's community and environmental services committee meeting, city councillors voted to reduce smoking and vaping in public places. However, the decision was met with reaction from Hamiltonians commenting on social media, including outrage from those who said that e-cigarettes were being to used to help quit smoking.

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Cecilia Cornu, 31, was in Phuket for a family holiday in January and was caught by Karon police holding an e-cigarette on Jan 30 [...] Cornu claims she was stopped by four police officers who snatched the e-cigarette and demanded B40,000, which she refused to pay.

She claims she was then arrested and taken to Karon Police Station where officers tried to bully her into paying a bribe. On Feb 11 Cornu attended Phuket Provincial Court where she was convicted for the offence and says she was fined B827 (23 euros). [...]