Tuesday, July 7, 2020
  • E-cigarette use is strongly associated with smoking cessation in the European Union

    By Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos A study published recently in the journal Tobacco Control examined the association between e-cigarette use and smoking in the Eurobarometer 2017 survey. Last year, another study analyzed the 2014 Eurobarometer, finding that e-cigarette use prevents smoking cessation in Europe. But the study design and conclusion was flawed since the 2014 survey…

  • E-cigarette flavors and aldehyde emissions: another failure to verify findings from a previous study

    By Dr Konstantinos Farsalinos A 2017 study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology reported that aldehyde emissions from e-cigarettes are derived from thermal degradation of flavoring compounds rather than the main liquid ingredients (propylene glycol and glycerol). The study found non-detectable levels of aldehydes in unflavored liquids, but up to 10,000-fold higher levels…

  • Things that make you go hmm…

    The World Health Organisation has been under a lot of pressure the last two weeks; first with the issuance and eventual revision of its Q&A Detail on E-Cigarettes and then with the Coronavirus outbreak in China that is spreading globally. For the purposes of this blog, we are going to focus on the WHO FCTC…

  • Still blowing smoke in Asia: the region’s failure to embrace tobacco harm reduction efforts continue

    Over half a billion smokers live in Asia, and Asian countries have some of the highest per capita smoking rates – and some of the highest numbers of smoking-related deaths – in the world. Given the staggering damage to its citizens’ health that smoking is responsible for you’d think that regional governments would be eagerly…

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Why Australia’s draconian vaping policies deserve condemnation https://t.co/vFAehA49Yc
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AUSTRALIA: Coalition MPs revolt against ban on people importing liquid nicotine for vaping https://t.co/afD5KRXCDp #smokefree4life
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