Nicotine

Most Adults Favor Cutting Nicotine Levels In Cigarettes

TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 -- Most adults favor requiring cigarette makers to lower the level of nicotine in cigarettes, according to a study published online July 11 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Fatma Romeh M. Ali, Ph.D., from the...
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Tough Rules On E-cigs Might Push Folks Back To Smoking

TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 -- Banning flavors and lowering nicotine levels in electronic cigarettes is a strategy that could backfire, a new study suggests. Without those draws, many people would vape less and smoke more tobacco cigarettes,...
Related topics: Smoking, Medical Research

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Uspstf: Nicotine-addicted Youth Need Evidence-based Treatments

(MedPage Today) -- Task force also calls for studies addressing youth tobacco-cessation
Related topics: Smoking

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Consumer Surplus In The Fda’s Tobacco Regulations

Cost-benefit analyses (within Regulatory Impact Assessments) are required for significant federal regulations, including for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) upcoming regulations on nicotine reduction and flavor bans in tobacco products and...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Smoking

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San Francisco Officially Bans Nicotine Vapes Over Health Concerns

Following reports indicating such a plan was in the pipeline, San Francisco has become the first city in the United States to formally ban electronic cigarettes (“vapes”). The decision results from a vote officials held on Tuesday, and...

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Researchers Link Gene To Cannabis Abuse

New research from the Danish psychiatric project, iPSYCH, shows that a specific gene is associated with an increased risk of cannabis abuse. The gene is the source of a so-called nicotine receptor in the brain, and people with low amounts of this...
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics

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Nebraska School District To Begin Random Nicotine Testing On Students To Combat Vaping

Administrators at Fairbury Public Schools in Nebraska have noticed an increase in students sneaking around with e-cigarettes and have devised a plan to cut down on vaping: Kids involved in extracurricular activities will now be subject to random...

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The Fda's Proposal To Limit Nicotine Could Cost Tobacco Industry $165 Billion, Morgan Stanley...

Major U.S. tobacco companies could be in for a massive financial hit if the FDA elects to limit nicotine content in cigarettes.       
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Smoking, Morgan Stanley

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Latest Altria Acquisition Bolsters Its Smokeless Segment

Snus may sound like a Dr. Seuss character, but the smokeless tobacco product is among the fastest-growing tobacco-derived nicotine (TDN) products on the market today. Data from market researcher IRI shows TDN products grew 250% last year, hitting...
Related topics: Altria Group (MO), Smoking, Medical Research

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E-cig Vapor May Impair Airway Mucus Clearance

(MedPage Today) -- TRPA1 drives nicotine-mediated mucociliary dysfunction

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Vaping Harms The Brain And Companies Shouldn't Pay Influencers To Promote It, Fda Says

The Food and Drug Administration sent warnings Friday to companies that used paid social media influencers to promote nicotine solutions.       
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Social Media

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Vaping Firms Get Nicotine Warning As Feds Target Influencer Promos

US watchdogs are cracking down on vape liquid firms using social media influencers to push e-cigarette products, warning several brands over missing health disclaimers. The move comes after the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and Federal...
Related topics: Social Media, Food And Drug Administration

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The Nicotine In E-cigarettes Appears To Impair Mucus Clearance

E-cigarette vaping with nicotine appears to hamper mucus clearance from the airways, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.
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Caffeine, Nicotine Withdrawal Can Cause Problems In The Icu: Study

TUESDAY, June 4, 2019 -- Sudden withdrawal from coffee and cigarettes can trigger symptoms that mimic serious disease, leading to unnecessary tests in hospital intensive care units, a new review concludes. "Nicotine and caffeine are some of the...
Related topics: Caffeine, Medical Research

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Vaping These Popular Flavors May Cause ‘significant’ Health Damage

A new study out of Stanford University School of Medicine warns that vaping flavored nicotine liquids, including versions that don’t contain nicotine, may cause ‘significant damage’ to endothelial cells on the inside of blood...
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Anti-vaping Victory? Federal Judge Orders Fda To Speed Up Review Of E-cigarettes

Lack of oversight has led to an explosion in underage vaping by teens, threatening to hook a generation of Americans on nicotine, health groups say.        
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration

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North Carolina Ag Sues E-cigarette Maker Juul

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein (D) filed a lawsuit Wednesday against e-cigarette maker Juul, arguing the company deliberately targeted young people and misrepresented the potency and danger of nicotine in its products.North Carolina is...
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Maryland Raises Legal Tobacco Purchasing Age To 21

The legal age to buy tobacco and nicotine products in Maryland will be raised from 18 to 21, and the state will add vaping devices to the list of tobacco products, under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Larry Hogan (R). The law was passed in...
Related topics: Smoking

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Combo Nicotine Replacement Tx Ups Success In Quitting Smoking

TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 -- People who use combination nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) are more likely to successfully quit smoking than people who use a single form of NRT, according to a review published online April 18 in the Cochrane...
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Many E-cigs Loaded With Germs, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, April 24, 2019 -- You might need to worry about inhaling more than just nicotine when you vape: New research warns that many electronic cigarettes appear to be contaminated with fungi and bacteria. The finding stems from a close look at...
Related topics: Germs, Medical Research, Bacteria

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