Blu’s “Something Better” campaign displays catchphrases in the visual style of tobacco health warnings. With parody warnings such as, “Important: Vaping blue smells good”, the company risks downplaying the importance health warnings and creating the sense among users that future e-cig warning labels are not to be taken seriously. Read …
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Stanton Glantz addresses five common e-cigarette myths, including the existence of a gateway effect, and whether nicotine poses health risks besides addiction. Read more here.
The debate rolls on in Australia between those who view E-Cigarettes as a gateway tobacco product and those who view it as a harm-minimization approach for current smokers. However, Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt said he would never lift the ban on e-cigarettes. Read more here.
Amid debates over whether e-cigarettes can be declared healthier than cigarettes a new study found that, even with pessimistic assumptions about relative harm, the replacement of cigarettes by e-cigarettes among current smokers could prevent 1.6 million premature tobacco-related deaths. Read more here.
The FDA is finally attacking the root of the tobacco problem by mandating a reduction in the amount of nicotine in cigarettes. By simultaneously delaying regulations on e-cigarettes, they are encouraging a shift to vaping. But what are the consequences for young Americans? Read more here.
IQOS–Philip Morris is betting not on e-cigarettes but on a device that heats but does not burn tobacco. Read more here.
The growing popularity of e-cigarettes has led to an increase in accidental child poisonings through ingestion of the flavored, nicotine-heavy liquid. Congress has responded by requiring these liquids to be packaged in childproof containers. Koop Associate Director Dr. Susanne Tanski comments on the importance of this legislation. Read more here,