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.
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IQOS–Philip Morris is betting not on e-cigarettes but on a device that heats but does not burn tobacco. Read more here.
The Philip Morris IQOS device may not be free of all harmful elements in tobacco smoke. A recent JAMA Internal Medicine study found that, “The smoke released by IQOS contains elements from pyrolysis and thermogenic degradation that are the same harmful constituents of conventional tobacco cigarette smoke.” The heat applied …
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,