A group of major public health organizations have sued the Food and Drug Administration for delaying regulation decisions on electronic cigarettes and cigars for at least three years. The groups argue that the delay will allow e-cigarette companies to expand their market with products that would have been banned under …
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Amid debates of the safety of e-cigarettes, new research has found an additional health risk with the iQOS. At high temperatures the tobacco plug was found to char through pyrolysis after some time and melt the polymer-film filter, releasing toxicants. Read more here.
A new study attempts to understand the physical effects of e-cigarettes, which are quickly growing in popularity among adolescents. Researchers took samples from real users and identified many of the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present as carcinogenic. Read more here.
This new study aimed to evaluate whether the heated coil in e-cigarettes that facilitates the “heat-not-burn” process exposes users to toxic metals as a byproduct of use. Read more here.
A panel of FDA health advisors have voted unanimously (aside from one abstention) against Philip Morris’ request to market iQOS, a heat-not-burn tobacco product, as less risky than cigarettes. Although the decision is not binding for the FDA’s final decision, it is unlikely the request would be approved without significant …