Dr Polosa Discusses His Latest Quit Smoking Electronic Cigarette Study

Interview by Paul Bergen Dr. Riccardo Polosa graciously agreed to discuss the findings in his latest research on smokers enrolled in a smoking cessation study testing the effectiveness of e-cigarettes (both nicotine and non-nicotine) for quitting smoking. PLB: Perhaps one of the most intriguing aspects of this study is selecting individuals who were not planning […]

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Godshall’s Tobacco Harm Reduction Update (12/15/10)

Tobacco Smoke SG Report: How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/tobaccosmoke/index.html http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/tobaccosmoke/report/full_report.pdf DHHS officials mislead public, alienate smokers, diminish public health credibility by exaggerating disease risks of brief smoke exposure http://www.visualwebcaster.com/National_Press_Club/74844/event.html http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/tobaccosmoke/factsheet.html http://www.acsh.org/factsfears/newsID.2143/news_detail.asp (Link since removed) News media repeat exaggerated claims by DHHS officials about risks of brief smoke […]

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Bill Godshall’s Tobacco Harm Reduction Update

Tobacco smoke pollution Atlantic City casino settles secondhand smoke lung cancer lawsuit with former employee for $4.5 million Electronic Cigarettes E-Cigarettes Win Court Ruling (New York Times) Appeals court: FDA can regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products, not drug devices (ABC News) FDA cannot block e-cigarette imports: U.S. Court (Yahoo News: Link since removed.) Appeals […]

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Bill Godshall’s Tobacco Harm Reduction Update

Tobacco Harm Reduction Products Professor Riccardo Polosa conducting clinical trials on e-cigarette efficacy and safety (Italy) http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT01164072?term=%22electronic+cigarette%22 http://casaa.newsvine.com/_news/2010/12/01/5561844-electronic-cigarettes-are-safe-and-can-help-quitting (Link since removed) Italian No Smoking Association and Professor Polosa defend e-cigarettes Did You Know : Electronic Cigarettes (Alabama) http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/weekend/2010/1127/1224284230920.html Breathe New Hampshire honors legislator for bill that banned e-cigarette sales to minors Drug industry trade group […]

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Bill Godshall’s Tobacco Harm Reduction Update

Reproduced  from Bill Godshall’s THR email update. Tobacco Harm Reduction Vicki McKenna interviews Bill Godshall about tobacco harm reduction products and policies (WIBA-Madison, 11/15/10) (link since removed) Electronic Cigarettes NC health director misleads smokers about e-cigarette risks, unwittingly encourages youth usage http://www2.journalnow.com/business/2010/nov/14/e-cigarettes-safety-unknown-official-says-ar-536263/ Special Report: Electronic Cigarettes (NBC17-Raleigh, NC) http://www2.nbc17.com/news/2010/nov/15/special-report-electronic-cigarettes-ar-539188/ Annals of Internal Medicine poll supports e-cigarettes as harm reduction alternative […]

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Tobacco Harm Reduction Update

Bill Godshallss THR update is circulating emails boxes at the moment. I thought the following was the most shocking piece. Snus/Nicotine Perceived as Dangerous as Cigarettes Study finds 74% of daily smokers in Sweden inaccurately believe snus as hazardous as cigarettes, and 59% inaccurately believe longterm NRT use as hazardous as smoking; misinformation about snus and nicotine cited as reason. http://www.tobaccoinduceddiseases.com/content/pdf/1617-9625-8-9.pdf The danger is in fact in […]

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