Tag Archives: tobacco harm reduction

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 […]

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 News media repeat exaggerated claims by DHHS officials about risks of brief smoke exposure http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40576433/ns/health-addictions/ […]

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) Appeals Court Says FDA […]

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 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 urges nations to […]

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 […]

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 […]