smoking cessation

Over 18 million young people 68.9 percent of middle and high school students see some form of e-cigarette advertising, according to the CDC. The agency is worried about e-cig use in teens, and officials there are right in their concern. But is it an advertising-created phenomenon?
A discussion in Rolling Stone magazine of vaping, and the hysteria and fearmongering about it, is a breath of fresh air.
The latest edition of the annual "Monitoring the Future" survey shows encouraging trends continuing for youth smoking, substance abuse and alcohol abuse, as well. However, binge drinking remains a problem, and e-cigarettes are increasingly being used for "fun" by youngsters, rather than as an aid to quit smoking.
A new study of 51 e-cigarette liquids found the presence of detectable levels of three known lung toxicants in the large majority of the liquids. These substances are found in flavored e-liquids. Given their known risk, at least from occupational inhalation, they should be removed from these products.
A recent CDC survey of adult behaviors found that more recent quitters, and those who have tried to quit, are using e-cigarettes.
One year ago CVS decided to stop selling cigarettes at all their stores nationwide. Now they are patting themselves on the back because smoking is down in the past year. Not so fast, groups like ACSH deserve the credit for the plummeting smoking rates.
Low levels of toxic aldehydes have been detected in a significant number of flavored vapors from e-cigarettes. Although there is no evidence yet that these levels are dangerous, there is no reason for their presence and they should be eliminated.
Today s New England Journal of Medicine has a Perspective article by three tobacco experts. Their discussion, Differential Taxes for Differential Risks, contains some important policy recommendations, some clearly salutary, and some not so much.
This seems like an opportune time to take stock of how we re doing as an antidote to all that junk science so pervasive in the new media. So this article is entitled ¦..Junk Science Report Card
A new study from the researchers at British American Tobacco, working with MatTek Corp., found that up to six hours of cellular exposure to e-cigarette vapor left the lung tissue unaffected. Cigarette smoke damaged the same tissue with a dose-response effect: at 6 hours of exposure, only 12 percent of the cells remained alive.
California gets a lot of criticism from us for often not being on the side of science. But in the past few months, they ve done some serious good for the public health.
A new Reuters survey confirms what those interested and involved in smoking and tobacco-related issues have observed: more and more Americans are using e-cigarettes and vapor products (vaping), to quit or reduce their consumption of deadly cigarettes.