Chewing tobacco: not a safe alternative to cigarettes – mayo clinic

Chewing tobacco is a common type of smokeless tobacco. Smokeless tobacco products consist of tobacco or a tobacco blend that’s chewed, sucked on or sniffed, rather than smoked. There are many types of smokeless tobacco products around the world. In the United States, the main types of smokeless tobacco are Snuff. This is finely ground or shredded tobacco leaves. It’s available in dry or moist forms and is packaged in tins or tea bag like pouches. A pinch of snuff is placed between the lower lip and gum or cheek and gum. Dry forms of snuff can be sniffed into the nose. Using snuff... Read More.

April 20, 2014

Electronic cigarettes: a safe way to light up? – mayo clinic

Electronic cigarettes, often called e cigarettes, are battery operated devices designed to look like regular tobacco cigarettes. Like their conventional counterparts, electronic cigarettes contain nicotine. Here’s how they work An atomizer heats a liquid containing nicotine, turning it into a vapor that can be inhaled and creating a vapor cloud that resembles cigarette smoke. Manufacturers claim that electronic cigarettes are a safe alternative to conventional cigarettes. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has questioned the safety of these products. When the FDA analyzed... Read More.

April 20, 2014

Teen shoots teen boarding metro bus

By Lindsay Toler Tue., Apr. 15 2014 at 10 45 AM Categories Crime David Wilson on FlickrBuses are for riding, kids, not shooting.A seventeen year old boy was stepping onto a Metro bus in north St. Louis Monday when another teen fired several rounds and struck him in the shoulder, according to St. Louis Metropolitan Police. The bus driver, who was in the driver’s seat, and the fifteen passengers on the bus were not injured. See also James Moore Teenager Shot To Death While Waiting For School Bus Just before 1 30 p.m. Monday, the victim was waiting for his bus inside a gas station... Read More.

April 20, 2014

Davidoff cigarettes online

Imperial Tobacco has launched a new line in the Davidoff cigarette range, Davidoff iD. It is being introduced to the trade at TFWA Asia Pacific in Singapore. The blend is said to be a crafted masterpiece of taste and flavour . Each item contains quality paper and colourful tipping adds a finishing touch, the brand owner said. iD also has a unique pack with innovative finishes, creative details and lively colours that contrast with its modern black or stylish ivory. When the pack is opened a range of different designs will appear. Behind each iD logo lies commissioned artwork from selected artists... Read More.

April 20, 2014

European union toughen norms concerning the cigarettes

European Parliament adopted new rules concerning tobacco products. Now the warning signs must dominate the front and back of all packaging (65%). There will also be a ban on flavoured, such as menthol, fruit and vanilla cigarettes. Thus European Union plans to cut the number of smokers by 2.4 million, BBC reports. The “lipstick style” packs aimed at women are banned. All packs must have at least 20 cigarettes to leave room for health warnings. Roll your own tobacco packs must have similar picture warnings. There is also a ban on promotional elements, such saying “this product... Read More.

April 20, 2014

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April 20, 2014

Science ‘wrong’ in eu’s proposed e-cigarette law – health – 23 january 2014 – new scientist

Fifteen prominent scientists who have investigated the health consequences of electronic cigarettes have accused European Union regulators of misinterpreting their results. The scientists say the EU aim is to draft an unjustifiably burdensome new law to regulate e cigarettes. Their argument is made in a letter to the EU’s health commissioner Tonio Borg. The scientists state that if the newly amended Tobacco Products Directive becomes law as it stands which could happen as soon as April it will severely limit the scope for smokers of real cigarettes to give up or cut down by switching to e... Read More.

April 20, 2014

Fda cigarette regulations protect big tobacco, not public health – reason.com

Last week the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) exercised its authority to remove tobacco products from the market for the first time ever. It’s a big deal, Matthew Myers, president of the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, told The New York Times. Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, called the order historic and says it demonstrates the role and power of regulation. Countless news articles reported the ruling and noted its significance. RELATED ARTICLES The United States of Cigarette Smuggling Peter Suderman 3.20.14 Maryland Plans on Big Boost For Black... Read More.

April 20, 2014

Eu hasn’t banned menthol cigarettes despite claims

by Steve Hynd Always eager to break a story, the blog Guido Fawkes ran with this headline ‘EU Agrees Ban on Menthol Cigarettes’ today. As this story breaks, I am sure that you will see comparable headlines cropping up in newspapers across the UK. The problem is, the story isn t really true. At best it is preemptive. The EU simply has not banned menthol cigarettes. So what has happened? The Council of Ministers has met and voted to support a proposal to ban menthol cigarettes (although some Ministers such as the Polish Minister has opposed the move). This proposal will not become law... Read More.

April 20, 2014

E-cigarette summit

The E Cigarette Summit will take place at the Royal Society, London on the 12th November 2013 and will provide a vital and timely meeting for scientists, policymakers, public health professionals and e cigarette stakeholders to come together and debate the future of e cigarettes in context of health, efficacy and regulation. E cigarettes are a relatively new phenomenon the result of a consumer led revolution which has grown rapidly, with sales doubling annually for the last 4 years. Currently there are an estimated 7 million users across Europe and over 1.3 million in the UK alone. The issue of... Read More.

April 20, 2014