Health

The ECigIntelligence Health hub brings together a wide range of news and opinion from around the world related to the issue of vaping and health – whether e-cigarettes are a major harm-reduction tool or a hazard in themselves.

Long-term study to examine health of vapers and dual users

14th April 2015 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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The lack of long-term scientific studies into e-cigarettes is a common complaint. But the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (CTRI) is now starting to address that through a multi-year investigation of e-cigs’ health effects, backed by $3.7m in funding from the U.S. government’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Cancer Institute.

E-cigarette ads could increase smokers’ desire for tobacco

26th March 2015 - Marketing & retailing , Regulatory briefing |

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Vaping in TV commercials may increase smokers’ urge to reach for a cigarette and decrease optimism among those that quit tobacco, a new study from the University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication suggests.

“Gateway effect” isn’t simple; drink and drugs involved too

23rd March 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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Of all the current concerns about the introduction of e-cigarettes, one that looms large is whether they can be a gateway to conventional smoking and to misuse of other substances such as marijuana. New research from the U.S. aims to cast some light on that, but the issue is contentious.

If it’s Saturday, this must be Shenzhen (and an e-cig expo)

19th March 2015 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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While delegates to this week’s World Conference on Tobacco or Health in Abu Dhabi presumably must decide which of the title’s categories e-cigarettes fall into, those who’ve missed it have another choice to make: just how many of the plethora of e-cig-related events in upcoming months they should attend. The conference in the United Arab […]

Canadian law-makers favour bespoke regime for e-cigs

16th March 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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Canada is taking the first steps toward much-desired federal regulation of e-cigarettes with the release of a parliamentary committee report making detailed recommendations on the shape of national law.

Sunshine and showers: the top e-cigarette stories in review

10th March 2015 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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As the change of seasons edged closer over February and early March, headlines in the e-cigarette sector were a sometimes confusing mix of storm clouds and sunshine.

While DC regulators ponder, states take the initiative

10th March 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is this week again hoping to gather more insight on e-cigarettes as it ponders the final form of its deeming regulations.

FDA’s departing commissioner praised, censured on e-cigs

10th March 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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In her final days as head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Margaret Hamburg is receiving accolades from Republicans and Democrats alike on her six years in what many call one of the toughest jobs in government.

E-cigs can be a force for good, says doctor who crafted FCTC

23rd February 2015 - Regulatory briefing |

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One of the main architects of the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) has expressed his strong support for e-cigarettes, starkly separating himself from the position adopted by the FCTC at its Moscow summit last year.

Behind the headlines: findings of the Johns Hopkins lung study

8th February 2015 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Switching to e-cigarettes may not ease the symptoms of smokers who are suffering from shortness of breath and coughing. Despite mass-media coverage implying that e-cigs might directly harm the lungs, this was the principal finding of recent research at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, studying the effects of e-cigarette vapour on mice.

In depth: the new Dutch decree on e-cigarettes, Feb. 2015

30th January 2015 - Regulatory reports |

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Executive summary • Introduction • Dutch regulatory powers • Previous Dutch e-cig regulation • New regulation in detail • Definition of e-cigarette • Advertising • Ingredients • Additives • Packaging • Instruction leaflet • Child-proofing • E-liquid volume and nicotine concentration • What next?

FAA says air passengers must carry, not check, their e-cigs

26th January 2015 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Are e-cigs and other tobacco substitutes welcome on passenger planes? Are they a danger, an infringement of near-universal strict rules against in-flight smoking, or a benign product that passengers might appreciate?

Controversy deterred Glaxo from entering e-cig market

16th January 2015 - Business briefing |

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Pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline considered bringing its own e-cigarettes to market but decided the category is “just too controversial”, its CEO has said.

In depth: a guide to testing, toxicology and risk for e-cigs

15th January 2015 - Regulatory reports |

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As the e-cigarette industry gets to grips with the requirements of regulation such as the EU’s Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), ECigIntelligence takes a look at the practical implications on e-cig testing for brands and manufacturers.

No evidence that e-cig trial leads to smoking, study finds

24th December 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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Trying nicotine through experimentation with e-cigarettes does not seem likely to lead to a tobacco smoking habit, according to new research from Oklahoma which casts tentative doubt on the “gateway hypothesis” of e-cigs as a pathway to conventional cigarettes.

Vapers “significantly less dependent” than smokers

17th December 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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Relatively little scientific work has been done on comparing dependence on nicotine via tobacco with dependence on the substance via other delivery vehicles. But new U.S. research attempts to answer this question using a new index of dependence created specifically for the comparison.

Ten U.S. states still allow children to buy e-cigarettes

12th December 2014 - Regulatory briefing |

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More than 16m children under the age of 17 are able to legally buy e-cigarettes in the U.S., according to calculations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Tanks, politics, and “5% risk”: the stories you shouldn’t miss

29th November 2014 - Business briefing , Regulatory briefing |

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Some recent developments in the e-cig world will likely have an impact long after the more transient triumphs and tussles are forgotten.