Two thirds of American doctors in a small survey believe e-cigarettes can help patients give up smoking and a third recommend them for that purpose, according to a new study.
Laypeople reading a new opinion paper in the journal Nature Reviews Cancer may be alarmed, but it is important to note that although nicotine can contribute to cancer, on its own the current evidence does not support a direct, carcinogenic link in “normal use”.
A new review of medical and public health research on e-cigarettes concludes that tobacco-style regulation is unjustifiably strict, but also suggests that further research is needed on health effects and the relationship of e-cigs to smoking.
A German man’s attempt to kill himself by ingesting e-liquid could add to the clamour for regulating the availability, concentration, and packaging of nicotine-containing fluid on safety grounds.
Recent research on the possible cardiovascular health effects of nicotine and smokeless tobacco have generated fierce rejoinders from advocates of e-cigarettes.
The major gaps in scientific knowledge of nicotine are related to delivery methods rather than the substance itself, according to one of the most prominent researchers in the e-cigarette field.
Whether e-cigarettes could increase consumption of conventional tobacco is “the only thing that matters” about them from a public health perspective, a prominent British academic said today.
The involvement of the tobacco and pharma industries could be crucial if a new international society on nicotine studies is to make a contribution to the public health and regulation debate – but that will bring its own problems, delegates heard at a conference in Warsaw today.
Can nicotine cause cancer? It’s a question that has been posed for some time, and answered in the negative, although some studies have found potentially carcinogenic associations. And now new research raises the issue again.
France appears to be edging closer to its long-awaited regulation of e-cigarettes.
Ten U.S. public health organisations have today asked the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to move quickly on child-proofing of e-liquid containers, and extend its proposed e-cigarette regulations to cover flavourings and advertising.
Battle lines are drawing up around the World Health Organization (WHO) as it prepares to formulate policy on e-cigarettes which will powerfully influence most countries’ domestic regulation.
Does a special supplement on e-cigarettes from one of the world’s best-known medical journals contribute any new knowledge, or is it more about the “known unknowns”?
The American Medical Association (AMA) is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to restrict e-cigarette flavours and set standards for the child-proofing of products.
Research into the prevalence of e-cigarette use needs to distinguish more precisely between regular users and experimenters, according to a new paper.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has been urged to adopt a gentle touch on regulation of e-cigarettes in a letter this week signed by more than 50 nicotine science and public health specialists, apparently hoping to head off the prospect of tobacco-style rules.
Robust evidence for e-cigarettes’ effectiveness as aids to smoking cessation effectiveness has until now been sparse. But that may have changed, if the conclusions of a large study published in the journal Addiction prove to be correct in the long term.
E-cigarette vapour could increase the virulence of MRSA, the potentially deadly infection that most often takes hold in healthcare settings, according to a study presented at the American Thoracic Society’s international conference.
British pharmacies have yet to fully exploit the retail opportunities presented by e-cigarettes, according to a prominent market researcher, although pharmacy professionals themselves disagree vehemently over how to approach e-cigs that aren’t medically licensed.
E-cigarettes are on the agenda for a host of trade and professional conferences over the coming weeks, reflecting the urgent need for understanding of new regulatory measures as well as the sector’s development and improving scientific knowledge about the products.
A Republican senator this week used a hearing on president Obama’s nominee to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to raise concern that flavourings were omitted from federal proposals to regulate e-cigarettes.
More research into the preferences of e-cigarette users has suggested a relationship between their tobacco smoking habits and choice of e-cig design.
The SEC does not recommend e-cigarettes as a valid way to quit conventional tobacco and would like to see emergency regulation and control implemented. www.secardiologia.es/ Calle de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, Nº 5 y 7
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The European Union (EU) does not plan to issue detailed guidance on how e-cigarette regulations in the recent Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) should be interpreted, according to a source close to the EU’s Directorate General for Health and Consumer Affairs (SANCO)
The Society recommends that e-cigarettes be regulated like drugs and also recommends further research into e-cig efficiency and safety. http://www.separ.es/ C/ Provença, 108, Bajos 2ª
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The SEOM does not recommend the use of e-cigarettes at this time. It encourages further research into e-cig efficiency and safety. www.seom.org/ Velazquez, 7, 3rd floor. 28001 Madrid Tel: 91 577 52 81
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The association is concerned with the regulation of e-cigarettes in areas such as taxation, smoking in public spaces, advertising and sales to minors. www.cnpt.es Fuencarral 18 1D
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Founded in 2011, SFATA serves as an educational and lobbying resource for manufacturers, wholesalers, retail sellers and distributors of personal electronic vaporising units (PEVUs) such as electronic cigarettes (e-cigs). It is dedicated to fostering communication, sharing reliable information and providing forums where SFATA members and state and federal agencies can engage in meaningful dialogue regarding public health, regulatory affairs and » Continue Reading.
The ASHP is a national professional organisation whose nearly 40,000 members include pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students providing patient care services in hospitals, health systems, and ambulatory clinics. www.ashp.org
BeTobaccoFree.gov provides information from various Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) operating and staff divisions. Topics covered include: about tobacco, health effects, quit now, and don’t start. betobaccofree.hhs.gov via Department of Health and Human Services – 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, USA
The mission of Tobacco-Free Kids is to work to save lives by advocating for public policies that prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke. www.tobaccofreekids.org 1400 Eye Street., N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20005, USA
The AAPHP has been recognised by the American Medical Association as a medical specialty society, with formal representation in the AMA House of Delegates. AAPHP’s objectives now include advocacy on behalf of all public health physicians, whether employed in public or private settings, or academia. Current major issues include tobacco control, injury prevention, public health surveillance, disease control, correctional (prison/jail) » Continue Reading.
The CDC′s mission is to collaborate to create the expertise, information, and tools that people and communities need to protect their health – through health promotion, prevention of disease, injury and disability, and preparedness for new health threats. www.cdc.gov 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the United States government’s principal agency for protecting the health of Americans and providing essential human services. www.hhs.gov 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201, USA
A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, this is the nation’s medical research agency. www.nih.gov 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA NIHinfo@od.nih.gov
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It consists of the Office of the Commissioner and four directorates overseeing the core functions of the agency: Medical Products and Tobacco, Foods and Veterinary Medicine, Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, and Operations. www.fda.gov 10903 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20993-0002, USA
As the U.S. government’s official Web portal, USA.gov makes it easy for the public to get U.S. government information and services on the Web. www.usa.gov U.S. General Services Administration, Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, 1800 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20405, USA
ECITA helps members to operate a legally-compliant, ethical, and above all, successful business. www.ecita.org.uk firstname.lastname@example.org
ABPI represents research-based biopharmaceutical companies, large, medium and small. The ABPI is recognised by government as the industry body negotiating on behalf of the branded pharmaceutical industry for statutory consultation requirements, including the pricing scheme for medicines in the UK. www.abpi.org.uk 7th floor, Southside, 105 Victoria Street, London SW1E 6QT
The Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences is the professional body for the pharmaceutical sciences in Great Britain. The objectives of the Academy are to promote the pharmaceutical sciences in all areas of professional practice by pharmaceutical scientists, including academia, industry, regulation and commerce, and to encourage high standards of working practices within the discipline. www.apsgb.org
NICE guidance supports healthcare professionals and others to make sure that the care they provide is of the best possible quality and offers the best value for money. NICE provides independent, authoritative and evidence-based guidance on the most effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and ill-health, reducing inequalities and variation. Guidance is provided for the NHS, local authorities, » Continue Reading.
Responsible for the independent regulation of over 70,000 pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and pharmacy premises in England, Scotland and Wales. www.pharmacyregulation.org 129 Lambeth Rd, London SE1 7BT, UK
The MHRA is responsible for regulating all medicines and medical devices in the UK by ensuring they work and are acceptably safe. The MHRA is a centre of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency, which also includes the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control (NIBSC) and the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). The MHRA is an executive agency of the Department » Continue Reading.
Healthcare UK is a joint initiative of the Department of Health (DH), UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and NHS England. It UK healthcare providers to do more business overseas, by promoting the UK healthcare sector to overseas markets and supporting healthcare partnerships between the UK and overseas healthcare providers. www.gov.uk/government/organisations/healthcare-uk 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET, UK email@example.com
NHS Choices is the UK’s biggest health Website. It provides a comprehensive health information service to help put service users in control of their healthcare. The Website helps make choices about health, from decisions about lifestyle, such as smoking, drinking and exercise, to finding and using NHS services in England. NHS Choices includes more than 20,000 regularly updated articles. There » Continue Reading.
Ministerial department which leads, shapes and funds health and care in England. www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health General enquiries – Ministerial Correspondence and Public Enquiries Unit, Department of Health, Richmond House, 79 Whitehall, London SW1A 2NS, UK
The FIP is the global federation of national associations of pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists and is in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO). www.fip.org PO Box 84200, 2508 AE The Hague, The Netherlands
The EIPG is a European association representing the national, professional organisations of pharmacists employed in the pharmaceutical or allied industries of the member states of the European Union, the European Economic Area, or European countries having a mutual recognition agreement with the European Union on compliance control of regulated medicines. Over the years, it has progressed in its activities in » Continue Reading.
An association of national organisations representing hospital pharmacists at European and international levels. www.eahp.eu Rue Abbé Cuypers, 3, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium
The mission of the PGEU is to promote and develop cooperation in community pharmacy among the European nations; to advocate for the contribution community pharmacists make to health systems and to public health through the provision of health services and the promotion of the rational and appropriate use of medicines; and to ensure the vision of community pharmacy is reflected » Continue Reading.