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“Buck Duke will not be forgotten, a debt he owes in part to other forgotten men, ones not so adept at the American art of transformation by dint of desire.” 1 James Buchanan (Buck) Duke founded Duke University after a career spent revolutionizing the American tobacco industry. He famously created and then dominated the cigarette […]
In the early 1800s, enormous crowds would gather to watch the young Humphry Davy (1778–1829) deliver of one his famous chemical lectures at London’s Royal Institution. From his regular inhalation of questionably large volumes of laughing gas to his enormous exploding volcanoes, this young and self-appointed genius did not disappoint. He scandalized the press by […]
Last November, Massachusetts became the first US state to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes. And in February of this year, the House approved a bill to eliminate the sale of these cigarettes at the federal level. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has launched a campaign to enforce menthol bans in New York State under the […]
A new #CoEHAR’s study- the most extensive clinical follow-up ever reported on this field - finds evidence on how #COPD smokers who switch to #vaping reduced COPD exacerbations by 50% and increase #respiratoryhealth https://www.coehar.org/coehar-s-study-confirms-beneficial-effects-off-ecig-on-copd-smokers/?fbclid=IwAR3fYA4_A8xcdAs3JVP9QbDLIDe1Wahcnd7BdW-PXbyX8zUTWKiBDkc4UNk
Among women, age-adjusted death rates caused by #lungcancer surpass #breastcancer in many countries. This is mainly driven by #smoking as shown in @BrJCancer. 8 in 10 lung cancer cases in middle aged Norwegian women were caused by smoking. (https://go.nature.com/3jwl9OX)
New data show that tobacco-related deaths are lower in #Sweden than in the rest of the EU (https://bit.ly/2TtfjUc). Scientist Karl Fagerstrom believes that Swedish #Snus is responsible for the reduced instances of death & disease in the country.
80% of smokers live in low-middle income countries (LMICs), yet access to #tobaccoharmreduction products remains controversial in those markets. @gtnf2020 Derek Yach (@swimdaily) said denying LMICs access to reduced-risk products will prevent millions from improving their health.
“Smokers want to quit without quitting cigarettes,” said #smokingcessation expert @RiccardoPolosa during a @15Conference webinar. Riccardo went on to explain that alternatives like #ecigarettes are valuable tools. Click here to watch the full conference: https://bit.ly/3dO2uNu
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