Category Archives: Studies

The Relationship of E-Cigarette Use to Cigarette Quit Attempts and Cessation: Insights From a Large, Nationally Representative U.S. Survey

The Relationship of E-Cigarette Use to Cigarette Quit Attempts and Cessation: Insights From a Large, Nationally Representative U.S. Survey

David T Levy, PhD Zhe Yuan, MS Yuying Luo, MS David B Abrams, PhD Nicotine & Tobacco Research, ntx166 Source DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntx166 Abstract Objectives While cessation from cigarettes is a top priority for public health, controversy surrounds the role of e-cigarettes for quitting cigarettes. This study examines the role of e-cigarettes in quit attempts and 3-month…

E-cigarettes emit very high formaldehyde levels only in conditions that are aversive to users: A replication study under verified realistic use conditions

E-cigarettes emit very high formaldehyde levels only in conditions that are aversive to users: A replication study under verified realistic use conditions

Konstantinos E. Farsalinos a, b, c, Vassilis Voudris a, Alketa Spyrou a, Konstantinos Poulas b Received 18 July 2017, Revised 18 August 2017, Accepted 28 August 2017, Available online 31 August 2017 Source DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fct.2017.08.044 Abstract Purpose In 2015, a study identified 5–15-fold higher levels of formaldehyde emissions from an old-generation e-cigarette working at 5.0 V…

Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2011–2016

Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2011–2016

Ahmed Jamal, MBBS; Andrea Gentzke, PhD; S. Sean Hu, MD; Karen A. Cullen, PhD; Benjamin J. Apelberg, PhD; David M. Homa, PhD; Brian A. King, PhD Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Source DOI: mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6623a1.htm Commentary by Dr. Michael Siegel: New CDC Data Should Put to Rest the Contention that E-Cigarettes are a Gateway to Youth…

Have combustible cigarettes met their match? The nicotine delivery profiles and harmful constituent exposures of second-generation and third-generation electronic cigarette users

Have combustible cigarettes met their match? The nicotine delivery profiles and harmful constituent exposures of second-generation and third-generation electronic cigarette users

Theodore L Wagener, Evan L Floyd, Irina Stepanov, Leslie M Driskill, Summer G Frank, Ellen Meier, Eleanor L Leavens, Alayna P Tackett, Neil Molina, Lurdes Queimado Published in BMJ Journals Tobacco Control Source DOI: 10.1136/tobaccocontrol-2016-053041 ABSTRACT Introduction Electronic cigarettes’ (e-cigarettes) viability as a public health strategy to end smoking will likely be determined by their ability to mimic…

A Comparative Health Risk Assessment of Electronic Cigarettes and Conventional Cigarettes

A Comparative Health Risk Assessment of Electronic Cigarettes and Conventional Cigarettes

Jinsong Chen, Chris Bullen, and Kim Dirks Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2017, 14(4), 382 Source DOI: 10.3390/ijerph14040382 Abstract: Background: Although some studies have identified hazardous substances in electronic cigarette (EC) liquids and emissions, there is limited information about the health risks of using ECs. Methods: In this study, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)…

Nicotine, Carcinogen, and Toxin Exposure in Long-Term E-Cigarette and Nicotine Replacement Therapy Users: A Cross-sectional Study

Nicotine, Carcinogen, and Toxin Exposure in Long-Term E-Cigarette and Nicotine Replacement Therapy Users: A Cross-sectional Study

Cancer Research U.K. published one of the only long-term studies to date comparing vaping to smoking cigarettes Lion Shahab, PhD; Maciej L. Goniewicz, PhD; Benjamin C. Blount, PhD; Jamie Brown, PhD; Ann McNeill, PhD; K. Udeni Alwis, PhD; June Feng, PhD; Lanqing Wang, PhD; Robert West, PhD Published: Ann Intern Med. 2017;166(6):390-400. Source DOI: 10.7326/M16-1107 Abstract…

Benzene formation in electronic cigarettes

Benzene formation in electronic cigarettes

James F. Pankow , Kilsun Kim, Kevin J. McWhirter, Wentai Luo, Jorge O. Escobedo, Robert M. Strongin, Anna K. Duell, David H. Peyton PLoS ONE 12(3): e0173055. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0173055 This study was reviewed by Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos, Onassis Cardiac Surgery Greece, Department of Pharmacology, University of Patras, Greece: Study titled “Benzene formation in e-cigarettes” found that air…

Does the regulatory environment for e-cigarettes influence the effectiveness of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation?: Longitudinal findings from the ITC Four Country Survey.

Does the regulatory environment for e-cigarettes influence the effectiveness of e-cigarettes for smoking cessation?: Longitudinal findings from the ITC Four Country Survey.

Authors:  Yong HH, Hitchman SC, Cummings KM, Borland R, Gravely SM, McNeill A, Fong GT Source DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntx056 Abstract Introduction: To date, no studies have explored how different regulatory environments may influence the effectiveness of ECs as a smoking cessation aid. Objective: This study compares the real-world effectiveness of adult smokers using ECs for quitting compared…