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Electronic Cigarettes

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Great Britain,Science/Technology,Smoking/Tobacco

Estimates that nearly 3 million people in the United Kingdom smoke e-cigarettes.  Summarizes the latest data on the scale of use, safety and quality of e-cigarettes, and their value as a stop-smoking tool.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology


Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance, United States, 2015

Full results of a survey on health-related activities and behaviors of youth.  Includes smoking cigarettes and e-cigarettes, texting while driving, prescription drug misuse, and sexual behavior.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. High School Students At An All-time Low, but E-Cigarette Use a Concern

Agency press release summarizing results of the 2015 results from the National Youth Risk Behavior Survey.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Early Release of Selected Estimates Based on Data From the 2015 National Health Interview Survey

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Mental Health,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

Updates estimates for 15 selected health measures based on data from the 2015 Survey and compares to estimates from 1997 through 2014.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Deeming Tobacco Products to be Subject to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act ….

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Smoking/Tobacco

Text of final rule which extends existing FDA authority over tobacco products to include e-cigarettes and all other categories of products that meet the statutory definition of tobacco product.  The new rule also bans the sale of e-tobacco products to those under age 18 and requires manufacturers to seek government approval of their products.  From the Food and Drug Administration


FDA Takes Significant Steps to Protect Americans from Dangers of Tobacco Through New Regulation

Categories: Headlines,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations,Smoking/Tobacco

Agency press release on new final regulations extending federal regulation over tobacco products to include e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco, and pipe tobacco.  Includes links to text of final rule, a fact sheet about the new rule, and related materials.  From the Food and Drug Administration


Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students, United States, 2011-2015

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Headlines,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics,Youth

Reports that overall tobacco use by middle and high school students has not changed from 2011 to 2015.  4.7 million students were reported as current users in 2015.  Also reports on types of tobacco products used with e-cigarettes as the most widely used.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Federal Trade Commission Smokeless Tobacco Report for 2013

Categories: Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

Spending on advertising and promotion by the major manufacturers of smokeless tobacco products increased from $435 million in 2012 to $503 million in 2013.  Smokeless tobacco sales also rose in the U.S. from 2012 to 2013.  From the Federal Trade Commission


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