E-cigs have been on the market for 15 years: If they were really reducing harm it would be obvious by now

Ever since e-cigarettes first came on the market in 2006 the argument has been that it will take time for their health benefits to be manifest. This view was restated again last month in an FDA press release that stated, “Companies who want to continue to market their flavored ENDS products must have robust andContinue reading “E-cigs have been on the market for 15 years: If they were really reducing harm it would be obvious by now”

New WHO report highlights falling cigarette use and challenges that new tobacco products pose to public health and implementation of the FCTC

On July 27, 2021 the WHO released the WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic 2021: addressing new and emerging products, its eighth such report. The good news is that it documents solid progress in reducing tobacco use. After over a century of growth, “between 2007 and 2019, smoking rates decreased from a global averageContinue reading “New WHO report highlights falling cigarette use and challenges that new tobacco products pose to public health and implementation of the FCTC”

ecig use during pregnancy increases risk of low birth weight baby

Annette Regan and colleagues recently expanded the range of adverse health effects associated with e-cigarette use to low birth weight babies for women who smoked during pregnancy. In their paper “Adverse Birth Outcomes Associated With Prepregnancy and Prenatal Electronic Cigarette Use,” published in Obstetrics and Gynecology, they used data from the national PRAMS (Pregnancy RiskContinue reading “ecig use during pregnancy increases risk of low birth weight baby”