The February Nicotine and Tobacco Research issue editorializes that modelling of population effects of e-cigarette use can be a helpful guide to future e-cigarette policy decisions; https://academic.oup.com/ntr/issue/19/2
With 2 reviews, 13 original investigations, 2 brief reports and 3 letters, this issue has a wealth of information on the place of e-cigarettes in different regulatory environments
A recent article about Point of Sale (POS) trends covers seven research areas of growing importance in tobacco control: 1) Health equity in POS tobacco control, 2) Tobacco retailer licensing, 3) Flavored tobacco restrictions, including on menthol, 4) Tobacco free pharmacies, 5) “Reduced risk” tobacco products, 6) Raising the minimum legal sale age for tobacco to 21, and 7) Partnerships to create healthier
The problem with a 700 page report like the recent NCI Monograph 21 on The Economics of Tobacco and Tobacco Control (http://www.who.int/tobacco/publications/economics/nci-monograph-series-21/en/) is that it is so lengthy that individuals have a hard time grasping its importance. Two recent reports illustrate how costs can be made more meaningful by breaking them into smaller political units
E-cigarette use and uptake of cigarette smoking among U.S. college students Survey research from 3 years of a US national survey (2012-14) showed that awareness of e-cigarettes increased to 94.3% in 2014 but the perception that e-cigarettes are less harmful than regular cigarettes declined from 50.7% in 2012 to 43.1% in 2014; http://www.ajpmonline.org/article/S0749-3797(16)30542-6/abstract
Research found that “Secondhand smoke, which is associated with hyperactivity/impulsivity in particular, combined with exposure to low blood levels of lead synergistically increased the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Therefore, the exposure of children to both SHS and lead needs to be reduced.