Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Question of the day : Should the Illinois House Hold Hearing on Tobacco Harm Reduction?


There is going to be a hearing this week on the issue of tobacco harm reduction in the Illinois House via the Illinois Consumer Protection Committee. As usual, the ALA has come out in opposition to any such hearing. There is a poll and a comments section that follow the commentary in the link below, please feel free to participate!


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Friday, April 5, 2013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Reducing smokers' exposure to cigarette smoke toxicants -- our first clinical study results | Science Codex

 I've been so busy with life that I almost missed this one:

All test cigarettes were successful in reducing vapour-phase toxicants such as acrolein and 1,3-butadiene, and the reductions in exposure were greater and sometimes much greater than 50 per cent. The test product containing the enzyme-treated tobacco was associated with a statistically significant reduction in tobacco-specific nitrosamines of around 90 per cent, as well as a significant reduction in exposure to the carcinogens 3- and 4-aminobiphenyl of around 40 per cent.

...these results provide the impetus for us to conduct additional further longer-term studies and to develop biomarkers more relevant to biological effects.'

What would happen if most smokers made a conscious effort to smoke less (ie., in moderation) while switching over to harm reduction cigarettes? 


Reducing smokers' exposure to cigarette smoke toxicants -- our first clinical study results | Science Codex
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