Electronic Cigarette Use and Progression from Experimentation to Established Smoking

Chaffee BW, Watkins SL, Glantz SA. Electronic Cigarette Use and Progression From Experimentation to Established Smoking. Pediatrics. 2018;141(4):e20173594


BACKGROUND: It has been shown that never-smoking adolescents who try electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are at increased risk of subsequent conventional cigarette smoking. We evaluated associations between e-cigarette use and progression to established smoking among adolescents who had already tried cigarettes.

Quit Methods Used by US Adult Cigarette Smokers, 2014–2016

Caraballo RS, Shafer PR, Patel D, Davis KC, McAfee TA. Quit Methods Used by US Adult Cigarette Smokers, 2014–2016. Prev Chronic Dis 2017; 14:160600. DOI:
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To quantify the prevalence of 10 quit methods commonly used by adult cigarette smokers, we used data from a nationally representative longitudinal (2014–2016) online survey of US adult cigarette smokers (n = 15,943). Overall, 74.7% of adult current cigarette smokers used multiple quit methods during their most recent quit attempt.

Beyond Cigarettes: The Risks of Non-Cigarette Nicotine Products and Implications for Tobacco Control

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Whereas much is known about the effects of tobacco use, the current state of knowledge regarding non-cigarette nicotine products, such as electronic nicotine delivery systems (e-cigarettes and other vaping devices), water pipe/hookah, smokeless tobacco, pipes, cigars, little cigars, and cigarillos, that do not contain tobacco is not robust enough to yield a definitive consensus regarding their relative risks and benefits. 

Is There a Link Between a Father's Environment and Drug Tolerance in Children?

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A new study published in the  journal eLife suggest that a father’s nicotine use could have an effect on children’s risk of some diseases. The investigation found that the offspring of mice routinely exposed to nicotine developed chemical resistances.

The results provide a potential framework for looking at how information about a father’s historical environmental exposure can be passed on to future generations.

Global Forum on Nicotine 2017

Warsaw, Poland,

The fourth Global Forum on Nicotine will comprise plenary sessions, symposia, panel discussions and poster presentations on the topic ‘Reducing Harm, Saving Lives’. The programme will examine the rapidly developing science in relation to nicotine use and the changing landscape, including policy responses and the influence of different stakeholders in this.