From Medscape Special Reports

Special Report: e-Cigarettes -- Regulate, Educate, Both?

July 3, 2014

VIEWPOINTS

e-Cigarettes: What to Tell Patients
Channeling Donald Rumsfeld, Dr. Bilazarian outlines both the known and unknown unknowns about e-cigarettes.

e-Cigs: A Big Threat for the Littlest Kids
Electronic cigarettes may be the most toxic item in a family's household, especially for the youngest children.

Regulating e-Cigs: The FDA Wants to Hear From You
The FDA’s proposed new rule would allow for sweeping new regulations of these products. Will that be good for public health?

Three Cheers for the FDA and e-Cig Regulations!
Dr. Lundberg explains why the FDA deserves kudos for its efforts to regulate e-cigarettes.

NEWS

Dramatic Jump in e-Cigarette Advertising Aimed at Youth
As e-cigarette companies increase their advertising to a broad television-viewing audience, exposure to its products has jumped dramatically for both teens and young adults.

e-Cigarette Research: Smokin' Hot, Controversial
Three new studies look at the rising use and availability of e-cigarettes and the laws regulating them.

e-Cigarette Use: Monkey See, Monkey Do
Young adults who watch others use e-cigarettes have an increased desire to smoke e-cigarettes and traditional tobacco cigarettes.

Editor's Note

Since Medscape's last collection on e-cigarettes, the US Food and Drug Administration has proposed regulating these products, a move welcomed by the American College of Cardiology. Meanwhile, what should you tell patients as the marketing and sales of e-cigarettes increase?
- Tricia Ward, Editorial Director,
theheart.org | Medscape Cardiology

 
 
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