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August 1, 2015

Every Country in the World Can Afford to Support Its Smokers to Stop

July 30, 2015 — A major new review examined a wide range of measures that healthcare systems in different countries can adopt to help smokers to stop, determining that in fact, all countries can afford to support ... read more

Effects Over Time of Tobacco Tax Increases in New Zealand

July 28, 2015 — Annual 10 percent tobacco tax increases in New Zealand over the next 20 years should lead to health gains, net health system cost savings and modest reductions of about 2 percent to 3 percent in ... read more

Apartment Owners See Benefits to Going Smoke-Free

July 22, 2015 — A survey of 324 multiunit owners/operators in South Dakota showed that adopting smoke-free policies reduced maintenance costs while improving safety. State tobacco control officials have developed ... read more

Physicians Testified for Tobacco Companies Against Plaintiffs With Head, Neck Cancers, Study Finds

July 17, 2015 — Despite scientific evidence to the contrary, a small group of otolaryngologists have repeatedly testified, on behalf of the tobacco industry, that heavy smoking did not cause the cancer in cases of ... read more

Impact of Smoking on California's Economy in Decline at $18.1 Billion Per Year

July 8, 2015 — Results of a study on the cost of smoking in California, one of the first US states to implement a comprehensive tobacco control program, have been released. Researchers estimated expenditures for ... read more

Mother's Diet Affects Offspring Alcohol and Nicotine Use in Lab Animal Study

July 7, 2015 — A study in rats suggests that a mother's consumption of a fat-rich diet during pregnancy increases her offspring's risk of a combined alcohol and nicotine abuse in ... read more

Adolescent Exposure to E-Cigarette Tv Ads Increases Likelihood of Future Use

July 7, 2015 — Adolescents who are exposed to e-cigarette TV advertising are more likely to try e-cigarettes in the future, according to a groundbreaking experiment. Nicotine is a highly addictive substance that ... read more

Lifestyle Factors Associated With Less Heart Failure After 65

July 6, 2015 — Adults who walked briskly, were moderately active in their leisure time, drank moderately, didn't smoke and avoided obesity had half the risk of heart failure as adults who did not optimize ... read more

Cancer Survivors Who Smoke Perceive Less Risk from Tobacco

July 2, 2015 — Cancer survivors who smoke report fewer negative opinions about smoking, have more barriers to quitting, and are around other smokers more often than survivors who had quit before or after their ... read more

What Effect Does Marijuana Really Have on Weight Gain? It's Complicated

June 30, 2015 — While cannabis alters the functions of neurobiological circuits controlling appetite, its effect on weight gain is complex since several factors appear to be involved. The main finding of the study ... read more

Investigation Examines Bitter Dispute Over E-Cigarettes in the Public Health Community

June 24, 2015 — An investigation reveals how the controversial concept of 'harm reduction', embraced enthusiastically by the tobacco industry, has sharply divided the public health community when it comes ... read more

As Smoking Declines, More Are Likely to Quit

June 24, 2015 — Smokeless tobacco and, more recently, e-cigarettes have been promoted as a harm reduction strategy for smokers who are “unable or unwilling to quit.” The strategy, embraced by both industry and ... read more

Adolescents Uncertain About Risks of Marijuana, E-Cigarettes, Study Finds

June 23, 2015 — Teenagers are very familiar with the risks of smoking cigarettes, but are much less sure whether marijuana or e-cigarettes are harmful, according to a new study. The researchers compared teens' ... read more

Smoking Allowed in Growing Number of Restaurants, Bars in Georgia

June 22, 2015 — Despite the passage of Georgia's Smokefree Air Act in 2005, the number of restaurants and bars that allow smoking has doubled in recent years, according to ... read more

Millions of Smokers May Have Undiagnosed Lung Disease

June 22, 2015 — More than half of long-term smokers and ex-smokers who are considered disease-free because they passed lung-function tests have respiratory-related impairments when more closely evaluated with lung ... read more

June 22, 2015 — Smoking is a known risk factor for the development of various forms of cancer. However, when it comes to the link between smoking and prostate cancer, the findings of previous studies have been ... read more

June 19, 2015 — Cigarette prices and images on cigarette packets have an impact on women in terms of continuing to smoke or quitting. In fact, less educated women are more responsive to pictorial labels on cigarette ... read more

Smoking Around Your Toddler Could Be Just as Bad as Smoking While Pregnant

June 22, 2015 — Children whose parents smoked when they were toddlers are likely to have a wider waist and a higher BMI by time they reach ten years of age, reveal researchers. “We suspect the statistics we’ve ... read more

Inclusion of Experimenters in E-Cigarette Prevalence Studies of 'Questionable' Value

June 19, 2015 — The inclusion of experimenters -- who are unlikely to become habitual users -- in e-cigarette prevalence studies is of 'questionable' value for monitoring population public health trends, ... read more

Age-Related Inflammatory Processes Facilitate Development of COPD

June 17, 2015 — At present, there is a lack of effective treatments that target the causes of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Scientists are therefore investigating the molecular causes of COPD in ... read more

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