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July 28, 2015

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

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

Active Clinician Support, Assistance Are Critical to Successfully Quitting Smoking

June 15, 2015 — While primary care providers' simply asking patients with high-risk smoking histories about their smoking status did not increase patients' likelihood of quitting, providing more direct ... read more

Deaths Attributable to Cigarettes for 12 Smoking-Related Cancers

June 15, 2015 — Researchers estimate that 48.5 percent of the nearly 346,000 deaths from 12 cancers among adults 35 and older in 2011 were attributable to cigarette ... read more

Mechanism Regulating Gene Expression Linked to Bone and Joint Damage in Ankylosing Spondylitis

June 12, 2015 — A new study reveals that DNA methylation -- a mechanism that regulates gene expression -- could influence the progression of structural damage to the joints and spine in ankylosing spondylitis. Study ... read more

Children's Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in England Has Dropped 80 Percent Since 1998

June 11, 2015 — In England, children's exposure to secondhand smoke has declined by approximately 80 percent since 1998, a new study shows. Also, an emerging social norm in England has led to the adoption of ... read more

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