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November 30, 2015

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November 30, 2015

Hiding Tobacco Products at Convenience Stores Reduces Teens' Risk of Future Tobacco Use

Nov. 23, 2015 — A one-of-a-kind laboratory replica of a convenience store is the first to use a realistic setting to examine whether limiting displays of cigarettes and other tobacco products in retail outlets can ... read more

Marked Decline in Retailer Compliance After Enactment of NYC's Tobacco 21 Law

Nov. 20, 2015 — In a study examining compliance with NYC's law increasing legal age for purchasing cigarettes from 18 to 21, researchers found retailer compliance with ID checks significantly decreased since ... read more

Increasing Cigarette Taxes Shifts Consumers to More Dangerous Products

Oct. 29, 2015 — Increasing cigarette exercise taxes may have the unintended consequence of encouraging consumers to seek higher nicotine content and more dangerous cigarette products, according to a ... read more

E-Cigarettes Connected to Problematic Drinking, Study Finds

Oct. 28, 2015 — Using e-cigarettes is related to problematic drinking, according to new research. In a study involving around 1400 people, researchers also found that more women than men use e-cigarettes socially, ... read more

Brain Imaging Can Predict Success of Large Public Health Campaigns

Oct. 28, 2015 — In a new study, brain activity in 50 smokers in Michigan was able to predict the outcome of an anti-smoking advertising campaign sent to 800,000 in New York, demonstrating the promise of neuroscience ... read more

New Finding Helps Explain Why Many Alcohol Drinkers Also Are Smokers

Oct. 27, 2015 — Alcohol and nicotine use have long been known to go hand in hand. Previous research shows that more than 85 percent of US adults who are alcohol-dependent also are nicotine-dependent. Now, ... read more

Oct. 22, 2015 — A physician, who during his 31-year career in medicine has seen the harmful effects of smoking on his patients, advocates for raising the smoking age to 21. He says the move would help curb access to ... read more

Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Linked to Increased Risk of Tooth Decay in Young Children

Oct. 21, 2015 — Exposure to secondhand smoke at four months of age is associated with an increased risk of tooth decay at age 3 years, concludes a study from ... read more

Researcher Finds Key Clues About 'Betel Nut' Addiction That Plagues Millions Worldwide

Oct. 21, 2015 — For hundreds of millions of people around the world, chewing betel nut produces a cheap, quick high but also raises the risk of addiction and oral cancer. Now, new findings reveal how the nut's ... read more

Tualang Honey Supplements Found to Reduce Harmful Side Effects of Smoking

Oct. 19, 2015 — Smoking is a known factor in many serious health issues: stroke, myocardial infarction, cardiovascular disease, coronary artery disease, to name but a few. In their recent research, investigators ... read more

Oct. 16, 2015 — Nicotine use over time increases the speed that codeine is converted into morphine within the brain, by increasing the amount of a specific enzyme, according to new research in rat models. It appears ... read more

Use of E-Cigarettes, Alternative Tobacco Products May Lead to Increased Tobacco Use

Oct. 13, 2015 — The increasing use of alternative tobacco products, such as water pipes and e-cigarettes, by children under the age of 18 is a burgeoning public health crisis, researchers write in a new ... read more

Oct. 13, 2015 — The average life span of smokers is more than 10 years shorter than that of non-smoker, and it is said that smoking is a factor which accelerates aging. However, the details of the mechanism which ... read more

Exercise and Stop Smoking to Improve Depression After Heart Attack

Oct. 10, 2015 — Exercise and stop smoking to improve depression after a heart attack, experts ... read more

Smoking Cessation Drug Proves Initially More Effective for Women

Oct. 7, 2015 — The most effective prescription drug used to quit smoking initially helps women more than men, according to a study, which found that varenicline, marketed as Chantix, was more effective earlier in ... read more

Online E-Cigarette Vendors Engage Customers Using Popular Internet Tools

Oct. 2, 2015 — First introduced in the United States in 2007, electronic cigarettes have risen dramatically in part because they are popularly considered safer and more socially acceptable than combustible ... read more

Study's Message to Recovering Alcoholics: Quit Smoking to Stay Sober

Sep. 30, 2015 — Adult smokers with a history of problem drinking who continue smoking are at a greater risk of relapsing three years later compared with adults who do not smoke. While treatments for alcohol abuse ... read more

Smoking Increases Hospitalizations, Costs of Peripheral Artery Disease

Sep. 28, 2015 — An analysis of medical costs associated with atherosclerotic lower extremity peripheral artery disease, a dangerous condition in which a buildup of plaque in the arteries restricts blood flow to the ... read more

First UK Biobank Genetic Study Reveals New Links Between Lung Disease and Smoking Behavior

Sep. 28, 2015 — Smokers who survive their habit into old age may hold the key to better lung health for all, according to a study. The new discoveries may one day help scientists develop better treatments for ... read more

Around the World, Those Treated for Addiction Far More Likely to Smoke

Sep. 22, 2015 — A review of studies from 20 countries indicates that tobacco use is not addressed in substance abuse treatment programs. The results agree with an earlier review that found that the median smoking ... read more

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