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May 23, 2015

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May 23, 2015

Growing Up With Smokers Doubles Risk for Adult Smoking Among Hispanics

May 20, 2015 — For Hispanics/Latinos living in the United States, growing up in a home with a regular smoker nearly doubled their chances of becoming an adult smoker. The findings are based on data from the ... read more

New Study Challenges Claims on Aldehyde Content of Third Generation E-Cigarettes

May 21, 2015 — In January 2015 a report found that a third generation e-cigarette -- an e-cigarette with variable power settings -- set to the maximum power and long puff duration generated levels of formaldehyde ... read more

Study Finds Inhibitor for COPD Lung Destruction

May 4, 2015 — Newly published observations in patients and experiments in mice provide evidence that cigarette smoke reduces expression of the protein NLRX1 in the lung, taking the restraints off a destructive ... read more

Youth Just as Likely to Try E-Cigarettes as Smoking

May 4, 2015 — Young people are just as likely to try electronic cigarettes as smoking, according to a new report. The findings reveal that approximately 20 per cent of youth between the ages of 15 and 19 ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Researchers have demonstrated that motivational interviewing can make smokers see tobacco as something disagreeable, thus helping them to quit the habit. Motivational interviewing is a psychological ... read more

Genetic Sensitivity to Bitter Tastes May Impact Adherence to Oral Smoking Cessation Products

Apr. 23, 2015 — Inspired by a half century’s worth of big tobacco research around the taste of nicotine, a smoking cessation scientist is working to understand how a person’s taste perception might make them a ... read more

A Lot of Smoke: Study Examines Cigarillo Modification Health Claims

Apr. 22, 2015 — Known by a variety of names, “hyping,” “champing” and “freaking” a cigarillo – a smaller, leaner type of cigar – is believed by many to significantly reduce the amount of ... read more

Apr. 21, 2015 — In a promising breakthrough for smokers who are trying to quit, neuroscientists have identified circuitry in the brain responsible for the increased anxiety commonly experienced during withdrawal ... read more

Frequent Indoor Tanning Among Teens Shows Correlation With Smoking, Social Media Use

Apr. 20, 2015 — More than a third of New Jersey high school students who engage in indoor tanning do so frequently and many would find it hard to stop the practice. Investigators also found that frequent indoor ... read more

Reducing Global Tobacco Use

Apr. 20, 2015 — Although global efforts to cut tobacco use have had some success, more can be done to reduce the number of deaths from smoking, according to a new commentary. More than 170 countries have signed the ... read more

Alcohol May Elevate the Expression of Two Enzymes Called CYP2E1, CYP2U1

Apr. 14, 2015 — The prefrontal cortex and amygdala are brain regions that not only referee cognitive functions and emotional states, but also contribute to the reinforcing effects of alcohol and tobacco. Little is ... read more

Nicotine Use Increases Compulsive Alcohol Consumption, Study Finds

Apr. 14, 2015 — In rat models, nicotine exposure actually promotes alcohol dependence, researchers report. "It's a vicious cycle," said a biologist and a senior author of the new study. "Nicotine ... read more

Smokers Who Use E-Cigarettes Less Likely to Quit, Study Shows

Apr. 16, 2015 — The increase in use of e-cigarettes has led to heated debates between opponents who question the safety of these devices and proponents who claim the battery-operated products are a useful cessation ... read more

Racial, Ethnic Disparities Seen in Smoking Rates, Related Illnesses

Apr. 14, 2015 — April is National Minority Health Month, and one of the most significant health issues minorities face is disproportionate rates of smoking and health-related illnesses, experts ... read more

Smoking and Mother's Genetics Combine to Increase Likelihood of Twins

Apr. 17, 2015 — African American mothers who smoke and have a genetic profile that includes a single nucleotide polymorphism, SNP, of the TP53 gene have an increased likelihood of having twins, concluded a team of ... read more

Smokers Underestimate Risks of a Few Cigarettes

Apr. 17, 2015 — Many people still dangerously underestimate the health risks associated with smoking even a few cigarettes a day, despite decades of public health campaigning, researchers report. "People who ... read more

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Reduces Disease Risk Among Smokers

Apr. 17, 2015 — Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with reduced metabolic syndrome risk among smokers, according to researchers. Smoking is estimated to cause 443,000 deaths each year in the United States, ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — A licensed clinical psychologist is focusing on the ADHD-autism link to better understand why people with ADHD and autism may be more prone to substance abuse and, in the process, to develop more ... read more

Many Teens Try E-Cigs, but Few Become Regular Users

Apr. 15, 2015 — E-cigarettes are popular with teens, including those who have never smoked, but few of those who try them become regular users, while most of those who do so are also smokers, finds research. ... read more

High Flavoring Content in Some E-Cigarettes May Be Cause for Concern

Apr. 15, 2015 — The levels of chemicals used to flavor some brands of e-cigarette fluid exceed recommended exposure limits and could be respiratory irritants, in some cases, suggests research. The electronic ... read more

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