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July 28, 2015

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Additives in Low Tar ('light'), E-Cigarettes May Reinforce Nicotine Dependence

June 10, 2015 — Pyrazine additives in low tar ('light') and e-cigarettes may be reinforcing the addictive qualities of nicotine, and should be strictly regulated, concludes research. The evidence suggests ... read more

Social Media Helps Young Adults Quit Smoking

June 9, 2015 — Young adults who use social media to quit smoking are twice as successful in their efforts as those who use a more traditional method, according to new research. The study compared the success of the ... read more

E-Cigarette Vapor, Even When Nicotine-Free, Found to Damage Lung Cells

May 26, 2015 — With the use of e-cigarettes on the rise, especially among young people, research to uncover the health effects of e-cigs is becoming increasingly important. In a new study, researchers find that ... read more

Parents Are Integral in Stopping Rise as Teen E-Cigarette Usage Triples

May 22, 2015 — Though many think e-cigarettes are helping to reduce the number of smokers in the US, research is showing the opposite is true when it comes to teens. Experts recently released data showing that in ... 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

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

Smokers Don't Vote: 11,626-Person Study Shows Marginalization of Tobacco Users

May 19, 2015 — A survey of 11,626 Americans shows that, even with all else equal, smokers are 60 percent less likely to vote than nonsmokers. The study is the first to link a health-risk behavior with electoral ... read more

Anti-Smoking Commercials Burn out Over Time

May 19, 2015 — The massive, federally funded anti-smoking campaign in the United States 'Tips From Former Smokers' -- 'Tips' for short -- fizzled more than it popped. That's the conclusion ... read more

Smoking Marijuana May Cause Early Puberty and Stunts Growth in Boys

May 18, 2015 — Boys who smoke marijuana go through puberty earlier but grow more slowly than those who have never smoked the drug according to a new ... read more

Getting Smokers to Quit With an Unlikely Drug: Nicotine

May 18, 2015 — COPD is a mix of chronic bronchitis (which involves a constant cough) and emphysema (which destroys lung tissue). Most people who develop COPD are older with a history of smoking. The Centers for ... read more

Smoking Induces Early Signs of Cancer in Cheek Swabs

May 14, 2015 — DNA damage caused by smoking can be detected in cheek swabs, finds research. The study provides evidence that smoking induces a general cancer program that is also present in cancers which ... read more

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