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May 30, 2016

Clinicians Need to Screen 'Nicotine Naive' Teenagers for Vaping, Says Addictions Expert

May 6, 2016 — An addictions expert calls on clinicians to screen for vaping among teens, who are either uninformed or misinformed about the dangers and risks associated with electronic ... read more

Human Heart Cells Respond Less to E-Cig Vapour Than Tobacco Smoke

May 4, 2016 — Substantial differences have been observed in the way human heart cells respond to e-cigarette smoke and conventional cigarette smoke. Researchers have investigated how the same type of cells as ... read more

Teen Tobacco Users Commonly Report Light Smoking

Apr. 30, 2016 — New research reveals new details about teen smoking. Most young smokers report that they don't light up every day, and many smoke only a few cigarettes on the days they do smoke. These teens are ... read more

Exposure to Tobacco Smoke in the Home Increases Childhood Illnesses, Health Care Demand

Apr. 30, 2016 — Children who live with smokers end up in the doctor's office or hospital more often than those not exposed to tobacco smoke, according to new ... read more

One in Six Children Hospitalized for Lung Inflammation Positive for Marijuana Exposure

Apr. 30, 2016 — A new study found that one in six infants and toddlers admitted to a Colorado hospital with coughing, wheezing and other symptoms of bronchiolitis tested positive for marijuana ... read more

Chronic Heavy Alcohol Consumption May Make It Harder to Quit Smoking

Apr. 28, 2016 — Chronic heavy alcohol consumption may lead to an increase in the rate of nicotine metabolism, which could be a contributing factor to poor smoking cessation rates in smokers addicted to ... read more

Electronic Cigarettes Are Beneficial to UK Public Health, New Report Shows

Apr. 27, 2016 — Electronic cigarettes have the potential to contribute to reducing death and disability caused by Britain's biggest killer, say experts. The evidence summarized in the report shows that ... read more

COPD Linked to Increased Bacterial Invasion

Apr. 27, 2016 — Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common smoking-related lung illness and the third leading cause of death in the United States. Scientists have long believed that inhaling toxic ... read more

Teenage E-Cigarette Use 'Clustered' in Certain Schools, Study Finds

Apr. 26, 2016 — Since 2011, the prevalence of adolescent electronic cigarette use has drastically increased in the U.S. Certain school environments have an impact on electronic cigarette use among teenagers, a new ... read more

Top Tobacco Control Experts to FDA: Studies of E-Cigs Suggest More Benefit Than Harm

Apr. 25, 2016 — Seven top international tobacco control experts are prompting regulators at the US Food and Drug Administration to have a broad 'open-minded' perspective when it comes to regulating ... read more

Smoking Cessation Medications Do Not Appear to Increase Risk of Neuropsychiatric Side Effects, Study Finds

Apr. 22, 2016 — The smoking cessation medications varenicline and bupropion do not appear to increase the incidence of serious neuropsychiatric side effects compared to placebo, according to a new ... read more

No Matter How Equal or Unequal a Society Is, Men Still Smoke More

Apr. 20, 2016 — In the developing world, far more men than women smoke. This is usually ascribed to pronounced gender disparities in social, political or economic power. But what about a developing society with a ... read more

One Antidepressant Shown to Control Weight During 2-Year Study

Apr. 20, 2016 — Bupropion (marketed as Wellbutrin) is the only antidepressant that tends to be linked to long-term modest weight loss, new research indicates. Previously, researchers linked depression to ... read more

Watercress Extract Detoxifies Carcinogens in Smokers, Clinical Trial Demonstrates

Apr. 19, 2016 — Watercress extract taken multiple times a day significantly inhibits the activation of a tobacco-derived carcinogen in cigarette smokers, researchers demonstrated in a phase II clinical ... read more

Smoking and Schizophrenia: Understanding, Breaking the Cycle of Addiction

Apr. 18, 2016 — Smoking addiction in schizophrenia can be explained by significantly increased activation of the ventro-medial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC), a region involved in the brain reward system. These new data ... read more

Apr. 16, 2016 — Healthcare facilities being tobacco-free seems like a natural fit, but enforcing a tobacco-free policy that prohibits all people from using tobacco in buildings and on campus grounds it owns and ... read more

Smokers May Have a Tougher Time Finding a Job, Earn Less Money

Apr. 11, 2016 — Smoking may cost more than the money smokers spend on cigarettes. A new study suggests unemployed smokers were less likely to get new jobs and when they did they earned an average of $5 less an ... read more

Exposure to Cigarette Smoke and Flu Virus May Prevent Lung Medications Working Properly

Apr. 10, 2016 — A new study backs up observations in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients showing reduced effectiveness of symptom-reliever medication in flare-ups linked to cigarette smoking and infection ... read more

Challenging the American Consensus on E-Cigarettes: The English Raise the Ante

Apr. 6, 2016 — To e-puff or not to e-puff: that is the question. Public Health England recently released an evidence review claiming that e-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful to health than combustible ... read more

Women With Unhealthy BMIs Who Smoke, Drink at Two-Fold Higher Risk of Asthma

Apr. 6, 2016 — Underweight and obese women who also drank alcohol and smoked tobacco had a two-fold higher risk of being diagnosed with asthma than women with a healthy body mass index who did not drink or smoke, a ... read more

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