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September 30, 2016

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September 30, 2016

If Legalizing Pot, Consider Health, Not Profits, Analysis Says

Sep. 28, 2016 — A new analysis of marijuana legislation offers a framework for states that are considering legalizing the drug and want to protect public health, rather than corporate ... read more

Conclusions About the Effects of Electronic Cigarettes Remain the Same

Sep. 13, 2016 — An independent, rigorous assessment of the best available evidence to date about electronic cigarettes for quitting smoking has been released by ... read more

Children's Willpower Linked to Smoking Habits Throughout Life

Sep. 13, 2016 — A link between childhood self-control and smoking habits across life have been uncovered by researchers. The researchers found children with low self-control by age 10/11 were more likely to take up ... read more

Belief About Nicotine Content in Cigarette May Change Brain Activity and Craving

Sep. 13, 2016 — How the brain responds to nicotine depends on a smoker's belief about the nicotine content in a cigarette, according to new research. The study found that smoking a nicotine cigarette but ... read more

College Educated More Likely to Use E-Cigs to Quit Cigarette Smoking

Sep. 7, 2016 — Users of both electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and cigarettes may be more intent on quitting tobacco, but that intention seems to drop off among less educated smokers, according to a ... read more

Young People Exposed to Vaping Ads Less Likely to Think Occasional Smoking Bad for Health

Sep. 6, 2016 — Exposure to advertisements for e-cigarettes may decrease the perceived health risks of occasional tobacco smoking, suggests new research, prompting concern that this may lead more young people to ... read more

Small Study Shows the Effects of Smoking on Reducing Calorie Intake

Sep. 5, 2016 — A new study shows that smoking reduces calorie intake, possibly modulated by its effect on levels of the hormone ghrelin (also known as the hunger ... read more

One More Reason to Swear Off Tobacco: The Inflammatory Trap Induced by Nicotine

Sep. 1, 2016 — A new link between nicotine and inflammation has been revealed by researchers who report that nicotine strongly activates immune cells to release DNA fibers decorated with pro-inflammatory molecules, ... read more

Smokers More Prone to Bowel Condition Relapses, Study Suggests

Aug. 30, 2016 — Smoking is strongly linked to relapse of a serious bowel condition, research has confirmed. People with Crohn's disease are more likely to experience a recurrence after surgery if they continue ... read more

Bipolar Adolescents Continue to Have Elevated Substance Use Disorder Risk as Young Adults

Aug. 30, 2016 — A follow up to a previous study finding an association between adolescent bipolar disorder and the incidence of cigarette smoking and substance use disorder finds that risk was even greater five ... read more

Having Children at Home Did Not Prompt Parents to Test for Radon, Secondhand Smoke

Aug. 30, 2016 — New findings show the presence of children in the home did not motivate parents to test and mitigate for radon and secondhand tobacco smoke, both of which cause lung ... read more

Banning Tobacco Sales Near Schools Could Reduce Socioeconomic Disparities, New Study Shows

Aug. 26, 2016 — Banning tobacco sales within 1,000 feet of schools could reduce socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in tobacco density across neighborhoods, according to a ... read more

Physician Advice to Patients on E-Cigarettes Varies, Reveals Knowledge Gaps, Study Shows

Aug. 26, 2016 — Researchers analyzed an online medical forum to better understand what patients want to know about e-cigarettes and how doctors respond to those ... read more

US Teens More Likely to Vape for Flavorings Than Nicotine in E-Cigarettes

Aug. 25, 2016 — US teens are more likely to vape for the flavorings found in e-cigarettes rather than nicotine, suggests research. It is widely assumed that teen vapers are vaping nicotine, so in a bid to find out ... read more

Smokers With Newly Discovered Genetic Markers Have Higher Lung Cancer Risk

Aug. 25, 2016 — Researchers discovered new genetic markers associated with a fast rate of nicotine metabolism, which potentially leads smokers to smoke more, thereby, increasing their risk for lung ... read more

Majority of US Doctors Discussing Electronic Cigarettes With Their Patients

Aug. 24, 2016 — A new survey of US doctors reveals they are frequently discussing electronic cigarettes (e-cigs) with patients in a clinical setting. A substantial proportion of physicians also recommend e-cigs to ... read more

Vaping May Lead to Fewer Respiratory Infections for Ex-Smokers

Aug. 19, 2016 — The majority of smokers who successfully switch to vaping say they have fewer respiratory infections, according to a study. The researchers say that this is because smoking increases susceptibility ... read more

Smoking Marijuana Provides More Pain Relief for Men Than Women

Aug. 18, 2016 — Men had greater pain relief than women after smoking marijuana, a new study has found. Despite differences in pain relief, men and women did not report differences in how intoxicated they felt or how ... read more

Incentive Payments Increased Quit Rates Among Low-Income Smokers in Switzerland

Aug. 15, 2016 — Paying smokers to quit with payments that increased with the length of abstinence led one third of participants in a study to stop smoking for six months, according to research. While a large group ... read more

Does Longer Walking Distance to Buy Cigarettes Increase Quitting Among Smokers?

Aug. 15, 2016 — Walking one-third of a mile longer from home to the nearest tobacco shop to buy cigarettes was associated with increased odds that smokers would quit the habit in an analysis of data in Finnish ... read more

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