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Video game warnings fall far short in rating tobacco content
Video games are not adequately rated for tobacco content, according to a new UCSF study that found video gamers are being widely exposed to tobacco imagery. (2015-09-14)

Rare plant reveals its recipe for potent chemotherapeutic agent
Inconveniently, the only current method to synthesize the chemotherapy agent etoposide is by using extracts from a plant, but researchers have successfully manipulated Nicotiana benthamiana (tobacco) to create a more immediate and potent precursor. (2015-09-10)

Progression to traditional cigarettes after electronic cigarette use in young people
A new study of US adolescents and young people suggests that using electronic cigarettes was associated with progression to traditional cigarette smoking, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics. (2015-09-08)

IASLC issues new statement on tobacco control and smoking cessation
The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer today issued a new statement on Tobacco Control and Smoking Cessation at the 16th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Denver. The statement calls for higher taxes on tobacco products, comprehensive advertising and promotion bans of all tobacco products and product regulation including pack warnings. (2015-09-07)

Fingerprinting erosion
Watershed health and water quality issues are a growing concern. Researchers examined the sediments traveling downstream toward Lake Winnipeg using a technique called color fingerprinting. The color of a particular sediment is key to identifying the specific origin of the erosion. (2015-09-02)

Men in China face increasing tobacco-related cancer risks
In China, smoking now causes nearly a quarter of all cancers in adult males. (2015-09-02)

15 percent of cigarettes sold in NYC have illegal tax stamps, study finds
Licensed tobacco retailers throughout New York City are selling a substantial number of cigarette packs carrying either counterfeit or out-of-state tax stamps, finds an investigation by NYU public health researchers. (2015-08-27)

CWRU, NASA and fire departments team to protect firefighters
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University will team with NASA Glenn Research Center and firefighters nationally, from Cleveland to Oregon, to design and test sensors aimed at protecting firefighters from respiratory damage and illnesses. The Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency has awarded the group a $1.5 million Assistance to Firefighters/Fire Prevention and Safety Grant to make prototypes. (2015-08-26)

A community of soil bacteria saves plants from root rot
Root bacteria are known to form symbiotic relationships with plants by improving the plants' supply of nutrients. Yet as scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, found recently, the bacteria actually play a much more profound role. During field experiments in Utah, in the western USA, researchers discovered that the right mixture of soil microbiota directly influences the survival of Nicotiana attenuata, a species of wild tobacco. (2015-08-25)

Young adults believe hookah, e-cigs are safer than cigarettes
Many college students are making their way back to campus this month, and back to the habits -- good or bad -- that dorm-life promotes. A new study finds that young adults under 25, including high school grads and college students, are more likely to rate hookah and e-cigarettes as safer than cigarettes, when compared to 25 to 34-year-olds. This research was published today in Health Education & Behavior, a Society of Public Health Education journal published by SAGE. (2015-08-24)

Something to chew on -- millions of lives blighted by smokeless tobacco
More than a quarter of a million people die each year from using smokeless tobacco, researchers at the University of York have concluded. (2015-08-21)

Fontem Ventures announces research alliance with Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Fontem Ventures, owner of market leading e-cigarette brand blu, announces research partnership with ETH Zurich to conduct study on exhaled e-cigarette aerosols. (2015-08-20)

Study finds nicotine changes marijuana's effect on the brain
How scientists study the effects of marijuana on the brain is changing. Until recently marijuana research largely excluded tobacco users from its participant pool, but scientists at the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas have found reason to abandon this practice, uncovering significant differences in the brains of individuals who use both tobacco and marijuana and the brains of those who only use marijuana. (2015-08-18)

Teens who use e-cigarettes may be more likely to begin smoking
Among high school students in Los Angeles, those who had ever used electronic cigarettes were more likely to report initiation of smokable ('combustible') tobacco (such as cigarettes, cigars, and hookah) use over the next year compared with nonusers, according to a study in the Aug. 18 issue of JAMA. (2015-08-18)

Teens using e-cigarettes may be more likely to start smoking tobacco
Students who have used electronic cigarettes by the time they start ninth grade are more likely than others to start smoking traditional cigarettes and other combustible tobacco products within the next year, according to a new study funded by the National Institutes of Health. (2015-08-18)

Stanford scientists say e-cigarettes could have health impacts in developing world
Two researchers are urging greater regulatory oversight of e-cigarettes in poorer countries, where sales of the devices are growing. (2015-08-18)

Health care must be key issue in Canada's federal election
Health care is a major responsibility of Canada's federal government and must be a key issue in the fall election, argues Dr. Matthew Stanbrook in an editorial in CMAJ. (2015-08-17)

Smoking cessation drug not boosting number of smokers who quit
The introduction of a new prescription smoking-cessation aid, varenicline, in 2006 has had no significant impact on the rate at which Americans age 18 and older successfully quit smoking, according to a study led by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. (2015-08-17)

Nicotine-eating bacteria could one day help smokers kick the habit
Most people who smoke cigarettes know it's bad for their health, but quitting is notoriously difficult. To make it easier, scientists are taking a brand-new approach. They are turning to bacteria that thrive on nicotine, the addictive component in tobacco. In ACS' Journal of the American Chemical Society, they report successful tests on a bacterial enzyme that breaks down nicotine and could potentially dull its effects in humans. (2015-08-12)

Georgia State School of Public Health to help Fulton County with tobacco studies
The School of Public Health at Georgia State University has agreed to help the Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness conduct research on the prevalence of smoking and attitudes toward second-hand smoke in Fulton, the most populous county in Georgia. (2015-08-11)

Review highlights steps needed to deal with bed bugs in multi-family housing
A new review highlights how an integrated pest management approach that utilizes a combination of chemical and nonchemical control options is the best strategy for getting rid of bed bug infestations. (2015-08-05)

National Academy of Medicine and FDA announce Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellows
The National Academy of Medicine, formerly the Institute of Medicine, along with the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products have named the 2015-2016 class of the FDA Tobacco Regulatory Science Fellows. (2015-08-03)

New forensic ID technology introduced: Fingerprint Molecular Identification
Fingerprint Molecular Identification, a new category in forensic science, will enable law enforcement agents, district attorneys and government agencies to build a molecular profile of criminal suspects by analyzing residues on fingerprints with patented technology. (2015-08-03)

Every country in the world can afford to support its smokers to stop
That is the conclusion of a major new review, written by leading world experts and published in the medical journal, Addiction. The review examined a wide range of measures that healthcare systems in different countries can adopt to help smokers to stop. (2015-07-30)

Novel model developed to predict the amount of nicotine emitted from e-cigarettes
Virginia Commonwealth University Massey Cancer Center researchers at the VCU Center for the Study of Tobacco Products have developed the first ever, evidence-based model that can predict with up to 90 percent accuracy the amount of nicotine emitted by an electronic cigarettes. (2015-07-30)

Effects over time of tobacco tax increases in New Zealand
Annual 10 percent tobacco tax increases in New Zealand over the next 20 years should lead to health gains, net health system cost savings and modest reductions of about 2 percent to 3 percent in health inequalities between indigenous (Māori) and non-indigenous people, according to a study published by Tony Blakely and colleagues from the University of Otago, New Zealand, in this week's PLOS Medicine. (2015-07-28)

Chimpanzees binge on clay to detox and boost the minerals in their diet
Wild chimpanzees in the forests of Uganda are increasingly eating clay to supplement the minerals in their diet, according to a long-term international study published in the early version of the journal PLOS ONE. The paper led by the University of Oxford describes how the researchers observed wild chimpanzees in the Budongo forest eating and drinking from clay pits and termite mounds. (2015-07-28)

E-cigarettes may be as addictive as traditional ones
Electronic cigarettes or 'e-cigs' have been touted as a tool smokers can use to wean themselves off of traditional cigarettes, which many believe are more harmful than their 'e' counterparts. But because e-cig liquid also contains nicotine and emits carcinogens, is that perception really true? One team now reports in the ACS journal Chemical Research in Toxicology that much of the nicotine in e-cigarettes is the addictive form of the compound. (2015-07-22)

Progressively reducing the nicotine content of cigarettes may not lead smokers to quit
The US Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, passed in 2009, permits the US Food and Drug Administration to set standards for cigarette nicotine content. (2015-07-22)

Low-nicotine cigarettes fail to sway smokers
Smokers who successfully lowered their nicotine intake when they were switched to low-nicotine cigarettes were unable to curb their smoking habits in the long term, according to a study by researchers at UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. (2015-07-21)

Physicians testified for tobacco companies against plaintiffs with cancer, Stanford study finds
Despite scientific evidence to the contrary, a small group of otolaryngologists have repeatedly testified, on behalf of the tobacco industry, that heavy smoking did not cause the cancer in cases of dying patients suing for damages, according to a study by a Stanford University School of Medicine researcher. (2015-07-17)

Taxing the dose of calories in sugary drinks could help reduce obesity
A tax on sugary drinks that depends on the number of calories or amount of sugar per liter could help fight obesity, suggests new research published in Social Science & Medicine. While a few countries are already trialing a tax on sugary drinks, taxing the dose would encourage drinks companies to offer low-calorie alternatives. (2015-07-16)

Airway test reveals e-cigarette vapor produces similar result as air
E-cigarette vapor from two different types of e-cigarette had no cytotoxic impact on human airway tissue, according to new research published in Toxicology in Vitro. Scientists used a unique combination of tests to investigate the potential adverse effects of e-cigarette vapor on airway tissue compared with cigarette smoke. Despite hours of aggressive and continuous exposure, the impact of the e-cigarette vapor on the airway tissue is similar to that of air. (2015-07-14)

Deceptive flowers
When plants advertise for pollinators they frequently also attract herbivores. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, Germany, demonstrated in field trials that the flowers of the coyote tobacco Nicotiana attenuata are able to solve this dilemma. The researchers showed that when flowers produce both scent and nectar and are visited by three different pollinators, their outcrossing increases. Moreover, both floral traits influenced oviposition by the hawkmoth Manduca sexta. (2015-07-09)

Impact of smoking on California's economy in decline at $18.1 billion per year
Today Nicotine & Tobacco Research publishes the third in a series of studies on the cost of smoking in California, one of the first US states to implement a comprehensive tobacco control program. Researchers estimated expenditures for smoking-attributable costs (healthcare, lost productivity from illness, and lost productivity from premature mortality) for the year 2009. The total cost came to $18.1 billion, amounting to $487 per California resident and $4,603 per smoker. (2015-07-08)

Moffitt Cancer Center receives $3.6 million grant to study e-cigarettes
Moffitt Cancer Center received a $3.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, over the next five years. (2015-06-30)

Compound in magnolia may combat head and neck cancers
As one of the compounds in magnolia extract, honokiol has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine to treat anxiety and other conditions. More recently, scientists, including a team with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, have been revealing its cancer-fighting properties. (2015-06-25)

Doctors and scientists call for divestment from fossil fuel companies
Over 50 leading doctors and academics including Fiona Godlee, editor in chief of The BMJ, have signed an open letter published in The Guardian today calling on the Wellcome Trust to divest from fossil fuel companies. (2015-06-25)

BMJ investigation examines bitter dispute over e-cigarettes in the public health community
An investigation published by The BMJ today reveals how the controversial concept of 'harm reduction', embraced enthusiastically by the tobacco industry, has sharply divided the public health community. (2015-06-24)

As smoking declines, more are likely to quit
Smokeless tobacco and, more recently, e-cigarettes have been promoted as a harm reduction strategy for smokers who are 'unable or unwilling to quit.' The strategy, embraced by both industry and some public health advocates, is based on the assumption that as smoking declines overall, only those who cannot quit will remain. A new study by researchers at UC San Francisco has found just the opposite. (2015-06-24)

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