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Infant morbidity decreases with incentive-based prenatal tobacco interventions
A new study in Colorado reveals a significant reduction in NICU (up to 55%) and preterm births due to incentive-based programs implemented to help low-income pregnant women stop smoking cigarettes. (2019-12-06)
Prenatal and early life exposure to multiple air pollutants increases odds of toddler allergies
A new article in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows a significant association between multiple prenatal and early life exposures to indoor pollutants and the degree of allergic sensitivity in 2-year-olds. (2019-12-05)
The Lancet Global Health: Half of WHO-recommended policies to reduce chronic diseases are not put into practice
The first analysis of WHO-recommended policies to prevent and control non-communicable diseases (NCDs) finds that implementation is slowly improving, but on average just over half get no further than being endorsed, according to results from 151 countries published in The Lancet Global Health journal. (2019-12-05)
RSNA 2019 presents session on lung injury from vaping
E-cigarette use is on the rise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 9 million adults in the US use e-cigarettes, and vaping has become especially popular among teens. (2019-12-02)
Pot while pregnant: UNLV medicine doctors urge caution
Daily marijuana use during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of low birth weight, low resistance to infection, decreased oxygen levels and other negative fetal health outcomes, according to a new study from a team of UNLV Medicine doctors. (2019-12-02)
Research: Alcohol and tobacco policies can reduce cancer deaths
Policies aimed at cutting alcohol and tobacco consumption, including the introduction of random breath testing programs and bans on cigarette advertising, have resulted in a significant reduction in Australian cancer death rates, new research shows. (2019-11-26)
Is parents' use of marijuana associated with greater likelihood of kids' substance use?
Recent and past use of marijuana by parents was associated with increased risk of marijuana, tobacco and alcohol use by adolescent or young adult children living in the same household in this survey study. (2019-11-22)
New type of e-cigarette vaping injury described in CMAJ
A research case report describing lung injury related to e-cigarette use in a 17-year-old Canadian may be the first documented case of a new form of damage from vaping products. (2019-11-21)
Study finds increase in US adults who perceive E-cigarettes more harmful than cigarettes
The number of U.S. adults who perceive e-cigarettes to be at as harmful as, or more harmful than, cigarettes has increased between 2017 and 2018, even prior to the national outbreak of vaping-related lung disease and deaths (2019-11-21)
Vaping less harmful than smoking for vascular health, major study finds
Study finds significant improvements in vascular health of chronic smokers who transition to e-cigarettes. (2019-11-15)
E-cigarettes take serious toll on heart health, not safer than traditional cigarettes
E-cigarette use has similar negative effects on cholesterol and glucose as traditional cigarettes. (2019-11-11)
Study: E-cigarettes may be more harmful to heart health than tobacco
A new study from researchers at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai shows that electronic nicotine delivery systems, including devices such as e-cigarettes, may be just as harmful to the heart, if not more, than traditional cigarettes. (2019-11-11)
Physicians create guide for identifying, treating vaping lung illness
As lung injuries from vaping continue to rise across the United States, physicians developed a new tool to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI). (2019-11-08)
Electronic cigarettes are not worth the risk say scientists
There is growing evidence that electronic cigarettes have adverse effects on the cardiovascular system, reports a paper published today in Cardiovascular Research, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2019-11-07)
'Vaping': The BfR advises against self-mixing e-liquids
'Vapers' should avoid mixing e-liquids for their electronic (e-) cigarettes themselves. (2019-11-06)
Teen vapers prefer mint flavored e-cigarettes, USC study shows
A new USC study shows that mint was the most popular flavor of e-cigarettes used by US teens in 2019, a finding that could impact proposed federal regulations intended to rein in soaring e-cig use among youth. (2019-11-05)
Study reports high use of electronic cigarettes among US students in 2019
About 1 in 4 high school students and 10% of middle school students in 2019 reported current use of electronic cigarettes based on nationally representative survey data from US students in grades six to 12. (2019-11-05)
Study finds teen vaping probably doesn't lead to smoking
A new study in Nicotine & Tobacco Research suggests that adolescent e-cigarette users are more similar to conventional cigarette smokers than they are to non-tobacco users in terms of demographics and behavioral characteristics. (2019-11-04)
Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging publishes special report on vaping
Radiology: Cardiothoracic Imaging has published a special report on lung injury resulting from the use of electronic cigarettes, or 'vaping.' Researchers aim to raise awareness among radiologists and other medical professionals on how to identify e-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury. (2019-10-31)
Heavy smoking causes faces to look older
'Smoker's Face,' a condition where smokers look older than they are, is just one of many negative effects caused by heavy tobacco usage. (2019-10-31)
USC study implicates flavored e-cigs in the teen vaping epidemic
Teens who vape candy- or fruit-flavored e-cigarettes are more likely to stick with the habit and vape more heavily. (2019-10-28)
A tale of two cities: Impact of reducing teens' access to flavored tobacco products
Restricting youth access to flavored tobacco products holds the promise of reducing their overall tobacco use, according to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier. (2019-10-24)
E-cigarette flavors decrease perception of harm among youth
As more and more youth use electronic cigarettes, combined with research showing the health consequences of vaping -- including nicotine addiction -- researchers at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill found that non-menthol flavors attract youth and adults to use e-cigarettes and that the use of flavored e-cigarettes contributes to multiple pathways linked to higher e-cigarette use among youth. (2019-10-24)
E-cigarettes may help more than 50,000 smokers to stop smoking in England each year
A new study published today by the scientific journal Addiction found a positive link between the number of people in England giving up smoking when using e-cigarettes to try and quit. (2019-10-17)
Children are more likely to have higher blood pressure by age six if their mother used snus, a Swedish, powdered tobacco product, during pregnancy
Children exposed to Swedish snus (a moist, powdered tobacco placed between the gums and upper lip) in the womb have higher systolic blood pressure than children not exposed to nicotine products during fetal development. (2019-10-16)
Pilot study shows even short-term 'vaping' causes inflammation in non-smokers
E-cigarette use is rising at concerning levels among both smokers and non-smokers, and new research data suggests that even short-term e-cig use can cause cellular inflammation in never-smoker adults. (2019-10-16)
Nicotine addiction linked to diabetes through a DNA-regulating gene in animal models
Researchers have discovered a mechanism in rats that links cigarette smoking and the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. (2019-10-16)
Plant death may reveal genetic mechanisms underlying cell self-destruction
Hybrid plants, which produced by crossing two different types of parents, often die in conditions in which both parents would survive. (2019-10-10)
E-cigarettes, tobacco and cannabis products are littering high schools
High schools in the San Francisco Bay Area are being contaminated by plastics and toxic litter from e-cigarettes, cannabis products and combustible tobacco products such as cigarettes and cigarillos, a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco has found. (2019-10-10)
When laying their eggs, tobacco hawkmoths avoid plants that smell of caterpillar feces
Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology demonstrated that not only plant odors determine the best oviposition site for egglaying hawkmoths, but also the frass of other larvae. (2019-10-08)
E-cigarette smoke caused lung cancer in mice
Exposure to electronic-cigarette (E-cig) smoke caused mice to develop lung cancer, a new study finds. (2019-10-07)
Sexual minority women more likely to smoke while drinking alcohol than heterosexual women
Sexual minority women are more likely to smoke cigarettes when drinking alcohol than heterosexual women, according to new University at Buffalo research. (2019-10-02)
Helping tobacco plants save water
Eleni Stavrinidou and her research group at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Linköping University, have used bioelectronics to influence transpiration in a tobacco plant, without harming the plant in any way. (2019-09-30)
Smoking cessation program for patients with, without cancer
A tobacco treatment program delivered at a cancer center had average seven-day smoking abstinence rates of about 45% at three- and six-month follow-ups and nearly 44% at the nine-month follow-up, and those rates didn't differ between patients with and without cancer. (2019-09-27)
Study shows nearly half of cancer patients who enter a comprehensive tobacco treatment program quit smoking
In the largest smoking cessation study of cancer patients to date, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found that comprehensive tobacco treatment can help cancer patients successfully quit and abstain from smoking. (2019-09-27)
Teens share stories to deter other students from using tobacco
An innovative strategy called Teens Against Tobacco Use showed promise as an effective strategy to deter tobacco use in middle and high school students, according to a research study by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. (2019-09-26)
Tobacco giants still marketing cigarettes despite plain packaging legislation
The study from Bath's Tobacco Control Research Group suggests governments implementing legislation for plain packaging for cigarettes need to close loopholes. (2019-09-24)
Doctors are not using tools to help youths quit smoking
At a time when the rapid growth in electronic cigarette ''vaping'' among young people threatens to reverse decades of progress in reducing tobacco use, a large study published today in JAMA Pediatrics finds that medical professionals are largely failing to use existing tools to help young people quit smoking. (2019-09-23)
Oral health effects of tobacco products: Science and regulatory policy proceedings
AADR held the 'Oral Health Effects of Tobacco Products: Science and Regulatory Policy' meeting. (2019-09-20)
Flavoring ingredient exceeds safety levels in e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco
A potential carcinogen that has been banned as a food additive is present in concerningly high levels in electronic cigarette liquids and smokeless tobacco products, according to a new study from Duke Health. (2019-09-16)
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