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Study reveals impact of plain cigarette packaging warnings
Health warnings on plain-packaged cigarettes have more of an impact on smokers than those on branded packs, according to new research from the University of Stirling. (2019-03-22)
Child and adolescent anxiety could be linked to later alcohol problems
New research led by the University of Bristol has found some evidence that children and adolescents with higher levels of anxiety may be at greater risk of developing alcohol problems. (2019-03-21)
Where are teens getting their electronic cigarettes?
A UC researcher performed a secondary analysis of the 2016 National Youth Tobacco Survey, finding that of 1,579 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 who had admitted to using electronic cigarettes within the last 30 days of the survey, 13.6 percent were daily users. (2019-03-18)
Tobacco control policies linked to reduced smoking
Increases in tobacco taxes and smoke-free policies in European countries were significantly related with a reduction in smoking among older adults, according to a new Addiction study. (2019-03-14)
Soft drink companies copy tobacco playbook to lure young users
Tobacco conglomerates that used colors, flavors and marketing techniques to entice children as future smokers transferred these same strategies to sweetened beverages when they bought food and drink companies starting in 1963, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco. (2019-03-14)
Adolescents are more likely than adults to use fruit- and candy-flavored e-cigarettes
As the FDA looks for more information on e-cigarettes and e-juice flavors, a new Dartmouth study shows that adolescents and young adults cite appealing flavors as a main reason for using e-cigarettes, that they are more likely to turn to fruit- and candy-flavored cigarettes than adult smokers trying to quit who more commonly prefer tobacco flavors, and that the younger population are likely to use multiple e-cigarette flavors at the same time. (2019-03-12)
Easier nicotine vaping product access likely to improve health and reduce health costs
Easier access to e-cigarettes containing nicotine is highly likely to lead to health gains and cost savings in the health sector, Australian and New Zealand researchers have found. (2019-03-12)
Study finds that parents often permit e-cigarette use in homes and cars with children
A study led by MassGeneral Hospital for Children researchers, the first to examine parents' rules about prohibiting both electronic cigarette and regular cigarette use in homes and cars, shows that parents who use e-cigarettes -- whether or not they also smoke traditional cigarettes -- were much more likely to permit e-cigarette use inside both homes and cars than parents who smoke only traditional cigarettes (2019-03-11)
Hookah smokers are inhaling toxic chemicals that may harm the heart
Smoking tobacco in hookahs results in inhaling significant levels of toxic chemicals, such as carbon monoxide, and particulates from tobacco that can harm blood vessels and the heart. (2019-03-08)
Waterpipe and cigarette smoking linked to heart attacks at younger age in Saudi Arabians
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 7 March 2019: Waterpipe and cigarette smoking are associated with heart attacks at a younger age in Saudi Arabians, reports a study presented at the 30th Annual Conference of the Saudi Heart Association (SHA 30). (2019-03-07)
E-cigarettes linked to heart attacks, coronary artery disease and depression
Concerns about the addictive nature of e-cigarettes -- now used by an estimated 1 out of 20 Americans -- may only be part of the evolving public health story surrounding their use, according to data being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. (2019-03-07)
Fake warnings on e-cigarette ads distract kids from truth
When adolescent boys viewed fake-warning ads with messages such as ''IMPORTANT: Contains flavor,'' those marketing messages stuck with them, according to the new study, which appears in the journal Tobacco Control and was led by Brittney Keller-Hamilton of The Ohio State University. (2019-03-06)
Gaining a little weight after quitting tobacco is offset by the benefits for people with diabetes
People with diabetes who quit smoking tobacco may have a lower risk of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular diseases -- and weight gain following smoking cessation does not mitigate the health benefits among these patients, according to one study. (2019-03-05)
Common chest infection puts babies at risk of hospitalization for asthma in preschool years
Infants who are admitted to hospital with the common infection bronchiolitis are at increased risk of further emergency hospital admissions for asthma, wheezing and respiratory illness in the first five years of their life. (2019-03-05)
Smokers often misunderstand health risks of smokeless tobacco product, Rutgers study finds
American smokers mistakenly think that using snus, a type of moist snuff smokeless tobacco product, is as dangerous as smoking tobacco, according to a Rutgers study. (2019-03-04)
SDSU study looks to limit secondhand smoke in homes with children
SDSU researchers found at least some smokers with kids will modify their behavior with an electronic push. (2019-03-04)
Truth telling about tobacco and nicotine
In 'Truth Telling about Tobacco and Nicotine,' PRC researchers explain that, although there is agreement among researchers about evidence that vaping can be less harmful than combustible cigarettes, the tobacco control community remains divided about how to communicate -- or even whether to communicate -- information about the relative risks of tobacco and nicotine products. (2019-03-03)
Considerably reduced toxicant levels in heated tobacco prototype compared to cigarettes
New research conducted by Imperial Brands suggests that toxicants of notable public health interest are substantially reduced in the aerosol from our heated tobacco product (HTP) prototype, compared to smoke from a standard reference cigarette. (2019-03-01)
Nicotine may harm human embryos at the single-cell level
Nicotine induces widespread adverse effects on human embryonic development at the level of individual cells, researchers report Feb. (2019-02-28)
New study links electronic cigarettes and wheezing in adults
People who vaped were nearly twice as likely to experience wheezing compared to people who didn't use tobacco products, according to a study published in Tobacco Control. (2019-02-28)
Smoking and alcohol: Double trouble for the brain?
Along with many other harmful health consequences, smoking tobacco causes chemical changes, oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain. (2019-02-27)
Tobacco plants transformed into 'green bioreactors' to benefit human health
Researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute are using tobacco plants as 'green bioreactors' to produce large quantities of a human protein called Interleukin 37, or IL-37. (2019-02-26)
A 'joint' problem: Investigating marijuana and tobacco co-use
A survey of marijuana and tobacco co-users by Medical University of South Carolina investigators found that co-users with high degree of interrelatedness between their use of the two substances had greater tobacco dependence and smoked more cigarettes per day. (2019-02-22)
How genes affect tobacco and alcohol use
A new study gives insight into the complexity of genetic and environmental factors that compel some of us to drink and smoke more than others. (2019-02-21)
Certain factors linked with higher risk of infection after orthopaedic surgery
In an International Wound Journal study of 4,818 older patients undergoing elective orthopaedic surgeries, five risk factors were linked with an increased risk of developing surgical site infections, including diabetes, morbid obesity, tobacco smoking, prolonged surgical duration, and lower serum albumin levels prior to surgery. (2019-02-21)
Plants can skip the middlemen to directly recognize disease-causing fungi
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne have revealed that direct physical associations between plant immune proteins and fungal molecules are widespread during attempted infection. (2019-02-19)
Jobs vs. death toll: Calculating corporate death penalties
What misdeeds warrant corporate death penalties? A new study explores two case studies focused on industries that kill more people than they employ. (2019-02-19)
Heavy smoking can damage vision, Rutgers researcher finds
Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day can damage your vision, a study co-authored by a Rutgers researcher finds. (2019-02-18)
Researchers find genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarette use
A genetic variant found only in people of African descent significantly increases a smoker's preference for cigarettes containing menthol, a flavor additive. (2019-02-15)
SDSU researchers find new way to measure nicotine exposure in children
A team of researchers from SDSU has found silicone wristbands to be an effective way to measure children's exposure to secondhand smoke. (2019-02-14)
E-cig users develop some of the same cancer-related molecular changes as cigarette smokers
A small USC study shows that e-cig users develop some of the same cancer-related molecular changes in oral tissue as cigarette smokers, adding to the growing concern that e-cigs aren't a harmless alternative to smoking. (2019-02-14)
New heated tobacco device causes same damage to lung cells as e-cigs and smoking
A new study that directly compares new heated tobacco devices with vaping and traditional cigarettes shows that all three are toxic to human lung cells. (2019-02-10)
Thirdhand smoke residue exposes children to chemicals
In ''Nicotine on Children's Hands: Limited Protection of Smoking Bans and Initial Clinical Findings,'' published Jan. (2019-02-07)
Major tobacco companies pay almost no corporation tax despite massive profits
Taxes on the profits of big tobacco in the UK are being applied in a 'wholly inadequate' way claim the authors of a new study. (2019-02-06)
Rutgers researchers highlight need for more smoking cessation programs in state prisons
Inmates want to quit smoking but don't have access to smoking cessation programs in state prisons, increasing the risk - especially among black male inmates -- of cancer, heart disease, stroke and other smoking-related diseases, according to Rutgers researchers. (2019-01-28)
Cancer patients can quit smoking through lengthened medication time, counseling support
More than 50 percent of cancer patients still smoke after being diagnosed, yet quitting smoking can significantly improve the effectiveness of cancer treatment. (2019-01-25)
Tobacco use in adolescence is tied to paranoia, largely due to shared genetic influences
Paranoia is associated with regular tobacco smoking in adolescents after accounting for other factors like cannabis use, sleep disturbances and stressful life events, reports a study recently published to the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP). (2019-01-25)
Cigarette smoking associated with increased risk of peripheral artery disease in African-Americans
African-Americans who smoke cigarettes are more likely than those who don't to have peripheral artery disease (PAD). (2019-01-23)
Plants can smell, now researchers know how
Plants don't need noses to smell. The ability is in their genes. (2019-01-23)
Some pregnant women don't believe cannabis is harmful to their fetus
Up to one-third of pregnant women do not believe cannabis is harmful to their fetus, according to a new review by UBC researchers. (2019-01-18)
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