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USC study finds e-cigarette cartoon ads may increase likelihood of vaping
The use of cartoon characters in ads for e-cigarettes and e-liquids may be attracting young people to use the products in the future, according to a new USC study. (2019-06-14)
Studies show vapor and THPs cause minimal teeth, skin and wallpaper staining
Studies by scientists at British American Tobacco have shown that aerosol from potentially reduced-risk products (PRRPs), such as vapor and tobacco heating products (THPs), cause significantly less staining to tooth enamel, skin, cloth and wallpaper than does the smoke from conventional cigarettes. (2019-06-13)
Butting out: Researchers gauge public opinion on tobacco product waste
Requiring cigarettes to contain biodegradable filters, fining smokers who litter cigarette butts and expanding smoke free outdoor areas are measures the public considers are most likely to reduce tobacco product waste, new University of Otago research reveals. (2019-06-13)
Supportive families and schools help prevent substance use among trans youth: UBC study
Strong family and school connections are helping prevent transgender youth from smoking cigarettes and using marijuana, even among those targeted by violence. (2019-06-10)
The nicotine in e-cigarettes appears to impair mucus clearance
E-cigarette vaping with nicotine appears to hamper mucus clearance from the airways, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society's American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. (2019-06-07)
Changes to immune genes link paternal smoking with childhood asthma
New research shows that children exposed to paternal tobacco smoking before birth are more likely to develop asthma - and that associated changes to immune genes predict the level of risk. (2019-05-31)
Child deaths in Brazil fall following comprehensive smoking ban
Child deaths have fallen in Brazil following complete smoking bans in public places, according to a new study. (2019-05-31)
UTSA study shows vaping is linked to adolescents' propensity for crime
UTSA criminal justice professor Dylan Jackson recently published one of the first studies to explore emerging drug use in the form of adolescent vaping and its association with delinquency among 8th and 10th grade students. (2019-05-28)
First-of-its-kind study in endothelial stem cells finds exposure to flavored e-cigarette liquids, e-cigarette use exacerbates cell dysfunction
There has been a rapid rise in e-cigarette use, but its health effects have not been well-studied and their effect on vascular health remains unknown. (2019-05-27)
Electric hookahs might be no safer than traditional charcoal-based ones
Waterpipe tobacco smoking, otherwise known as 'hookah' or 'shisha,' is becoming increasingly popular worldwide, especially among youth. (2019-05-22)
Most e-cigarette users want to quit, Rutgers study finds
Most people who smoke e-cigarettes want to quit and many have tried to reduce their use, according to Rutgers researchers. (2019-05-21)
How plant viruses can be used to ward off pests and keep plants healthy
Imagine a technology that could target pesticides to treat specific spots deep within the soil, making them more effective at controlling infestations while limiting their toxicity to the environment. (2019-05-20)
Tobacco and e-cig promotions spark teens' use of nicotine products, Stanford study finds
Owning items that promote e-cigarettes and other alternative tobacco products doubles the likelihood that a young person will try these products, a new study led by the Stanford University School of Medicine has found. (2019-05-17)
Concerns as MPs' links to organization backed by tobacco industry revealed
No fewer than 25 serving Conservative MPs, including several leadership candidates, are connected to an organization part-funded by the tobacco industry and responsible for a series of attacks on public health initiatives, reveals an investigation by The BMJ. (2019-05-15)
Coffee addicts really do wake up and smell the coffee
Regular coffee drinkers can sniff out even tiny amounts of coffee and are faster at recognising the aroma, which could open the door to new ways of using aversion therapy for addiction (2019-05-14)
Smoking risk in children has fallen since tobacco display ban
The risk of 11- to 16-year-olds taking up smoking has reduced following the introduction of a ban on the open display of tobacco products in the UK, according to a new University of Stirling study. (2019-05-14)
Bullying among adolescents hurts both the victims and the perpetrators
About a tenth of adolescents across the globe have been the victim of psychological or physical violence from their classmates. (2019-05-06)
Prison tobacco ban significantly reduces secondhand smoke
Levels of secondhand smoke in Scotland's prisons fell by more than 80% in the week after smoking was banned, according to new University of Stirling research. (2019-05-06)
BAT's year-long study to assess potential health effects of using Tobacco Heating Products
A year-long study to assess the health effects of switching from smoking cigarettes to using Tobacco Heating Products has been launched by British American Tobacco (BAT). (2019-05-02)
UC research supports state's effort to raise age limit on tobacco purchases
Merianos' research on the effects of secondhand and thirdhand smoke on teen health has garnered attention from around the world, and more recently her research on the means of acquiring e-cigarettes among adolescents earned her an award from the American Academy of Health Behavior. (2019-05-01)
Study of teens with eating disorders compares substance users and non-users
A study of teens in eating disorder outpatient treatment compares long term results and drop-out rates of casual substance (alcohol, tobacco, drugs) users and non-substance users. (2019-05-01)
Co-use of cannabis and tobacco linked to poorer functioning among young adults
As marijuana is legalized in more jurisdictions, one challenge facing US public health officials is the chance that users will use cannabis and tobacco products together, as is common in many nations. (2019-04-29)
Particulate matter takes away 125,000 years of healthy life from Europe's child population
A study analyzes the burden of disease of seven environmental hazards to children in the 28 countries of the European Union. (2019-04-24)
Study finds differences in storefront tobacco advertising by product type
In response to US restrictions on where tobacco companies are allowed to advertise their products, the industry now dedicates nearly all of its $9 billion advertising budget to activities occurring in retail settings. (2019-04-24)
Parents using both e-cigarettes and traditional cigarettes may be more motivated to quit
A study by MassGeneral Hospital for Children researchers finds that parents who use both traditional cigarettes and e-cigarettes may be more receptive to smoking cessation interventions than parents who only smoke traditional cigarettes. (2019-04-22)
Rutgers develops new tool to help psychiatrists encourage patients to quit smoking
Psychiatrists often disregard their patients' smoking even though tobacco use accounts for 50% of deaths among people with mental illness, a Rutgers-led study finds. (2019-04-22)
Asian nations in early tobacco epidemic: study
Asian countries are in the early stages of a tobacco smoking epidemic with habits mirroring those of the United States from past decades, setting the stage for a spike in future deaths from smoking-related diseases. (2019-04-18)
Sniffing pleasant odors may decrease cigarette craving
Smokers who are trying to quit may not always have to reach for a piece of nicotine gum to stave off a craving. (2019-04-15)
'Fingerprint database' could help scientists to identify new cancer culprits
Scientists in Cambridge and London have developed a catalogue of DNA mutation 'fingerprints' that could help doctors pinpoint the environmental culprit responsible for a patient's tumour - including showing some of the fingerprints left in lung tumours by specific chemicals found in tobacco smoke. (2019-04-15)
FDA ban on menthol is likely to survive tobacco industry lawsuits
A proposed ban of menthol combustible tobacco products by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will likely be upheld in court, albeit a lengthy legal process, a Rutgers paper found. (2019-04-15)
Discovery of oral cancer biomarkers could save thousands of lives
Oral cancer is known for its high mortality rate in developing countries, but an international team of scientists hope its latest discovery will change that. (2019-04-15)
Medicaid could save $2.6 billion within a year if just 1% of recipients quit smoking
Reducing smoking, and its associated health effects, among Medicaid recipients in each state by just 1 percent would result in $2.6 billion in total Medicaid savings the following year, according to new research by UC San Francisco. (2019-04-12)
Graphic cigarette warning labels can deter some sales
More than 100 countries have regulations mandating that cigarette packages have graphic warning labels, but the strategy has been blocked in the US by legal actions. (2019-04-09)
More policy work needed to reduce use of smokeless tobacco, say researchers
Researchers at the University of York have shown that regulations on smokeless tobacco are still lacking, despite 181 countries agreeing to a common approach to controlling the demand and supply. (2019-04-03)
Smoking and mortality in Asia
In this analysis of data from 20 studies conducted in China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and India with more than 1 million participants, deaths associated with smoking continued to increase among men in Asia grouped by the years in which they were born. (2019-03-29)
Novel study links fetal exposure to nicotine and sudden infant death syndrome
Fetal exposure to tobacco smoke in utero is associated with sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and cardiac arrhythmias in newborns. (2019-03-28)
Increase the legal purchase age to reduce smoking rates in young people, urges expert
Increasing the legal age for tobacco purchase should be combined with other measures to reduce smoking rates in young people, argues an expert in The BMJ today. (2019-03-27)
Youth smoking and vaping: What does it mean for tobacco control
New research from PIRE/PRC features analysis of in-depth, qualitative interviews with young vapers in California between 15 and 25. (2019-03-24)
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)
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