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Experts strongly recommend varenicline over the patch for adult smokers hoping to quit
Smoking cessation initiatives notwithstanding, along with provocative public health campaigns and clinical guidance, quitting tobacco has remained elusive for many smokers. (2020-07-15)
Flavored cigarette ban significantly reduced youth smoking, new study finds
Dr. Matthew Rossheim, assistant professor of global and community health in George Mason University's College of Health and Human Services, analyzed National Survey on Drug Use and Health data to test the effect of the 2009 U.S. flavored cigarette ban. (2020-07-15)
Cigarette sales declining by 20 million a month after advent of standardized packaging
The new study from the Tobacco Control Research Group at the University of Bath highlights how new taxation plus standardised packaging for cigarettes has led to a large decline in sales in England and Wales. (2020-07-12)
Non-tobacco plant identified in ancient pipe for first time
People in what is now Washington State were smoking Rhus glabra, a plant commonly known as smooth sumac, more than 1,400 years ago. (2020-06-26)
Cancer study shows how chemicals cause complex cell mutations
Fresh insights into why some harmful substances are so efficient at causing cancer could aid the quest for better treatments. (2020-06-24)
Juul Labs shares new research at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence Annual Meeting
As part of the Company's ongoing engagement with the public health community, Juul Labs today announced findings from its sciences and research program at the 82nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. (2020-06-23)
How EU safety legislation has affected UK vapers
New research shows that vapers have been largely reassured by recent EU regulations, but some have been pushed to the black market for stronger hits. (2020-06-18)
Tobacco industry discounting linked to higher cigarette consumption in Europe
Tobacco industry discounting is linked to higher cigarette consumption the following year, finds an analysis of the impact of pricing differentials in 23 European countries and published online in the journal Tobacco Control. (2020-06-16)
Plant cell gatekeepers' diversity could be key to better crops
Scientists have shed new light on how the network of gatekeepers that controls the traffic in and out of plant cells works, which they think is key to develop food crops with bigger yields and greater ability to cope with extreme environments. (2020-06-12)
Risk of stroke may more than double for African Americans who smoke
Current cigarette smoking and the number of cigarettes smoked per day are associated with more than double the risk of stroke among African Americans. (2020-06-10)
No smoke, but still hazardous
A more sensitive technique shows cigarette alternative may be more hazardous than manufacturer testing had found. (2020-06-04)
New insights into vaping uptake among Māori and Pacific peoples
Māori and Pasifika who have not been able to quit smoking may need more support to move from smoking to vaping, researchers from the University of Otago and Māori public health collective Hāpai Te Hauora have found. (2020-05-24)
Tobacco companies minting it before Wednesday's UK menthol cigarette ban
Three days before menthol cigarettes are banned in the UK, new research highlights a sharp rise in their market share and extensive tobacco industry efforts to undermine legislation. (2020-05-17)
DDT, other banned pesticides found in Detroit-area black women: BU study
A new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study published in the journal Environmental Research finds detectable levels of DDE (what DDT becomes when metabolized in the body) and other banned organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) in the blood of over 60 percent of a cohort of black women of reproductive age in the Detroit area, with higher levels in women who smoked cigarettes daily, drank more alcohol, and drank more water. (2020-05-06)
Diminished returns of educational attainment on heart disease among black Americans
Using a nationally representative sample, the researchers explored racial/ethnic variation in the link between educational attainment and heart disease among American adults. (2020-05-06)
UniSA research uncovers treatment combo that sees smokers six times more likely to quit
New research led by the University of South Australia has found that smokers who receive the medication varenicline tartrate combined with Quitline counselling following a period of hospitalisation due to a tobacco-related illness are six times more likely to quit smoking than those who attempt to stop without support. (2020-05-01)
E-cigarette users experience vascular damage similar to that of smokers of combustible cigarettes
Young adults using e-cigarettes experienced arterial stiffness and blood vessel damage similar to those who smoke traditional cigarettes. (2020-04-29)
Smoking may explain why more men than women die of COVID-19 in Spain
Cardiovascular diseases aggravated by smoking are present in over 30% of coronavirus mortalities. (2020-04-29)
Say no to vaping: Blood pressure, heart rate rises in healthy, young nonsmokers
New research finds that nicotine-filled e-cigarettes cause increases in heart rate and blood pressure in young people, health issues that remain even after a vaping session. (2020-04-27)
Promoting advantages of product category, such as e-cigarettes, can backfire
Researchers suggest that during the past decade, efforts to promote e-cigarettes as a healthier alternative to combustible cigarettes backfired. (2020-04-22)
Death rates from prostate cancer predicted to decline overall in EU but rise in Poland
Death rates from prostate cancer are predicted to fall in 2020 in the EU, largely due to better diagnosis and treatment, according to new research published in the leading cancer journal Annals of Oncology. (2020-04-19)
JUUL sales bounced back within weeks of self-imposed flavor ban
A new study finds JUUL sales recovered within weeks following a dip after the company withdrew some flavored products from stores, eventually surpassing sales from before the change as consumption shifted to the menthol/mint and tobacco flavors that remained on shelves. (2020-04-16)
Streaming services flouting India's regulations banning tobacco imagery in all media
Streaming services that are popular with teens and young people in India are flouting the nation's regulations on exposure to tobacco imagery in any media platform, reveals an analysis of 10 on-demand streaming series, published online in the journal Tobacco Control. (2020-04-09)
Kids or teen smokers are less likely to kick the habit as adults
The younger you start smoking, the more likely you are to smoke daily as an adult and the less likely you are to have kicked the habit by your 40s, according to an international study that includes the US. (2020-04-08)
Effective options for quitting smoking during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
A new Cochrane Special Collection, COVID-19: Effective options for quitting smoking during the pandemic, published today in the Cochrane Library. (2020-04-01)
E-cigarette users had substances linked to bladder cancer in urine, review finds
In a review published in the journal European Urology Oncology, researchers compiled the results of 22 different studies that analyzed the urine of people who used e-cigarettes or other tobacco products, including cigarettes, to check for evidence of cancer-linked compounds or biomarkers of those compounds. (2020-03-19)
E-cigarette use rises while new data points to heart health risks
A new study adds to mounting evidence that the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), or vaping, has increased in recent years among US adults, with nearly 1 in 20 reporting current use of e-cigarettes, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC). (2020-03-18)
Concern over industry support for wider access to medical cannabis
An investigation by The BMJ has uncovered links between groups and individuals campaigning for wider access to cannabis for medical reasons and those pushing for the legalization of cannabis for recreational use. (2020-03-18)
The Lancet Psychiatry: Single dose of psychoactive component in cannabis could induce psychotic, depressive, and anxiety symptoms in healthy people
A single dose of the main psychoactive component in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), can induce a range of psychiatric symptoms, according to results of a systematic review and meta-analysis of 15 studies including 331 people with no history of psychotic or other major psychiatric disorders, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. (2020-03-17)
Observed 'gateway' effect of e-cigarettes among teens 'likely to be small'
The observed 'gateway' effect of e-cigarette use among teens is 'likely to be small,' with only a tiny proportion of experimental vapers going on to smoke regular cigarettes, suggests research published online in the journal Tobacco Control. (2020-03-17)
Are women using e-cigarettes during preconception and/or pregnancy?
A new study of 1,365 racially/ethnically diverse, low-income pregnant women found that 4% reported e-cigarette use. (2020-03-16)
Are non-smoking young adults who use e-cigarettes more likely to smoke in the future?
Young people who have tried e-cigarettes but have never smoked before are nearly five times more likely to go on to try smoking, a new study has found. (2020-03-10)
Viewership soars for misleading tobacco videos on YouTube
Misleading portrayals of the safety of tobacco use are widespread on YouTube, where the viewership of popular pro-tobacco videos has soared over the past half-dozen years, according to research by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania. (2020-03-09)
Humans transport dangerous smoke residues indoors
A team of scientists discovered that people carry hazardous compounds from cigarette smoke into non-smoking environments. (2020-03-05)
Native Americans and higher cigarette use: Stereotype goes up in smoke
University of Arizona Health Sciences study finds when whites and Native Americans in comparable income and education levels are compared, whites consume more cigarettes and are more nicotine dependent. (2020-03-05)
Certain factors predict smoking cessation in patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Smoking doubles the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis and continuing to smoke after being diagnosed has negative effects on patients. (2020-03-04)
Third-hand smoke is no joke, can convey hazardous chemicals
People can carry hazardous compounds from cigarette smoke that cling to their bodies and clothes and then release those compounds into non-smoking environments -- exposing people nearby to cigarettes' adverse effects, a new study shows. (2020-03-04)
BAT study shows new vaping technology significantly reduces exposure to toxicants
A vapor product that contains new-to-world technology has significantly fewer and lower levels of certain toxicants compared to cigarette smoke, a study has shown. (2020-03-03)
Youth exposure to tobacco outlets and cigarette smoking
A new study led by researchers at the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation explores these questions using real time data from 100 youth participants from 16-20 years old to assess the effect of exposure to tobacco outlets on same-day smoking and the number of cigarettes consumed. (2020-03-02)
Study shows rising age of first drug use in teens, young adults
The average age at which teens and young adults start using drugs has been rising, according to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics. (2020-03-02)
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