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Companies flout law on tobacco in tooth care products
Up to 68% of adolescents in India use dental products containing tobacco, despite a law barring manufacturers from using tobacco as an ingredient in any toothpaste or toothpowder, reveals a study in this week's BMJ. (2004-02-05)
Gardeners Get Better Warnings Than Smokers
Gardeners get better warnings about the risks of using tobacco than smokers do, according to a California physician. (1999-03-06)
Poorest in India are biggest consumers of tobacco
The view that many poor families in South Asia are going without food to get tobacco is raised in this week's BMJ. (2004-04-01)
A Year Of Living Dangerously: The Tobacco Control Community Meets The Global Settlement
Health policy experts Michele Bloch, Richard Daynard, and Ruth Roemer reflect on the divisions within the tobacco control community and their impact on the failed McCain tobacco bill in the spring of 1998. (1998-11-09)
E-cigarettes do not promote cancer growth in lab tests
A new study found no evidence that a commercially available e-cigarette vapor promotes the development of cancer in laboratory cells. (2017-04-27)
Tobacco companies expand their epidemic of death
An editorial published online first and in this week's Lancet criticizes the tobacco industry for expanding its peddling of death, especially in vulnerable countries. (2011-02-09)
Tobacco should be excluded from free trade agreement
Tobacco should be excluded from free trade agreements to protect health, argue researchers in this week's BMJ. (2004-03-04)
Rodent smoke screen
Rats passively exposed to tobacco smoke become dependent on nicotine, according to a new study by Dr. (2009-12-08)
Explosion in corporate tobacco sponsorship
Corporate sponsorship by tobacco companies in the USA has rocketed, shows research in Tobacco Control. (2001-09-04)
Tobacco use linked with higher use of opioids and sedatives
Tobacco is a known risk factor for the misuse of prescription opioids. (2019-01-09)
UK government should act now to regulate tobacco
Cigarettes are the deadliest form of nicotine delivery available on the market, yet are the least regulated. (2003-01-16)
Researchers demonstrate that 'safe' cigarettes are as hazardous as tobacco
Using a technique they developed to document the harmful effects of tobacco products, researchers at New York Medical College have found that so-called (2010-05-12)
Tougher action needed to counter tobacco industry influence in Formula One
As the British Grand Prix approaches, researchers in this week's BMJ call for tougher worldwide action to counter the tobacco industry's influence in Formula One. (2004-07-08)
Action needed to help tobacco users quit across the globe
More than half of the countries who signed the WHO 2005 Framework Convention on Tobacco Control have not formed plans to help tobacco users quit. (2013-06-24)
More awareness of and involvement with tobacco marketing encourages teenage smoking
Teenagers are aware of, and are participating in, many forms of tobacco marketing, and this phenomenon is consistently associated with being a smoker, finds a study in this week's BMJ. (2001-03-01)
Nicotine lozenges, tobacco-free snuff help smokeless tobacco users quit, Mayo Clinic finds
Smokeless tobacco users who said they didn't want to quit changed their minds or significantly cut back when given nicotine lozenges or tobacco-free snuff in a Mayo Clinic study. (2013-02-19)
Tobacco brands still common in PG-13 movies, despite '98 Master Settlement
Seven years after tobacco companies signed the Master Settlement Agreement prohibiting them from paying for tobacco brand appearances in movies, the number of tobacco brand appearances in PG-13 rated movies has not experienced a statistically significant decrease, according to a study by Dartmouth Medical School researchers. (2005-05-17)
Teen athletes continue tobacco use, despite severe consequences
One of the topics -- teen athletes continue tobacco use, despite severe consequences -- will be discussed at the upcoming 83rd General Session of the International Association for Dental Research conference. (2005-03-10)
Smoking, Quitting Different For Men And Women
Quitting smoking is harder for women than for men, a Minnesota scientist reported Friday. (1999-03-05)
Tobacco smuggling is killing more people than illegal drugs
Tobacco smuggling causes around 4,000 premature deaths a year -- four times the number of deaths caused by the use of all smuggled illegal drugs put together -- but the UK government is not doing enough to tackle the problem, claim experts on bmj.com today. (2008-10-09)
European nations urged to ratify international treaty on tobacco control
European oncologists and cancer organizations should urge their governments to ratify an international treaty on tobacco control, the World Health Organization and the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) said on Monday, 1 November 2004. (2004-11-01)
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)
Dwindling visibility of tobacco in prime time US TV linked to fall in smoking rates
The dwindling visibility of tobacco products in prime time US TV drama programs may be linked to a fall in smoking prevalence of up to two packs of cigarettes per adult a year, suggests research published online in the journal Tobacco Control. (2014-04-03)
Tobacco firm launches mobile trailers to counter smoking bans
Tobacco sponsorship of motor sports is an efficient way to reach boys and young men, but now the world's third largest tobacco producer has found another way to promote smoking. (2004-08-05)
Smokeless tobacco products not a safe option, won't help smokers quit
The American Heart Association advises against smokeless tobacco products for smoking cessation -- they are not a (2010-09-13)
Tobacco industry concealed its role in refuting important study
In 1981 an influential Japanese study showed an association between passive smoking and lung cancer. (2002-12-12)
Kids exposed to millions of tobacco images/messages every week on prime time UK TV
UK children are being exposed to millions of tobacco images/messages every week on prime time television, indicates research published online in Tobacco Control. (2013-03-11)
Tobacco content still common on UK prime time TV, despite regulations
Tobacco content remains common on UK prime time TV, cropping up in a third of all programmes, despite advertising and broadcasting regulations designed to protect children from this kind of exposure, reveals research published online in the journal Tobacco Control. (2018-08-13)
Banning tobacco sales to people under age 21 reduces smoking
County- and municipality-level bans on tobacco sales to individuals under age 21 yield substantive reductions in smoking among 18- to 20-year-olds, according to a new study from the Yale School of Public Health. (2019-07-26)
Case finds dental patients agreeable to tobacco interventions
Dental patients don't mind if their dentists give them a nudge to stop using tobacco products, according to the findings of survey conducted at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine. (2005-04-11)
Tobacco hybrid emits low-toxicant, e-cig-like vapor with enhanced flavor
Chemical analysis has revealed no detectable difference between the vapours produced by an e-cigarette and a novel tobacco hybrid, (iFuse). (2017-05-29)
Mayor of New York proposes preventing 100 million deaths from tobacco
Around 100 million lives could be saved if every country around the world reduced its adult smoking rate to below 20 percent or by 5 percent if already below 20 percent. (2007-05-17)
Heated tobacco devices making inroads among young adults, study finds
Heated tobacco devices -- which heat rather than burn tobacco to create a vapor -- are the next products being pushed by the tobacco industry. (2020-02-17)
U of T research supports Ontario ban on cigarette displays
New research from the Ontario Tobacco Research Unit at the University of Toronto shows that consumers have been bombarded by extensive tobacco promotion at point of sale. (2008-05-22)
How links with tobacco industry may have influenced the publication of research on second-hand smoke
A paper published in this week's issue of The Lancet highlights how links with the tobacco industry may be seen to have influenced the publication of research on the dangers of second-hand tobacco smoke. (2005-02-24)
Kenneth Clarke's tobacco industry links make him unfit for party leadership
Prospective candidate for the Tory party leadership, Kenneth Clarke, is (2005-10-13)
Mayo clinic study finds current tobacco and past alcohol use linked to greater health problems
A Mayo Clinic study has found that patients suffered a greater decrease in general and mental health if they were currently smoking and also had an alcohol problem. (2001-12-24)
Concurrent tobacco and marijuana use may hamper cigarette smoking cessation
Tobacco smokers who also smoke marijuana may be less likely to quit smoking tobacco and less likely to try to quit than those who do not smoke marijuana, according to a study by researchers at The Johns Hopkins University. (2003-04-09)
For the first time, drug shows promise to help spit tobacco users quit
A Mayo Clinic pilot study shows bupropion, an antidepressant known to help smokers quit, could help spit tobacco users kick the habit too. (2002-09-03)
Negative social cues on tobacco packaging may help smokers quit
New research published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs suggests that tobacco packaging that reminds smokers that broad societal 'others' disapprove of the activity can trigger feelings of self-consciousness, which in turn reduces smoking intentions. (2018-11-21)
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