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Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on significant public health value and cost savings resulting from the agency’s youth smoking prevention campaign

“The Real Cost” has resulted in savings of more than $31 billion for youth, their families and society at large by reducing smoking-related costs like early loss of life, costly medical care, lost wages, lower productivity and increased disability – that
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Aug 16, 2018 16:24
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Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of The Real Cost Campaign's Effect on Smoking Prevention [FREE FULL TEXT]

Campaign expenditures were cost efficient. The cost savings resulting from The Real Cost represent a large reduction in the financial burden to individuals, their families, and society as a result of tobacco. Public health campaigns, like The Real Cost,
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Aug 16, 2018 16:23
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[UK] Teenagers wrongly think vaping is as bad as smoking

More than a quarter of teenagers believe that vaping is as dangerous as smoking, twice the proportion of five years ago. The anti-smoking charity ASH said that misguided advice from doctors and teachers and social media scare stories about e-cigarettes
Times Of London (uk)
added Aug 16, 2018 16:12
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Rivals train sights on vaping start-up Juul Labs

Juul devices use nicotine salts, which deliver nicotine at a speed comparable to traditional cigarettes and give users the “hit” they crave faster than most ecigarettes. “This is a case of some really clever individuals figuring out that they’re putting
Financial Times (uk)
added Aug 16, 2018 16:12
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Summer tourists ‘forced to smoke’ in top European cities

tourists are being warned that spending a long weekend in Europe’s 10 most popular but polluted cities could have the same health impacts as smoking between one and four cigarettes.
Transport & Environment (be)
added Aug 16, 2018 16:11
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Smoking Cessation, Weight Change, Type 2 Diabetes, and Mortality

Smoking cessation that was accompanied by substantial weight gain was associated with an increased short-term risk of type 2 diabetes but did not mitigate the benefits of quitting smoking on reducing cardiovascular and all-cause mortality. (Funded by the
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added Aug 16, 2018 16:06
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Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain

If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you're trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you're still better off in the long run. Compared with smokers, even the quitters who gained the most weight had at l
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 15, 2018 23:34
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Weight gain after quitting smoking increases a person’s type 2 diabetes risk by more than 20%

a new study has found that those who don't watch their waistlines after cutting out cigarettes could be increasing their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Researchers say that quitters who indulge in snacks after swapping them for tobacco are 20 percen
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 15, 2018 23:33
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[UK] 'Something was troubling him, he definitely wasn't himself': Friends of Sudanese immigrant who unleashed terror on Westminster say his life smoking shisha as a failed student had made him depressed

A failed student, he loved smoking a hookah pipe or sipping coffee at an internet cafe, where he spent much of his time browsing the web alone.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 15, 2018 23:32
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