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Electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) battery-related burns presenting to US emergency departments, 2016 [FREE FULL TEXT]

The nature and circumstances of the injuries suggest these incidents were unintentional and would potentially be prevented through battery design requirements, battery testing standards and public education related to ENDS battery safety.
Injury Epidemiology
added Mar 9, 2018 19:53
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Immediate effects of cigar smoking on respiratory mechanics and exhaled biomarkers; differences between young smokers with mild asthma and otherwise healthy young smokers [FREE FULL TEXT]

CS has immediate effects on pulmonary function. Mild asthma predisposes to higher increase of peripheral resistance(increased fdr). In otherwise healthy smokers, central resistance(R20Hz) is more affected. FENO levels are not significantly affected by CS
BioMed Central (uk)
added Feb 27, 2017 10:24
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The Hip Hop peer crowd: An opportunity for intervention to reduce tobacco use among at-risk youth [FREE FULL TEXT]

Alternative youth were most at risk of cigarette smoking, followed by Hip Hop. Specifically, Hip Hop youth were significantly less likely to be Non-susceptible Non-triers than Popular, Mainstream, and Country youth, and more likely to be Experimenters th
Addictive Behaviors
added Mar 9, 2018 19:55
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[Canada] A world without cigarettes? How vaping is disrupting Big Tobacco’s plans

This summer e-cigarettes will officially become legal in Canada, and tobacco companies are preparing for their largest threat yet. Will they ride the vaping wave to higher sales—or will they get smoked?
Globe and Mail (ca)
added May 23, 2018 03:56
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Association of Smokeless Tobacco Use and Oral Cancer: A Systematic Global Review and Meta-Analysis

Chewing SLT products was associated with higher risk of oral cancer than other types of SLT. This can serve as a useful tool for policy makers in forming strict policies in controlling SLT menace. Hence, we propose that in addition to smoking, efforts sho
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added May 23, 2018 04:37
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Quitting smoking, but not cutting back, linked to better lung health

Compared to those who never smoked, stable heavy smokers experienced the greatest decline in lung function as measured by FEV1, or the amount of air that can be forcibly exhaled in one second (-42.2 mL/year). In addition, stable heavy smokers were 26 tim
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added May 23, 2018 01:56
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The Netherlands Withdraws From Major Tobacco Advice Committee

The committee in question forms part of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), giving advice on the drafting of international standards regarding tobacco products, on behalf of the Netherlands.
Vaping Post (ch)
added May 22, 2018 15:47
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[Ireland] New signage on city playgrounds declares ‘smoke free zones’

Galway City Council has launched new ‘smoke-free zone’ signage for the city’s 30 playgrounds. The colourful signs aim to grab the attention of parents and children promoting an important health message that playgrounds are smoke-free environments. The
Connacht Tribune (ie)
added May 22, 2018 15:40
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[Kansas] Commission discusses smoking in parks

Parsons city commissioners likely will consider an ordinance creating desginated smoking zones in all parks with playground equipment during their next meeting. The commissioners on Monday discussed a proposed ordinance that would ban smoking in the cit
Parsons (KS) Sun
added May 22, 2018 15:35
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[India] Chennai cops crack down on deadly hookah

“You have to be watchful if your youngster is coming home late, regularly and for no good reason. And be alarmed if the kid smells of something as pleasant as apple or strawberry”, said S. Rajendran, deputy commissioner of police, Kilpauk. He has had som
Deccan Chronicle (in)
added May 22, 2018 15:33
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