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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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[Australia] Dodgy tobacco and shifty shisha dealers funnelling money to crime

SHISHA stores and tobacconists are selling illegal tobacco in paper bags to punters, with the cash helping fund terrorism and organised crime, authorities warn. This week, an Australian Border Force officer was one of eight arrested as part of an interna
Adelaide Now -- The Advertiser and Sunday Mail (au)
added Aug 18, 2017 04:26
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[California] Saratoga gets an A for being tobacco smoke-free

Saratoga is the gold standard for smoke-free cities. Breathe California of the Bay Area gave the city an A grade, a massive jump up from its F grade in 2009. The failing grade prompted the city to make extensive efforts to protect its community from the
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Aug 18, 2017 04:27
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[New York] This Woman’s Facebook Post Is a Reminder That You Don't Have to Be a Smoker to Get Lung Cancer

"Lung cancer is much more common than people may realize among those who have quit smoking as well as those who never smoked," Mara Antonoff, M.D., assistant professor of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer C
Self Magazine
added Aug 18, 2017 04:27
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[UK] Lung cancer—moving in the right direction

SBRT, sometimes referred to as stereotactic ablative radiation therapy, is a focused way of delivering radiation in high-dose fractions. It can be preferred to surgery when patients have comorbidities or are considered too frail to undergo surgery. By co
The Lancet (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 04:27
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Prenatal Nicotine Exposure Disrupts Infant Neural Markers of Orienting

PNE may impair auditory sensory gating, which may contribute to disrupted sleep and to reduced auditory discrimination and learning, attention re-orienting and/or arousal during wakefulness reported in other studies.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Aug 18, 2017 04:27
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Differences in Subjective Experiences to First Use of Menthol and Non-Menthol Cigarettes in a National Sample of Young Adult Cigarette Smokers

While few differences were found between menthol and non-menthol initiators in their subjective experiences, fewer menthol initiates felt nauseated at first cigarette use. Future research needs to identify additional mechanisms linking menthol initiation
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Aug 18, 2017 04:27
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Frequency and Content of Conversations about Pictorial Warnings on Cigarette Packs

Health communication can influence behavior by changing social interactions. Our trial characterized social interactions about pictorial cigarette pack warnings with a large longitudinal sample in a real world setting. Understanding these conversations c
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Aug 18, 2017 04:27
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Wells Fargo Anticipates Cigarette Price Increase

Convenience store retailers should expect the next cigarette price increase to arrive sooner than the normal November cycle, according to a report by Wells Fargo Securities LLC. Wells Fargo conducted a survey of its tobacco retailer and wholesaler contact
Convenience Store Decisions
added Aug 18, 2017 04:26
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[Asia, China] Ban on smoking in public places includes trains ($$)

China prohibited smoking in public places in 2006. But the ban is not effectively enforced to prevent people from smoking in public places. Ban on smoking in public places includes trains
China Daily (cn)
added Aug 18, 2017 04:26
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