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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

TOC: Volume 19, Issue 3 1 March 2017

Smoking Cessation and Changes in Body Mass Index: Findings From the First Randomized Cessation Trial in a Low-Income Country Setting / Worsening Dietary and Physical Activity Behaviors Do Not Readily Explain Why Smokers Gain Weight After Cessation: A Coh
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 24, 2017 23:15

[UK] Southampton mums-to-be are set to receive £20 incentive in a bid to stop them smoking

young pregnant mums in Hampshire are to be given shopping vouchers as an incentive to give up smoking. Under the new scheme expectant mums under 20 will receive £20 Love2shop vouchers each month for the length of their pregnancy.
Southern Daily Echo (uk)
added Feb 28, 2017 16:48

Business groups, once tobacco-friendly, switch sides in fight

Even in states where tobacco has played an important role in the economy - including North Carolina, Kentucky and Missouri -chambers have endorsed cigarette tax hikes, raising the smoking age and othe... "Smoking isn't just killing us, it's bankrupting us
added Feb 28, 2017 06:10

Study finds biomarker for lung cancer detection in the nasal passages of smokers

A new nasal test may allow patients suspected of having lung cancer to undergo a simple swab of their nose to determine if they have the disease. Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that a genomic biomarker in the nasal
Medical Xpress (
added Feb 28, 2017 16:53

Shared Gene Expression Alterations in Nasal and Bronchial Epithelium for Lung Cancer Detection

These results support that the airway epithelial field of lung cancer–associated injury in ever smokers extends to the nose and demonstrates the potential of using nasal gene expression as a noninvasive biomarker for lung cancer detection.
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
added Feb 28, 2017 16:53

[UK] Smoke signals

what is the best way for pharmacy teams to answer customers’ questions about quitting? And how can you remind customers that you are there to help without seeming judgmental or pushy? What’s the best way to approach customers?
Training Matters Magazine (uk)
added Feb 28, 2017 16:52

[Asia-pacific, Malaysia] Govt to carry out awareness campaign on smoking ban in public parks

The Health Ministry is currently carrying out public awareness exercise on the smoking ban at all public parks and recreational places before the directive is enforced on June 1. Its director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the enforcement wo
Malay Mail (my)
added Feb 28, 2017 07:29

[Spain] Smoking ban in public places may help improve health

Researchers have found evidence that a ban on smoking in public places could be an effective measure to reduce exposure to second-hand smoke which has long been associated with negative health effects. "The study findings highlight the impact of smoke-fr
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Feb 28, 2017 07:27

Florida Appeals Panel Orders New Trial In Engle Progeny Suit ($$)

panel on Feb. 24 found that the attorneys for a woman who sued a tobacco company for the death of her husband made improper comments during closing arguments that violated a judge’s order and ordered a new trial (R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. v. Cynthia Robin
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 28, 2017 06:51
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