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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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[Pennsylvania] A mango-scented flash-drive-looking device lets kids smoke in class

It looks like a flash drive, but it’s really full of nicotine. And now, it’s taking the vape industry by storm — or up in smoke. The JUUL vaporizer has exploded in popularity this year, and as a result, has garnered the attention of school administrato
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Dec 15, 2017 03:17
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Graphic Anti-Smoking Ads Can Backfire on Kids

New research suggests that the strategy of hanging these posters in convenience stores could backfire, prompting some teens to light up. The tobacco industry focuses much of its advertising efforts on convenience stores, which are popular with young peo
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 15, 2017 03:23
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Vuse falls further behind Juul on e-cig sales

The gap continued to widen during November between Juul, the new top-selling U.S. electronic cigarette, and Vuse of R.J. Reynolds Vapor Co., according to Nielsen data. Wells Fargo Securities analyst Bonnie Herzog said Tuesday that Juul jumped to a 40 pe
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 15, 2017 03:16
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[Asia, Thailand] Network fired up over electronic cigarette ban / Group adamant that 'vaping' saves lives

Siripol Yodmuangcharoen, chairman of the NLA's commerce subcommittee who received the petition, said the group backed calls for the ban to be reversed with information that 160 countries allow the sale of e-cigarettes, while only 15 countries ban them.
Bangkok Post (th)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:15
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[Canada] Two convicted in Sudbury for illegal smoking

The Sudbury and District Health Unit has successfully prosecuted two cases under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act....The first conviction was to an individual for smoking on hospital property. The resulting fine was for $3,000 plus surcharges. The second conv
Sudbury (Ont) Star (ca)
added Dec 15, 2017 03:15
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[Wisconsin] Franklin may ban smoking and vaping in public parks at the request of a local youth group

"Parks are a place that everyone can enjoy, however, secondhand smoke and littered cigarette butts may deter families from using them," the request suggests. The city’s parks commission took up the request Dec. 11. Julianna Manske, a public health nurse
Milwaukee (WI) Journal-Sentinel
added Dec 15, 2017 03:15
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[Kentucky] WITHROW: City needs smoke-free ordinance ($$)

I can still hear the shock and fear in her voice when I told her the diagnosis.
Paducah (KY) Sun
added Dec 15, 2017 03:15
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[Indiana] New smoking rules get initial OK

City council voted 4-3 on first read Monday night to ban smoking from gatherings of 50 or more people on public property such as streets, parking lots and parks. Another amendment bans the use of electronic smoking devices such as e-cigarettes and vape p
Seymour (IN) Daily Tribune
added Dec 15, 2017 03:15
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[Missouri] Prison smoking ban starts next year

After a victory in a court case brought about by an inmate in the Missouri Department of Corrections who suffered health effects from secondhand smoke, the department will ban smoking in designated smoking areas around prisons next year.
Jefferson City (MO) News Tribune
added Dec 15, 2017 03:14
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