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Disparities in the Receipt of Tobacco Treatment Counseling within the US Context of the Affordable Care Act and Meaningful Use Implementation

This study provides important data on the national trends in receipt of health professional advice to quit smoking and other tobacco use in the context of the ACA and Meaningful Use implementation and whether these policies helped to narrow the gaps in r
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 20, 2017 18:36
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[Florida] 2 Law Firms Ordered To Pay $9.1 Million For Frivolous Engle Progeny Suits ($$)

The four judges in the Middle District of Florida ordered that The Wilner Firm and Farah & Farah pay $9,164,404.12 and referred the matters discussed in the order to the Florida Bar...
Lexis Nexis
added Oct 20, 2017 18:29
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Vaping Elicits Immune Response in Lungs

Sputum samples from e-cigarette users and cigarette smokers both exhibited elevated neutrophil activity associated with chronic inflammatory lung diseases like COPD, reported Mehmet Kesimer, PhD, of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine Cen
MedPage Today
added Oct 20, 2017 18:18
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[UK] E-cigarettes can trigger deadly lung diseases as easily as tobacco products, study says

compared saliva samples from tobacco smokers, e-cigarette smokers and nonsmokers. Researchers found that e-cigarette smokers were likely to develop lung diseases such as COPD and cystic fibrosis and that the devices are no better for people than regular
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 20, 2017 18:14
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Men who have performed oral sex on 5 or more partners have a far higher risk of head and neck cancer than sexually-active women

'Among men who did not smoke, cancer-causing oral HPV was rare among everyone who had less than five oral sex partners, although the chances of having oral HPV infection did increase with number of oral sexual partners, and with smoking.'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 20, 2017 17:48
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[New York] Tired looking Jonah Hill puffs on a cigarette as he continues to show off his slimmer frame on Maniac set

Lighting up a cigarette, the 33-year-old actor seemed to be enjoying a moment alone amid another hectic day of filming.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 20, 2017 17:45
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E-Cigarette Use Causes a Unique Innate Immune Response in the Lung Involving Increased Neutrophilic Activation and Altered Mucin Secretion

Together, our results indicate that e-cigarette use alters the profile of innate defense proteins in airway secretions, inducing both similar and unique changes relative to cigarette smoking. These data challenge the concept that e-cigarettes are a health
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
added Oct 20, 2017 15:10
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E-cigarettes may trigger unique and potentially damaging immune responses

E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones that cigarettes trigger that can lead to lung disease...this study looked at possible biomarkers of harm in the lungs. "Our results suggest that e-cigarettes might be just as
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Oct 20, 2017 14:48
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[Ukraine] Disguising deadly products with claim of responsibility

When the product kills, is there any point in talking about corporate social responsibility for the peddlers of the product?...in Ukraine, 45 percent of men still smoke, contributing to early death. Ukrainian men have a life expectancy of only 66 years,
Kyiv Post (ua)
added Oct 20, 2017 14:20
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[Asia, Japan, Korea - South] Smoke-free segment up as Philip Morris fights declining sales

In contrast to IQOS’ success in Northeast Asia, it has been met with outright bans by governments elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region – including those in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and Thailand. Tobacco users, health professionals and lawmakers co
Asia Times
added Oct 20, 2017 14:19
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