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nearly 1 in 5 youth say they have seen juul used in school

The survey follows a Truth Initiative study that reveals while many young people are aware of JUUL, many are unaware that JUUL flavor pods always contain the addictive chemical nicotine, which is harmful to brain development. The study, published in Toba
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added May 24, 2018 15:46
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Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018 Will Help Smokers Quit and Reduce Health Care Costs

applauds Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) for introducing the Health Equity and Accountability Act of 2018, legislation that addresses racial and ethnic health disparities, including disparities in tobacco use in our country. The bill
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 24, 2018 15:43
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Toxins in BBQ Fumes May Be Absorbed Through the Skin

A new study from China suggests letting your skin come into contact with PAHs when you grill food is even more harmful than just savoring the aroma. And clothing won't fully protect you against them. PAHs can cause lung disease and DNA mutations, the re
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 24, 2018 15:33
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Cinnamon-Flavored E-Cigs May Bring Lung Dangers: Study

Cinnamaldehyde is the biochemical that gives cinnamon its distinctive flavor and smell, and it has been approved as a food additive by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But inhaling the chemical as part of heated e-cigarette vapor appears to inhib
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 24, 2018 15:32
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Lung Cancer Rate Now Higher in Young Women Than Young Men

In a reversal of historical patterns, lung cancer is now more common among young U.S. women than men, a new study finds. The good news, researchers found, is that over the past two decades, lung cancer rates among 35- to 54-year-old Americans have droppe
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 24, 2018 15:31
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E-Cigarettes Don't Help Smokers Quit, But Cash Might

Vaping has been touted as a way to help smokers quit, but new research finds e-cigarettes and free nicotine replacement products barely move the motivation needle. "As best we know right now, the most effective tool to help all smokers stop is to pay the
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 24, 2018 15:29
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Cancer-Related Deaths In The U.S. Dropping, Report Says

the generally positive trend can be credited to fewer Americans smoking in recent years. “I think it really reflects a decrease in smoking over the past five decades,” NCI lead author Kathleen Cronin said. “Smoking still accounts for probably half of canc
WNEW 99.1 FM (Lanham, MD)
added May 24, 2018 15:21
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For Smoking Cessation, Money Whispers Louder than Nicotine Replacement

smokers offered up to $600 to remain tobacco-free for 6 months were significantly more successful than those given free access to conventional cessation aids or to e-cigarettes. But in absolute terms, the efforts were all wildly unsuccessful..."offering
MedPage Today
added May 24, 2018 15:06
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Money a better motivator to stop smoking than free e-cigs or quit aids

Providing free electronic cigarettes or other stop-smoking products to employees to get them to give up real cigarettes is less effective than the threat of taking away a cash reward for quitting, according to a new study that weighs the effectiveness of
Reuters
added May 24, 2018 15:02
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A Pragmatic Trial of E-Cigarettes, Incentives, and Drugs for Smoking Cessation

financial incentives added to free cessation aids resulted in a higher rate of sustained smoking abstinence than free cessation aids alone. Among smokers who received usual care (information and motivational text messages), the addition of free cessation
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added May 24, 2018 15:01
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