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Trends in smoking initiation in Europe over 40 years: A retrospective cohort study [FREE FULL TEXT]

Smoking initiation is still unacceptably high among European adolescents, and increasing rates among those aged 15 or less deserve attention. Reducing initiation in adolescents is fundamental, since youngsters are particularly vulnerable to nicotine addi
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Aug 23, 2018 11:55
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[Europe, USA] At what age do kids start smoking cigarettes?

In the United States and much of Europe, research suggests that regular lighting up typically begins between 15 and 16 years old. In the US, 15.3 was the average age when adult smokers reported smoking initiation, according to a 2014 surgeon general's re
CNN
added Aug 23, 2018 11:48
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Mixed trends in teenage 'new smoker' rates in Europe

In most of Europe, the rates of smoking initiation among older teens have declined since the 1970s, while "new smoker" rates among younger teens have risen in recent years, according to a study published August 22, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ON
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Aug 23, 2018 11:41
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Hour a week of secondhand smoke enough to cause issues for teens

New U.S. research has found that as little as one hour of exposure to tobacco smoke per week can significantly impact teenagers' health, causing a variety of respiratory problems as well as increasing their odds of missing school due to illness and needi
Canadian Television (CTV) (ca)
added Aug 23, 2018 00:46
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Association of flavoured cigar regulations with wholesale tobacco volumes in Canada: an interrupted time series analysis [FREE FULL TEXT]

the association of Federal Canadian regulations passed in 2009 addressing flavours (excluding menthol) in small cigars...demonstrates that flavour regulations have the potential to substantially impact tobacco sales. However, exemptions for certain flavo
Tobacco Control
added Aug 23, 2018 00:43
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Evaluating the impact and equity of a tobacco-free pharmacy law on retailer density in New York City neighbourhoods

NYC’s tobacco-free pharmacy law substantially reduces tobacco retailer density overall, but the impact is not equal across neighbourhoods. In order to minimise disparities in the tobacco retail environment, local governments considering a similar ban shou
Tobacco Control
added Aug 23, 2018 00:41
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Risk of heart attacks is double for daily e-cigarette users

Use of e-cigarettes every day can nearly double the odds of a heart attack, according to a new analysis of a survey of nearly 70,000 people. The research also found that dual use of e-cigarettes and conventional cigarettes -- the most common use pattern
ScienceDaily
added Aug 23, 2018 00:36
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Association Between Electronic Cigarette Use and Myocardial Infarction

Conclusions Daily e-cigarette use, adjusted for smoking conventional cigarettes as well as other risk factors, is associated with increased risk of myocardial infarction.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Aug 23, 2018 00:32
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BARRINGTON-TRIMIS/LEVENTHAL: Adolescents’ Use of “Pod Mod” E-Cigarettes — Urgent Concerns

Juul had captured 49.6% of the e-cigarette market.2 There is reason to be concerned that adolescents’ use of pod mods is not a passing trend and could bring a host of adverse health consequences to the current generation of adolescents and young adults.
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added Aug 23, 2018 00:25
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Heart-healthy lifestyle in old age tied to lower dementia risk

Researchers focused on seven recommendations from the American Heart Association (AHA) for optimal cardiovascular health: not smoking; regularly exercising; routinely eating fish, fruits, and vegetables; avoiding excess weight; and keeping blood pressure
Reuters
added Aug 23, 2018 00:10
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