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Disparities in Receipt of Advice to Quit Smoking From Health Care Providers: 2010 National Health Interview Survey

Only half of all smokers receive advice to quit from any HCP and even fewer from dentists. Changes in professional organizations’ policies, health profession education curriculum, and continuing education requirements are needed to improve compliance wit
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
added Aug 4, 2014 12:17

Adolescent brain maturation and smoking: What we know and where we’re headed

Continued use during adolescence, may be best understood as reflecting drug-related changes to neural systems underlying incentive processing and cognitive control, resulting in decision-making that is biased towards continued smoking. Persistent changes
Science Direct
added Aug 4, 2014 12:16

E-Cigarette Awareness, Use, and Harm Perception in Italy: A National Representative Survey

Three out of 4 e-cigarette users reported to have favorably modified their smoking habit. However, 90% of users did not quit smoking as a consequence of starting vaping e-cigarettes. Almost 900,000 Italian never-smokers, particularly the young, have tried
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Aug 4, 2014 12:12

FENTON: The Sun Shills For Big Tobacco

once again, dear Uncle Rupe is so concerned about the health of his readers that he wants more of them to take up smoking. “Will new laws make smoking cool again?” asks the headline, to which the answer is no.
Zelo Street (blog)
added Aug 4, 2014 12:11

[Europe] E: Cigarettes: Cure Or Cash-Cow?

“This is when we get into the real safety issue. Imagine if even 10 per cent of those children become addicted to nicotine, of which half then become lifelong smokers. That equates to tens of millions across the globe. Isn’t that a public health disaster
Esquire Magazine
added Aug 4, 2014 11:56

[North Carolina] Reynolds American celebrates 10 years

The 10th anniversary of Reynolds American Inc.’s formation was celebrated Friday by company executives’ triumphant ringing of the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange. It also came and went in a nonevent, anticlimactic way, which was good for an e
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Aug 4, 2014 11:44

[UK] Tobacco in the United Kingdom, Euromonitor International

With the exception of RYO tobacco, tobacco volume sales continued to decline in the UK in 2013. Sales continued to be hit by rising costs, duties, health and wellbeing considerations and a general development towards considering smoking as a less sociall
PR Newswire
added Aug 4, 2014 11:38

KOH: The Tobacco Fight Is Far From Over

As I conclude more than five years of service as the Assistant Secretary for Health, it is my fervent hope that we can someday relegate the tobacco epidemic to the history books. Let us stop this suffering once and for all and give our kids a fighting cha
Huffington Post (blog)
added Aug 4, 2014 11:35

[Washington] WSU team studying hookah addiction

WSU is still seeking participants. Volunteers must have smoked a hookah three or more times a week for the last two years and be willing to visit the lab twice weekly for 20 minutes. It’s worked with cigarette smokers, drug addicts and children who stutt
The Spokesman-Review
added Aug 4, 2014 11:30

Reynolds, Altria Lead Smokers Toward Tobacco's New Era

Despite a rising onslaught of health warnings, Big Tobacco is muscling up with the marriage of two industry giants, the rise of e-cigarettes and increasing pricing power, even in the face of a long-term decline in cigarette sales.
added Aug 4, 2014 11:26
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