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what helps smokers stick with an internet quit smoking program?

“This study showed that the combination of a social network approach and a free course of medication increased overall use of the program.”
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jan 9, 2017 17:31

More Americans Questioning Safety of E-Cigarettes

Public perception about these battery-operated devices is changing, even though studies investigating their health effects have had mixed results, the researchers said. "It's a good thing that information about e-cigarettes' possible adverse health effe
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 9, 2017 17:30

CDC Launches Latest 'Tips from Former Smokers' Anti-Smoking Campaign

The Tips From Former Smokers campaign is back for the sixth year and will run for at least 20 weeks. It features 15- and 30-second ads on cable and network television and online, as well as print ads. Additional television, radio, and billboard ads will
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 9, 2017 17:28

Kids' Asthma Flareups Fall Off After No-Smoking Laws

In many U.S. communities that have adopted indoor smoking bans, fewer children need emergency asthma treatment, a new study finds. ER visits for childhood asthma attacks fell 17 percent overall in 20 metropolitan areas that prohibit smoking in public pl
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 9, 2017 17:27


Sir, Further to your report “Plea for ban on vaping flavours that harm sperm” (Jan 6), the study generating this latest anti-vaping salvo has not even been published....Switching from smoking to vaping is hugely beneficial. The most likely impact of misin
Times Of London (uk)
added Jan 9, 2017 12:54

[UK] Nine in ten vaping shops are caught selling nicotine to children in trading standards investigation

For the latest research shows that out of ten shops visited by the volunteer for Sandwell Trading Standards in the West Midlands, nine sold them products containing nicotine, such as e-cigarettes and e-liquids. Nobw trading standards watchdogs are advis
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 9, 2017 12:51

[Massachusetts] VIDEO: Terrifying CCTV shows an e-cigarette EXPLODE in an office worker's face leaving him needing 12 stitches

A man in an office goes to take a puff on electronic cigarette / As the cigarette nears his mouth it explodes / Taken to hospital and received 12 stitches after accident in Massachusetts
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 9, 2017 12:49

[Europe, UK] Illicit trade could prosper over track and trace delay

A new EU report, issued just before Christmas, said it was unlikely to meet the May 2019 deadline for introduction, adding that “more time is needed to establish the integration of such systems”.
betterRetailing (uk)
added Jan 9, 2017 12:42
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[UK] DOCKRELL: Smoking and vaping in public places

Martin Dockrell, Tobacco Control Programme Lead at Public Health England, considers how vaping is changing thinking on smokefree policies... A key plank of PHE’s position is that vaping is not the same as smoking. You might prohibit both but you shouldn’
Royal Society for Public Health (uk)
added Jan 9, 2017 12:40

[UK-Scotland] Hospital vaping ban sends 'mixed message' about dangers, says public health expert

Smoking tobacco products was banned in all Scottish hospital grounds in 2015, but individual health boards can choose whether to allow "vaping"... NHS Fife and Lanarkshire have banned vaping, but NHS Tayside is now set to follow NHS Greater Glasgow and Cl
Herald Scotland (The Herald and Sunday Herald) (uk)
added Jan 9, 2017 12:34
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