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[UK] Youth turning their backs on alcohol, drugs and smoking: Level of drinking among teens is just a third of a decade ago

cigarette smoking has hit a 30-year low. The spectacular drop in numbers of pupils both trying and regularly using drugs, alcohol and tobacco could herald a historic turnaround.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 25, 2014 10:25
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Total and state-specific medical and absenteeism costs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among adults aged ≥18 years in the United States for 2010 and projections through 2020

Costs attributable to COPD and its sequelae are substantial and are projected to increase through 2020. Evidence-based interventions that prevent tobacco use and reduce clinical complications of COPD may result in potential decreased COPD-attributable co
Chest
added Jul 25, 2014 10:20
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CDC reports annual financial cost of COPD to be $36 billion in the United States

The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) announced today the Online First publication of 'Total and State-Specific Medical and Absenteeism Costs of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Among Adults Aged ≥18 Years in the United States for 2010 an
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jul 25, 2014 10:18
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South Africa plans plain cigarette packaging by 2015: minister

South Africa aims to force cigarette companies to sell products in plain packets by next year, despite an ongoing World Trade Organisation (WTO) investigation into Australia's ban on tobacco branding, the health minister said on Thursday.
Reuters
added Jul 25, 2014 10:17
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[UK] Plain packaging slammed by Mars lawyers

Should the government proceed with plans to introduce plain packaging, it could lead to brand names being put into plain type, as well as certain colours and shapes being removed from product packaging. Mars argued that these types of branding helped co
City A.M. (uk)
added Jul 25, 2014 10:16
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[Italy] The Effect of Postretrieval Extinction of Nicotine Pavlovian Memories in Rats Trained to Self-Administer Nicotine

Current results show that the reactivation of nicotine-related Pavlovian memories may reduced the effect of renewal to exert nicotine-seeking. On the other hand, it appears that this effect is small in size and is not significantly different from CS-Extin
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jul 24, 2014 22:15
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A Statewide Assessment of Smoke-Free Policy in Multiunit Housing Settings

This study provided a baseline assessment of smoke-free polices in MUH settings. Perceptions of owners without smoke-free policies focused on economic concerns that were inconsistent with reports from those owners with smoke-free policies.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jul 24, 2014 22:14
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LAMMI: FDA Advisory Committee Not Rife With Conflicts Of Interest? -- "Please!" Quips Federal Judge

Judge Leon explained that they had a financial incentive not to make any recommendations that would compromise the lawsuits in which they would testify. On the product consulting work, the judge noted that any FDA regulation of menthol would likely inspir
Forbes
added Jul 24, 2014 22:10
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Hard-to-Watch Commercials to Make Quitting Smoking Easier

But smokers’ response to such messages was that it would not happen to them, Dr. McAfee said. What they feared more than an untimely death, it turned out, was chronic illness. “They were less motivated by the fear of dying than the fear of suffering, of
New York Times
added Jul 24, 2014 22:07
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[Pennsylvania] Benjamin Ahmad: E-cigarette candy flavors can tempt teens to try smoking

E-cigarette manufactures are part of a multibillion dollar industry that is growing sales by more than 40 percent annually. This should not be at the expense of our youth as they grow into the next generation of adults.
Allentown (PA) Morning Call
added Jul 24, 2014 20:29
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