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[Mexico] European Commission prioritises tobacco, sacrifices global health in unhealthy trade negotiations with Latin America

The European Public Health Alliance, along with Latin American and global partners, has written today to the EU Trade Commissioner...we call on the EU to publicly change its stance, drop tobacco as an EU “Offensive Interest” in its negotiations with Merc
European Public Health Alliance (be)
added May 18, 2018 15:26

Vast majority of heavy smokers not screened for lung cancer despite USPSTF recommendations

An analysis of 1,800 lung cancer screening sites nationwide found that only 1.9% of more than 7 million current and former heavy smokers were screened for lung cancer in 2016, despite United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and ASCO screeni
Medical Xpress (
added May 18, 2018 15:24
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[UK] Smoking puts 10 Hull people in hospital every day

in the year 2016 to 2017, there were 3,731 occasions in Hull where people were admitted to hospital for smoking-related diseases...up from 3,650 similar cases seen in the year before, which was the highest number on record. In total, these cost the NHS n
Hull Daily Mail / This is Hull and East Riding (uk)
added May 18, 2018 15:23

[UK] Effort to cut number of smokers across North East by half are praised by health chiefs

Work across the North East to almost half the number of smokers have been recognised in Parliament. Public Health Minister Steve Brine and Shadow Public Health Minister Sharon Hodgson discussed the work of Fresh during a debate to consider 70 years of t
Sunderland Echo (uk)
added May 18, 2018 15:21

VIDEO: FDA Tobacco Compliance Webinars: Tobacco Product Listing Updates

This brief webinar provides information on the types of changes to tobacco product listings that trigger the reporting requirement, discuss instances when you do not have to update your tobacco product listing information, and provide some other helpful
You Tube
added May 18, 2018 15:18

Lung Cancer Screening Rates Disappoint

But the first analysis of screening rates since those recommendations were issued shows they're having a very limited effect, Pham said at a press briefing prior to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, where the study will be
MedPage Today
added May 18, 2018 15:15

[Pennsylvania] Teen develops 'wet lung' after vaping for just 3 weeks

An 18-year-old woman working as a hostess in a rural Pennsylvania restaurant decided to try e-cigarettes...she developed symptoms bad enough to send her to the emergency room...Soon, the young woman experienced what is commonly known as respiratory failur
added May 18, 2018 15:11

ARCHIVE: USPSTF: Screen High-Risk Smokers for Lung Cancer

Annual low-dose CT lung cancer screening got the thumbs-up from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) for adults ages 55 through 79 who have a 30 pack-year history of smoking or who have quit in the past 15 years. That strategy garnered a gra
MedPage Today
added May 18, 2018 14:52
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ARCHIVE: Reduced Lung-Cancer Mortality with Low-Dose Computed Tomographic Screening

The incidence of lung cancer was 645 cases per 100,000 person-years (1060 cancers) in the low-dose CT group, as compared with 572 cases per 100,000 person-years (941 cancers) in the radiography group (rate ratio, 1.13; 95%
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added May 18, 2018 14:51

[New York] UA Professor’s Exhibition Bites into Tobacco’s Influence in the Big Apple

the Big Apple was late to show much activism against one of the leading killers in the United States because of the heavy influence of its producers... The exhibition illustrates how New York City, which was home to hundreds of small cigar and cigarette
University of Alabama at Birmingham
added May 18, 2018 14:21
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