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Cancer-Related Deaths In The U.S. Dropping, Report Says

the generally positive trend can be credited to fewer Americans smoking in recent years. “I think it really reflects a decrease in smoking over the past five decades,” NCI lead author Kathleen Cronin said. “Smoking still accounts for probably half of canc
WNEW 99.1 FM (Lanham, MD)
added May 24, 2018 15:21
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For Smoking Cessation, Money Whispers Louder than Nicotine Replacement

smokers offered up to $600 to remain tobacco-free for 6 months were significantly more successful than those given free access to conventional cessation aids or to e-cigarettes. But in absolute terms, the efforts were all wildly unsuccessful..."offering
MedPage Today
added May 24, 2018 15:06
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Money a better motivator to stop smoking than free e-cigs or quit aids

Providing free electronic cigarettes or other stop-smoking products to employees to get them to give up real cigarettes is less effective than the threat of taking away a cash reward for quitting, according to a new study that weighs the effectiveness of
Reuters
added May 24, 2018 15:02
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A Pragmatic Trial of E-Cigarettes, Incentives, and Drugs for Smoking Cessation

financial incentives added to free cessation aids resulted in a higher rate of sustained smoking abstinence than free cessation aids alone. Among smokers who received usual care (information and motivational text messages), the addition of free cessation
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added May 24, 2018 15:01
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Cigarette smoke directly impairs skeletal muscle function through capillary regression and altered myofiber calcium kinetics in mice

These data suggest that cigarette smoke components may impair hind limb muscle vascular structure, fatigue resistance and myofiber calcium handling, and these changes ultimately affect contractile efficiency of locomotor muscles independent of a change in
Journal of Physiology
added May 24, 2018 15:00
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[Montana] Hamilton vape shop owner protests new ban policy

The co-owner of Freedom Vapes is challenging a board of health decision to prohibit electronic nicotine delivery devices in indoor public buildings. Ron Marshall said his establishment isn't selling tobacco products. The board of health last week voted t
NBC Montana (KECI, KTVM, KCFW)
added May 24, 2018 07:35
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BITSOLI: Do Anti-Smoking Campaigns Work?

Activists might prefer that every tobacco field is salted, the crop destroyed (though not burned), but harm reduction demands campaigners try what works, not what is futilely desire. In the absense of substantial evidence of harm, vaporisers and other sm
The Market Mogul (uk)
added May 24, 2018 07:31
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[Alaska] Legislative Update: Reaching a complete fiscal plan was not possible

SB 63 – Regulation of Smoking On the final day of session, SB 63 passed into law. This bill protects Alaskan employees from the adverse health effects of secondhand smoke by providing a statewide smoke-free workplace law for businesses and public places
Cordova (AK) Times
added May 24, 2018 07:17
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[Canada] New Tobacco and Vaping Products Legislation Receives Royal Assent

Today, Bill S-5, An Act to amend the Tobacco Act and the Non-smokers' Health Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts received Royal Assent. This is a major milestone in efforts to address and further reduce the harms of tobacco use in Canad
Canada Newswire (CNW) (ca)
added May 24, 2018 07:07
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VIDEO: New Cases Of Lung Cancer Spreading To Younger Women

New research shows while lung cancer rates are declining overall in both men and women, women under age 50 are now more likely to get lung cancer than younger men. “All of the sudden within last 10 to 15 years, women are at greater risk of being diagnos
CBS New York - Ch. 2
added May 23, 2018 22:52
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