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BAULD: Funders must be wary of industry alliances

Copious case studies document how industry influence can muddy research on the health impacts....It is time for research funders to integrate this information and consider vested interests as a force in the complex research system....Questioning the role
Scientific Reports
added Aug 15, 2018 16:04
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[France] Early Exposure to Passive Smoke May Up Risk for RA Later in Life

In a large prospective cohort study involving women followed for up to 3 decades, active smoking, light smoking, and passive exposure to tobacco smoking in childhood were all associated with an increased arthritis risk, reported Marie-Christine Boutron-R
MedPage Today
added Aug 15, 2018 14:58
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[France] Secondhand smoke increases risk of children developing arthritis later in life

A new study in the journal Rheumatology indicates that being exposed to secondhand smoke in childhood could increase the risk of someone developing arthritis as an adult.
EurekAlert
added Aug 15, 2018 14:53
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FDA In Brief: FDA takes steps to improve efficiency, transparency of tobacco product application review process as part of comprehensive framework to reduce the disease and death related to tobacco products

“We’re committing to provide additional information about the FDA’s science-based review decisions to manufacturers who’ve received a decision from the FDA that their product has not met the standards for authorization under the agency’s pathway for demon
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Aug 15, 2018 05:03
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[Florida] Smoker's Death Shouldn't Pause Arguments, 11th Circ. Told ($$)

The attorney for a now-deceased ex-smoker... told the Eleventh Circuit Monday that her death is no reason to postpone the oral arguments set for Wednesday, dryly noting that the tobacco company’s “compassionate response is touching.”
Law360
added Aug 15, 2018 05:03
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[UK] Vaping 'can damage vital immune system cells'

may be more harmful than previously thought, a study suggests. Researchers found e-cigarette vapour disabled important immune cells in the lung and boosted inflammation. The researchers "caution against the widely held opinion that e-cigarettes are safe
BBC Online
added Aug 15, 2018 05:02
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Content analysis of tobacco content in UK television [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions These findings are virtually unchanged from our earlier analysis of programme content from 2010. Audiovisual tobacco content remains common in UK television programmes.
Tobacco Control
added Aug 15, 2018 05:02
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[Florida] Smoker's Death Shouldn't Pause Arguments, 11th Circ. Told ($$)

The attorney for a now-deceased ex-smoker who was fighting for the reinstatement of $20 million in punitive damages against Philip Morris USA Inc. told the Eleventh Circuit Monday that her death is no reason to postpone the oral arguments set for Wednesd
Law360
added Aug 15, 2018 04:39
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Vaping Shuts Off Immune-Fighting Cells in the Lungs, Lab Study Finds

With or without nicotine, e-cigarette vapor increases inflammation and disables cells that protect lung tissue, human tissue tests reveal. Harming these cells makes them vulnerable to dust, bacteria and allergens that might lead to incurable chronic obst
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 15, 2018 04:38
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[France] Children exposed to tobacco fumes are just as likely to develop agonising arthritis as smokers

Children exposed to tobacco fumes are just as likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis as smokers, research suggests. Scientists have found they face 40 per cent higher odds of being diagnosed with the agonising condition when they grow older. By compari
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 15, 2018 03:18
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