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Novel Tx Helps Men Quit Cannabis, Reduces Withdrawal

daily treatment with the long-acting fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH) inhibitor PF-04457845 led to fewer cannabis withdrawal symptoms and less cannabis use in men compared with placebo, Deepak Cyril D'Souza, MD, of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in
MedPage Today
added Dec 7, 2018 15:08
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Juul will continue to sell flavoured e-cigarette pods in Canada, despite stopping in U.S.

An American e-cigarette maker will continue selling mango, fruit, and cucumber flavoured pods in Canadian convenience and vape shops, despite no longer doing so south of the border because they might entice young people to use its products.
Global News (ca)
added Dec 7, 2018 15:02
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DUA: What’s so special about the Juul?

The FDA felt there were too many underage kids using vaporizers, but rather than take a look at the shortcomings of the current age verification method, the same method used to limit the sale of alcohol and cigarettes to minors, they chose to carelessly h
The Cavalier Daily (U. of Virginia)
added Dec 7, 2018 15:00
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[Canada] Altria takes C$2.4bn stake in Canadian pot group Cronos

As part of the deal, Altria gets to nominate four directors, including one independent director, to serve on Cronos’ board. Cronos will in turn become Altria’s “exclusive partner for pursuing cannabis opportunities throughout the world”. “Altria is the
Financial Times (uk)
added Dec 7, 2018 13:29
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[UK] Statistics on Women's Smoking Status at Time of Delivery, England - Quarter 2, 2018-19

Key Facts / 10.5% of women known to be smokers at time of delivery / Similar to 10.4% in Q1 2018/19, and above the current national ambition of 6% or less. / 31 out of 195 CCGs met the national ambition of 6% or less
National Health Service (NHS) (uk)
added Dec 7, 2018 12:56
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1 in 4 non-smokers are exposed to dangerous levels of second-hand smoke: CDC reveals progress has stalled after huge drop since the 80s

One in four non-smokers - including 14 million children - are exposed to dangerous levels of secondhand smoke, new CDC data reveal. The rate of cigarette smokers has plummeted since the late 1980s, and with it the number of people unwittingly affected b
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 7, 2018 12:54
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[UK] 'You have nothing to lose': Smokers urged to have free lung check at mobile unit In Aspley and Strelley between 30 and 40 percent of the population are smokers

A state-of-the-art mobile clinical scanning unit that can help detect signs of lung disease is the latest tool to improve the health of people living in Nottingham. The mobile CT scanner has arrived at the car par park of ASDA supermarket in Strelley an
Nottingham Post (uk)
added Dec 7, 2018 12:53
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[UK] How many pregnant women smoke in your town? Map reveals expectant mothers in North East Lincolnshire are 11 times more likely to have the bad habit than those in London

NHS figures have named and shamed the areas where the most expectant mothers are guilty of smoking cigarettes. Around a quarter of mothers-to-be in North East Lincolnshire are known smokers - with similar rates in Blackpool and Mansfield. In compariso
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 7, 2018 12:51
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Cancer Society reports differences in cancer rates among Asian Americans

Chinese women are particularly susceptible to lung cancer. Their risk factors are unknown being that this group is less likely to smoke than other groups. The report suggests that causes of lung cancer could include secondhand smoke, genetic susceptibili
Patient Daily
added Dec 7, 2018 12:28
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Smoke Exposure High in Low-Income, Nonurban Infants

Infants from low-income, nonurban families have a high magnitude of environmental smoke exposure, according to a study published... 12 percent of infants registered cotinine values of ≥12 ng/mL, consistent with active smoking in adults
Doctors Lounge
added Dec 7, 2018 12:28
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