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[Asia-pacific] Singapore bans purchase, use and possession of imitation tobacco products like e-cigarettes

From Feb 1, it will be illegal to buy, use and possess emerging and imitation tobacco products such as smokeless tobacco products, chewing tobacco and shisha, as the first phase of amendments to Singapore's Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act
The Star (my)
added Jan 28, 2018 04:43

Smoking Just One Cigarette a Day Raises MI, Stroke Risk

Smokers who light up just once a day have a significantly increased risk for heart disease and stroke, equivalent to about half the excess risk seen in heavy smokers, researchers report. Their meta-analysis of 141 prospective cohort studies conducted in
MedPage Today
added Jan 28, 2018 04:13

Methodological Concerns about a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Maternal Active Smoking during Pregnancy and Low Birth Weight

Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jan 28, 2018 04:10

Effectiveness of a fully automated internet-based smoking cessation program: a randomized controlled trial (STAMP)

Analyzed intention-to-treat, e-coaching was superior to a booklet at 3 months (end of intervention) but no more superior at 6 and 12 months follow up. Among those who actually followed the program, the effectiveness is also observed 3 months after the in
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jan 28, 2018 04:08

Evidence from qualitative studies of youth about the impacts of tobacco control policy on young people in Europe: a systematic review

There is very little qualitative evidence exploring the impacts of tobacco control on youth smoking in Europe. To develop more effective smoking prevention policies that take account of local political, social and cultural contexts, more qualitative rese
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jan 28, 2018 04:08

Combined smoking cues enhance reactivity and predict immediate subsequent smoking

This novel cue reactivity study examined smokers' reactivity to combined proximal and distal smoking cues. Exposure to a combination of two smoking cues (proximal and environment) led to the greatest increases in cue-induced craving and smoking behavior
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jan 28, 2018 04:07

Randomized Trial to Compare Smoking Cessation Rates of Snus, with and without Smokeless Tobacco Health-Related Information, and a Nicotine Lozenge

This randomized trial of the nicotine lozenge, snus, or snus plus information on the relative risks of smokeless tobacco vs. smoking found comparable but low smoking cessation rates for all three groups at weeks 12, 26, and 52. The one-time provision of
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jan 28, 2018 04:06

StopWatch: The preliminary evaluation of a smartwatch-based system for passive detection of cigarette smoking

We present a low-cost, smartwatch-based system for passive detection of cigarette smoking. It uses data from the motion sensors in the watch to identify the signature hand movements of cigarette smoking. The system will provide the detailed measures of i
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jan 28, 2018 04:05

Harm Perceptions of Menthol and Nonmenthol Cigarettes Differ by Brand, Race/Ethnicity, and Gender in US Adult Smokers: Results from PATH Wave 1

Implications Menthol cigarettes have been historically marketed with messages conveying lower harm than other cigarettes. Little is known about how contemporary adult menthol smokers perceive the harm of their usual brand, and potential differences by ra
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jan 28, 2018 04:03

[Czech Republic] Milos Zeman wins Czech presidential run-off Share

The two presidential candidates were as dissimilar personally as they are politically. Zeman is brash, with a self-advertised appetite for alcohol and tobacco. His health is a concern: he suffers from diabetes, which makes him walk with a cane. Drahos is
Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) (au)
added Jan 28, 2018 04:00
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