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[Massachusetts] Do E-cigarettes Help You Quit Smoking?

If you think switching to an electronic cigarette is a safe way to give up smoking, you may want to hear what experts say about it. “Some patients use them to quit smoking, but a lot of times you are swapping addictions,” said cardiologist Claude-Laurent (Hyannis, MA)
added Nov 23, 2015 16:59

Are e Cigarettes Safe?

currently marketed as a safer alternative to smoking traditional cigarettes. While all known facts point to this being true, the real truth is no one really knows what the long-term effects of vaping may be. The market is still relatively new and there ha (PT Publishing) (uk)
added Nov 23, 2015 15:46

[Canada] Clearing the Air: 5 Myths about Tobacco Addiction

November 16 – 22 is Canada’s National Addictions Awareness Week and the BC Lung Association would like to acknowledge this week by addressing a number of persistent and dangerous myths about tobacco and tobacco addiction.
Canadian Lung Association (ca)
added Nov 21, 2015 17:36

[Florida] Philip Morris Owes $28M For Mom's Cancer Death, Jury Told ($$)

the tobacco company hooked her into becoming a "perfect customer" who chain-smoked for more than three decades...told jurors during closing arguments in Fort Lauderdale that Lynda Tognoli was hopelessly addicted and displayed withdrawal symptoms every tim
added Nov 17, 2015 22:39

Racial Politics Flavor Debate Over Banning Menthol Cigarettes

Lorillard made a striking exception for one set of Democrats: African Americans. It gave campaign cash to half of all black members of Congress...Banning menthol would be politically difficult...African American politicians and organizations have been lar
added Nov 17, 2015 17:03

[Utah] EDITORIAL: Electronic cigarettes / The tobacco industry’s latest threat to oral health?

For the sake of the nation’s young people, if nothing else, the federal government ought to curtail advertising and require strict controls over the ingredients of these products, helping state laws become more effective.
Deseret News
added Nov 14, 2015 13:49

[Florida] Nonagenarian's Motivation to Quit Smoking Questioned in Trial Against Big Three Tobacco Companies

Daniel Seidman, director of smoking cessation services at Columbia University, told jurors Richard Shulman, who smoked R.J. Reynolds, Liggett, and Philip Morris-brand cigarettes for more than 40 years, was so dependent on nicotine he suffered symptoms ak
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Nov 12, 2015 14:52

New Study Shows Benefits of Reducing Nicotine in Cigarettes

A large NIDA-funded study by University of Pittsburgh psychologist Eric C. Donny and colleagues, just published in the New England Journal of Medicine, provides important support for the benefits of reducing nicotine in cigarettes.
Huffington Post (blog)
added Nov 11, 2015 00:14

[Florida] Philip Morris Caused Mother's Cancer Death, Jury Told ($$)

Tognoli started smoking in the early 1960s at age 19. She smoked about one and a half packs per day for 33 years. Her son remembered her leaving "Dances With Wolves" to take smoke breaks four times, Rosenblum said. She finally quit when she was diagnose
added Nov 8, 2015 14:11

Teen tobacco dependence should be treated with 'same urgency as other drugs,' study says

Substance abuse treatments that target main issues such as serious drug and alcohol addiction are not frequently being used to also wean adolescents from tobacco, a University of Georgia study finds.
Medical Xpress (
added Nov 4, 2015 15:36
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