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Incidence and Risk Factors for Progression From Short-term to Episodic or Long-term Opioid Prescribing

Knowledge of the clinical characteristics associated with the progression of a short-term to an episodic or long-term opioid prescribing pattern could aid in the identification of at-risk patients and provide the basis for developing targeted clinical in
Mayo Clinic Proceedings
added Jul 11, 2015 12:10
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[Texas] UTSA research suggests ‘vaping’ may not be as risk-free as it appears

The researchers also worry that in addition to causing blood pressure spikes, prolonged vaping could lead to long-term cardiovascular problems, especially in people with undiagnosed hypertension.
University of Texas at San Antonio
added Jul 9, 2015 15:41
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Who's Most Likely to Get Addicted to Their Narcotic Painkiller?

The study finds -- perhaps not surprisingly -- that people with prior histories of drug abuse, or current or former smokers, were much more likely to go beyond that short-term prescription. The drugs in question are "opioid" painkillers such as oxycodon
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 8, 2015 15:25
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A Systematic Review of Smoking Cessation Interventions for Adults in Substance Abuse Treatment or Recovery

NRT, behavioral support, and combination approaches appear to increase smoking abstinence in those treated for substance use disorders. Higher quality studies are required to strengthen the evidence base.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jun 27, 2015 09:53
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Anti-Smoking Policies Work: With Cigarette Smoking On The Decline, Those Who Remain Want To Quit

As smoking declines, public health researchers assume more of the remaining smokers are hardened — unwilling or unable to quit. A new study from UCSF finds the exact opposite is true. Each one percent decline in the number of smokers came with a 0.6 per
Medical Daily
added Jun 26, 2015 12:22
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[Europe, USA] With More People Quitting Smoking, Do We Need E-Cigarettes?

results bring into question the practice of harm reduction, a public health approach for tobacco control in use since the 1970s... "The fundamental thing is that harm reduction is wrong," says Dr. Stanton Glantz..."It's not an irrational idea, but it's ju
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Jun 26, 2015 09:37
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As U.S. Smoking Rate Drops, Smokers More Likely to Quit: Study

those who still light up are becoming less attached to the habit and more likely to try quitting, a new study has found. These findings run counter to the theory of "hardening," which has held that as smoking rates decline those who still smoke will be i
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jun 25, 2015 20:11
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[Europe, USA] As Smoking Declines, More Are Likely to Quit: New Study Casts Doubt on the Value of Promoting e-Cigarettes

Tobacco control policies should continue to move the population down these softening curves rather than changing policies to promote new forms of nicotine delivery, especially ones like e-cigarettes that are very appealing to children.”
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jun 25, 2015 09:40
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[Europe, USA] As smoking declines, more are likely to quit

Smokeless tobacco and, more recently, e-cigarettes have been promoted as a harm reduction strategy for smokers who are "unable or unwilling to quit."...based on the assumption that as smoking declines overall, only those who cannot quit will remain. A new
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jun 25, 2015 09:35
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[Europe] The smoking population in the USA and EU is softening not hardening

It has been argued...the smokers that remain include higher proportions of those who are unwilling or unable to quit...Consistent with prior research using different data and methods, these population-level results reject the hypothesis of hardening as s
Tobacco Control
added Jun 25, 2015 09:34
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