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students rewarded scholarships for taking action on tobacco

two young tobacco control activists received $5,000 scholarships from Truth Initiative® for innovatively confronting tobacco use in their communities. Alexia Okorogu and Allison Foster were awarded the 2017 Alma S. Adams Scholarship for Outreach and Hea
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Oct 3, 2017 16:50
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GLANTZ: More evidence that e-cigs cause asthma on top of the effects of smoking cigs

in Preventive Medicine. This paper adds to the growing case that e-cigarettes have adverse effects on lung health and health in general. The odds of having asthma are increased by about 50% among adolescents who are using e-cigarettes, controlling for c
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Sep 30, 2017 01:35
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E-cigarette use and asthma in a multiethnic sample of adolescents

• E-cigarette use is associated with a higher likelihood of asthma. • Findings are independent of cigarette smoking, marijuana use, and other covariates. • Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, Filipinos had higher rates of asthma.
Preventive Medicine
added Sep 30, 2017 01:38
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Happiness as a Buffer of the Association Between Dependence and Acute Tobacco Abstinence Effects in African American Smokers

This laboratory study examined subjective happiness (SH;...SH may insulate against adverse effects of dependence on withdrawal during acute smoking abstinence, particularly withdrawal symptom clusters that are craving- and mood-based. Consideration of pos
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 6, 2017 02:39
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[California] Town Business: Who Is Lobbying Against Oakland's Flavored Tobacco Ban?

Oakland residents have been targeted with ads from a group called "Let's Be Real Oakland,"... But it appears that Let's Be Real Oakland is a project paid for entirely by the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company.
East Bay Express
added Sep 20, 2017 23:30
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3 takeaways from the national cancer institute report on tobacco-related health disparities

1. Tobacco use today is characterized by gaps within “enormous progress.” / 2. Certain populations and patterns have been overlooked and more research is needed / 3. Tobacco control strategies can significantly reduce tobacco-related health disparities.
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Sep 15, 2017 16:29
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Monograph 22: A Socioecological Approach to Addressing Tobacco-Related Health Disparities

This monograph examines the current evidence surrounding tobacco-related health disparities (TRHD) across the tobacco use continuum—initiation, secondhand smoke exposure, current use, frequency and intensity, cessation, relapse, morbidity, and mortality—a
Cancer Control and Population Services (NCI)
added Sep 15, 2017 17:15
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A Socioecological Approach to Addressing Tobacco-Related Health Disparities (PDF) (564pp)

The persistence of disparities in tobacco use and subsequent tobacco-related disease underscores the importance of focusing on understanding tobacco-related health disparities (TRHD). The goal of this NCI monograph... is to synthesize the research lite
Cancer Control and Population Services (NCI)
added Sep 15, 2017 17:14
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[Northern Marianas Islands, Oceania] REACH effort targets dangers of secondhand smoke

The Racial Ethnic Approach to Community Health has launched a new anti-tobacco campaign, this time making people aware of the dangers of exposure to secondhand smoke. REACH project assistant Hee Jae Lee said the campaign is specific to reducing exposure
Saipan Tribune (mp)
added Sep 11, 2017 06:23
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[UK] Ethnic differences in smoking intensity and COPD risk: an observational study in primary care [FREE FULL TEXT]

1,000,388 adults were included. Smoking prevalence and intensity were significantly higher in the white British/Irish groups than other ethnic groups. Higher smoking intensity was associated with higher chronic obstructive pulmonary disease risk. Chronic
Scientific Reports
added Sep 4, 2017 12:03
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