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Genome-wide association study across European and African American ancestries identifies a SNP in DNMT3B contributing to nicotine dependence

This novel DNMT3B cis-acting QTL variant highlights the importance of genetically influenced regulation in brain on the risks of nicotine dependence, heavy smoking and consequent lung cancer.
Molecular Psychiatry
added Oct 11, 2017 15:13
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Researchers identify gene that influences nicotine dependence

A DNA variant—located in the DNMT3B gene and commonly found in people of European and African descent—increases the likelihood of developing nicotine dependence, smoking heavily, and developing lung cancer, according to a new study led by RTI Internation
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Oct 11, 2017 15:11
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[UK] EXCLUSIVE: Iraqi migrant doesn't have to work by flogging illegal fags for easy cash

AN Iraqi migrant living in Britain makes so much cash flogging illegal fags he doesn’t have to work... The Daily Star can reveal the Kurd, who calls himself Khalid, buys 40,000 illegally imported cigs at a time. He openly advertises them for sale on a F
Daily Star (uk)
added Oct 6, 2017 03:35
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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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[Florida] Targets For Tobacco Companies

tobacco companies have historically used advertising to promote certain tobacco products to members of racial/minority communities,” said Dr. Kellie O’Dare, Bureau Chief of Tobacco Free Florida. “While smoking in Florida has declined overall, we still hav
Orlando (FL) Times
added Oct 5, 2017 13:19
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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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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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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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[California] ARCHIVE: Tobacco Industry Lobbyists Descend on Oakland to Oppose Ban of Flavored Blunt Wrappers and Cigars

Several Oakland councilmembers said they'll listen to the tobacco industry's representatives, but that it won't change their support for the ban. "I'm still going to support it," said Councilmember Larry Reid, who added that he's already met with one lo
East Bay Express
added Sep 20, 2017 23:32
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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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