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Misperceptions of harm among Natural American Spirit smokers: results from wave 1 of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study (2013–2014)

The majority of NAS smokers inaccurately believes that their cigarettes are less harmful than other brands. Given the brand's rapid growth and its more common use in vulnerable groups (eg, young adults, lesbian, gay, bisexual, ‘other’ or ‘questioning’ ad
Tobacco Control
added Jan 20, 2017 21:58
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Are ‘natural’ cigarette smokers being misled?

Natural American Spirit tobacco products are marketed as “natural” and “additive-free,” and many users think that means the cigarettes are safer to smoke, according to a recent U.S. study. This raises the concern that people who might otherwise quit smok
Reuters
added Jan 20, 2017 21:57
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MINTON: Overturning FDA's Vape Ban Could Save Millions of Lives

If Rep. Price wants to take a big first step as Secretary of Health and Human Services to improve public health, he should listen to the current Director of FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, Mitch Zeller, who declared that “If we could get all those peo
Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI)
added Jan 20, 2017 21:53
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Contraband cigarettes among Utah smokers’ favorite brands

More than a quarter of the cigarettes smoked in Utah — 26.8 percent — are smuggled in because tobacco taxes here are so much higher than in neighboring states. Studies released this week by the Tax Foundation and the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a
Salt Lake Tribune
added Jan 20, 2017 20:10
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[India] Effects of bidi smoking on all-cause mortality and cardiorespiratory outcomes in men from south Asia: an observational community-based substudy of the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology Study (PURE) [FREE FULL TEXT]

Interpretation Bidi smoking is associated with severe baseline respiratory impairment, all-cause mortality, and cardiorespiratory outcomes. Stricter controls and regulation of bidis are needed to reduce the tobacco-related disease burden in south Asia.
The Lancet (uk)
added Jan 20, 2017 19:21
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[Australia] Influence of premium versus value brand names on the smoking experience in a plain packaging environment: an experimental study [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions Despite the belief that brand names represent genuine differences between cigarette products, the results suggest that at least some of this perceived sensory difference is attributable to brand image.
BMJ Open (uk)
added Jan 20, 2017 19:09
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[UK] Editorial: Tobacco elimination: an economic and public health imperative

the importance of political champions, a government committed to dramatically reducing tobacco use, and a tireless and fearless non-governmental sector. Only with these types of leadership can real progress be made. The evidence and research needs in this
The Lancet (uk)
added Jan 20, 2017 17:37
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[Canada] Clearing the air around e-cigarettes

Fears that “vaping” is a gateway to tobacco smoking are unfounded, shows a comprehensive review... “The public has been misled about the risks of e-cigarettes,” concludes Tim Stockwell, CARBC director and co-principal investigator. “Many people think the
University of Victoria (ca)
added Jan 20, 2017 15:11
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What Did Neanderthals Leave to Modern Humans? Some Surprises

Neanderthal DNA can mean you’re more likely to get hooked on nicotine, even though there were no tobacco plants in archaic Europe. We think this might be because there’s a bit of Neanderthal DNA right next to a human gene that’s a neurotransmitter implic
New York Times
added Jan 20, 2017 14:41
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A merger is the latest sign of Big Tobacco’s resilience

If enough would-be quitters switch to “safer” cigarettes instead, firms could slow or even reverse what had seemed a permanent downward trend. Far from fading away, Big Tobacco might be on the verge of a new boom. If so, the company formed by BAT and Re
The Economist
added Jan 20, 2017 14:39
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