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[UK] Smog's Health Effects Persist for Decades, Study Finds

British scientists found the negative health effects of air pollution -- such as a higher risk of lung and heart disease -- can persist for more than 30 years. The study authors suggested that more research into the long-term health effects of air pollu
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 10, 2016 03:47

[Wisconsin] Health Officials Raise Concerns Over Minors' Access To E-Cigarettes

For the first time, state health officials are requiring local municipalities to track the sale of liquid nicotine and e-cigarettes under the Wisconsin WINS program. When young volunteers attempted to purchase these products in the city of Madison, they
Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR)
added Feb 9, 2016 23:43

[Wisconsin] February is American Heart Month

• Don’t smoke and avoid secondhand smoke: Smokers are at a much higher risk for developing heart disease than nonsmokers. Smoking is a major cause of coronary heart disease and several other chronic conditions. Even being exposed to secondhand smoke can
Sheboygan (WI) Press
added Feb 9, 2016 22:39
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[Colorado] Litigation In The Marijuana Industry Lights Up ($$)

class action hit the marijuana industry with the filing of various tort, strict liability and contract claims against LivWell Inc. in Colorado...dangers of Eagle 20 are known and documented. The product is not approved for use in tobacco products...
added Feb 9, 2016 22:11

How effective are smoking cessation medications?

Among smokers, no significant differences were found in biochemically confirmed rates of smoking abstinence at 26 weeks regarding use of three methods of medication-based cessation, according to research published in JAMA.
Clinical Advisor
added Feb 9, 2016 18:39

CHRISTENSEN: Cutting through the smoke on e-cigarette claims

E-cigarette vapor lacks the tar, smoke and carbon monoxide that make traditional cigarettes so dangerous. But the cocktail of nicotine and chemicals like formaldehyde in e-cigarettes poses a very real risk to heart health
Dallas Morning News
added Feb 9, 2016 18:37

The importance of continued engagement during the implementation phase of tobacco control policies in a middle-income country: the case of Costa Rica

The implementation phase continues to be a site of intensive tobacco industry political activity in low and middle-income countries. International support and earmarked tobacco taxes provide important technical and financial assistance to implement tobacc
Tobacco Control
added Feb 9, 2016 18:33

Costa Rica: The importance of continued engagement when implementing tobacco control policies in a middle-income country

This third paper completes the story by showing how, with continued international support, Costa Rican public health advocates were able to overcome continuing industry efforts to block successful implementation of the law. These papers demonstrate that
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Feb 9, 2016 18:30
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[UK-Northern Ireland] Smoking ban for all hospital grounds in Northern Ireland

It means staff patients and visitors will no longer be allowed to smoke at the entrance of buildings, in car parks or even inside cars on trust premises. Chief medical officer Dr Michael McBride said: "Smoking not only has a human cost. With one third o
Press Association (uk)
added Feb 9, 2016 17:46

Use and effectiveness of quitlines versus Web-based tobacco cessation interventions among 4 state tobacco control programs

This is one of the largest comparative effectiveness studies of state tobacco cessation interventions to date. These findings will help public health agencies develop and tailor evidence-based tobacco cessation programs. Further research should focus on
added Feb 9, 2016 17:45
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