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Biologist to develop ‘transgenic tobacco plants’ for trans people to grow sex hormones at home

Transgender people may soon take do-it-yourself supplements using genetically modified tobacco plants, which they can grow in their homes to produce gender hormones like estrogen and testosterone. This comes from a project of a biologist to develop trans
International Business Times (au)
added Dec 1, 2015 20:04

[China] Can't quit smoking? 'Pleasure gene' that regulates the reward hormone 'makes it harder for some smokers to stub out their habit'

The gene in question, dubbed Taq1A, plays a role in processing dopamine, a hormone in the brain which is associated with pleasure and reward, and is released when a person smokes. Scientists at Zhejiang University in China found those people with variat
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 1, 2015 19:36
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Insights from Two Industrial Hygiene Pilot E-Cigarette Passive Vaping Studies

These two studies found that indoor vaping of MarkTen® prototype e-cigarette does not produce chemical constituents at quantifiable levels or background levels using standard industrial hygiene collection techniques and analytical methods.
Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
added Dec 1, 2015 19:28

SIEGEL: World Lung Foundation Disseminates Conclusion that E-Cigarettes are a Gateway to Smoking Based on a Bogus Study

World Lung Foundation...disseminated the conclusion that e-cigarettes are a gateway to smoking based on the barely comprehensible quote of a single kid in Fife. Is this what the scientific rigor of the tobacco control movement has come to? We are willing
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Dec 1, 2015 19:26

SIEGEL: New Study Suggests Very Little Risk Associated with Passive Vaping, At Least with MarkTen E-Cigarettes

was conducted and reported by scientists at Altria Client Services....Based on the overall evidence to date, any conclusion that passive vaping poses a substantial public health risk is not justified. Therefore, I would argue that there is not a sufficien
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Dec 1, 2015 19:24

Higher Cigarette Taxes Tied to Fewer Infant Deaths

higher tobacco prices in the United States could save hundreds of infant lives every year by discouraging more women from smoking during and after pregnancy. Specifically, researchers said that each $1 per pack increase in the overall tobacco tax rate ov
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 1, 2015 19:09
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EDITORIAL: Another Reason to Avoid Second-Hand Smoke [FREE FULL TEXT]

Pediatric health care professionals should assess for SHS exposure, be prepared to offer advice regarding evidence-based approaches to smoking cessation, and be familiar with community resources to support smoking cessation. Particular attention to SHS i
Journal of Pediatrics
added Dec 1, 2015 18:58

BASCO: Secondhand Smoke and Child Motor Development

It is remarkable that both studies demonstrate, in different ways, an inverse association between ETS and motor functioning. In fact, the authors of an accompanying editorial[1] suggest that providers assess for ETS exposure among child patients and then
Medical Tribune
added Dec 1, 2015 18:55

[Canada] Guelph-area health unit recommends smoke-free public housing

Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health is recommending a policy that bans smoking in social housing. In a report entitled "Second-hand Tobacco Smoke in Multi-Unit Dwelling of Social Housing," medical officer of health and chief executive Nicola Mercer
Guelph (Ont) Mercury (ca)
added Dec 1, 2015 18:36

Higher cigarette taxes linked to fewer infant deaths

Higher taxes and prices for cigarettes are strongly associated with lower infant mortality rates in the United States, according to a new study from Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan released Dec. 1 in the journal Pediatrics.
Medical Xpress (
added Dec 1, 2015 12:01
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