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New Plan to Fight the Opioid Epidemic: Sue the Hell Out of Big Pharma Like Big Tobacco

“The model for this is still tobacco,” said David Kessler, who led the Food and Drug Administration from 1990 to 1997 and pushed hard for the FDA to regulate cigarettes. “Those who sell or distribute these highly addictive products need to have systems i
The Daily Beast
added Jan 9, 2018 22:49

[Louisiana] Drug legalization concerns

the nationwide campaign to legalize marijuana has major concerns for many health-related organizations. ... The American Lung Association points out that marijuana smoke contains many of the same toxins and carcinogens as tobacco smoke
Lake Charles (LA) American Press
added Jan 9, 2018 22:45

Risk of coronary heart disease among smokeless tobacco users: results of systematic review and meta-analysis of global data

A significant positive association was detected between SLT use and risk of fatal CHD, especially for European users and those consuming snus/ snuff. In view of the positive association even after strict adjustment for smoking, these results underscore t
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jan 9, 2018 22:19
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A-3975/S-3361 permits smoking in certain facilities for medical or health-related scientific research. It is now legal to smoke indoors in New Jersey, but only for scientific purposes. The new law carves out a pocket in the strict “no smoking” state pol
NJ Spotlight
added Jan 9, 2018 22:07

[Sweden] The association between tobacco smoking and surgical intervention for lumbar spinal stenosis: cohort study of 331,941 workers

Tobacco smoking is associated with an increased incidence of surgically treated LSS. The effect seems to be dose related, whereby heavy smokers have a higher risk than moderate or former smokers.
Spine Journal
added Jan 9, 2018 12:59

[Sweden] Smokers are nearly 50% more likely to need spinal surgery to relieve excruciating BACK PAIN

Researchers focused on a common cause of lower back pain known as lumbar spinal stenosis, which occurs when the spinal canal narrows, putting pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. The condition often develops as people age, but nicotine's constrictio
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 9, 2018 12:54

HOLY SMOKE Shocking figures reveal one in FOUR women are smoking while pregnant in parts of UK

Worrying NHS figures show more than a quarter of pregnant women in Blackpool were smoking at the time of giving birth between July and September last year
The Sun (uk)
added Jan 9, 2018 12:50

RICHMAN/KRUMHOLZ: Lessons From the Opioid Epidemic to Reinvigorate Tobacco Control Initiatives

As devastating as the opioid epidemic is, however, its toll is modest compared to that of another substance: tobacco. ...These overlapping epidemics suggest that common conditions may contribute to both and that common solutions may be useful. This momen
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
added Jan 9, 2018 03:11

Chemical Analysis and Simulated Pyrolysis of Tobacco Heating System 2.2 Compared to Conventional Cigarettes

Tobacco Heating System 2.2 (THS 2.2, marketed as iQOS), is a heat-not-burn (HNB) tobacco product... Other than some carbonyls, ammonia, and N-nitrosoanabasine (NAB), the delivered releases from THS 2.2 were at least 80% lower than those from 3R4F. Tar an
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jan 9, 2018 03:05
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[Maryland] Woman's Doctor: Lung cancer No. 1 cause of cancer deaths

Mercy Medical Center Dr. Kiernan Brune said up to 20 percent of people who die from lung cancer are nonsmokers. "Smoking is by far the biggest risk factor for lung cancer, but other risk factors include certain environmental exposures like air pollution
WBAL-TV11 (Baltimore, MD)
added Jan 9, 2018 02:59
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