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Smokers with HIV face higher risk from lung cancer than from AIDS

“Today, the number one killer of people with HIV on treatment in the U.S. is not the virus, it’s smoking,” said lead study author Dr. Krishna Reddy of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Reuters
added Sep 18, 2017 23:40
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HIV and Smoking a Lethal Combo for the Lungs

HIV patients who take their medication but also smoke are about 10 times more likely to die from lung cancer than from AIDS-related causes, a new study estimates. Lifesaving antiretroviral drugs have improved life expectancy to the point that patients no
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 18, 2017 23:34
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[Europe] Higher Cigarette Taxes May Mean Fewer Infant Deaths

A new European study finds that when the price of cigarettes rises, infant deaths decline. The finding didn't surprise one U.S. expert in child health, because when fewer mothers can afford to smoke any longer -- or take up the habit -- their kids' healt
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 18, 2017 23:32
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Bill and Melinda Gates Grade the World’s Health

They will present a sort of report card of global health, called “Goalkeepers,” at the United Nations...on 18 global health indicators: infant mortality, AIDS, vaccine use, smoking rates...Smoking is down, but tobacco companies are fighting back.
New York Times
added Sep 18, 2017 22:38
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[Asia, India] Costs of tobacco outweigh Centre’s total spend in health sector! Does it have a plan to deal with this?

Powerful tobacco lobbies have ensured, over the past few months, the government has taken action against two bodies—FCRA clearances were revoked for the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and a Michael Bloomberg charity—that have worked on effectiv
Financial Express (in)
added Sep 18, 2017 15:12
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Vaping doubles risk of smoking cigarettes for teens

The study -- from the University of Waterloo and the Wake Forest School of Medicine -- found that students in grades seven to 12 who had tried an e-cigarette are 2.16 times more likely to be susceptible to cigarette smoking. "Since e-cigarettes came on
EurekAlert
added Sep 18, 2017 05:21
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A meta-analysis of brief tobacco interventions for use in integrated primary care

Brief tobacco cessation interventions that can be delivered in IPC settings were found to be effective. Future research in this area might evaluate ways to improve the dissemination and implementation of these types of interventions in IPC settings.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Oct 6, 2017 02:46
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State Tobacco Policies as Predictors of Evidence-Based Cessation Method Usage: Results From a Large, Nationally Representative Dataset

increasing tobacco control appropriations, extending health insurance coverage, maximizing revenue from tobacco taxation and tobacco settlements, and ultimately decreasing smoking prevalence are important targets for individual states to promote utilizati
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Sep 18, 2017 23:08
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Adherence to pharmacological smoking cessation interventions: A literature review and synthesis of correlates and barriers

it is first necessary to identify and understand smoker-level characteristics that drive nonadherence...This paper provides the most comprehensive review to date on correlates of adherence to pharmacological smoking cessation interventions. Challenges and
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Sep 18, 2017 23:06
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A meta-analysis of brief tobacco interventions for use in integrated primary care

Brief tobacco cessation interventions that can be delivered in IPC settings were found to be effective. Future research in this area might evaluate ways to improve the dissemination and implementation of these types of interventions in IPC settings. Impl
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Sep 18, 2017 23:05
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