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Smoking bans tied to lower blood pressure in non-smokers

While smoke-free policies have been associated with fewer hospitalizations for heart disease and a lower risk of heart attacks, less is known about how these laws impact blood pressure, particularly for non-smokers, researchers note in the Journal of the
added Dec 2, 2018 15:50

GLANTZ: How real is the “reality check” on the relationship between youth vaping and smoking?

The good news is that Levy and colleagues are finally accepting the overwhelming evidence that kids who start with e-cigarettes are more likely to end up smoking cigarettes, the so-called “gateway effect.” Now they have fallen back to arguing that the g
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Dec 1, 2018 21:16

[Europe] GLANTZ: Juul working to sidestep nicotine regulation in EU

Juul is working to develop a pod with lower nicotine content that will deliver the same “hit” by increasing the voltage in the device. Running at a higher temperature increases nicotine delivery, as well as generation of the other toxic chemicals in e-ci
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Dec 1, 2018 21:10

Texas A&M students unveil Bryan-College Station air quality findings

Three graduate environmental health students at the Texas A&M School of Public Health found wide variations in smoking-related contaminants between seven popular smoking and non-smoking establishments in Bryan and College Station. While it's no secret
Bryan (TX) Eagle
added Nov 30, 2018 22:28

IQOS: examination of Philip Morris International’s claim of reduced exposure [FREE FULL TEXT]

PMI’s data appear to support PMI’s claim that IQOS reduces exposure to HPHCs. However, PMI’s data also show significantly higher levels of several substances that are not recognised as HPHCs by the FDA in IQOS emissions compared with combustible cigarette
Tobacco Control
added Nov 30, 2018 18:47

Healthy Lifestyle Makes for a Healthy Heart During Menopause

Women with the highest scores -- the healthiest lifestyles -- had less arterial thickening. Of the three score components -- healthy diet, not smoking, and getting regular exercise -- abstinence from smoking had the strongest association with clearer art
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 30, 2018 18:47


Despite punishing tax hikes and plain packaging, we've failed to meet the target of lowering the daily smoking rate to 10 per cent.
Daily Telegraph/Sunday Telegraph (au)
added Nov 30, 2018 18:47

Vaporized Pot Means a Higher High

A smokeless method of vaporizing and then inhaling pot packs a much more powerful punch than simply smoking weed, researchers say. That could raise safety concerns for users -- driving, for example.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 30, 2018 18:00

Impact of e-cigarette sampling on cigarette dependence and reinforcement value

Implications The present analysis suggests that providing an e-cigarette to current cigarette smokers is likely to reduce cigarette dependence, especially if the e-cigarette delivers sufficient nicotine and is used frequently.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Nov 30, 2018 17:54

The Difference between IQOS and Continued Smoking (PDF)

Response to the article entitled “PMI’s own in vivo clinical data on biomarkers of potential harm in Americans show that IQOS is not detectably different from conventional cigarettes,” by Stanton Glantz, 20181
PMI Science (philip Morris International)
added Nov 30, 2018 16:04
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