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The health, poverty, and financial consequences of a cigarette price increase among 500 million male smokers in 13 middle income countries: compartmental model study

Higher prices of cigarettes provide more health and financial gains to the poorest 20% than to the richest 20% of the population. Higher excise taxes support the targets of the sustainable development goals on non-communicable diseases and poverty, and pr
British Medical Journal
added Apr 12, 2018 17:53
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“A toxicological experiment”: Additional study needed on e-cigarette use

Given the countless unique e-liquid flavors and the on-going development of new devices, this research is difficult to generalize, they said, but they are concerned that more unidentified toxins exist.
Scope (Stanford University School of Medicine)
added Apr 12, 2018 00:09
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millions of smokers go online for help to quit each year

the internet is the first place many people go to get information on how to quit smoking. In fact, more than 12 million U.S. adults — a third of all smokers — turn to the internet for help quitting each year, according to a new Truth Initiative® study.
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Apr 11, 2018 23:55
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Higher cigarette prices would help millions avoid poor health and extreme poverty

The findings show that people on low incomes have the most to gain, and the researchers say modest action by many governments "could yield unprecedented health gains and poverty reduction." Based on current patterns, smoking will be responsible for abo
EurekAlert
added Apr 11, 2018 23:50
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Death rates RISE for young people in 19 states after years of falling due to drug abuse and ‘diseases of despair’ as new figures reveal which states have the highest and lowest life expectancy

Heart disease and lung cancer were the number one and two killers of Americans in 2016, just as they were in 1990. That comes despite reduced smoking rates and more widespread use of treatments to reduce cholesterol and high blood pressure have led to a
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 11, 2018 23:35
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Tiny Juul Device Getting U.S. Teens Hooked on Vaping

The Juul is so popular that many kids don't even realize that it is an e-cigarette loaded with nicotine, she said. But Juul Labs, the San Francisco company that makes the device, contends that it is only intended for adults who want to quit smoking.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Apr 11, 2018 13:46
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[California] Smoking Cessation Therapies Do Not Raise Cardiovascular Risk

Despite the proven efficacy of smoking cessation medications, some doctors hesitate to prescribe them because of suspected side effects such as heart attack and stroke. A new, large-scale study led by UC San Francisco may help allay these concerns. It fo
University of California at San Francisco (UCSF)
added Apr 17, 2018 10:01
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The State of US Health, 1990-2016 [FREE FULL TEXT]

Diet, tobacco use, and high systolic blood pressure were the leading causes of deaths while tobacco use, high body mass index, and diet were the leading risk factors for DALYs. For example, dietary risks accounted for 529 299 deaths in 2016, with 83.9% of
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
added Apr 14, 2018 19:14
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Influences of the Menstrual Phase on Cortisol Response to Stress in Nicotine Dependent Women: A Preliminary Examination

We show influences of the menstrual cycle phase on stress response among smokers. This is demonstrated by a reduced cortisol response to stress in the luteal group relative to the follicular group among smokers. This menstrual phase difference was not fo
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Apr 13, 2018 17:36
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[UK] Chemicals used to flavour e-cigarettes could be toxic: Citrus or floral scents may cause cancer, study finds

Substances that give the tobacco substitute a citrus or floral scent significantly increase the production of free radicals, a US study found. Free radicals are molecules that damage healthy cells and have been linked to inflammation, heart disease and
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 12, 2018 00:26
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