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Wanted: Former Kentucky tobacco farms to join fight against malaria

Researchers at the University of Kentucky Tobacco Research and Development Center are testing a new crop: artemisia... Once known for expertise in growing tobacco, Kentucky is poised to become the epicenter of production of a similar plant that is used t
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Mar 23, 2018 21:33
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NSW smokers who want to quit are being recruited to take part in a world-first trial comparing two smoking cessation medications – a natural plant extract, cytisine, and the prescription medicine, varenicline. Cytisine is a natural, plant-based compound
Australian Journal of Pharmacy (AJP) (au)
added Mar 23, 2018 20:48

[UK] Bad lifestyles are to blame for 2,500 cancer cases a week as experts say the disease is not simply caused by genes or 'bad luck'

More than 2,500 cancer cases diagnosed every week in the UK are preventable by making simple lifestyle changes, research has found. Almost four in ten of all cancers could be avoided by switching to a healthier diet, doing more exercise and giving up sm
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 23, 2018 20:09
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FDA Mulls Exempting 'Premium' Cigars from Regulation

the agency has issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) to seek scientific data and public input on patterns of use and safety concerns. The FDA is also asking for input on how a premium cigar should be defined. The move comes a week after
MedPage Today
added Mar 23, 2018 19:21

FDA In Brief: FDA seeks additional input, scientific data on patterns of use and resulting public health impacts of ‘premium’ cigars

we’re aware of the ongoing interest into how ‘premium’ cigars fit into our policy framework. As such, we’re welcoming stakeholders to share any new and relevant information that could inform the FDA’s regulation of ‘premium’ cigars, and address the questi
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Mar 23, 2018 15:42
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[UK] EDITORIAL: Preventable Cancer / Forget the nanny state. The doctor state can and should save lives

Despite decades of rising taxes and ever-tighter sales restrictions, tobacco still accounts for 54,000 of them. This is an astonishing number but since 2011 it has fallen to about 15 per cent of cases. This means anti-smoking measures are working, and it
Times Of London (uk)
added Mar 23, 2018 15:14

[UK] Four in 10 cancer cases could be prevented by lifestyle changes

New figures from Cancer Research UK (CRUK) show that more than 2,500 cancer cases a week are avoidable, with exposure to tobacco smoke the leading factor, accounting for just over 15% of cancer cases.
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 23, 2018 15:10

Reduction in Cigarettes Per Day Prospectively Predicts Making a Quit Attempt: A Fine-Grained Secondary Analysis of a Natural History Study

Reducing CPD appears to be an effective strategy to increase the probability of making a QA for the majority of smokers who do not intend to quit in the near future. However, our findings are mixed regarding the effectiveness of reducing among smokers wh
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Mar 24, 2018 00:19

[Europe] E-cigarettes tied to less smoking cessation

Smokers who also use e-cigarettes may be half as likely to give up tobacco as smokers who never vape at all, a European study suggests. Even when smokers only occasionally experimented with vaping, they were about 67 percent less likely to become ex-smoke
added Mar 23, 2018 20:27

[UK] Obesity could overtake smoking in cancer death risk - study

Smoking is the biggest avoidable cause of cancer, followed by excess weight, overexposure to UV radiation from the sun and sunbeds, drinking alcohol, eating too little fibre, and outdoor air pollution, a study by Cancer Research UK found. But experts pr
Press Association (uk)
added Mar 23, 2018 20:06
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