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Varenicline for tobacco-dependence treatment in alcohol-dependent smokers: A randomized controlled trial [FREE FULL TEXT]

Varenicline is safe and efficacious for increasing smoking abstinence rates in smokers with alcohol abuse or dependence. Varenicline may decrease alcohol consumption in this population of smokers.
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
added Feb 15, 2018 20:51
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[Kentucky] Tobacco kills 8,900 Kyians a year; advocates say raising cigarette tax is a win for health, win for state

Representatives and volunteers from the American Heart Association and the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Cardiology joined Senator Ralph Alvarado, a physician from Winchester, in a Capitol rally Wednesday to urge the Kentucky General Assemb
NKyTribune (Kentucky Center for Public Service Journalism)
added Feb 15, 2018 17:37
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[New Jersey] Menthol Cigarettes Could Be Even Worse Than Regular Cigarettes

Regular and menthol cigarettes are at least equal players when you’re talking about the negative impact on health, Flores says. That’s a big problem if people smoke menthols because they think they’re the lesser of two evils or only took up smoking becaus
Vice.com
added Feb 18, 2018 03:39
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Sierra Leone News: 640,000 smokers on the high side

There are an estimated 640,000 tobacco users in Sierra Leone and smoking prevalence is increasing – particularly among men and youth...calling for accelerated action to reduce tobacco consumption in Sierra Leone. The call was made at a major national mee
Awoko Newspaper (sl)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:26
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[Australia] NSW mums-to-be butting out for their bubs

Fewer pregnant women are smoking in NSW compared with 20 years ago, but too many expectant mothers are still lighting up in some regional areas. The number of pregnant women smoking state-wide has dropped a whopping 61 per cent in the two decades to 201
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:24
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Higher cigarette taxes may increase use of chewing tobacco and cigars in adolescents

found that a 10% increase in cigarette tax would be associated with a 1 percentage point increase in the use of smokeless tobacco among adolescent males, as well as increased use of cigars (1.5 percentage points in males and 0.7 percentage points in femal
EurekAlert
added Feb 15, 2018 23:29
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Regulating Nicotine Replacement Therapies: Next Steps In A Comprehensive Strategy For Tobacco Harm Reduction

The FDA’s new tobacco regulatory framework marks an unprecedented opportunity to reach the longstanding goal of eliminating the use of combustible cigarettes in the United States, and nicotine replacement therapies have a crucial role to play in this ove
Health Affairs (ca)
added Feb 15, 2018 02:12
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Thank you to our reviewers

The Editors would like to publicly acknowledge the people listed below who served as reviewers on the journal during 2017. Without their efforts, the quality of the journal could not be sustained. Abroms, Lorien Adams, Kathleen Agaku, Israel
Tobacco Control
added Feb 15, 2018 02:06
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Estrogen Plays a Key Role in Lung Cancer Development

A link between hormones and smoking may provide insight as to why women are more likely to develop non–small cell lung cancer compared with men. Previous research shows that incidence rates of lung cancer are increasing among younger women in the United
CURE
added Feb 15, 2018 02:04
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Could Behaviour Interventions Reduce Second-hand Smoke in Pregnant Women?

Theory-based behaviour change interventions (BCI) have been used successfully to change smoking-related behaviours and could reduce exposure of second-hand smoke in pregnant women. In a recent study published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, researchers
Medical News Bulletin (ca)
added Feb 15, 2018 02:02
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