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MINNESOTA’S BILL TO TREAT CHRONIC ILLNESS WILL TOP $18 BILLION BY 2023

projects that chronic medical illness treatment costs will jump by nearly 35 percent ... The cost to treat Minnesotans with smoking exposure will rise 19.2 percent to $237.3 million
Twin Cities Business
added Dec 6, 2017 23:42
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ASCHWARDEN: There’s No Such Thing As ‘Sound Science’ / The easiest way to undermine good science is to demand that it be made “sound.”

The phrase was adopted by the tobacco industry in the 1990s ...Philip Morris vice president of corporate affairs Ellen Merlo wrote that the program was designed to “discredit the EPA report,” “prevent states and cities, as well as businesses from passing
FiveThirtyEight
added Dec 6, 2017 17:38
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[Australia] One-in-three Victorians breathe in second-hand smoke while at work, research shows.

Quit Victoria surveyed 4000 workers and found 34 per cent reported passive smoking while inside or outside at work during the course of an average week. Exposure jumped to 45 per cent for tradespeople and hairdressers. "It's really alarming to see such
PerthNow (au)
added Dec 6, 2017 17:33
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Prior exposure to smoking may affect infants' respiratory health

In the study of 376 infants, researchers obtained detailed information from parents about smoking exposure during pregnancy and in the home at 3 and 15 months of age. Data for demographics, wheezing, and asthma were obtained from yearly questionnaires up
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Dec 6, 2017 17:11
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Guidance for the Clinical Management of Thirdhand Smoke Exposure in the Child Health Care Setting

Recent scientific studies on thirdhand smoke are impelling further research on the topic, spurring the creation of tobacco control policies to protect people from thirdhand smoke and stimulating improvements to the delivery of tobacco control counseling
Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management
added Dec 22, 2017 02:21
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Impact of London's road traffic air and noise pollution on birth weight: retrospective population based cohort study

Convincing evidence that maternal passive smoking during pregnancy is causally related to reduced birth weight,58 strongly supports the biological plausibility of an association between ambient air pollution and reduced birth weight, by analogy.
British Medical Journal
added Dec 21, 2017 06:18
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SIEGEL: First Major Action of Foundation for a "Smoke-Free World" Shows that It is Largely a Scam

Sometimes, what you don’t say is more important than what you do say. That is certainly the case here. The Foundation says nothing about the most effective interventions to reduce smoking, while focusing almost exclusively on areas that have little to no
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Dec 12, 2017 01:08
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An exome-wide association study identifies new susceptibility loci for age of smoking initiation in African- and European-American populations

PITRM1 and DHRS7 for African American smokers and DDR2 for European American smokers are new candidate genes for smoking initiation. These genes represent new additions to smoking initiation, an important but less studied phenotype in nicotine dependence
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Dec 12, 2017 01:05
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Smokers 10 Times More Likely to Use Pot Daily

A strong link exists between smoking and daily marijuana use, with U.S. smokers 10 times more likely to use pot every day, a new study says. And teen smokers are 50 times more likely than their nonsmoking peers to use pot daily, said researchers from Col
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 8, 2017 19:06
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A new form of nicotine retailers: a systematic review of the sales and marketing practices of vape shops

Vape shops have potential to promote e-cigarettes for smoking cessation but also sometimes provide inaccurate information and mislabelled products. Given their spatial patterning, vape shops may perpetuate inequities in tobacco use. The growing literature
Tobacco Control
added Dec 8, 2017 17:56
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