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Marijuana use predicts onset of current little cigar use in a national sample of US young adults

• Marijuana predicted later onset of little cigar, but not large cigar use. • Cigar use did not predict later onset of marijuana use. • Marijuana use may be a risk factor of cigar use onset in young adults.
Science Direct
added Aug 5, 2018 02:10
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Goal-driven attentional capture by appetitive and aversive smoking-related cues in nicotine-dependent smokers

Task-irrelevant smoking distractors reduced target detection, compared to the non-smoking distractors, only when they were congruent with the specific category being searched for. There was no effect of either aversive or appetitive smoking distractors o
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
added Aug 5, 2018 02:09
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Nicotine metabolite ratio predicts smoking topography: The Pennsylvania Adult Smoking Study

Highlights • Faster nicotine metabolism is associated with greater total daily (TD) puffs. • Smokers with normal versus slower nicotine metabolism smoke more cigarettes per day. • Smokers with normal vs. slower nicotine metabolism have higher dependence
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
added Aug 5, 2018 02:07
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Predicting smoking abstinence with biological and self-report measures of adherence to varenicline: Impact on pharmacogenetic trial outcomes

Adherence based on salivary varenicline, rather than on pill counts, is predictive of Week 1 abstinence, irrespective of the biomarker of abstinence assessed, and of long-term abstinence. Direct measures of adherence enhance the ability to assess the imp
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
added Aug 5, 2018 02:06
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Characterizing JUUL-related posts on Twitter

Findings suggest Twitter users are bonding around, and inquiring about, JUUL on social media. JUUL’s discreetness may facilitate its use in places where vaping is prohibited....Despite JUUL’s branding...very few Twitter users mentioned smoking cessation w
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
added Aug 5, 2018 02:04
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Juul built an e-cigarette empire. Its popularity with teens threatens its future

Schools across the country find themselves similarly searching for solutions. With flavors like creme brulee and mango, one brand in particular, Juul, has become a phenomenon among high school and middle school students. They decorate them with colorful
CNBC
added Aug 6, 2018 14:31
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[New York] Smoking is large contributor to air pollution, severe health effects

it may be one of the reasons why Staten Island, with the highest rate of smokers in New York City, got an "F" in ozone pollution from the American Lung Association's 2018 "State of the Air" report. "When people pick up that cigarette and start smoking,
Staten Island (NY) Live
added Aug 4, 2018 15:38
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Spain to host THR summit

What is being billed as Spain’s first tobacco harm reduction scientific congress is due to be held in Barcelona, on September 19...organized by ANESVAP (the Spanish Association of Users of Personal Vaporisers) and MOVE (the Medical Organization Supporti
Tobacco Reporter
added Aug 8, 2018 12:39
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[UK] Call for larger tax rises to 'make smoking unaffordable'

THE cost of tobacco is still affordable to many millions of smokers in the UK despite rising prices, a study suggests. Researchers are calling for larger tax rises to make the country's nine million smokers realise their habit is unaffordable. They have
This is Lancashire (uk)
added Aug 6, 2018 22:31
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[Australia] E-cigs increase smoking take-up risk

WA has seen highly sig­nif­i­cant falls in smok­ing rates in all age groups, but es­pe­cially in ado­les­cents, with rates for 12 to 17-year-olds fall­ing from around 21 per cent in 1984 to less than 5 per cent now. This is one of the most im­por­tant p
West Australian (au)
added Aug 6, 2018 21:07
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