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[Texas] The unknown dangers of e-cigarettes

While marketing has done a good job making vaping appear safe and appealing, we must remember the dangers. Nicotine exposure is bad for a teenager’s brain, aerosolized and heated toxins put both the users and those around them at risk, and the fluid vial
Temple (TX) Daily Telegram
added Sep 5, 2018 00:39
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What are the health risks of hookah smoking?

Using a hookah exposes a person to tobacco smoke, which contains harmful components, such as carbon monoxide. The water in the hookah does not filter out these components. Even if a person does not smoke directly from the hookah, they can still inhale s
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Sep 5, 2018 00:36
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Innovations in counterfeiting tax stamps: a study of ultraviolet watermarks in a sample of discarded New York City packs [FREE FULL TEXT]

eiters are using ultraviolet watermarks which makes it difficult to differentiate counterfeit joint New York City/New York State tax stamps from their genuine equivalent when UV irradiation is used as the sole screening tool. Innovations in counterfeiting
Tobacco Control
added Sep 4, 2018 22:35
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[UK-Scotland] Second-hand smoke exposure falls by 97 per cent over 20 years

research found dramatic reductions in second-hand smoke exposure since 1998 and evidence of continuing improvements in the decade after the smoking ban which came into force on 26 March 2006. At present 21 per cent of adults in Scotland are smokers and ra
The Scotsman (uk)
added Sep 4, 2018 22:22
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[UK-Scotland] Dramatic fall in second-hand smoke exposure, study finds

And the number of people who have not been exposed to smoke at all has risen sixfold, researchers found. Experts, led by researchers from the University of Sterling, examined the levels of cotinine, which accumulates in the body as a result of tobacco
Belfast Telegraph (uk)
added Sep 4, 2018 22:20
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Drugs for Tobacco Dependence [FREE FULL TEXT]

Tobacco dependence can be safely and effectively treated with counseling and pharmacotherapy. All of the nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) appear to be about equally effective, but a combination of a patch and a rapid-onset formulation is generally
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
added Sep 4, 2018 22:05
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Effect of Immediate vs Gradual Reduction in Nicotine Content of Cigarettes on Biomarkers of Smoke Exposure [FREE FULL TEXT]

Among smokers, immediate reduction of nicotine in cigarettes led to significantly greater decreases in biomarkers of smoke exposure across time compared with gradual reduction or a control group, with no significant differences between gradual reduction a
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
added Sep 4, 2018 22:03
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[UK] How your heart age is key to heart attack or stroke risk

Public Health England is urging people over 30 to take an online test to find out their heart age, which indicates if they are at increased risk of suffering a heart attack or a stroke...One year after quitting smoking, a person's risk of heart disease i
BBC Online
added Sep 4, 2018 19:33
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[UK] Smoking is costing Cornwall 1,000 lives a year and costing £121million

Cornwall has higher numbers of smokers in all categories - including teenagers and pregnant women - than the national averages.
Cornwall Live (uk)
added Sep 4, 2018 19:31
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Big Tobacco Accused of Using Social Media 'Influencers' to Target Youth

Barred by law from almost all forms of traditional advertising in the U.S., tobacco companies are now aggressively using social media platforms to market cigarettes to a new generation of potential smokers, an anti-tobacco group is charging.
MedPage Today
added Sep 4, 2018 19:21
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