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More US teens are vaping than smoking cigarettes, study finds

“These findings emphasize that vaping has progressed well beyond a cigarette alternative,” said Richard Miech, the principal investigator on the annual Monitoring the Future survey, which involves tens of thousands of students. The government-funded rese
The Guardian (uk)
added Dec 14, 2017 17:18
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[UK] FLINT/JONES: The irresponsible promotion of e-cigarettes and Swaptober

Until substantial evidence has been gathered on the health implications of e-cigarettes, the promotion of e-cigarettes by health organisations is irresponsible, unethical, and potentially harmful.
The Lancet (uk)
added Dec 14, 2017 17:18
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[UK] E-cigarettes SHOULDN'T be used as a stop smoking tool because there isn't enough evidence to prove they are safe, researcher claims

Dr Stuart Flint believes it's premature to call the gadgets a 'healthier alternative' / The psychologist made the claim in a strongly worded letter in a medical journal / Dr Flint branded health organisations 'irresponsible' for promoting the gadgets
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 14, 2017 17:03
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Monetary Incentives Improve Cessation in Mentally Ill Smokers

“This research indicates the promise of combining cotinine- and breath carbon monoxide-based, abstinence-contingent incentives to assist low-income Medicaid beneficiaries with mental illness in quitting smoking,” the study authors concluded.
Psychiatry Advisor
added Dec 14, 2017 17:01
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[Australia] ARCHIVE: Can the use of standardised packaging for tobacco products reduce the use of tobacco?

The available evidence suggests that standardised packaging may reduce smoking prevalence. Only one country had implemented standardised packaging at the time of this review, so evidence comes from one large observational study that provides evidence for
The Cochrane Library (uk)
added Dec 14, 2017 16:56
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Reassessing the importance of ‘lost pleasure’ associated with smoking cessation: implications for social welfare and policy [FREE FULL TEXT]

The proportion of smokers who might be characterised as having a preference to continue smoking are greatly outnumbered by addicted, discontent and concerned smokers who want to quit and regret ever having started to smoke. These discontent smokers could
Tobacco Control
added Dec 14, 2017 00:12
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More Than 1 in 5 Working Adults Use Some Form of Tobacco

Tobacco use among US working adults varies by industry and occupation, a recent CDC analysis found. The study used 2014-2016 data from the National Health Interview Survey.
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
added Dec 13, 2017 14:14
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West Virginia’s adult smoker ranks decline

has declined over the past five years, according to a report released Tuesday by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health. According to the DHHR’s Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey, the number of adult
Martinsburg (WV) Journal
added Dec 13, 2017 14:05
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[UK] Call for more hospital beds to cope with winter breathing difficulties

The report from the British Lung Foundation says more and more people are ending up in an already hard-pressed A&Es because of the increase in breathing problems caused by air pollution, an ageing population and the long-term effects of heavy smoking.
The Guardian (uk)
added Dec 13, 2017 13:52
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[Australia] Four out of 10 men who die of cancer could have avoided it

The cancers responsible for the largest numbers of potentially preventable deaths were lung, bowel, melanoma, liver and stomach cancers. "By far the biggest preventable cause of cancer deaths in Australia is tobacco smoke," says Professor Whiteman. It
Australian Financial Review (au)
added Dec 13, 2017 13:46
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