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Does Starting to Smoke Cigars Trigger Onset of Cannabis Blunt Smoking?

A short interval right after starting to smoke cigars may be one of increased risk of starting to smoke blunts. We discuss cigar, cigarillo, and “blunt wraps” control approaches that might reduce both tobacco and cannabis-related harms.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 11, 2018 00:27
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The Methodological Quality and Effectiveness of Technology-Based Smoking Cessation Interventions for Disadvantaged Groups: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis [FREE FULL TEXT]

Few methodologically rigorous studies were identified. Mobile phone text-messaging, computer- and website-delivered quit support showed promise at increasing quit rates among Indigenous, psychiatric and inpatient substance use disorder patients. Further
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 11, 2018 00:16
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STEINBERG: Harms and Benefits of Stigmatizing Smoking [FREE FULL TEXT]

At minimum, we must focus more on efforts to provide better, more accessible treatment options, which are likely to result in lower smoking prevalence in the remaining smokers without further marginalizing these groups as nondesirable.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 10, 2018 19:58
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[Guernsey] Prison smoking ban has led to better behaviour

Tobacco was banned at Les Nicolles on New Year’s Day 2013. ‘There were a number of initiatives rolled out at the same time which included increased purposeful activity and the use of disposable electronic cigarettes,’ said deputy governor Lou Arkle. ‘T
Guernsey Press
added Feb 8, 2018 18:15
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[Canada] Legal age of 21 key to helping youth butt out, says researcher

Russ Callaghan, a professor at UNBC, believes that raising the legal age of smoking to 21 could result in profound improvements in public health in Canada and the US. He has co-published a research paper which suggests this change could significantly red
Prince George (BC) Citizen (ca)
added Feb 7, 2018 16:08
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Congress Shouldn’t Cut Disease Prevention Fund to Pay for Other Health Programs

House of Representatives today is considering a continuing resolution to fund the federal government until March 23 and to extend funding for important health programs...it is irresponsible for this legislation to pay for these programs by once again cutt
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Feb 6, 2018 22:21
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[UK] Evidence review of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products 2018 (PDF) (243pp)

• Future studies, whether funded by manufacturers or independently, should ensure conduct of studies in line with established guidelines such as definitions of abstinence from smoking, using intention-to-treat analysis and registering trial protocols
GOV.UK
added Feb 6, 2018 18:24
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[Canada] Study: Tobacco minimum age law effective

found that Canadian minimum age of tobacco sales laws are effective in limiting smoking in underage youth. Dr. Russ Callaghan, the study’s lead author, and his team looked at data from seven Canadian community health surveys (2000-2014), which assess hea
BC Local News (ca)
added Feb 6, 2018 17:39
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Negative affect, message reactance and perceived risk: how do pictorial cigarette pack warnings change quit intentions?

Pictorial cigarette pack warnings increased quit intentions by increasing negative affect. Message reactance partially attenuated this increase in intentions. The opposing associations of negative affect and reactance on perceived risk may explain why pic
Tobacco Control
added Feb 1, 2018 23:56
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Productivity losses due to premature mortality from cancer in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS): A population-based comparison

Locally-tailored strategies are required to reduce the economic burden of cancer in developing economies. Focussing on tobacco control, vaccination programs and cancer screening, combined with access to adequate treatment, could yield significant gains fo
Cancer Epidemiology [Cancer Detection and Prevention]
added Feb 1, 2018 18:46
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