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Effect of Immediate vs Gradual Reduction in Nicotine Content of Cigarettes on Biomarkers of Smoke Exposure / A Randomized Clinical Trial [FREE FULL TEXT]

The Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking considered whether an immediate vs gradual reduction of nicotine would be a better strategy...immediate reduction of nicotine in cigarettes led to significantly greater decreases in biomarkers of smoke exposure
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
added Sep 9, 2018 17:42
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[Missouri] Lawsuit seeks stricter St. Charles County smoking ban proposal on November ballot

A judge Tuesday gave St. Charles County Elections Director Rich Chrismer until Sept. 10 to respond to a lawsuit seeking to put a strict smoking ban petition on the Nov. 6 ballot. The lawsuit, filed Friday by three residents and a nonprofit health group,
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Sep 6, 2018 13:59
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Chain pharmacies busted selling tobacco to minors

Over the past six years, several U.S. chain pharmacies have been caught numerous times by [FDA] selling tobacco products to minors, a new study finds. The biggest offender: Walgreens, according to the report published in JAMA Pediatrics. Between 2012 an
Reuters
added Sep 5, 2018 15:13
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Tobacco control, a ‘major component’ of environmental protection efforts – UN health official

From deforestation to soil degradation and pollution, tobacco production and its use by consumers, is “tremendously destructive” for the environment, although control measures can help curb its negative environmental effects, including the damaging impac
UN News Service
added Sep 5, 2018 15:13
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[New York] Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP Files Class Action Suit against Philip Morris International Inc.

City of Westland Police and Fire Retirement System v. Philip Morris International Inc....defendants made false and misleading statements and/or failed to disclose adverse information regarding the Company’s business and prospects, including that Philip M
Business Wire
added Sep 5, 2018 15:13
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[New York] Learning With: ‘Did Juul Lure Teenagers and Get “Customers for Life”?’

Before reading the article: Do you see people your age vaping? What about smoking cigarettes? What do you know about laws regarding the minimum age for buying tobacco products? What are your thoughts on people who are under the age of 18 using products
New York Times
added Sep 5, 2018 14:44
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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-Scotland] Passive smoking almost eradicated

So-called “passive” smoking has been recognised as increasing the chances of non-smokers developing serious illnesses. Sean Semple, of the research team, said: “Our analysis showed Scotland has made even greater progress in protecting non-smokers from se
Times Of London (uk)
added Sep 4, 2018 19:14
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Heat-not-burn tobacco products: a systematic literature review [FREE FULL TEXT]

Studies on HnB secondhand emissions and human use were heterogeneous and largely affiliated with the manufacturers. HnB exposed users and bystanders to toxicants, although at substantially lower levels than cigarettes.
Tobacco Control
added Sep 5, 2018 00:48
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