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A blueprint for the primary prevention of cancer: Targeting established, modifiable risk factors [FREE FULL TEXT]

More than half of the 26% decline in cancer mortality rates in the U.S. since 1991 is due to reductions in tobacco smoking...The highest priority in a national cancer control plan must be expansion of tobacco control—the intervention with the largest pote
CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
added Oct 12, 2018 14:21
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Comprehensive Report Says Tobacco Control Must Be Highest Priority in Cancer Control

More than half of the 26% decline in cancer mortality rates in the U.S. since 1991 is due to reductions in tobacco smoking. Despite this progress, tobacco smoking remains the most common cause of cancer and cancer death The highest priority in a national
American Cancer Society
added Oct 12, 2018 14:18
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[Malawi] HOPKINSON: Tobacco smoke and environmental injustice

“My country, Malawi, has lost most of its forests to tobacco,” Paul Desanker, a manager in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change adaptation programme, told the eighth conference of parties to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control last w
British Medical Journal
added Oct 12, 2018 14:01
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[UK] E-cigarette use shifts towards lower socioeconomic groups

The use of e-cigarettes among smokers has shifted from more affluent early adopters to being used more widely across all socioeconomic groups, according to new UCL research.
University College London (uk)
added Oct 12, 2018 13:57
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[Canada] No surge in illicit cigarettes after implementation of menthol ban in Nova Scotia [FREE FULL TEXT]

Contrary to the tobacco industry’s assertions, there was no surge in illicit cigarettes after the 2015 ban on menthol cigarette sales in Nova Scotia. Credible, industry-independent evidence on illicit cigarette trade is desperately needed to support the i
Tobacco Control
added Oct 12, 2018 00:40
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Parties Strengthen WHO FCTC at COP8 by Adopting Global Strategy

by endorsing the first ever Global Strategy to Accelerate Tobacco Control and adopting it as proposed. This adoption is historic because it identifies priorities through 2025, with the clear and ambitious objective of sharply reducing tobacco use prevalen
Framework Convention Alliance (ch)
added Oct 12, 2018 00:38
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FDA In Brief: FDA warns company illegally selling e-liquid products intended for vaping that contain unapproved drugs for erectile dysfunction, weight loss and falsely claim to be FDA-approved

issued a warning letter to HelloCig Electronic Technology Co. Ltd for various violations of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, including selling two e-liquids that contain the prescription drugs tadalafil and/or sildenafil, leading the FDA to deter
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Oct 11, 2018 18:00
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[UK] Experts threaten public health body over link to drink industry

Hundreds of top academics have threatened to stop advising Public Health England unless it abandons plans to work with the alcohol industry... Leading experts in drinking, smoking, obesity and cancer, whose work underpins official policies, say they are l
Times Of London (uk)
added Oct 11, 2018 17:27
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[Greece, UK] Another reason to stop vaping: E-cigarette flavors are just as bad for lung inflammation as smoking, study finds

A new Greek study in mice suggests that e-liquids and their flavoring additives cause lung inflammation and may impair them as badly as cigettes
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 11, 2018 17:19
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E-Cigs Continue to Spark Debate Over Health Risks/Benefits

Americans remain divided on whether the devices are a boon or a threat to public health. That's the main finding of a new HealthDay/Harris Poll that surveyed over 2,000 adults on their e-cigarette views. Vaping has long been promoted as a way to help sm
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 11, 2018 16:58
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