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[UK] Forecasting life expectancy, years of life lost, and all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 250 causes of death: reference and alternative scenarios for 2016–40 for 195 countries and territories [FREE FULL TEXT]

Country-level smoking trends were markedly variable in the past, corresponding with where countries are on the tobacco-epidemic curve and in the scale-up of tobacco control;27 subsequently, our better and worse health scenarios showed comparably varied fu
The Lancet (uk)
added Oct 18, 2018 15:54
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Scientists Closer to Drug That Cuts Nicotine Dependence

Researchers say they've created an enzyme that might one day reduce nicotine cravings in smokers. The scientists gave the enzyme to nicotine-dependent rats and found it broke down nicotine in the bloodstream before it could reach the brain. This quickly
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 17, 2018 20:49
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Florida Supreme Court Rules Expert Witness Law Unconstitutional

– In a case stemming from a man who developed the asbestos-related disease mesothelioma, a sharply divided Florida Supreme Court on Monday said a controversial 2013 law about expert-witness testimony was an unconstitutional infringement on the court’s aut
CBS Local CBS4/TV33
added Oct 17, 2018 20:30
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FDA and NIH Study: Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health

The Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study is a uniquely large, long-term study of tobacco use and health in the United States. A collaboration between the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products and the Nati
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
added Oct 17, 2018 20:26
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[North Carolina] 'Extremely concerned' about youth marketing, N.C. attorney general requests operational documents from e-cig maker Juul

Josh Stein said Monday he wants Juul officials to provide more details on its efforts, in marketing as well as relationships with retailers and re-sellers, to verify age before purchase, and any youth education and awareness programs.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 17, 2018 10:21
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Is nicotine addiction linked to cannabinoid receptors in the brain?

The human brain contains specialized neurons that respond to cannabinoids. A reduction in the number of working cannabinoid receptors has been linked to both marijuana and alcohol dependence. However, many patients with psychiatric disorders also smoke t
Medical News Bulletin (ca)
added Oct 17, 2018 10:16
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Nicotine exposure of male mice produces behavioral impairment in multiple generations of descendants [FREE FULL TEXT]

Our findings show that nicotine exposure of male mice produces behavioral changes in multiple generations of descendants. Nicotine-induced changes in spermatozoal DNA methylation are a plausible mechanism for the transgenerational transmission of the phen
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Oct 17, 2018 10:06
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[Massachusetts] Boston, NYC Lawyers Team to Secure $43M Verdict in Case Linking Cancer to Asbestos, Tobacco in Cigarettes

After a five-week trial and 23 total hours of deliberations spread over four days, a jury of 11 found against cigarette maker R.J. Reynolds on claims of defective design, fraud failure to adequately warn and in favor of the family of the late Louis Summer
Law.com
added Oct 17, 2018 03:11
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[California] UCSF settles sexual harassment suit involving star researcher

has agreed to pay a former postdoc $150,000 to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit involving a prominent tobacco researcher on its faculty. In the settlement, dated last month, Stanton Glantz, director of the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and
statnews.com
added Oct 17, 2018 02:10
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[Mid-east] It's Official: UAE Bans E-Cigarettes in Public

Residents in the UAE are confused over the rules surrounding the personal use of e-cigarettes, both in public places and at home, and are calling for clearer rules on the issue. However, the Dubai Municipality has made it clear that e-cigarettes are trea
Al Bawaba.com (jo)
added Oct 16, 2018 20:40
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