Tobacco Use

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Smoking cigarettes was associated with an increased risk for chronic kidney disease in African-Americans participating in a large cardiovascular cohort study.
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A study estimates that a 10% decline in smoking would reduce healthcare costs in the US by $63 billion the following year.
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New research indicates that calls to poison control centers that result from young children being exposed to e-cig liquids have dramatically increased.
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Cigar industry advocates warn the new FDA regulations on tobacco may prove too costly for up to 75% of the smaller cigar manufacturers that use more traditional methods.
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Physicians should ask teens about vaping habits during a checkup because they may be uninformed or misinformed about the risks of e-cigarettes.
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The new FDA deeming rule will go into effect on August 8, 2016 and will restrict the sale and marketing of these tobacco products to minors and require manufacturers to receive marketing authorization from the FDA.
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UK researchers say they found tobacco cigarette smoke, but not vapor from e-cigarettes, triggered a stress response in lab-cultured heart cells.
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Britain's leading physician organization has concluded that the nicotine-delivery devices are more likely to benefit, rather than harm, public health, and urged cigarette smokers to switch to the products.
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One in six infants and toddlers admitted to a Colorado hospital with coughing, wheezing and other symptoms of bronchiolitis tested positive for marijuana exposure.
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The campaign will target lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) young adults ages 18-24, who are nearly twice as likely to use tobacco as other young adults.
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New research reveals that children who live with smokers may end up in the doctor's office or hospital more frequently than kids not exposed to tobacco smoke.
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A study on teen smoking habits shows that a majority of young smokers do not light up every day and many smoke only a few cigarettes on the days they do smoke.
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International tobacco control experts are prompting FDA regulators to have a more "open-minded" perspective in regards to regulating vaporized nicotine products, including e-cigarettes.
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Smokers with psychiatric disorders who used the drugs Chantix or Wellbutrin were no more likely to experience serious neuropsychiatric side effects than those who used nicotine patches or placebo.
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Watercress extract taken multiple times a day was shown to notably inhibit the activation of a tobacco-derived carcinogen in cigarette smokers in a recent study.
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According to a report by The Hill, the House Appropriations Committee voted Tuesday to exempt all electronic cigarettes and cigars currently on the market from rules proposed by the FDA.
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The US FDA is expanding its “The Real Cost” campaign to educate rural, white male teens about the negative health consequences associated with smokeless tobacco use.
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The CDC reports that the use of nontraditional tobacco products, such as e-cigarettes, continues to rise among teens, which is stalling efforts to reduce tobacco use.
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Measurements of airway obstruction and inflammation were worse after e-cigarette sessions, and these findings were more severe in asthmatics.
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Is vaping a healthier alternative to smoking or is it just another gateway to tobacco and future lung diseases? Research is beginning to help clear up the cloud that surrounds electronic cigarettes.