Tobacco Use

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The FDA has ordered three tobacco companies to stop claiming their cigarettes are "additive-free" or "natural."
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Measured levels of the protein NLRX1 are a sign of cigarette induced emphysema, similar to the lung destruction that is seen in patients with COPD.
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Quitting smoking after a heart attack has immediate benefits, including less chest pain, better quality of daily life, and improved mental health.
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According to University of York researchers, more than a quarter of a million people die each year from using smokeless tobacco.
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Proposed rules by the FDA were pending a public comment period that was expected to end August 31. It will now remain open until September 30.
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Varenicline, a prescription smoking cessation aid, has had no significant impact on the rate adults successfully quit smoking, according to a new study.
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Electronic cigarettes are about 95% less harmful than tobacco and should be promoted as a tool to help smokers quit, according to a study by Public Health England.
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For smokers, the number of the number of cigarettes smoked per day and current body mass index are predictive of changes in weight after quitting smoking, according to new research.
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New research led by the University of Edinburgh reveals that stillbirths have dropped by almost 8% in England since a smoking ban was introduced.
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Scientists showed that a bacterial enzyme, which can be recreated in lab settings, may possibly be used as a drug candidate to help people stop smoking.
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USC researchers surveyed more than 2,500 Los Angeles-area 9th graders and found that those who vaped were significantly more likely to try traditional tobacco products.
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If approved, it would make Boston the second US city to ban so-called "smokeless tobacco" products. San Francisco became the first earlier this year.
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Researchers from the University of Southern California investigated how much a high school student’s social environment is a factor in the rise in use.
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The first evidence-based model that can predict the amount of nicotine emitted by e-cigarettes has been developed by VCU researchers.
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Routine lung cancer screenings may lower a patient's motivation to stop smoking, according to a recent study.
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Smoking, not HIV status, appears to be strongly related to cardiovascular risk and multimorbidity among individuals with HIV, according to recent findings.
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Although more American teens are using marijuana, their use of alcohol and cigarettes has decreased, a new study finds.
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A new study adds to the growing body of evidence that long-time smokers may face an increased risk of death if they develop breast cancer.
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According to a study in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, mothers who smoke and have a preterm birth more than triple their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD).
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Calls for e-cigarette regulation are growing louder as big tobacco companies move in to the market, which is forecasted to top $10 billion annually by 2017.