Cigarettes Have to Be Labeled ‘Deadly’ Now. Here’s Why
A new rule requiring tobacco companies to describe their products as “deadly” and “addictive” on their websites went into effect Monday — and more regulations are coming. Tobacco companies including Altria, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Lorillard, and Philip Morris USA were ordered to issue “corrective statements” online by June 18 following a federal court ruling last month. The statements have to describe five topics including the deadly health effects of smoking, the addictiveness of nicotine and the lack of any significant health benefits from smoking low-tar cigarettes. They also hav...
Source: TIME: Health - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza Tags: Uncategorized onetime Smoking Source Type: news

Compilation of research discussed at the Global Forum On Nicotine: Warsaw June 16 2018
(Abzed) Below is a summary of the new and recent research discussed at this conference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Compilation of research discussed at the Global Forum On Nicotine: Warsaw, June 16, 2018
(Abzed) Below is a summary of the new and recent research discussed at this conference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes hit with federal criminal fraud charges
Elizabeth Holmes, the high-profile but secretive founder of blood testing company Theranos Inc., and her second in command, Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani, were charged with federal wire fraud, according to a grand jury indictment unsealed Friday. Holmes, who stepped down as CEO of the company earlier Friday, and Balwani were arraigned on the criminal charges in U.S. District Court in San Jose. Holmes and Balwani are charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and nine counts of wire fraud,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Low-Nicotine E-Cigs May Raise Toxin Risks
Title: Low-Nicotine E-Cigs May Raise Toxin RisksCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/14/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/15/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - June 15, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Trial: Using nicotine patches before quitting smoking may not help
If smokers use nicotine patches four weeks before quitting, there is no sufficient evidence it leads to long-term smoking abstinence, according to a study. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Low-Nicotine E-Cigs May Raise Toxin Risks
THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 -- Ex-smokers who use low-nicotine liquid in electronic cigarettes breathe more deeply and more often when using the devices than those who use high-nicotine liquid, a small British study suggests. That means that users of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Evidence Thin for'Preloading' Benefit in Smoking Cessation
(MedPage Today) -- Using nicotine patches for 4 weeks before quit attempt didn't improve long-term abstinence (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - June 14, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Little Evidence Nicotine Preloading Helps Smokers Quit
THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 -- Nicotine preloading does not significantly increase subsequent smoking abstinence in adult daily smokers with tobacco dependence, according to a study published online June 13 in The BMJ. Paul Aveyard, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Multimodal neuroimaging measures and intelligence influence pedophile child sexual offense behavior - Lett TA, Mohnke S, Amelung T, Brandl EJ, Schiltz K, Pohl A, Gerwinn H, K ärgel C, Massau C, Tenbergen G, Wittfoth M, Kneer J, Beier KM, Walter M, Ponseti J, Kruger THC, Schiffer B, Walter H.
Pedophilia is a heterogeneous disorder for which the neurobiological correlates are not well established. In particular, there are no biological markers identifying individuals with high risk to commit child sexual offense (CSO). Pedophiles with CSO (P+CSO... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

"Since I went to the conference … I have really thought just how bad lighting fires are": diversionary conferencing for youth misuse of fire - Pooley K.
Youth misuse of fire presents a significant risk to life and property. In Australia, the tertiary prevention of youth misuse of fire involves firefighter participation in diversionary conferencing convened for young people who commit fire-related offences.... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study: Air pollution may be causing more people to commit petty crimes
(Natural News) Air pollution is known for negatively impacting the lives of many. It causes several health problems such as increasing the risk of heart disease, stroke, lung cancer, and respiratory issues. More than that, it’s really bad for the environment. But recently, another adverse effect of air pollution was added to the list. In... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Questions with WHO ’s Jim Campbell
June 08, 2018We talked with the director of the WHO ’s Health Workforce Department during his visit to North Carolina’s global health belt.When Jim Campbell of the World Health Organization came to North Carolina this spring, we had a few minutes to pick his brain about some of the health workforce issues that are weighing heaviest on our minds —from the looming global shortage of health workers to what #MeToo and achieving gender equality could mean for the workforce worldwide.Campbell serves as director of the Health Workforce Department at WHO. He was in the North Carolina to talk with partners and col...
Source: IntraHealth International - June 8, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Ex-smokers advised to use high nicotine e-cigarettes
Using low nicotine e-cigarettes devices more intensely may increase exposure to toxins in the vapour Related items fromOnMedica Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth Million fewer smokers in France Public drastically underestimates cannabis risks E-cigs far safer than smoking, shows long-term research COPD patients need better tailored care (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on 2017 National Youth Tobacco Survey results and ongoing FDA efforts to protect youth from the dangers of nicotine and tobacco products
(Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 7, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Novel molecular designs unlock therapeutic potential of nicotine receptors
Seven million people die each year from smoking related diseases, according to the World Health Organisation, with the annual death toll expected to rise to eight million by 2030. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 7, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Chemistry; Press Release Source Type: news

Drone forensics gets a boost with new data on NIST website
(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Drones are increasingly being used to commit crimes, and if one is caught, forensics experts will try to extract data that might point to a suspect.To help, NIST has published 'forensic images' of drones for use by the digital forensics community. Forensic images are packages of simulated digital evidence that experts can analyze before extracting data from a real device -- kind of like practicing on a cadaver before doing surgery on a live patient. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ex-smokers might be better off with high rather than low nicotine e-cigs
(Cancer Research UK) Vapers using low rather than high nicotine e-cigarettes may be using their devices more intensely, potentially increasing the risk of exposure to toxins in the vapour, according to new research funded by Cancer Research UK and published in Addiction today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 7, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

AAFP Joins Call on FDA to Reduce Nicotine Content in Cigarettes
AAFP and other signatories also call on FDA to apply the proposal to other combustible tobacco products (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 6, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

AAFP Joins Call on FDA to Reduce Nicotine Content in Cigarettes
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has joined 40 public health and medical associations in favor of a proposed update to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's cigarette product standards to reduce the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists discover a soil bacteria that commits "ecological suicide"
(Natural News) A joint team of American and German researchers recently discovered self-destructive behavior by soil bacteria that should serve as a cautionary tale for us humans. A Cosmos Magazine article stated that excessively large populations of these microbes often commit “ecological suicide,” where they accidentally wipe themselves out by polluting their surroundings. In their... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Featured Review: Nicotine replacement therapy versus control for smoking cessation
High-quality evidence that all forms of nicotine replacement therapy can help increase chances of successfully stopping smoking.Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) aims to reduce withdrawal symptoms associated with stopping smoking by replacing the nicotine from cigarettes. NRT is available as skin patches that deliver nicotine slowly, and chewing gum, nasal and oral sprays, inhalators, and lozenges/tablets, all of which deliver nicotine to the brain more quickly than skin patches, but less rapidly than from smoking cigarettes. NRT aims to temporarily replace much of the nicotine from cigarettes to reduce motivation to smok...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - June 4, 2018 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Initiation of vaporizing cannabis: individual and social network predictors in a longitudinal study of young adults - Cassidy RN, Meisel MK, DiGuiseppi G, Balestrieri S, Barnett NP.
BACKGROUND: A trend has recently emerged of individuals using electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) or similar devices to vaporize cannabis, either in the form of high-potency THC concentrates or cannabis plant material. Peer use is central to the ad... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Yes, I SAID IT: Everything Democrats RUN, they DESTROY (video)
(Natural News) When Democrats run things, they run them into the ground. This is partly because Democrats are lawless and unethical, and they don’t believe that any laws or rules of civil society apply to them. As we’ve all seen, powerful Democrats (like Bill and Hillary Clinton) can commit almost any imaginable crime — including... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asthmatic Teens Even More Likely to Vape Than Those Without the Illness
THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 -- Perhaps assuming that e-cigarettes are " safer " than tobacco, teens with asthma now vape at higher rates than those without the respiratory condition, new research shows. However, " the use of products containing nicotine in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

An NHS under pressure, underfunded and understaffed
Responding to the NHS Improvement report on the performance of the NHS in England in 2017-18 published today (Thursday), UNISON deputy head of health Helga Pile said: “Under pressure, underfunded and understaffed – the NHS is caught between a rock and a hard place. “While the number of people using the NHS has sky rocketed, staff vacancies are at record levels and funding remains elusive. “Last year’s NHS overspend shows that a sustained funding squeeze doesn’t work. Staff are placed in an impossible position where they’re asked to do more with less, and the books simply don’...
Source: UNISON meat hygiene - May 30, 2018 Category: Food Science Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release government health NHS NHS funding NHS funding cuts Source Type: news

Here ’s What Scientists Do—And Don’t—Know About E-Cigarettes
A little more than 3% of American adults regularly use e-cigarettes, and 15% say they have tried them, according to 2016 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That means millions of Americans vape, either consistently or sporadically — and there’s evidence that the number is rising. As they become more prevalent, e-cigarettes — which are typically used as alternatives to traditional cigarettes, or as smoking cessation aids — are coming under increasing scrutiny from doctors and regulatory groups. Youth recreational use, in particular, has drawn the attention of lawmakers an...
Source: TIME: Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

San Francisco may ban flavored vaping liquids, menthols
Tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds working to defeat proposed ban on sale of flavored nicotine products (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-Cigs: How Much Help vs How Much Harm?
(MedPage Today) -- Hooking kids on nicotine a steep price to pay for helping some smokers quit, says Skeptical Cardiologist (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 27, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

AAFP Joins Support for Less Nicotine in Cigarettes
The AAFP has joined more than 40 public health and medical associations in support of a proposed update to the FDA's cigarette product standards. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - May 25, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

E-Cigarettes Found No Less Effective Than Other Ways To Quit Smoking, Except Free Money
The best way to get someone to quit smoking? Motivate them with money. After that, e-cigs may be at least as effective as nicotine-replacement therapy or medications. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tara Haelle, Contributor Source Type: news

Portland State study measures free-base form of nicotine in electronic cigarettes
(Portland State University) Researchers at Portland State University have developed methods for measuring levels of free-base nicotine in electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) liquids and vapor, the levels of which are associated with harshness upon inhalation of e-cigarette vapors and tobacco smoke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 24, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

For Smoking Cessation, Money Whispers Louder than Nicotine Replacement (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Trial finds financial incentives most effective -- but nothing very effective (Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary)
Source: MedPage Today Pulmonary - May 23, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

E-cigarettes disappoint in a workplace quit-smoking study
In a large study of company wellness programs, free electronic cigarettes did not help smokers quit more than usual methods such as nicotine patches did (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

E-Cigarettes Don't Help Smokers Quit, But Cash Might
WEDNESDAY, May 23, 2018 -- Vaping has been touted as a way to help smokers quit, but new research finds e-cigarettes and free nicotine replacement products barely move the motivation needle. " As best we know right now, the most effective tool to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

In helping smokers quit, cash is king, e-cigarettes strike out
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) New research shows that offering free smoking cessation aids, such as nicotine patches and chewing gum, does not help employees quit, whereas supplementing them with financial incentives is three times more effective. The study provides the first large-scale evidence that offering e-cigarettes to known smokers is not effective at helping smokers stay smoke-free. The results may hold significant policy implications as the US Food and Drug Administration continues to weigh e-cigarette regulation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 23, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Black children at double the risk of suicide as white children in US
Overall rates are low, but twice as many black children between five and 12 commit suicide in the US as do white children, according to new research from Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man found guilty in $19M Cerner fraud dies hours after conviction
A Texas man who was convicted for his role in a $19 million fraud scheme that involved fake ties to Cerner Corp. died in custody last week, just hours after a conviction that could have put him in federal prison for as long as 20 years. Suresh Mitta, 50, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit wire fraud for his role in a scam that involved impersonating employees of North Kansas City-based Cerner (Nasdaq: CERN) to sell an MRI worth more than $1 million to Dallas Medical Center. A jury convicted… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Russell Gray Source Type: news

High-nicotine dependent smokers 'less likely' to quit after lung cancer screening
(American College of Chest Physicians) A new study in the May edition of the journal CHEST ® investigated the relationship between the degree of nicotine dependence and the likelihood to quit smoking and clinical cancer and mortality outcomes in a cohort of screened patients. The study found that patients with a higher nicotine dependence are less likely to quit post-lung cancer screening. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Board Meeting Minutes, March 27, 2018
Participants:  Geri Baumblatt, Dave DeBronkart, Judy Danielson, Peter Elias, Nancy Finn, John Grohol, Matthew Holt, Sarah Krüg, Janice McCallum, Jan Oldenburg, Parika (Pinky) Petaipimol, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Linda Stotsky, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods Approve minutes from last full board meeting—Janice McCallum Minutes from February 27, 2018 approved. Treasurer’s Report (financial and membership numbers)–John Grohol Danny asked about a decline in funds, which John explained was due to outlay for HIMSS travel funds that have outstanding invoices from sponsors. Related to travel funds, HIMSS Health...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - May 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: janicemc Tags: Board Minutes Board Meeting Meeting Minutes Source Type: news

Board Meeting Minutes, January 23, 2018
Participants:  Geri Baumblatt, Dave DeBronkart, Judy Danielson, Dave Dolton, Peter Elias, Nancy Finn, John Grohol, Matthew Holt, Sarah Krüg, Janice McCallum, Jan Oldenburg, Parika Pinky Petaipimol, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Linda Stotsky, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods. Minutes from January 9 meeting approved with fixes to section on Gmail email aliases. Treasurer’s Report/Membership Report Danny Sands summarized the Treasurer’s report that was discussed in the January 9, 2018 meeting. Sponsorships are in good shape and membership growth is good, but retention is low. Burt Rosen is working with Tyson Ortiz to...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - May 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: janicemc Tags: Board Minutes Board Meeting Meeting Minutes Source Type: news

The FDA Is Continuing to Crack Down on Youth E-Cigarette Use
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is ramping up its efforts to curtail youth use of e-cigarettes — and demanding answers from some of the companies that make them. The FDA on Thursday announced that official requests for information were sent to five e-cigarette manufacturers: J Well, for Bo Starter Kit; YGT Investment LLC and 7 Daze LLC, for Zoor Kit; Liquid Filling Solutions LLC, for Myle Products; and SVR Inc., for SMPO Kit. The agency is requesting information about the companies’ marketing practices, product design and consumer complaints, in an effort to understand the youth appeal of their products,...
Source: TIME: Health - May 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Hookahs Hooking Lots of Young Adults on Tobacco
Hookahs expose users to  lower, but still significant, levels of nicotine, tar and carbon monoxide, the researchers found. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obese people are more likely to smoke due to 'addictive' genes drawing them to nicotine
Researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, found that for every 4.6kg/m2 increase in BMI, the risk of being a smoker rises by up to 19 per cent, which may be due to DNA. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Parents Smoking Marijuana Around Children, Study Says
NEW YORK (CBS Local) – As regulations crack down on the dangers of cigarette smoke, a new study is warning that many parents are undoing all of this progress by exposing their children to secondhand marijuana smoke. The Details: A study says more parents are smoking marijuana around their children Researchers point to the decriminalization of marijuana for the change The study warns that children are being exposed to more secondhand smoke because of higher marijuana use  According to researchers from Columbia University, the number of cigarette-smoking parents who said they used marijuana increased from 1...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Marijuana talkers Source Type: news

More Americans trying e-cigarettes but fewer taking it up as habit
The University of Iowa study suggest more non-smokers may be exposing themselves to nicotine, and fewer smokers may be using it as a cessation technique. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Millions Try E-Cigarettes, But Many Stop
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- Many folks are trying e-cigarettes, but not everyone is sticking with them, a new survey finds. E-cigarettes, which contain nicotine, have been marketed as a way to help tobacco smokers quit smoking and as an alternative to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Researchers call for transgender-inclusive healthcare providers
(Springer) More should be done to take care of the mental health of transgender people in the US, a new survey carried out in Colorado indicates. The survey results show that four in every ten respondents suffered from depression, while one in every 10 tried to commit suicide in the year prior to the survey being conducted. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric evaluation of a Second Victim Experience and Support Tool (SVEST) - Brunelli MV, Estrada S, Celano C.
INTRODUCTION: The second victim is defined as the health professionals who commit an error and are traumatized by the event manifesting psychological, cognitive, and/or physical reactions that have a personal negative impact.The SVEST (Second Victim Experi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Trump ’ s drug pricing plan called ‘ non-event ’ by analysts
President Donald Trump last week unveiled his administration’s plan to lower drug prices. But investors seemed relieved after the president made his highly anticipated announcement – stocks for large pharmaceutical companies and middlemen, like pharmacy benefit managers, were up on Friday. Trump did not commit to follow through with promises he made while campaigning for office, like enabling Medicare to negotiate drug prices. Instead, he scolded the industry and said his administration is working on plans to boost competition from generic drugs. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business New...
Source: Mass Device - May 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Healthcare Reform Pharmaceuticals Wall Street Beat Source Type: news