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Executive Committee Minutes, February 13, 2018
Participants: Peter Elias, John Grohol, Sarah Krüg, Janice McCallum, Burt Rosen, Danny Sands, Joe Ternullo, Sue Woods Announcements / Comments Joe announced that he has a free pass available for HIMSS, which he procured as part of our ongoing efforts to strengthen our relationship with HIMSS. [Subsequently given to SPM member.] Danny announced that Matthew Holt has raised $15,000 for HIMSS travel fund. Note, the procedure this year will allow non-members to apply, but $50 of non-member travel award will be applied toward a membership.  Any leftover funds will stay in the SPM travel fund. Distribution of the ...
Source: Society for Participatory Medicine - May 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Authors: janicemc Tags: Executive Minutes News Executive Committee Minutes Meeting Minutes Source Type: news

Research sheds light on a novel disease mechanism in chronic smokers
(Biochemical Society) Research published in the journal Clinical Science suggests that an immune signalling protein called interleukin (IL)-26 is increased among chronic smokers with lung disease and this involvement reveals disease mechanisms of interest for developing more effective therapy for these hard-to-treat patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Smoking and Parenting; Afib and Stroke: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include the Ebola vaccine, stroke risk and resolved a-fib, an antibody for migraine prevention, and cannabis and tobacco smoking by parents (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 19, 2018 Category: Primary Care 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

Over Half of Young Adult Smoke Volume Exposure From Hookahs
FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 -- Waterpipe tobacco smoking (or hookah smoking) accounts for half of young adults'tobacco smoke exposure, according to a study published online May 16 in Tobacco Control. Brian A Primack, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes (2018)
This report makes recommendations for the improvement of this research and highlights gaps that are a priority for future research. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Higher Adiposity Increases Odds of Smoking
Findings for both increased risk of being a smoker and higher number of cigarettes smoked daily (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - May 18, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Government proposal leaves markets gasping -- and Italians vaping
ROME (Reuters) - While Italy's 5-Star Movement and League party left financial markets gasping on Friday with promises to raise government spending dramatically, users and producers of electronic cigarettes were breathing more easily. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Boys' Early Pot Use Linked to Adult Drug Abuse
FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 -- Boys who start smoking pot before they are 15 years old are more likely to have a drug problem when they're adults than those who don't start until they are a few years older. That's the assessment of new research from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Role of obesity in smoking behaviour: Mendelian randomisation study in UK Biobank
Mendelian randomisation analysis indicated that each standard deviation (SD) increase in BMI (4.6) increased risk of being a smoker (OR 1.18;95% CI 1.13-1.23;p (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How likely is your e-cigarette to explode?
As a man dies from an exploding vape pen, we ask how dangerous are the devices? (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Higher Adiposity Increases Odds of Smoking
FRIDAY, May 18, 2018 -- Obesity is linked to an increased risk of smoking and an increase in the number of cigarettes smoked daily, according to a study published online May 16 in The BMJ. Robert Carreras-Torres, Ph.D., from the International Agency... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Strange inspiration: Researchers use tip from auto industry to make smoked foods tastier, more environment-friendly
(Natural News) If you love smoked foods, you’re probably aware that aside from the delicate flavors associated with it, this method of cooking and flavoring food is often linked to cancer-causing compounds. To address this concern, a group of researchers has turned to an unlikely source of inspiration: the automobile industry. Experts have tried running... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask Well: Can Lifestyle Changes Remove Plaques in Your Arteries?
Diet, smoking cessation, stress management and exercise can decrease the size of atherosclerotic plaques and help to stabilize them so that you are less likely to have a heart attack. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: RICHARD KLASCO, M.D. Tags: Anxiety and Stress Diet and Nutrition Cholesterol Exercise Heart Smoking and Tobacco Source Type: news

Cannabis: It matters how young you start
(University of Montreal) Canadian researchers find that boys who start smoking pot before 15 are much more likely to have a drug problem at 28 than those who start at 15 or after. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Women are more likely to find smoking unattractive than men are
A new survey has found women are more likely to find smoking unattractive than men are with nearly 70 percent saying it makes a potential love interest less attractive while men were more indifferent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung Cancer Screening Rates Disappoint
(MedPage Today) -- Evidence shows benefit for high-risk smokers but few get tested (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - May 17, 2018 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Tedy Bruschi throws muscle behind tobacco, stroke bills
"I'm proud to be a Super Bowl champion. I'm proud to be a stroke survivor, too. Those are a couple things that no one can ever take away from me, and I'm proud of both of them," the 44-year-old former Patriot said. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Andy Metzger Source Type: news

WATCH: Young American smokers get half of their smoke through hookahs: Study
Researchers surveyed more than 3,300 American adults aged 18 to 30. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Young American smokers get half of their smoke through hookahs: Study
Researchers surveyed more than 3,300 American adults aged 18 to 30. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA: "Too many kids" experimenting with e-cigarettes, vaping
Regulators ask e-cigarette manufacturers to provide information about their product designs, marketing (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ASCO: CT lung cancer screening rates continue to stagnate
Despite support from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force and various medical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Risk-based CT lung screening could be more efficient Cancer deaths continue to fall, but CT lung screening lags Risk-based lung cancer screening tops USPSTF guidelines Cost-effectiveness, implementation still hinder lung cancer screening Smokers not picking up the CT lung screening habit (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASCO: Few Eligible Smokers Had CT Screen for Lung CA in 2016
Most eligible smokers populated in South, which had most screening sites but low screening rate (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Surge in young Americans using marijuana as first drug
Proportion of young people who tried cigarettes as their first drug fell over the same period, US study saysThe proportion of young people using marijuana as their first drug doubled in the 10 years from 2004, a US-based study has found.The government study reveals that among people aged between 12 and 21, the proportion of those who tried cigarettes as their first drug fell from about 21% to just under 9% between 2004 and 2014. However, the proportion who turned first to marijuana almost doubled from 4.4% to 8%.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 17, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Science Cannabis Drugs Society Alcohol Smoking Young people US news Source Type: news

Florida officials probe cause of fatal vape device explosion
(Reuters) - Fire investigators are examining whether the battery in an electronic cigarette triggered a small explosion that killed a man in Florida this month, sending fragments of the vape device into his skull, in what may be the first such fatality in the country. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Obese people are more likely to smoke due to 'addictive' genes
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 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Weekly Postings
See something of interest? Please share our postings with colleagues in your institutions! Spotlight NLM @ MLA 2018: attending the Medical Library Association conference in Atlanta, GA? Stop by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) exhibit booth 145 to meet NLM staff and see NLM Web products and services. The NLM Theater at the booth will feature demonstrations and tutorials on a wide variety of topics. You can also talk to MAR staff at the booth about funding, training, and current initiatives! Sunday, May 20 from 1:00-2:00 PM: Executive Director Kate Flewelling Monday, May 21 from 10:00-10:30 AM and 1:30-2:00 PM: Acade...
Source: NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region Blog - May 17, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Hannah Sinemus Tags: Weekly Postings Source Type: news

FDA requires additional e-cigarette makers to provide critical information so the agency can better examine youth use and product appeal, amid continued concerns around youth access to products
FDA continued to take important steps to address youth use of e-cigarettes by sending official requests for information to four e-cigarette makers requiring them to submit important documents to better understand the youth appeal. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - May 17, 2018 Category: American 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

Nigeria:Tobacco Consumption Contributes 12% Deaths From Heart Diseases - NHF
[This Day] Tobacco use and second-hand smoke is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), including coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular disease; contributing about 12 per cent death from heart disease, the Nigerian Heart Foundation (NHF), has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Dementia treatment: Exercise may not slow the condition
DEMENTIA signs and symptoms include memory loss, confusion and putting things in unusual places, such as placing an iron in the fridge. Treatment recommended to prevent dementia has included exercise, a healthy diet and not smoking. Now, a study has suggested that exercise may not help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New evidence on link between obesity and smoking behaviour from genetic data: obese people at higher risk of smoking
A study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) provides new evidence that increased weight and obesity may result in increased smoking. The Cancer Research UK (CRUK)-funded study, involving University of Bristol researchers and published today in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), found that increased body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, and waist circumference were associated both with a higher risk of being a smoker and with greater smoking intensity, measured by the number of cigarettes smoked per day. These results were consistent in both men and women. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - May 17, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

ASCO: Few Eligible Smokers Had CT Screen for Lung CA in 2016
THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 -- In 2016, only 1.9 percent of the 7.6 million eligible smokers were screened for lung cancer, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, held from June 1 to 5 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Teen develops 'wet lung' after vaping for just 3 weeks
An 18-year old woman working as a hostess in a rural Pennsylvania restaurant decided to try e-cigarettes, perhaps another of the innumerable bistro workers hoping to calm frayed nerves with a smoke -- or in this case, a vape. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dementia: Exercise may not slow development of condition researchers claim
DEMENTIA signs and symptoms include memory loss, confusion and putting things in unusual places, such as placing an iron in the fridge. Treatment recommended to prevent dementia has included exercise, a healthy diet and not smoking. Now, a study has suggested that exercise may not help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hookahs Hooking Lots of Young Adults on Tobacco
THURSDAY, May 17, 2018 -- While much attention has been paid to the dangers of e-cigarette use among teens, new research shows that more than half of all tobacco smoked by young people comes from hookahs. The researchers warned that smoking... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 17, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Hookahs Hooking Lots of Young Adults on Tobacco
Title: Hookahs Hooking Lots of Young Adults on TobaccoCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/17/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - May 17, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Too Few Smokers Get Lifesaving Lung Cancer Tests
Title: Too Few Smokers Get Lifesaving Lung Cancer TestsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - May 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Young people are choosing marijuana before cigarettes and alcohol
(Springer) More young people are turning to marijuana as their first substance of choice, rather than smoking cigarettes or drinking alcohol, says Brian Fairman of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in the US, in Springer's journal Prevention Science. He says that young people who start off on marijuana before alcohol or tobacco are more likely to become heavy users and have cannabis-related problems later in life. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

La Trobe's infection-busting discovery
(La Trobe University) A team of scientists from Melbourne's La Trobe University has shown a protein found in a tobacco plant has the potential to fight life-threatening infectious diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 17, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Hookah responsible for over half of tobacco smoke inhaled by young smokers
(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences) Smoking tobacco from a waterpipe, also known as a hookah, accounted for over half of the tobacco smoke volume consumed by young adult hookah and cigarette smokers in the US, a new University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine analysis discovered. In the US, hookah smoking rates are increasing and cigarette smoking rates are decreasing, especially among young adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 17, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

This May Be a First: Exploding Vape Pen Kills a Florida Man
The authorities said the man, 35, died of a “ projectile wound to the head. ” It could be the first death attributed to vaping products in the United States. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACEY FORTIN Tags: E-Cigarettes D'Elia, Tallmadge Deaths (Fatalities) St Petersburg (Fla) Smoking and Tobacco Burns Source Type: news

Vape Pen Explosion Kills a Man in Florida
The authorities said the man, 35, died of a “ projectile wound to the head. ” It could be the first death attributed to vaping products in the country. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACEY FORTIN Tags: E-Cigarettes D'Elia, Tallmadge Deaths (Fatalities) St Petersburg (Fla) Smoking and Tobacco Burns Source Type: news

Vape Pen Explodes, Killing a Man in Florida
The authorities said the man, 35, died of a “ projectile wound to the head. ” It could be the first death attributed to vaping products in the country. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACEY FORTIN Tags: E-Cigarettes Deaths (Fatalities) St Petersburg (Fla) Tallmadge DElia Smoking and Tobacco Burns Source Type: news

E-Cigarette Explodes, Killing a Man in Florida
The authorities said the man, 35, died of a “ projectile wound to the head. ” It could be the first death attributed to vaping products in the country. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JACEY FORTIN Tags: E-Cigarettes Deaths (Fatalities) St Petersburg (Fla) Tallmadge DElia Smoking and Tobacco Burns Source Type: news

Genetic Predisposition to Obesity Related to Smoking Habits
(MedPage Today) -- Is there a genetic component to smoking? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - May 16, 2018 Category: Primary Care 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

Obese people more likely to smoke, says new gene research: WHO
New research indicates that people who are genetically prone to being overweight have a higher risk of taking up smoking - and they are likely to smoke more than average — UN scientists said on Wednesday. (Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security)
Source: UN News Centre - Health, Poverty, Food Security - May 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Too Few Smokers Get Lifesaving Lung Cancer Tests
Still, guidelines issued by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force in 2013 say smokers between the ages of 55 and 80 -- whose habit amounts to a pack-a-day for 30 years and otherwise show no symptoms of disease -- should get new low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too Few Smokers Get Lifesaving Lung Cancer Tests
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 16, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news