Pot Use May Change the Teenage Brain, MRIs Show
THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 -- Smoking pot appears to affect teens'brain development, altering it in ways that could diminish their reasoning, decision-making and memory skills as they age, a new study reports. Brain scans of about 800 teenagers found... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 17, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Research study suggests BAT's Modern Oral products have similar toxicant profile to NRT
(R&D at British American Tobacco) New research published today indicates that BAT's modern oral (MO) products in the form of tobacco-free nicotine pouches have a toxicant profile that is comparable to nicotine replacement therapies (NRTs) and much lower than traditional oral snus, a category of products that, when used as the sole nicotine product is already established as a reduced risk product compared with cigarettes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medication may help heavy-drinking smokers improve their health
This study confirms that medications can play a role, Ray said, but she noted that it can be challenging for patients to take more than one prescribed medication.“Varenicline alone is doing a great job, and this trial indicates that there is not much room for naltrexone to make a difference,” Ray said. “But even medications like varenicline have their limitations. Medication is only part of the solution. There remains much research to be done on addict ions and how to treat them.”Ray says that those who wish to quit smoking and reduce drinking may consider talking to their doctor about the possibili...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 15, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Video shows Ocean City police use force on teens while trying to enforce ordinance on smoking and vaping
Videos of police arresting people in Ocean City, Maryland, on Saturday while enforcing a smoking ordinance have highlighted the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Tobacco Industry to Comply With Covid-19 Measures
[The Herald] Senior Agriculture Reporter (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medication may help heavy-drinking smokers improve their health
(University of California - Los Angeles) A UCLA clinical trial has shown encouraging results in helping daily smokers who are also heavy drinkers quit smoking and reduce their alcohol intake. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Ice' flavoured e-cigarettes may be a gateway to nicotine dependence
Use of 'ice' e-cigarettes - which depart a range of icy cool flavours - may be linked to nicotine dependence among the young, report experts at the University of Southern California. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Ice' flavored e-cigarettes may increase nicotine dependence risk in vapers, study says
" Ice " -flavored e-cigarettes may increase the risk for nicotine dependence among young adults who use them, a study published Monday by the journal Tobacco Control found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nicotine inhalation and suicide: clinical correlates and behavioral mechanisms - Swann AC, Graham DP, Wilkinson AV, Kosten TR.
We examined characteristics of this linkage to identify ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Nicotine toxicity secondary to aftermarket modifications to a vaping device - Bendel GS, Hiller HM, Ralston A.
Electronic cigarettes continue to rise in popularity as a reportedly safe alternative to standard cigarette smoking. Their use has become common in our society and specifically in our young active duty population. This cigarette smoking alternative has com... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Delivering a Smokefree 2030: The All Party Parliamentary Group on Smoking and Health recommendations for the Tobacco Control Plan 2021
This report calls for further regulations, increased funding levied from the tobacco industry on a polluter pays principle and investment in the communities where smoking has the biggest impact. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

For Women in Their 40s, High Blood Pressure May Carry Special Risks
Women, but not men, with even mildly elevated blood pressure in their early 40s were at increased risk for later heart disease and early death. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Women and Girls Blood Pressure Heart Hypertension Cholesterol Men and Boys Smoking and Tobacco Diabetes Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt Bans Vending At Tobacco Auction Floors
[New Zimbabwe] Government has threatened to withdraw licences from Tobacco Auction Floors who are not adhering to Covid-19 preventive measures. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

F.D.A. Still Lacks a Permanent Commissioner
With the pandemic easing, the federal agency ’s long-term agenda for drug approvals or new issues is languishing without a permanent commissioner. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sheila Kaplan Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Smoking and Tobacco United States Politics and Government Food Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Aduhelm (Drug) Food and Drug Administration Biden, Joseph R Jr Woodcock, Janet your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Maternal Prenatal Smoking and Autism in Offspring Maternal Prenatal Smoking and Autism in Offspring
Does maternal smoking in pregnancy increase the child's risk of autism spectrum disorder?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

More Than One in Four Adults With CVD Currently Smoke
FRIDAY, June 11, 2021 -- More than one in four adults with cardiovascular disease (CVD) report current tobacco use, according to a study published online June 9 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Lindsay M. Reynolds, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 11, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Smokers, Obese People Need Major Heart Interventions Earlier in Life
FRIDAY, June 11, 2021 -- In a finding that confirms healthy habits make for healthy hearts, new research shows that smokers and obese people must have their clogged arteries cleared at much younger ages than nonsmokers or people who are a normal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 11, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Smokers, Obese People Need Major Heart Interventions Earlier in Life
Title: Smokers, Obese People Need Major Heart Interventions Earlier in LifeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/11/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/11/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - June 11, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Delivering a Smokefree 2030
This report calls for further regulations, increased funding levied from the tobacco industry on a polluter pays principle and investment in the communities where smoking has the biggest impact. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - June 11, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Vaping and Pregnancy: Inhaled Toxins Among Reasons for Pause Vaping and Pregnancy: Inhaled Toxins Among Reasons for Pause
Researchers are trying to understand how e-cigarette use affects pregnancy and birth outcomes. This question may become more relevant as younger vapers start having children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - June 10, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Did People Smoke More or Less During the Pandemic?
THURSDAY, June 10, 2021 -- The coronavirus pandemic has affected American smokers in different ways, a new study finds. While some smoked more to help them cope with the crisis, others quit to reduce their COVID-19 infection risk. " Even before the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 10, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Higher Arthritis Risk
In addition to the increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis from active smoking found in previous research, a new study finds that even exposure to secondhand smoke is associated with a higher risk of the disease. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking gun: Wuhan collaborator Peter Daszak admits to developing "killer" coronaviruses with communist Chinese
(Natural News) We now know that Peter Daszak of EcoHealth Alliance, who funneled millions of dollars to the Wuhan Institute of Virology that carried out gain-of-function weaponization experiments, bragged about his Chinese colleagues (whom he helped fund) creating “killer” coronaviruses. A video unearthed by The National Pulse and widely circulated yesterday shows Daszak boasting about... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Heart Disease Patients Keep Smoking, Despite Knowing Risks
WEDNESDAY, June 9, 2021 -- Smoking cigarettes or using other tobacco products increases heart risks, but that doesn't stop some Americans with a history of heart problems, new research finds. Many continue to smoke after having a heart attack,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 9, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Leading biologist dampens his ‘smoking gun’ Covid lab leak theory
Nobel laureate David Baltimore says he overstated case, and the origins of the virus are still unknownCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA Nobel prize-winning US biologist, who has been widely quoted describing a “smoking gun” to support the thesis that Covid-19 was genetically modified and escaped from a Wuhan lab, has said he overstated the case.David Baltimore, a distinguished biology professor, had become one of the most prominent figures cited by proponents of the so-called lab leak theory.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 9, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Peter Beaumont Tags: Coronavirus Science World news China Biology Source Type: news

Emotion dysregulation and hazardous drinking in relation to suicidal ideation among Spanish-speaking Latinx daily-smokers - Rodriguez-Cano R, Paulus DJ, Derrick JL, Blalock JA, Zvolensky MJ.
OBJECTIVE: Suicidal ideation has increased among Latinx individuals in the last decade. Smoking increases the likelihood of suicidal ideation but work on Latinx smokers is minimal. Hazardous drinking and emotion dysregulation could be factors related to su... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Effect of Smoking on Mandibular Condyle Fracture Healing Effect of Smoking on Mandibular Condyle Fracture Healing
Smoking postoperatively can negatively impact the healing of a mandibular condyle fracture, as highlighted in this case.ePlasty (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Many Heart Disease Patients Keep Smoking, Despite Knowing Risks
Title: Many Heart Disease Patients Keep Smoking, Despite Knowing RisksCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/9/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/9/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - June 9, 2021 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Are social, behavioral risk factors associated with mortality among us veterans with COVID-19?
(JAMA Network) What The Study Did: An observational study of more than 27,000 veterans who received a positive test result for COVID-19 reports that risk factors such as housing problems, financial hardship, alcohol use, tobacco use and substance use weren't associated with higher mortality. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Smokers needed angioplasty and stenting a decade before non-smokers
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Smokers needed their blocked arteries fixed nearly a decade earlier than non-smokers, and patients with obesity underwent these procedures four years earlier than non-obese patients, according to a new study from across Michigan. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Improving heart health may reduce the severity of COVID-19 disease
(European Society of Cardiology) High blood pressure, smoking, obesity, heart disease and diabetes are associated with worse outcomes in patients with COVID-19, according to a study published today in European Heart Journal - Quality of Care and Clinical Outcomes, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). 'Many of the cardiovascular risk factors associated with more severe consequences from COVID-19 are potentially modifiable,' said study author Dr. Stephanie Harrison of the University of Liverpool, UK. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

'Are cigarettes next?' Trump's surgeon general blasts Biden and states' unhealthy vaccine incentives
The Biden administration and states are promoting rewards like these to inspire vaccination as rates lag in the U.S. But the rewards could have unintended consequences. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence of E - Cigarette Use High Among U.S. Students
Among current users, flavored e - cigarette use reported by 84.7 and 73.9 percent of high school and middle school students (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 8, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Nasal Swab Test Helps Identify Malignant Lung Nodules Nasal Swab Test Helps Identify Malignant Lung Nodules
A noninvasive nasal swab test may significantly improve the early assessment of lung cancer in smokers who undergo CT scan screening.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Prevalence of E-Cigarette Use High Among U.S. Students
TUESDAY, June 8, 2021 -- Current electronic cigarette use, frequent use, and flavored e-cigarette use is high among high school and middle school students in the United States, according to a study published online June 7 in JAMA Network... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 8, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study reveals changes in cigarette smoking during the COVID-19 pandemic
(Massachusetts General Hospital) During the COVID-19 pandemic, some smokers have increased their use of cigarettes while others have quit. Those who believed that smoking increases the risk of getting COVID-19 or having a more severe case were more likely to quit, while those who perceived more stress tended to increase their smoking. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

FDA regulation of e-cigarettes can continue after Supreme Court declines to hear a case
The Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Big Times Vapes Inc, a Mississippi vape shop, on Monday arguing that the FDA has unconstitutional authority to regulate the vaping industry. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Meghan and Harry ’s New Daughter Needs to Know About Being a Second-Born
Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, the new daughter of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, was born on Friday, June 4, weighing in at a healthy 7 lbs., 11 oz and, according to a statement issued by the parents, “both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home.” So all good for the second child of two people who are arguably the most glamorous couple in the world, right? Well, maybe not. There’s that whole second child thing to deal with, and whether you’re glam or not, royal or not, rich or poor, boy or girl, globally famous or entirely anonymous, that ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

What Meghan and Harry ’s New Daughter Needs to Know About Being a Second-Born
Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana Mountbatten-Windsor, the new daughter of Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, was born on Friday, June 4, weighing in at a healthy 7 lbs., 11 oz and, according to a statement issued by the parents, “both mother and child are healthy and well, and settling in at home.” So all good for the second child of two people who are arguably the most glamorous couple in the world, right? Well, maybe not. There’s that whole second child thing to deal with, and whether you’re glam or not, royal or not, rich or poor, boy or girl, globally famous or entirely anonymous, that ...
Source: TIME: Science - June 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Youth Vaping Rates Decline, But 1 in 5 U.S. Teens Still Uses E-Cigs
This study underscores that flavored e-cigarettes, especially JUUL, have caused the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 7, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Association of bullying behaviour with smoking, alcohol use and drug use among school students in Erbil City, Iraq - Shawki B, Al-Hadithi T, Shabila N.
BACKGROUND: Substance use and bullying are prevalent among adolescents and have a wide range of adverse outcomes. The association of bullying with substance use has not been examined in Kurdistan and Iraq, which have suffered from the effects of long-term ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Secondhand Smoke Linked to Higher Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk Secondhand Smoke Linked to Higher Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
In addition to the increased risk of RA from active smoking shown in previous research, a new study finds that even exposure to passive smoking is associated with a higher risk of the disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Protests as Austria grapples with violence against women
The 35-year-old woman was working at a tobacco shop in Vienna in March when authorities say her ex-boyfriend doused her in gasoline and set her ablaze (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Five councils in England ban smoking outside pubs, cafes and restaurants - full list
SMOKELESS Britain is on the horizon as the Government takes action to stub out the unhealthy addiction. In an attempt to make the country smoke-free by 2025, five councils in England have introduced a new smoking ban. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigation discredits studies suggesting lower COVID-19 risk for smokers
Scientific papers that last year suggested smokers are less likely to fall ill with COVID-19 have been discredited, according to a paper published Wednesday by The BMJ. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Make smoking history: getting back on track to eliminate smoking after the pandemic
As part of its public health and prevention series, Future Health has published this report that looks at the impact of the pandemic on smoking rates in England. It forecasts that the number of people smoking is set to be 600,000 higher in 2022 than previously predicted due to rises in unemployment and mental health impacts of Covid-19. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study reveals how smoking during puberty can cause negative consequences in offspring
(The University of Bergen) Smoking in early puberty in boys may have negative consequences for their future generations of offspring, a study from the University of Bergen (UiB) shows. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oxfordshire to ban smoking outdoors in step to become first smoke-free county in England
OXFORDSHIRE will be the first place in England to completely ban smoking outside as lockdown ends. The county has unveiled plans to be the first region in the country to go smoke-free by 2025. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana: Ghana Marks 'World No Tobacco Day'
[Ghanaian Times] Nsawam -- Ghana yesterday joined the rest of the world to commemorate this year's.World No Tobacco Day. at Nsawam in the Eastern Region with a call on the public to quit smoking. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Public Reminded of Dangers of Smoking
[SAnews.gov.za] As the globe commemorated World No Tobacco Day on Monday, North West Health MEC Madoda Sambatha reminded the public of the risks associated with smoking. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news