COVID Adds Risk for People With Addiction Disorders
People with a recent addiction disorder diagnosis were more likely than others to develop COVID-19, and the connection was strongest among those with opioid and tobacco use disorders, the findings showed. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SAMHSA: Agency Information Collection Activities: Non-Substantive Change Review by the Office of Management and Budget
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration is seeking comments on an information collection regarding the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), which surveys people 12 and older about the use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. Updates relate to COVID-19 and telehealth utilization. Comments are due by November 17, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 18, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Smoking Ups Your Risk of a Fatal Brain Bleed
Compared to nonsmokers, the risk of fatal bleeding in the brain was three times higher among heavy and moderate smokers, and 2.8 times higher among light smokers. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Substance Use Disorder Linked to Increased Risk for COVID - 19
Increased risk especially strong for those with opioid use disorder, tobacco use disorder (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 17, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Study Suggests Smoking Causes Fatal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Large, long - term twin study reveals link between smoking and subarachnoid hemorrhage (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 17, 2020 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

E-cigarette Use Among Middle and High School Students - United States, 2020
This report describes the use of e-cigarettes, including flavored products and disposable products, among youths in the United States. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 17, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigarette) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

E-cigarette Unit Sales, by Product and Flavor Type - United States, 2014-2020
This report indicates that e-cigarette sales increased during 2014-2020, but there were fluctuations overall and by product and flavor type, which could be due to consumer preferences and accessibility. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 17, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigarette) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Study Suggests Smoking Causes Fatal Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- Smoking seems to have a causal role in subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), according to a study published online Sept. 17 in Stroke. Ilari Rautalin, from the University of Helsinki, and colleagues followed 16,282 same-sex... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Smoking Ups Your Risk of a Fatal Brain Bleed
THURSDAY, Sept. 17, 2020 -- Smokers have a significantly raised risk of dying from a bleeding stroke, a new study warns. For the study, researchers analyzed data from over 16,000 same-sex twin pairs in Finland. The twins were born before 1958 and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 17, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Developmental trajectories of tobacco/nicotine and cannabis use and patterns of product co-use in young adulthood - Dunbar MS, Davis JP, Tucker JS, Seelam R, Shih RA, D'Amico EJ.
This study ai... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Smoking Ups Your Risk of a Fatal Brain Bleed
Title: Smoking Ups Your Risk of a Fatal Brain BleedCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/17/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/17/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Heart General)
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - September 17, 2020 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Smokers increasingly using e-cigarettes to quit, New Zealand survey shows
(University of Otago) People who smoke are increasingly using e-cigarettes to try to quit smoking, a study by researchers at the University of Otago, Wellington, has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tweets show vapers rarely use e-cigarettes to quit smoking or improve health
(University of Utah Health) The vast majority of Twitter users who vape with JUUL e-cigarettes are not using the devices to stop smoking or to improve their health, according to a research team led by University of Utah Health scientists. The researchers say this finding, which challenges JUUL's stated mission of improving smokers' lives, could help hone anti-smoking and vaping efforts targeted at Twitter users, particularly underage teens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mozambique: Tobacco Company Reduces Prodution
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambique Leaf Tobacco (MLT) plans to reduce its tobacco production in the northern province of Niassa, in the next agricultural campaign, because of the added difficulties of selling tobacco during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How vitamin E acetate might injure vapers' lungs
(American Chemical Society) E-cigarette, or vaping, associated lung injury (EVALI) has sickened thousands of people, most under the age of 35. Studies have linked vitamin E acetate, an oily substance in some vaping liquids, to the disorder. Now, researchers reporting in ACS'Chemical Research in Toxicology have uncovered a possible mechanism: Vitamin E acetate could increase the fluidity of lung surfactant, causing the surfactant layer to collapse, contributing to symptoms such as shortness of breath and lung inflammation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Nicotine vapour more rewarding for adolescents than adults
(University of Guelph) University of Guelph researchers are the first to discover that adolescents react differently to e-cigarette vapour than adults. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Accurate labels like 'aerosol' or 'chemicals' increase perceived risks of e-cigarette use
(George Mason University) Researchers at George Mason University found that students perceived e-cigarette emissions to be more harmful when accurate labels such as 'chemicals' and 'aerosols' were used to describe emissions, compared to tobacco industry coined jargon like 'vapor.' Students who viewed questions about 'aerosol' or 'chemical' were more likely to perceive secondhand exposure to e-cigarettes to be 'harmful/very harmful.' Further, students who perceived greater harmfulness from e-cigarette exposure were more likely to support a tobacco-free campus policy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Signs of Life on Venus Hint at Biology Pretty Much Anywhere in the Universe
To go to Venus is to go to hell. One of the most brilliant and beautiful objects in the night sky, Venus is a near twin of Earth in size and mass but it is radically different in almost every other way. Its surface temperature averages 470º C (880º F), or hot enough to melt lead. Its atmosphere is 96% carbon dioxide, with a ground-level pressure 90 times greater than that on Earth—the equivalent of being under 914 m (3,000 ft.) of water. Spacecraft that descend through the Venusian atmosphere can make much of the trip without a parachute, descending like a marble in a can of house paint. This is not—...
Source: TIME: Science - September 15, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

The COVID-19 Pandemic Has Erased Decades of Progress on Childhood Vaccination
While the world waits for a COVID-19 vaccine, children across the globe are going without shots already known to be life-saving. With the world in disarray due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of children vaccinated this year against infections like diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, measles and pneumococcal disease has fallen to levels not seen since the 1990s, according to a new report from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “In other words,” the report reads, “we’ve been set back about 25 years in about 25 weeks.” That stark figure comes from the Gates Foundation’s annual Goalkee...
Source: TIME: Health - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

There's no place like home: Cleaning toxic tobacco smoke residue in our homes
(San Diego State University) Researchers tested different cleaning methods for thirdhand smoke in homes. They recommend keeping household dust as low as possible, and cleaning high-touch surfaces frequently. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 15, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Cigarette smoking associated with worse outcomes for bladder cancer patients after surgery
(University of Southern California - Health Sciences) Study from Keck Medicine of USC links smoking with a higher risk of death and cancer recurrence, and less responsiveness to chemotherapy. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 15, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Chinese virologist claims to have "smoking gun" evidence that COVID-19 is lab-created
(Natural News) Dr. Li-Meng Yan, M.D., Ph.D., a virologist from China who recently fled the communist country as well as her prestigious job at Hong Kong University (HKU), is back in the news with claims that the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) was created by Chinese scientists in a laboratory. Appearing on British television, Dr. Li-Meng talked... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Astronomers Find Potential Sign of Life in Venus ’ Atmosphere
Astronomers have found a potential sign of life high in the atmosphere of neighboring Venus: hints there may be bizarre microbes living in the sulfuric acid-laden clouds of the hothouse planet. Two telescopes in Hawaii and Chile spotted in the thick Venutian clouds the chemical signature of phosphine, a noxious gas that on Earth is only associated with life, according to a study in Monday’s journal Nature Astronomy. Several outside experts — and the study authors themselves — agreed this is tantalizing but said it is far from the first proof of life on another planet. They said it doesn’t satisfy th...
Source: TIME: Science - September 14, 2020 Category: Science Authors: SETH BORENSTEIN / AP Tags: Uncategorized Space wire Source Type: news

Study Examines Diet and Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Women
MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2020 -- Adherence to a Mediterranean diet (MedD) is associated with the risk for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) among ever-smoking women, but not among women in general, according to a study published online Sept. 10 in Arthritis&... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Plastic food packaging overtakes cigarette butts as most abundant litter on beaches
(Natural News) Chip bags, plastic drink pouches and similar plastic rubbish have become the most abundant trash found along beaches, outpacing cigarette butts as the top litter for the first time in more than three decades. This dismal development is among the findings of the Ocean Conservancy’s latest report on its annual beach cleanup. In... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Using artificial intelligence to predict genuine outcomes in COVID-19 patients
(West Virginia University) Larissa Casaburi, a researcher in the West Virginia University School of Medicine, is using artificial intelligence to study how being a coal miner affects COVID-19 outcomes. She's also investigating the ways smoking, vaping and having a chronic lung condition influence how COVID-19 patients fare. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 14, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How to live longer: The popular eating plan that could boost your life expectancy
LONG life expectancy can be achieved through some simple lifestyle choices - a healthy diet, regular exercise, not smoking and drinking alcohol in moderation have been shown to improve longevity. When it comes to specifics such as when to eat, a certain eating plan has been shown to hold life-boosting properties. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaping DOES raise the risk of breast cancer, warn scientists
Scientists from a group of American universities found that exposure to e-cigarette vapour (file image) creates a 'tumour-promoting environment' in the breast and elsewhere in the body. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find an enzyme that facilitates grafting between different family species
(Nagoya University) Nagoya University bioscientist Michitaka Notaguchi and colleagues in Japan recently found that the tobacco plant Nicotiana promotes adhesion of tissue and can maintain grafts between a broad range of species. They also identified "β-1,4 glucanases " as a key molecule in facilitating tissue adhesion of grafts. Their findings could aid crop production and lessen impact on ecosystems. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Case Western partners with pharmaceutical giants on AI
Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland has partnered with pharmaceutical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can spot smokers at high risk of cancer on x-rays Case Western lands grant from NCI for AI research New treatments lead to drop in lung cancer deaths Holographic anatomy program shifts gears after COVID-19 AI can predict if COVID-19 patients will need ventilators (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Smokeless Tobacco Poses Global Health Burden
FRIDAY, Sept. 11, 2020 -- Smokeless tobacco (ST) is used across the globe and poses a major public health threat, according to a review published online Aug. 12 in BMC Medicine. Kamran Siddiqi, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the University of York in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Smoking Increases Risk of High Plasma NfL Levels in MS Smoking Increases Risk of High Plasma NfL Levels in MS
A study has found that patients with multiple sclerosis who smoke have an increased risk of higher plasma neurofilament light levels (pNfL), which increase disease activity and reduce response to treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

US e-cigarette sales rose by nearly 300%, says a new CDC report
US e-cigarette sales rose by nearly 300% between November 2016 and August 2019, says a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Middle, High School Students Mainly Use Flavored E-Cigarettes
THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2020 -- In 2020, most high school and middle school students reporting current electronic cigarette use used flavored cigarettes, while total e-cigarette sales increased 122.2 percent from September 2014 to May 2020, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Marijuana Use and Adherence to Smoking Cessation Treatment Among Callers to Tobacco Quitlines
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - September 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

COVID-19 may have been in L.A. as early as last December, UCLA-led study suggests
This study was supported by the UCLA Department of Medicine. (Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences)
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Federal Report Shows Big Drop In Teen Vaping
NEW YORK (AP) — Vaping by U.S. teenagers fell dramatically this year, especially among middle schoolers, according to a federal report released Wednesday. Experts think last year’s outbreak of vaping related illnesses and deaths may have scared off some kids, but they believe other factors contributed to the drop, including higher age limits and flavor bans. In a national survey, just under 20% of high school students and 5% of middle school students said they were recent users of electronic cigarettes and other vaping products. That marks a big decline from a similar survey last year that found about 28% of hi...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Vaping Source Type: news

E-Cigarette Use Increased Significantly From 2017 to 2018
THURSDAY, Sept. 10, 2020 -- There was a marked increase in electronic cigarette use from 2017 to 2018 in the United States, according to a study published online Sept. 8 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Olufunmilayo H. Obisesan, M.D., from the Johns... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 10, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vaping among teens falls for the first time in three years
E-cigarette use overall dropped from 28 percent to 20 percent among high schoolers even as the percent who appear addicted increased. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: William Wan Source Type: news

E-Cigarette Use Falls Sharply Among Teenagers, C.D.C. Finds
The encouraging public health news was tempered by evidence that many high school users were taking advantage of a regulatory loophole to get access to flavored products. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Richtel Tags: Teenagers and Adolescence E-Cigarettes Smoking and Tobacco Centers for Disease Control and Prevention your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

Almost 2 Million Fewer U.S. Teenagers Are Vaping Now Compared to Last Year, CDC Data Show
Almost 2 million fewer U.S. teenagers report using e-cigarettes in 2020 compared to 2019, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). “Youth e-cigarette use remains an epidemic,” CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said in a statement released Wednesday, but the decline in underage vaping is dramatic. About 20% of U.S. high school students and 5% of middle schoolers who responded to the 2020 National Youth Tobacco Survey said they’d used an e-cigarette in the last 30 days, compared to 27.5% and 10.5% in 2019. That means about 3.6 million teenagers are now considered ...
Source: TIME: Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized News Vaping Source Type: news

E-cigarettes 'CAN worsen heart and lung conditions and must not be considered harmless'
A report ordered by the Department of Health in the UK found that vaping, which is touted as a healthier alternative to smoking, would be a harmful choice unless replacing cigarettes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Youth Vaping Down, But Still Popular: CDC
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2020 -- The number of U.S. youths who use e-cigarettes fell from 5.4 million in 2019 to 3.6 million this year -- but vaping remains a dangerous epidemic among children and teens, a new government report shows. " Although the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

EARLY RELEASE: E-cigarette Use Among Middle and High School Students - United States, 2020
This report describes the use of e-cigarettes, including flavored products and disposable products, among youths in the United States. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - September 9, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigarette) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Source Type: news

Are clinicians ordering CT lung screening too often?
Referring providers are ordering CT lung cancer screening exams for individuals...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Which smokers seek out CT lung cancer screening? Can radiomics improve CT lung cancer screening? AI aids classification of indeterminate lung nodules Education affects follow-up for CT lung screening exams AI converts low-dose CT scans to high-quality studies (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Respiratory, Lung Cancer Death Up Even With Low-Intensity Smoking
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 9, 2020 -- Current low-intensity smokers have an increased risk for respiratory and lung cancer mortality, according to a study presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2020, being held virtually from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers draw more links between vaping, smoking, young people, and coronavirus
(University of Rochester Medical Center) Vapers, smokers, and non-smokers with chronic conditions are all at higher risk for COVID-19. The scientific explanation behind this is complex and not yet certain -- but it may boil down to an enzyme known as ACE2, that lives on the surface of many cells in the lungs and serves as the entry point for the coronavirus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 9, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sexual minority men who smoke report worse mental health and more frequent substance use
(Rutgers University) Cigarette smoking is associated with frequent substance use and poor behavioral and physical health in sexual and gender minority populations, according to Rutgers researchers. The study, published in the journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine, examined tobacco use by sexual minority men and transgender women to better understand the relationships between smoking, substance use and mental, psychosocial and general health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Almost 14 Million U.S. Adults Vape, With Use Rising Fastest in Young
TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2020 -- The number of Americans using electronic cigarettes is soaring, especially among youth, a new study finds. Nearly 14 million U.S. adults vaped in 2018, up from just over 11 million adults in 2016. The increase was seen in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 8, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Does drinking initiation of young Thai drinkers vary over time and generation? Results of the national surveys on tobacco and alcohol consumption of the Thai populations 2007-2017 - Assanangkornchai S, Vichitkunakorn P.
This study aimed to explore the effects of time period ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news