Can videos convince smokers to get CT lung screening?
Smokers who watched a video and read a brochure on the potential harms and...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Prolonged CT lung screening offers cumulative benefits Doctors aren't discussing CT lung screening with patients Are patients adequately informed about CT lung screening? 4 reasons why people seek CT lung cancer screening Patient outreach may boost uptake for CT lung screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 19, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Kentucky ’ s Senator McConnell Supports Bill to Raise Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco to 21
Seeking re-election to a seventh term, the senator cited the rise in teenage vaping as a reason to curtail sales of tobacco and other products. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SHEILA KAPLAN Tags: Smoking and Tobacco McConnell, Mitch E-Cigarettes Law and Legislation Teenagers and Adolescence Medicine and Health Juul Labs Inc Reynolds, R J, Tobacco Co Altria Group Inc your-feed-science Source Type: news

McConnell proposes raising minimum age to buy tobacco to 21 nationwide
The bill will cover all tobacco products, including vaping devices (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

McConnell proposes national minimum age of 21 for tobacco
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 nationally (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Philip Morris v Uruguay: A Story That Deserves Retelling Philip Morris v Uruguay: A Story That Deserves Retelling
A tiny nation takes on big tobacco. Melissa Walton-Shirley, MD, sees lessons for the US in this tale of two presidents, one an oncologist, who did not back down in pushing for libre de humo de tabaco.theheart.org on Medscape (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology Commentary Source Type: news

Mitch McConnell Wants to Raise Tobacco Purchasing Age From 18 to 21, Including for Vaping Devices
(Bloomberg) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he wants Congress to raise the minimum age for tobacco products, including vaping devices, to 21 from 18 nationwide, seeking to curb teenage use the U.S. Surgeon General described as an “epidemic.” Speaking at event Thursday in his home state of Kentucky, the second biggest tobacco producer after North Carolina, the Republican leader said he plans to introduce legislation in May and expects it will get bipartisan support in the Senate. McConnell said he is motivated partly by the growing popularity of vaping products among young people, which stud...
Source: TIME: Health - April 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura Litvan / Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg onetime tobacco Source Type: news

Asian nations in early tobacco epidemic: study
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Asian countries are in the early stages of a tobacco smoking epidemic with habits mirroring those of the United States from past decades, setting the stage for a spike in future deaths from smoking-related diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 18, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Brown gambles on tobacco tax to fund Medicaid, but prospects look iffy
However, even if the proposed tax hike and a tax on employers don't pass, lawmakers say the Medicaid budget won't be cut. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Brown gambles on tobacco tax to fund Medicaid, but prospects look iffy
However, even if the proposed tax hike and a tax on employers don't pass, lawmakers say the Medicaid budget won't be cut. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 18, 2019 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Sultan of Brunei stripped of RCGP honours
The College meets next week to discuss its future professional relations with 'repressive regimes' Related items fromOnMedica RCGP 'reviewing' links with Brunei amid anger over LGBT laws Doctors slam Brunei for ‘abhorrent’ laws Tobacco production 'breaches human rights laws ’ Women second-class citizens when it comes to healthcare Genetic risk model could guide prostate cancer screening (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 18, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Pleasant smells may curb cigarette cravings
(Reuters Health) - Smokers may find cigarettes easier to resist when they smell things they enjoy like peppermint or chocolate, a small study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Eating no more than recommended levels of red meat still raises risk of bowel cancer
Risk is raised in people eating just 76g of red and processed meat a day, which is roughly in line with government recommendations Related items fromOnMedica Lower cancer risk in people with higher vitamin D levels Cancer rates could rise due to growing intake of highly processed food Scientists equate wine to cigarette consumption to flag up cancer risk Obesity as cause of cancer set to overtake smoking Millennials top obesity chart before reaching middle age (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Additional routine ultrasounds benefit mothers and babies
Additional routine ultrasound could eliminate undiagnosed breech presentation and lower emergency caesarean sections Related items fromOnMedica Monitor women better to cut stillbirth rates Blood test identifies high-risk lupus pregnancies Low cord blood pH at birth raises risk of death Bereaved parents call for routine Strep B screening Step up efforts to curb smoking in pregnancy, government urged (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 17, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Leonard Nimoy’s widow warns smokers ‘you always think you have more time than you do’
Leonard Nimoy's widow Susan appeared in a new commercial for the CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign to warn others to quit before they come down with COPD like Nimoy did. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Online mail-order sexual health, smoking cessation company Ro lands $85M
This new funding round comes less than a year after Ro raised $88 million to fund its smoking cessation platform Zero.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Atlanta deserves smoke-free workplaces, airport
In my job, I travel to cities around the world as my organization pursues its mission to eliminate cancer as a significant public health problem. When I compare these cities to Atlanta, there are so many points of pride. Yet when I return home to an airport that still allows smoking, or when I walk into restaurants that are filled with smoke, it is hard to fathom how a vibrant, forward-thinking city like ours can be so out-of-step with other world-class destinations. Today 25 states, the District… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Gary Reedy Source Type: news

Marijuana Users May Need More Sedation For Medical Procedures
(CNN) — People who regularly use cannabis may need two times the level of sedation required by nonusers when undergoing medical procedures, a small-scale study finds. Fentanyl, midazolam and propofol, three sedation drugs commonly used during endoscopic procedures, were compared in the research. With “continued increase in legalization and use of cannabis, the field of anesthesia and sedation needs further studies with greater depth,” wrote the authors of the study, published Monday in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Wider use follows legalization Marijuana has gained popularity aroun...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Marijuana Source Type: news

Featured Review: Different doses, durations and modes of delivery of nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation
New evidence published today in the Cochrane Library provides high quality evidence that people who use a combination of nicotine replacement therapies (a patch plus a short acting form, such as gum or lozenge) are more likely to successfully quit smoking than people who use a single form of the medicine.Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) is a medicine that is available as skin patches, chewing gum, nasal and oral sprays, inhalers, lozenges and tablets that deliver nicotine through the body to the brain. In many countries, people can get NRT from healthcare professionals as well as over-the-counter, without prescriptions. ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 16, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Why ARE so many non-smokers dying of lung cancer?
Cases from lung cancer in non-smokers have doubled in the past seven years, and appears to be more common in women according to research from patients at the Royal Brompton Hospital. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Statins safe for rheumatoid arthritis patients
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis are likely to experience the same level of cardiovascular benefits as other individuals Related items fromOnMedica Lifestyle intervention in type 2 diabetes can have long-term effect Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland Brexit could result in thousands of extra CVD deaths CHD and stroke risk seriously elevated with just one daily cigarette Obesity associated with worse mortality and higher CVD risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 16, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Research Shows Perceptions of E-cigarettes Are Changing
A recent analysis of results from two national surveys shows that increasing numbers of American adults are aware of the risks associated with e-cigarette use, with many now viewing them as at least as harmful as combustible cigarettes. (Source: AAFP News)
Source: AAFP News - April 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Causes of cancer may leave 'fingerprints' in DNA, scientists say
Research raises hope that triggers of individual tumours could be pinpointedFrom smoking to alcohol, air pollution to sunlight, a host of factors in our environment can cause cancer. Now scientists say they might be able to pinpoint the culprits for individual tumours.Experts say they have managed to link particular environmental triggers with specific genetic mutations that give rise to cancer, opening up the possibility that researchers could look for clues in a tumour to deduce what triggered its formation.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis and agencies Tags: Cancer research Medical research Science Health Society Source Type: news

Lawsuit: Juul violating federal law by marketing to teens
A Florida law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit Monday against e-cigarette maker JUUL and tobacco company Altria Group, saying they're violating federal racketeering laws by targeting teens. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don't Use the Word'Quit' to Get Patients to Stop Smoking Don't Use the Word'Quit' to Get Patients to Stop Smoking
Physicians should treat smoking the way they treat chronic addictions and expect incremental and sporadic improvements, one expert says.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Prolonged CT lung screening offers cumulative benefits
The latest results from the Multicentric Italian Lung Detection trial highlighted...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT lung screening uptake lags in rural areas CT lung screening spots cancers earlier in China CT lung screening cuts cancer mortality 51% in Japan CT lung screening reduces cancer mortality in men by 26% More CT screening may be needed for high-risk smokers (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 15, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Smelling pleasant odours such as chocolate may reduce your cravings for another cigarette
Smokers were asked to rate the urge to light a cigarette while sniffing smells in a study by University of Pittsburgh. Researchers believe it could be an effective way to quit the habit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Good Smells May Help Ease Tobacco Cravings
MONDAY, April 15, 2019 -- Could quitting tobacco involve something as simple as a pleasant scent? New research suggests it's possible. U.S. smoking rates have fallen over the past 50 years, but about 40 million Americans still smoke, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 15, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Good Smells May Help Ease Tobacco Cravings
Title: Good Smells May Help Ease Tobacco CravingsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/15/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - April 15, 2019 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

FDA ban on menthol is likely to survive tobacco industry lawsuits
(Rutgers University) A proposed ban of menthol combustible tobacco products by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will likely be upheld in court, albeit a lengthy legal process, a Rutgers paper found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Fingerprint database' could help scientists to identify new cancer culprits
(University of Cambridge) Scientists in Cambridge and London have developed a catalogue of DNA mutation 'fingerprints' that could help doctors pinpoint the environmental culprit responsible for a patient's tumour - including showing some of the fingerprints left in lung tumours by specific chemicals found in tobacco smoke. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - April 15, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

'Help!' Health Canada asks Canadians for advice on problem of youth vaping
Health Canada has asked Canadians for 'advice' on ways to prevent vaping from becoming 'normalized among young people.' Meanwhile, one tobacco giant reports an increase in 'poly-usage,' as new vaping products put it 'back in a growth industry.' (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Couples ‘SIX times’ more likely to QUIT smoking than single smokers
COUPLES who try to quit smoking together are almost six times more likely to be successful than those who go it alone, says a study. Researchers say partners help one another avoid temptation and resist nicotine cravings. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA pulls up Walmart, Kroger, others for selling tobacco to minors
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday it has sent letters to Walmart Inc, Kroger Co and 10 other convenience store chains for selling tobacco products to minors. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Rite Aid to Stop Selling E-Cigarettes, Citing Surge in Young Users
The chain said it would remove the products from its more than 2,400 locations over the next 90 days. It will continue to sell regular tobacco products. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SAPNA MAHESHWARI Tags: Smoking and Tobacco E-Cigarettes Drugstores Rite Aid Corporation Food and Drug Administration Source Type: news

Teen Cigarette Smoking Declining More Slowly in Rural U.S. Teen Cigarette Smoking Declining More Slowly in Rural U.S.
The odds of smoking for U.S. adolescents are 50 percent higher in rural areas than in urban areas, even as rates of teen smoking in both settings have fallen, a recent study found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

US could save $2.6 BILLION a year if just 1% of Medicaid users quit smoking, study finds 
Over a quarter of Americans on Medicaid smoke, but if just one percent of them quit, states would save $2.5-$630 million a year, a University of California, San Francisco study finds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cutting smoking could save Medicaid $2.6B during a year, study says
Researchers, in a new study, are looking to save taxpayer money by lowering health risks linked to smoking. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The epigenetic modulation of alcohol/ethanol and cannabis exposure/co-exposure during different stages - Dobs YE, Ali MM.
Studies have reported the significant economic impact of smoking cannabis and drinking alcohol In the USA. It was estimated that the costs of cannabis-related treatment, hospitalization and loss of work-related pay have amounted to $200 billion. (Andersen ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Medicaid could save $2.6 billion within a year if just 1% of recipients quit smoking
(University of California - San Francisco) Reducing smoking, and its associated health effects, among Medicaid recipients in each state by just 1 percent would result in $2.6 billion in total Medicaid savings the following year, according to new research by UC San Francisco. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Montérégie high school to fine students for vaping, smoking on property
The principal of a high school south of Montreal says she will start fining students for vaping or smoking on the property, after the school's own efforts to prevent them from doing so failed.  (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Teen cigarette smoking declining more slowly in rural U.S.
(Reuters Health) - The odds of smoking for U.S. adolescents are 50 percent higher in rural areas than in urban areas, even as rates of teen smoking in both settings have fallen, a recent study found. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Treating Cancer Patients Who Smoke May Cost Extra $3.4 Billion Each Year Treating Cancer Patients Who Smoke May Cost Extra $3.4 Billion Each Year
When cancer patients are current smokers, their treatment is likely to be less effective and more expensive than if they quit smoking, a U.S. study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Historians release collection of images showing ways tobacco has been used since the 1500s
The Wellcome Trust has released a collection of images that show the timeline of tobacco's use in Britain since the 16th century - from a life-saving stimulant to a deadly habit. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NIHR Signal: E-cigarettes helped more smokers quit than nicotine replacement therapy
Studies have found that 18% given e-cigarettes were abstinent from smoking vs 9.9% for nicotine replacement therapy. E-cigarettes are considerably less harmful than smoking, so switching to vaping is likely to bring substantial health gains. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Revealed — A Roadmap to Defeat Tobacco Tax & Keep Indonesians Addicted
By Ulysses DorotheoBANGKOK, Thailand, Apr 11 2019 (IPS) The image of a smoking toddler from Indonesia horrified the world but did little to motivate local policy makers to enact measures to protect children and youth from the harms of tobacco use. Indonesia has one of the world’s highest smoking rates where two out of three men and about 40 percent of adolescent boys smoke. Cigarette prices in Indonesia are among the cheapest in the region, where a pack of Marlboros is sold for as little as US$ 1.70, while local brands or loose sticks are dirt cheap ($ 0.05 per stick), easily affordable to the nation’s 65 mill...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ulysses Dorotheo Tags: Aid Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Women's Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about lip cancer
Lip cancer is a type of head and neck cancer that often starts with a lump on the lip that does not heal. Common risk factors for lip cancer include prolonged sun exposure, heavy alcohol intake, and tobacco use. Learn more about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of lip cancer here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Teen Cigarette Smoking Declining More Slowly in Rural U.S.
While smoking rates for teens have fallen across the U.S., rates in rural areas are still 50% higher than in urban areas, prompting researchers to consider why. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - April 11, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Increased tax on tobacco, alcohol, and sugary beverages to save millions of lives
(Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics& Policy) To simulate the expected effects of a tax increase on tobacco, alcohol, and SSBs, researchers used mathematical models, incorporating country-level data on years of life gained, premature deaths averted, change in consumer spending, and change in tax revenue. Models compared the health and economic effects of a tax producing a 20 percent and 50 percent price increase on products, as well as an absolute dollar increase per serving over a 50-year span. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers creating the most advanced 3D human lung to test e-cigarettes and hookah
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Researchers awarded $3.4 Million by FDA to create the most advanced living mimicry of a human lung to identify toxicity and cancer-causing potential of emerging tobacco products. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Ultrapotent chemogenetics for research and potential clinical applications
Chemogenetics enables noninvasive chemical control over cell populations in behaving animals. However, existing small-molecule agonists show insufficient potency or selectivity. There is also a need for chemogenetic systems compatible with both research and human therapeutic applications. We developed a new ion channel–based platform for cell activation and silencing that is controlled by low doses of the smoking cessation drug varenicline. We then synthesized subnanomolar-potency agonists, called uPSEMs, with high selectivity for the chemogenetic receptors. uPSEMs and their receptors were characterized in brains of ...
Source: ScienceNOW - April 11, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Magnus, C. J., Lee, P. H., Bonaventura, J., Zemla, R., Gomez, J. L., Ramirez, M. H., Hu, X., Galvan, A., Basu, J., Michaelides, M., Sternson, S. M. Tags: Neuroscience, Online Only, Techniques r-articles Source Type: news