Menthol cigarette use highest among marginalized groups, report finds
LGB Americans among the top 10 populations disproportionately affected by tobacco use, according to a new report by the American Lung Association. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marijuana impairs driving more, and for longer, than users think, study finds
Smoking marijuana impacts adults' ability to drive safely, yet most who use the drug believe otherwise, a study published Wednesday by JAMA Psychiatry found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking may increase risk of heart attack via enhanced platelet activity, new research suggests
Smoking cigarettes may increase the risk of a heart attack by activating a gene that affects blood clotting, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Bristol. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 26, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health; Institutes, ALSPAC; Press Release Source Type: news

Eyesight: Popular habit could increase eye damage by 34 percent
IT IS a known truth that smoking can increase the risk of multiple conditions from heart disease to almost all cancers. In recent years, e-cigarettes and vapes have come to the fore as alternatives. However, new research suggests that they may not just be hot air. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

E-cigarette use may lead some to quit traditional cigarettes
Cigarette smokers who had no plans to quit were more likely to quit smoking cigarettes if they started using e-cigarettes. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Fight Tobacco Takeover of Inhaled Medicines Doctors Fight Tobacco Takeover of Inhaled Medicines
"This takeover is a dark episode for lung health and health in general and should not be repeated in the future," the respiratory specialists said in their statement.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

You Don't Have to Smoke to Get Lung Cancer
SATURDAY, Jan. 22, 2022 -- Tobacco use is far and away the leading cause of lung cancer, but non-smokers are also at risk, experts say. People who smoke have the highest risk, and smokeless tobacco is also a threat. About 90% of lung cancer cases... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 22, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Doctors Fight Tobacco Takeover of Inhaled Medicines
Respiratory specialists failed to block the Philip Morris acquisition of inhaler manufacturer Vectura. Now they are banding together to exclude tobacco-owned businesses from pulmonary research. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vast number of new dads lead unhealthy lifestyles, survey finds
About 70% of new fathers in the United States are overweight or obese, while one in five is a smoker, according to the results of a national survey published Friday by the journal PLOS One. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Girls are more likely to put on weight if their grandfathers smoked before puberty, study suggests
University of Bristol researchers found girls carry 13.4lb (6.1kg) more bodyfat at the age of 24 if their maternal great-grandfathers' smoked before the age of 13 than if they didn't. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Marijuana Vendors Aim Advertising at Kids: Study
FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 -- Some recreational pot shops are using tricks from the old playbooks of alcohol and tobacco companies to target underage users on social media, a new study reports. Despite state laws restricting such marketing, researchers... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Highlights: Jan. 21, 2022
Pot vendors are aiming their ads at kids. Some recreational pot shops are using tricks from the old playbooks of alcohol and tobacco companies to target underage users on social media, a new study reports. Read more COVID booster shots can keep you... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 21, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

From the Editor: How businesses can help battle cancer
Nearly a third of cancers are linked to lifestyle factors such as sedentary behavior, tobacco use and poor diets. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Mel Mel éndez Source Type: news

Pioneering study finds generational link between smoking and body fat
Females whose grandfathers began smoking at early age tend to have more body fat, Children of the 90s study suggestsWomen and girls whose grandfathers or great-grandfathers began smoking at an early age tend to have more body fat, research that taps into the extraordinary30-year-old Children of the 90s study has found.In an earlier piece of work it was discovered that if a father started smoking regularly before reaching puberty, then his sons, but not daughters, had more body fat than expected.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Steven Morris Tags: Smoking Medical research Society Science Health Source Type: news

Granddaughters and great-granddaughters of men who start to smoke before puberty, have more body fat than expected, research shows
A new study, led by the University of Bristol and published in Scientific Reports today [21 January], has reported increased body fat in females whose grandfathers or great-grandfathers began smoking before puberty. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 21, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: ; Institutes, ALSPAC; Press Release Source Type: news

A content analysis of cannabis company adherence to marketing requirements in four states - Moreno MA, Jenkins M, Binger K, Kelly L, Trangenstein PJ, Whitehill JM, Jernigan DH.
OBJECTIVE: Marketing messages can influence adolescents' attitudes and behaviors toward alcohol and tobacco. In the era of legalized cannabis use, retail cannabis companies often use social media marketing on platforms popular among youth. The purpose of t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Association of depression symptom level with smoking urges, cigarette withdrawal, and smoking reinstatement: a preliminary laboratory study - Tucker CJ, Bello MS, Weinberger AH, D'Orazio LM, Kirkpatrick MG, Pang RD.
BACKGROUND: Cigarette smoking urges, withdrawal, and smoking reinstatement may be especially relevant to people with elevated depression symptoms who smoke. This laboratory study aimed to assess relations between depression symptom level and smoking urges ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Problems with E-Cigarettes, Vape Products, Hookah, Cigarettes or Other Tobacco Products? Tell FDA
Use the agency ’s online tool to report problems with tobacco products. (Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates)
Source: FDA Consumer Health Information Updates - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Cannabis can slow your reactions months after smoking it, study claims
University of Montreal researchers found cannabis also damages memory and makes it harder for adults and adolescents to react properly to instructions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lung cancer: It is about more than smoking
World Cancer Day is February 4 ROCHESTER, Minn. — World Cancer Day is February 4 and that makes this the ideal time to talk about lung cancer and smoking. Internationally, lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer deaths and the World Health Organization estimates that 90% of cases could be prevented by eliminating tobacco use. People who smoke are at the greatest risk. Smokeless tobacco is also associated with lung cancer. And lung cancer… (Source: Mayo Clinic Arizona News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Arizona News - January 19, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

Cancer: The drink that may slash the risk of dying from cancer in half - even for smokers
CANCER care was thrown into chaos after COVID-19 disruptions brought screening services to a halt. Researchers continue to stress that prevention is better than cure. One drink has been shown to halve the risk of certain cancers, according to a study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vaping Might Worsen COVID-19 Symptoms
TUESDAY, Jan. 18, 2022 -- If you vape and catch COVID-19, you may feel a whole lot worse than people who come down with the virus but don't use electronic cigarettes, researchers say. When compared to folks with COVID-19 who didn't use... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 18, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Louisiana Democrat running for US Senate smokes marijuana in campaign ad
Gary Chambers, a Democrat running for a U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana, released a campaign ad on Tuesday in which he is shown smoking marijuana. #garychambers #ussenate #campaignad (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Quitting Smoking Might Be a Bit Tougher for Women
Title: Why Quitting Smoking Might Be a Bit Tougher for WomenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/17/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - January 18, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

You Don't Have to Be a Smoker to Get Lung Cancer
Title: You Don't Have to Be a Smoker to Get Lung CancerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/15/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/18/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - January 18, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Vapers Risk More Symptoms From COVID-19 Vapers Risk More Symptoms From COVID-19
E-cigarette users infected with the coronavirus may be more likely than infected non-vapers to experience COVID-19 symptoms, according to research published in the Journal of Primary Care& Community Health.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Why Quitting Smoking Might Be a Bit Tougher for Women
MONDAY, Jan. 17, 2022 -- Quitting smoking is a daunting challenge for anyone, but a new international study suggests that women may struggle more than men to kick the habit. Women were less likely than men to be successful on their first day of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 17, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ignition of fuel beds by cigarettes: a conceptual model to assess fuel bed moisture content and wind velocity effect on the ignition time and probability - Viegas DX, Oliveira R, Almeida M, Kim D.
A conceptual model based on the balance of energy in a system composed of a burning cigarette, ambient flow and a porous fuel bed is proposed to study the burning of a single cigarette and the process of fuel bed dehydration, pyrolysis and its eventual ign... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

You Don't Have to Be a Smoker to Get Lung Cancer
SATURDAY, Jan. 15, 2022 -- Think you're safe from lung cancer because you've never smoked? Think again. While cigarette smoking is the main cause of lung cancer, it's possible to get the disease without ever lighting up. " Anyone with lungs can get... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 15, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tiffany Haddish Arrested for DUI After Allegedly Falling Asleep at Wheel
The actress and comedian is believed to have smoked marijuana, police sources told TMZ. #comedian #tmz #policesources #tiffanyhaddish (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Can Cannabis Combat Covid? That Viral Study May Be Promising But Offers No Proof
Imperial College London ’s Dr. Mikael Sodergren told Forbes the study does not show cannabis compounds prevent or cure Covid infection and provides “no evidence to support the smoking or ingestion of cannabis products to do the same.” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 13, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Hart, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Science /science Lifestyle /lifestyle Vices /vices Breaking breaking-news Coronavirus Source Type: news

E-cigarette users who test positive for COVID-19 are more likely to experience COVID-19 symptoms
ROCHESTER, Minn. — People who use electronic cigarettes and test positive for COVID-19 have a higher frequency of experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, compared to people who don't vape, according to new research from Mayo Clinic. The study, which is published in the Journal of Primary Care& Community Health, finds that people who vape and test positive for COVID-19 have a higher frequency of experiencing symptoms such as headaches, muscle aches and pain, chest pain, nausea… (Source: Mayo Clinic Arizona News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Arizona News - January 13, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

How Long Does Smoking Withdrawal Last
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 12, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Second-hand nicotine vaping exposure raises risk for bronchitis, breathing problems
Secondhand exposure to nicotine vapor from e-cigarettes at home raises the risk for bronchitis symptoms and shortness of breath among young adults, a study published by the journal Thorax found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Secondhand Vaping' May Be Unhealthy — Could Public Bans Be Coming?
TUESDAY, Jan. 11, 2022 -- Secondhand vapor from electronic cigarettes is harmful to others, causing bronchitis symptoms and shortness of breath in young bystanders, a new study reports. Secondhand exposure to vapor increased teens'risk of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 11, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

It's Never Too Late to Quit Smoking, Even After Lung Cancer Diagnosis It's Never Too Late to Quit Smoking, Even After Lung Cancer Diagnosis
Quitting smoking after a lung-cancer diagnosis confers a significant survival benefit, according to results of a meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Four Factors in Midlife Predict a Healthy Old Age for Women
TUESDAY, Jan. 11, 2022 -- Examining a woman's health in midlife can predict her health decades later, researchers say. Four specific factors— higher body mass index (BMI), smoking, arthritis and depressive symptoms— at age 55 are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 11, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Are the 4 Stages to Quit Smoking
What Are the Four Stages to Quit Smoking? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - January 11, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Factors at Midlife May Predict Health Trajectory in Women
Factors linked to health declines include higher BMI, lower level of education, current smoking, osteoarthritis, depression, CVD (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 10, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Journal, Source Type: news

The Long-COVID Syndrome: smoking and enhanced suicide risk - Donnelly SC.
The QJM has been at the forefront in highlighting the mental health problems associated with COVID-19 infection in society.1-6 In a Commentary piece in this issue of the Journal, Leo Sher, Professor of Psychiatry from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, hi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Neighborhood disadvantage and prescription drug misuse in low-income urban mothers - Bernhardt C, King C.
BACKGROUND: Prescription drug misuse remains a persistent problem in the United States. Residents living in disadvantaged neighborhoods are at greater risk of substance abuse such as alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. However, whether neighborhood disadvantage af... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Factors at Midlife May Predict Health Trajectory in Women
MONDAY, Jan. 10, 2022 -- Factors in women at midlife associated with clinically important declines in physical health and function later in life include body mass index (BMI), educational attainment, smoking, osteoarthritis, clinically significant... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 10, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Ditching cigarettes for smokeless tobacco can help cut cardiovascular risks, study finds
Regular smokers are at heightened risk of developing cardiovascular disease, but crushing the butts in favor of a “smokeless” alternative like chewing tobacco, snuff or tobacco lozenges may go a long way toward bringing the danger down to a more normal level, a new UCLA-led study shows.The findings also indicate that the primary culprit in smokers ’ increased risk is not nicotine but other chemicals found in tobacco smoke. Both cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products contain large quantities of nicotine.The study,published today in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, involved a team of resea...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - January 8, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nearly 153 Million Adults Will Have Dementia Worldwide By 2050, Study Predicts
Cases could double in the United States by 2050, part of a global trend driven by rises in obesity, social isolation and smoking, as well as the growth of the elderly population, researchers said. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - January 7, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Zachary Snowdon Smith, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Source Type: news

Association Between Tobacco Retailer Density and Smoking Among Adults With Diabetes and Serious Mental Illness in New York State
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - January 6, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

‘Ghost’ orchid that grows in the dark among new plant finds
Hundreds of new species include pink voodoo lily and a ylang-ylang tree named after Leonardo DiCaprioA ghost orchid that grows in complete darkness, an insect-trapping tobacco plant and an “exploding firework” flower are among the new species named by scientists in the last year. The species range from a voodoo lily from Cameroon to a rare tooth fungus unearthed near London, UK.A new tree from the ylang-ylang family is the first to be named in 2022 and is being named after the actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio. He campaigned to revoke a logging concession which threatened the African tree, which feat...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 6, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Damian Carrington Environment editor Tags: Plants Conservation Biodiversity Environment Kew Gardens Science Wildlife Wild flowers Source Type: news

Featured review: Do heated tobacco products help people to quit smoking and are they safe?
New review from Cochrane Tobacco and Addiction GroupKey messagesHeated tobacco probably exposes people to fewer toxins than cigarettes, but possibly more than not using any tobacco. Falls in cigarette sales appeared to speed up following the launch of heated tobacco in Japan, but the authors are uncertain whether this is caused by people switching from cigarettes to heated tobacco.The authors need more independently funded research into whether heated tobacco helps people stop smoking, whether it results in unwanted effects, and the impact of rising heated tobacco use on smoking rates.  What are heated tobacco product...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - January 6, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Katie Abbotts Source Type: news

Quitting Smoking Ups Survival After Lung Cancer Diagnosis
Title: Quitting Smoking Ups Survival After Lung Cancer DiagnosisCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/5/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/6/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - January 6, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Quitting Smoking Ups Survival After Lung Cancer Diagnosis
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 5, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Oncology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Quitting Smoking Ups Survival After Lung Cancer Diagnosis
WEDNESDAY, Jan 5, 2022 -- For smokers, new research suggests it really is never too late to quit. The study found that folks who kick their habit after a lung cancer diagnosis will likely live longer than those who continue lighting... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news