Pfizer recalls anti-smoking drug due to high levels of ingredient tied increased risk of cancer
Pfizer recalled its anti-smoking drug Chantix due to high levels of an ingredient that is tied to an increased risk of cancer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pfizer recalls all lots of Chantix for high levels of nitrosamine, which can increase cancer risk
Pfizer is voluntarily recalling lots of its popular anti-smoking drug Chantix for high levels of nitrosamine, which can increase the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Groups on Philip Morris Move: 'Reprehensible'
Big Tobacco giant has scooped up UK pharma company Vectura, which makes asthma inhalers (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Some Vaping Companies Are Turning to Synthetic Nicotine to Outsmart the FDA
Troy Johnston swears he wanted to play by the rules. Johnston, who owns the Texas-based vaping company VaporSalon, tried to follow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) guidelines for selling e-cigarette products, which required all manufacturers to file paperwork known as premarket tobacco product applications (PMTAs) by Sept. 9, 2020. In these applications, companies were tasked with proving that their products were, on balance, good for U.S. public health—namely by giving adult smokers a less-dangerous alternative than traditional cigarettes. As required, Johnston filed applications for all 47,000 ni...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Where Did It All Go So Wrong for Juul?
A new documentary by The New York Times traces the e-cigarette maker on its path from fledgling start-up to Silicon Valley juggernaut and, eventually, public health villain. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Juul Labs Inc E-Cigarettes Smoking and Tobacco Food and Drug Administration Monsees, James Bowen, Adam FX (TV Network) Hulu.com Creswell, Julie Source Type: news

FDA: Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for Office of Management and Budget Review; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Quantitative Data on Tobacco Products and Communications
The Food and Drug Administration is seeking comments on a proposed information collection to inform message development or the formative pretesting of tobacco communication messages and other materials directed at consumers. Comments are due by October 18, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 17, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Stoptober 2020: campaign evaluation
Stoptober is an annual event to encourage smokers to quit for 28 days in October, with the aim of stopping smoking permanently. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 17, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Cigarette group takes control of asthma inhaler maker
Cigarette giant Philip Morris International has taken control of UK inhaler maker Vectura despite objections from health care charities. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Malawi: Alliance One Tobacco Renovates Kamuzu Central Hospital's Paediatric Section
[Nyasa Times] Management of Kamuzu Central Hospital (KCH) has commended tobacco buying and processing company Alliance One Tobacco Malawi Limited for renovating the entire children ward at the Capital city's based referral hospital a development that has improved both hygiene of patients and staff at the medical facility. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 16, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sen. John Kennedy: Gen. Milley a ‘smoked turkey’ if China allegations are true
Sen. John Kennedy asserted that the allegations against the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, as detailed in a new book by Bob... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tobacco group Philip Morris wins control of inhaler company Vectura
Cigarette maker secures majority of shares in UK-based medical device manufacturer (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease brought on by tobacco
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a progressive group of lung diseases, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, that make it hard to breathe. Millions of people around the globe die each year because of COPD, and nearly 16 million people in the U.S. have a form of the disease. The No. 1 cause of COPD in developed countries is tobacco smoking, according to Dr. John Costello, consultant pulmonologist at Mayo Clinic Healthcare in London. Watch:… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 16, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Philip Morris loses challenge over $21M settlement for Massachusetts widow
The state ’s highest court has affirmed a $21 million settlement awarded to the widow of a former Philip Morris smoker. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Africa: British American Tobacco Pay to Push Cigarette Sales On Africans - Watchdogs
[RFI] Industry giant British American Tobacco (BAT) has doled out payments to dozens of individuals and conducted 'potentially unlawful surveillance' to tighten its market grip on the African continent, according to two reports published today, Tuesday, 14th of September, by tobacco industry watchdogs. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 15, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Early menopause symptoms: Struggling with mood disorders? It could be warning symptoms
EARLY menopause symptoms: Roughly five percent of women naturally go through early menopause. Smoking and certain medicines or treatments can cause menopause to come earlier than usual. Mood disorders can be a common early warning indicating early menopause. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CT lung screening reduces lung cancer mortality 16% in U.K. study
Performing CT lung cancer screening of current and former smokers reduced lun...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Imaging admins report barriers to CT lung screening CMS opens review of expanded CT lung screening reimbursement AI predicts heart disease mortality from CT lung screening exams CT radiomics classifies small nodules found in CT lung screening CT lung screening rates plunge during COVID-19 pandemic (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

The Gates Foundation ’s 2021 Report Shows That Childhood Vaccinations Dropped During the Pandemic—But There’s a Bright Side
This time last year, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation warned of a grim potential side effect from the COVID-19 pandemic: its disruptions to routine medical care could erase 25 years of progress on childhood vaccination, setting back global health by decades. The 2021 installment of the foundation’s annual Goalkeepers report, which details progress on 18 metrics related to global health, equity and sustainability, contains some good news and some bad news. Childhood vaccination rates have suffered during the pandemic—but only about half as much as the Gates Foundation originally predicted, signaling that ma...
Source: TIME: Health - September 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 embargoed study healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/parents-smoking-during-childhood-linked-rheumatoid-arthritis-later-life " > Parents ’ smoking during childhood linked to rheumatoid arthritis later in life < /a >
A study found that girls whose parents smoked cigarettes were 75% more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis as adults. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - September 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shop displays of e-cigarettes and smoking paraphernalia could undermine effectiveness of banning tobacco displays
Efforts to discourage people from smoking by banning tobacco retail displays in shops and supermarkets could be weakened by prominent displays of electronic (e) cigarettes and smoking paraphernalia, suggests new research led by the universities of Bristol and Cambridge and published today [13 September] in the journal Tobacco Control. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 13, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Psychological Science; Press Release Source Type: news

Characterising the shared genetic determinants of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and risk-taking - Hindley G, Bahrami S, Steen NE, O'Connell KS, Frei O, Shadrin A, Bettella F, R ødevand L, Fan CC, Dale AM, Djurovic S, Smeland OB, Andreassen OA.
Increased risk-taking is a central component of bipolar disorder (BIP) and is implicated in schizophrenia (SCZ). Risky behaviours, including smoking and alcohol use, are overrepresented in both disorders and associated with poor health outcomes. Positive g... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Explosions, burn injuries and adverse health effects of electronic nicotine delivery systems: a review of current regulations and future perspectives - Ahmed AR, Etchey B, Ahmed M.
PURPOSE: While there is a declining trend in the use of traditional methods of smoking tobacco, electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) have gained popularity worldwide. ENDS are marketed as safe for the primary reason that they do not contain the well... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Renal Replacement Therapies?
Discussion Kidneys are amazing in that they filter the blood, eliminate toxins, balance fluids and electrolytes plus have a lot of reserve to do the job they need to do even when injured. Therefore, depending on the problem, chronic renal disease (CRD) often allows time before renal replacement therapy (RRT) is needed. RRT currently is dialysis (peritoneal or hemodialysis) or renal transplant. In general, the patient’s own kidneys do the best job for them but there is always a balance between the problems of CRD and its management, versus the potentially improved renal function with RRT. RRT itself though has a diffe...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 13, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Early CT scans deliver huge fall in lung cancer deaths, study shows
Experts say screening smokers and ex-smokers would significantly reduce mortality rate from diseaseScreeningsmokers and ex-smokers could dramatically reduce deaths from lung cancer – Britain’s biggest cancer killer – a major new study has found.Low-dose computerised tomography (CT) scans can detect tumours in people ’s lungs early and cut deaths by 16%, according to the UK Lung Cancer Screening Trial (UKLS).Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 12, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Tags: Lung cancer UK news Cancer research Health Health policy Smoking Medical research Public services policy Society Source Type: news

Tailored Text Messages May Help Cut Hookah Smoking
Outcomes show higher cessation and lower smoking frequency among those not quitting (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA Bans Sale of Nearly a Million E - Cigarettes
However, Juul products will remain on the market for now (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 10, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

COVID-19 Is Forcing Us to Talk About Rationing Health Care in the U.S. Again. Could We Have Avoided This?
On Sept. 7, the country’s leading COVID-19 doctor issued a dire warning about the growing number of pandemic cases in the country, and the shrinking number of ICU beds available to care for the sickest people. Speaking on CNN, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the chief White House medical advisor, said we are “perilously close in certain areas of the country of getting so close to having full occupancy that you’re going to be in a situation where you’re going to have to make some tough choices.” Those tough choices, he admitted, include discussions about whether scarce resources should go to people who have...
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Early Surgery for Shoulder Instability May Prevent Osteoarthritis Early Surgery for Shoulder Instability May Prevent Osteoarthritis
Other factors, such as obesity, smoking, and manual labor, increase the risk for developing osteoarthritis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

FDA Moves to Block Some Vape Products, Delays Action on Juul FDA Moves to Block Some Vape Products, Delays Action on Juul
The FDA acted just before a court-ordered deadline Thursday, ordering millions of e-cigarette products off the market; it delayed a final decision on products made by the largest manufacturer in the industry.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Removes Millions Of E-Cigarette Products From The Market —But Not Juul Or Other Top Brands
Juul and Vuse, the second-most popular brand, accounted for nearly four out of five dollars spent on e-cigarettes in 2020. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 10, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Graison Dangor, Forbes Staff Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Breaking breaking-news Source Type: news

FDA Bans Sale of Nearly a Million E-Cigarettes; Allows Juul to Remain on Market
Title: FDA Bans Sale of Nearly a Million E-Cigarettes; Allows Juul to Remain on MarketCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/10/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/10/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - September 10, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Moves to Block Some Vape Products, Delays Action on Juul
The FDA has ordered millions of e-cigarette products off the public market while saying it needs more time to review vape products sold by leading retailers like Juul, the country’s largest e-cigarette maker. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA delays decision on whether Juul e-cigarettes will be banned
The agency barred sales of many other flavored vaping products but said it is still reviewing companies with the biggest market share. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laurie McGinley Source Type: news

F.D.A. Delays Decision on Juul ’s E-Cigarettes but Orders Others Off the Market
The agency had faced a Sept. 9 deadline to decide whether the products could stay on the market but said it needed more time to review evidence. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Richtel Tags: Smoking and Tobacco E-Cigarettes Nicotine Juul Labs Inc Food and Drug Administration your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

FDA delays decision on e-cigarettes from vaping giant Juul
Federal health officials have delayed a high-stakes decision on whether to permit bestselling vaping brand Juul to stay on the market (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA delays decision on top-seller Juul, orders thousands of other electronic cigarettes off the US market
(Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Vaping and psychotic experiences among college students in the United States - Oh H, Banawa R, Lee JO, Zhou S, Huh J.
AIM: While cigarette and marijuana use has been linked to psychotic experiences, few empirical studies have examined the relation between vaping and psychotic experiences. METHODS: We analyzed data from the Healthy Minds Survey (September 2020 - De... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Fauci bioweapons funding CONFIRMED, smoking gun proves covid vaccines based on govt biowarfare program
(Natural News) Thanks to a FOIA request by The Intercept, we now have smoking gun proof that Anthony Fauci directed NIH funding for bioweapons research on SARS-CoV-2 (via “gain-of-function” experiments) under the cover of the Chinese Communist Party. The 900+ pages of once-secret documents also confirm that the United States government originated the bioweapons research... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic Increased Children's Smoke Exposure COVID-19 Pandemic Increased Children's Smoke Exposure
Children forced to be home due to school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic were at increased risk of smoke exposure due to many parents smoking as much if not more than before, say UK scientists.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

How lung cancer arises in non-smokers revealed
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Environmental risk factors, such as exposure to radon, air pollution, and asbestos, or having had previous lung diseases, may explain some lung cancers among never smokers, but scientists still don't know what causes the majority of these cancers. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marijuana use at historic high among college-aged adults in 2020
Annual NIH-supported study reports changing substance use trends among college students and college-aged adults (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - September 8, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Alcohol, College Students, College-Age and Young Adults, News Release, Hallucinogens, Marijuana, Monitoring the Future, Nicotine, NIDAMED News, Opioids, Parents, Prescription Drugs, Prescription Stimulants, Researchers, Students, Teachers, Tobacco, Young Source Type: news

Lung cancers in non-smokers could be a result of natural processes, NIH study finds
Non-smokers diagnosed with lung cancer may develop the condition due to natural processes in their bodies, not secondhand smoke - according to new research from the NIH. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smoking cannabis nearly doubles the risk of a heart attack in young adults
Canadian researchers looked at the history of heart attacks in more than 33,000 under-45s. One in five of these young adults reported using cannabis and they were more likely to have had a heart attack. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transition from injecting opioids to smoking fentanyl in San Francisco, California - Kral AH, Lambdin BH, Browne EN, Wenger LD, Bluthenthal RN, Zibbell JE, Davidson PJ.
BACKGROUND: The introduction of illicitly made fentanyl in the United States has slowly replaced heroin. New illicit drugs are often associated with changes in frequency and modes of administration. We assessed changes in injection frequency and smoking fe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Vaping Raises Blood Clotting Risks, Harms Small Arteries: Study
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- Nicotine-laden e-cigarettes raise a user's risk of blood clots, damage small blood vessels and can also raise heart rate and blood pressure, a new study finds. The effects are similar to those caused by traditional... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 7, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Detection of inflatable boats and people in thermal infrared with deep learning methods - Kowalski M, Pa łka N, Młyńczak J, Karol M, Czerwińska E, Życzkowski M, Ciurapiński W, Zawadzki Z, Brawata S.
This study reports ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The FDA protects the tobacco industry while pushing spike protein bioweapon jabs
(Natural News) In America, most food, medicine and ‘leisure’ habits involve ingesting chemicals on a daily basis that cause cancer, diabetes and dementia. In America, the FDA and CDC work closely with corporations to make sure deadly chemicals are not only approved for consumption, but promoted heavily by doctors and scientists (who are all on... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

2012 to 2018 Saw Increase in Opioid - Linked Cardiac Arrest
Hospitalizations for cardiac arrest with opioid use linked to higher prevalence of alcohol, depression, and smoking (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 3, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Conference News, Source Type: news

NIH study illuminates origins of lung cancer in never smokers
Genomic analysis found that a majority of lung cancer tumors arise from the accumulation of mutations caused by natural processes in the body. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - September 3, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Active Smoking, HTN or Diabetes, Family History Predict Early MI
FRIDAY, Sept. 3, 2021 -- Active smoking, metabolic syndrome, and family history are strongly associated with myocardial infarction (MI) at a younger age, according to a study presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2021: The Digital... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 3, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Vaping Industry As We Know It May Soon Disappear
For the last 15 years, there’s been a caveat tacked on to any discussion of e-cigarettes’ public health impact. Though millions of people in the U.S. use them regularly, the devices have never been authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). That could change next week, as the multi-billion-dollar vaping industry nears its judgement day. The FDA is supposed to decide by Sept. 9 whether and how e-cigarette companies—including market-leader Juul Labs—may keep selling their products in the U.S. The long-awaited decisions promise to spark controversy no matter which way they go. [time-bri...
Source: TIME: Health - September 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news