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Dutch prosecutors to decide on criminal tobacco case
Dutch prosecutors are set to announce if they will open a criminal investigation into four major tobacco companies on charges including attempted murder or manslaughter (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Cigars and pipes tied to same risks as cigarettes
(Reuters Health) - Cigarettes are not the only type of tobacco products that can lead to premature death or fatalities from smoking-related cancers, a U.S. study confirms. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Philip Morris may have breached Lithuania's advertising rules with new smoking device
VILNIUS (Reuters) - Lithuania's tobacco regulator believes Philip Morris's new electronic smoking device should be subject to the same advertising restrictions as tobacco, potentially dealing a blow to a product the company has touted as the future of smoking. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

More Canadians overall smoking pot than in 1985, says StatsCan
Cannabis consumption has more than doubled among Canadians 15 and older over a 30-year span, according to a new Statistics Canada report. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

More Canadians smoking pot than in 1985, says StatsCan
Cannabis consumption has more than doubled among Canadians 15 and older over a 30-year span, according to a new Statistics Canada report. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Politics Source Type: news

Lithuania says Philip Morris may have breached advertising rules with new smoking device
VILNIUS (Reuters) - Lithuania's tobacco regulator believes Philip Morris's new electronic smoking device should be subject to the same advertising restrictions as tobacco, potentially dealing a blow to a product the company has touted as the future of smoking. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cameroon:Campaign for Legislation On Tobacco
[Cameroon Tribune] The Cameroon Coalition for Tobacco Control held a meeting with journalist in Douala to this effect. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Brand Preference and Pro-Tobacco Advertising Among Students Brand Preference and Pro-Tobacco Advertising Among Students
This report reveals how exposure to pro-tobacco advertising may influence the use of tobacco products among youth.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Study: Lead and other toxic metals found in e-cigarette 'vapors'
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Significant amounts of toxic metals, including lead, leak from some e-cigarette heating coils and are present in the aerosols inhaled by users, according to a study from scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Achieve Life Sciences reports positive results from smoking-cessation drug Cytisine
More than half of the participants in a 25-day trial quit smoking using Achieve's drug, which is already marketed in Eastern and Central Europe. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Achieve Life Sciences reports positive results from smoking-cessation drug Cytisine
More than half of the participants in a 25-day trial quit smoking using Achieve's drug, which is already marketed in Eastern and Central Europe. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - February 21, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Creating a smokefree NHS: how e-cigarettes can help
PHE explains the role ECs can play in helping create a smokefree NHS but stresses there is no 'one size fits all ’ approach when it comes to developing vaping policies Related items fromOnMedica Doctors should encourage smokers to switch to vaping Vaping may boost pneumonia risk, preliminary findings suggest Smoking cessation Headlines saying ‘vaping might cause cancer’ are wildly misleading Hospitals 'must' become tobacco-free (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - February 21, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Can Alcohol Help You Live Longer? Here ’s What the Research Really Says
New research, which was presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s annual conference, has found that moderate drinking is linked to a longer life. Drinking about two glasses of wine or beer a day was linked to an 18% drop in a person’s risk of early death—an even stronger effect than the life-preserving practice of exercise, according to the researchers. The results came from the 90+ Study, a research project out of the University of California Irvine’s Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders that examines the habits of people who live to at least 90. ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Popular push for Austrian smoking ban gathers pace
VIENNA (Reuters) - More than 200,000 Austrians have signed a petition calling for a ban on smoking in bars and restaurants, campaign organisers said - using one of the new right-wing government's signature policies to undermine another. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Mortality Risks of Exclusive Cigar, Cigarette, Pipe Use ID ’ d
Higher risk of tobacco - related cancer death for current/former cigarette, current cigar, pipe smoking (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, ENT, Pathology, Pulmonology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Grey ’s Anatomy May Be Giving You the Wrong Ideas About Medicine, Study Says
New research has diagnosed a problem with television medical dramas. A study published Monday in the journal Trauma Surgery & Acute Care says that medical dramas — Grey’s Anatomy, specifically — “may cultivate false expectations among patients and their families” when it comes to the realities of medical care, treatment and recovery. That conclusion isn’t altogether unexpected, given that Grey’s Anatomy is notorious for its dramatic cases. Over the show’s 14-and-counting seasons, patients have accidentally swallowed bombs, been skewered by trees and poles, become encased ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Research Source Type: news

Tobacco Kills, No Matter How It ’ s Smoked: Study
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Tobacco Kills, No Matter How It's Smoked: Study
TUESDAY, Feb. 20, 2018 -- Smokers who think cigars or pipes are somehow safer than cigarettes may want to think again, new research indicates. The study tracked the health and habits of more than 357,000 Americans from 1985 to 2011. It found that,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 20, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tobacco Kills, No Matter How It's Smoked: Study
Title: Tobacco Kills, No Matter How It's Smoked: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 2/20/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/20/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Lungs General)
Source: MedicineNet Lungs General - February 20, 2018 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Contents analysis of addiction prevention in middle school textbooks - Park HJ, Cho H.
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to analyze addiction prevention related content shown in middle school text books. Methods Using a combination of the terms "addiction", "drug", "medicine", "personal preference", "smoking", "drinking", "sex", "mis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Tobacco Kills, No Matter How It's Smoked: Study
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - February 20, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

HealthWatch: Cleaning Products Could Cause Lung Damage In Women
BOSTON (CBS) — A new study finds that regularly using cleaning sprays or other cleaning products could put women at risk for lung damage. Researchers in Norway looked at data from more than 6,000 people followed for more than 20 years and found that women who clean regularly experience a faster reduction in lung function than women who don’t. They found, specifically for women who work as cleaners, the decline in lung function was almost as large as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years Cleaning products contain small particles that can be inhaled into the lungs and irritate the membranes that line th...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Uncategorized Source Type: news

E-cigarette liquid ingestion: a fast growing accidental issue in children - Ang E, Tuthill D, Thompson J.
Electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS), commonly known as e-cigarettes, are products that vaporise nicotine-containing liquid.1 The emergence of e-cigarettes as an alternative to smoking tobacco products has raised many issues regarding their safe ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Association of risk of death and cigar, pipe and cigarette use
(JAMA Network) Contemporary population estimates suggest that like cigarette-only smokers, current cigar-only and pipe-only smokers have a higher risk of dying from cancers known to be caused by tobacco, and cigarette and cigar smokers have a higher risk of death from any cause compared with people who never used tobacco. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lung Cancer One of Many Reasons Not to Smoke
SUNDAY, Feb. 18, 2018 -- You already know that smoking causes lung cancer. But tobacco use can lead to other major health problems, too, experts warn. " Cigarette smoking is probably the single most harmful thing you can do to your health, " said... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 18, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Perceived racial/ethnic discrimination, marketing, and substance use among young adults - Rose SW, Mayo A, Ganz O, Perreras L, D'Silva J, Cohn A.
Perceived experiences of discrimination have been linked to negative health behaviors including tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana use across various racial/ethnic groups. Tobacco and alcohol marketing exposure have also been linked with substance use. This s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

An Early Look at Tobacco Legislative Trends in 2018
Less than two months into 2018, ASTHO is already tracking close to 300 pieces of legislation that impact tobacco control efforts, including tobacco cessation promotion, smoke-free environment promotion and expansion, licensing and enforcement, tobacco pricing, youth access prevention, and sales/advertising restrictions. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

E-cigarettes and the burning issues around vaping - Science Weekly podcast
Ian Sample asks: how safe is vaping? Can it help people stop smoking? And should it be available via a doctor ’s prescription?Subscribe and review onApple Podcasts,Soundcloud,Audioboom,Mixcloud andAcast, and join the discussion onFacebook andTwitterIf you ’re not a smoker, it may be hard to imagine the appeal of cigarettes. The idea of inhaling thousands of chemicals into your body just doesn’t seem that tempting. It’s hard to wrap your head around the addiction if you haven’t experienced it and even more difficult to appreciate how hard it i s to quit. But according to anew report released by...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 16, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Ian Sample and produced by Sandra Ferrari with Max Sanderson Tags: E-cigarettes Smoking Science Biology Health Society Source Type: news

Cleaning as bad for women's lungs as 20 cigarettes a day
Researched at the University of Bergen assessed the lungs of 6,235 women and men at 22 centres and then checked on them over the course of twenty years. The damage was stark. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reasons for Electronic Cigarette Use Among Middle and High School Students — National Youth Tobacco Survey, United States, 2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 15, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Reasons for Electronic Cigarette Use Among Middle and High School Students - National Youth Tobacco Survey, United States, 2016
Among student respondents to the National Youth Tobacco Survey reporting ever using e-cigarettes in 2016, the most commonly selected reasons for use were used by " friend or family member " (39%), availability of " flavors such as mint, candy, fruit, or chocolate " (31%), and the belief that " they are less harmful than other forms of tobacco such as cigarettes " (17%). (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

When One Teen Vapes, Others Often Follow
THURSDAY, Feb. 15, 2018 -- Teenagers are impressionable when it comes to e-cigarettes, new research suggests. Nearly four out of 10 U.S. teens who use e-cigarettes said seeing others vape led them to try the devices themselves, according to a new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NIAAA Spectrum: Anti-Smoking Medication May Reduce Alcohol Craving
Varenicline, an anti-smoking medication, may reduce craving for alcohol in people who drink heavily and for people with alcohol use disorder (AUD) who are also depressed, according to two recent studies. The research, funded by NIAAA and led by Sherry McKee, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine, provides more evidence that varenicline may be a potential treatment for AUD. (Source: NIAAA News)
Source: NIAAA News - February 15, 2018 Category: Addiction Authors: Kimberly Source Type: news

Effect of tobacco control policies on perinatal and child health: What's the Evidence?
March 14, 2018 11:00am-12:00pm ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Amish People Stay Healthy in Old Age. Here ’s Their Secret
Many people think of the Amish as living without. These devout communities, predominantly located in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana, go without cars, TVs, computers, phones or even the electricity needed to run so much of 21st century gadgetry. But what researchers who have studied them have found is what the Amish have a surplus of: good health in late life. The average American life expectancy is currently just under 79 years. Back in 1900, it was only 47, but for early–20th century Amish it was already greater than 70. Over the decades, most Americans have caught up in overall life expectancy, but the Amish still ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized amish communities healthytime Source Type: news

Tobacco Use on Women of Reproductive Age- Risks
February 21, 2018 11:30am ET. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - February 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Technology may be key to help patients quit smoking
(Medical University of South Carolina) Clinical researcher, Alana Rojewski, Ph.D., receives career development award to study smoking cessation programs in an oncology setting at MUSC Hollings Cancer Center and benefits of technology-based interventions for lung cancer screening patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 15, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

February 14, 2018: Two Indian Citizens and India-based Corporation Sentenced for Conspiring to Smuggle Counterfeit Cigarettes
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - February 14, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

E-cigarettes and heated tobacco products: evidence review
This review covers e-cigarette use among young people and adults, public attitudes, the impact on quitting smoking, an update on risks to health and the role of nicotine. It also reviews heated tobacco products. It updates PHE's previous report published in 2015. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Adolescence: How to Talk With Teenagers About Vaping
It ’ s often useful for parents to articulate high expectations in one breath and acknowledge the limits of their power in the next. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LISA DAMOUR Tags: Teenagers and Adolescence E-Cigarettes Smoking and Tobacco Addiction (Psychology) Nicotine Parenting Hazardous and Toxic Substances Source Type: news

Fitbit Extends Its Reach in Healthcare
Fitbit is expanding its reach in healthcare through the proposed acquisition of Boston-based Twine Health, a connected health platform designed to help people manage chronic conditions, aid in lifestyle interventions like weight loss and smoking cessation, and make it easier for providers and patients to collaborate on health plans. Learn about key topics in the industry at the free Advanced Design and Manufacturing (ADM) Conference and Expo March 7-8, 2018, in Cleveland, OH.  The deal, which is set to close in the first quarter, would lay the foundation for San Francisco, CA-based Fitbit to expand its offerings ...
Source: MDDI - February 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Volunteers get high to help cops spot pot users
Most people probably wouldn't be comfortable smoking around police officers, but that's exactly what some volunteered to do (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Auto Crash Deaths Multiply After April 20 Cannabis Parties Auto Crash Deaths Multiply After April 20 Cannabis Parties
U.S. traffic fatalities rise dramatically on the day pot smokers celebrate as “ Weed Day. ”Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

'Punished for a crime I hadn't committed'
Joanna is one of at least 9,000 non-smokers in the UK diagnosed with lung cancer every year. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Widely Used COPD Meds Tied to Higher Fracture Risk
COPD -- often linked to smoking -- is a combination of emphysema and chronic bronchitis. It is a progressive, debilitating illness that currently has no cure. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Non-smoker's lung cancer
BBC legal correspondent, Clive Coleman, says his sister's diagnosis came too late to save her. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Tougher Tobacco Use Laws Critical in the Fight Against Cancer
[263Chat] The World commemorated World Cancer Day on the 4th of February as is the norm each year, the commemoration ran under the theme "We can, I can" and that theme alone makes a lot of sense because surely collectively We can reduce cancer related illness and subsequently cancer related deaths. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Here ’s Why Eating More Slowly May Help You Lose Weight
People looking to lose weight might try all kinds of ways to eat fewer calories. Now, a study in BMJ Open sheds some light onto which of those strategies actually work: Based on data from nearly 60,000 people, three behaviors—eating slowly, cutting out after-dinner snacks and not eating within two hours of going to bed—were linked to lower obesity rates and smaller waistlines. The study looked specifically at people in Japan with type 2 diabetes who had one to three health check-ups between 2008 and 2013. During those appointments, people were asked about their eating and sleeping habits, including how fast the...
Source: TIME: Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime Weight loss Source Type: news

Auto crash deaths multiply after April 20 cannabis parties
(Reuters Health) - U.S. traffic fatalities rise dramatically on the day pot smokers celebrate as “Weed Day.” (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 2/12/2018
Wyoming launches app for families.  The Wyoming Department of Health has launched a free app, developed by Wildflower Health, to help parents track and manage the health of their children. The app includes trackers for height, weight, and vaccinations, as well as tools for expecting mothers and parents of infants. It also connects u sers to Wyoming Department of Health resources, such as the Wyoming Quit Tobacco Program. Users can enter a zip code to be connected to nearby in-person health resources. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - February 12, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news