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June 17, 2019

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In a new mouse study, neonatal exposure to nicotine changed the biochemistry of reward circuitry in the brain. Researchers ... read more

E-Cigarette Vapor Disables Key Immune Cells in the Lung and Boosts Inflammation

E-cigarette vapor boosts the production of inflammatory chemicals and disables key protective cells in the lung that keep the air spaces clear of ... read more

New Report One of the Most Comprehensive Studies on Health Effects of E-Cigarettes

A new congressionally mandated report takes a comprehensive look at evidence on the human health effects of e-cigarettes. Although the research base ... read more

Heavy Drinking, Smoking Linked to Visible Signs of Aging

Heavy drinking and smoking are linked to visible signs of physical aging, and looking older than one's years, suggests ... read more
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Child Deaths in Brazil Fall Following Comprehensive Smoking Ban

Child deaths have fallen in Brazil following complete smoking bans in public places, according to a new ... read more

Vaping Is Linked to Adolescents' Propensity for Crime, Study Shows

A new study explores emerging drug use in the form of adolescent vaping and its association with delinquency among 8th and 10th grade ... read more

Most E-Cigarette Users Want to Quit, Study Finds

Most people who smoke e-cigarettes want to quit and many have tried to reduce their use, according to researchers. The study is the first to examine e-cigarette users' past attempts and current ... read more

Effectiveness of Different Forms of Nicotine Replacement Therapy in Helping People Give Up Smoking

New evidence published 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 ... read more

Study Finds That Quitting Smoking During Pregnancy Lowers Risk of Preterm Births

A new study of more than 25 million pregnant women reports on rates of smoking cessation at the start of and during pregnancy and also examines the association of quitting cigarette smoking and the ... read more

Want to Quit Smoking? Partner Up

Kicking the habit works best in pairs. That's the main message of a new study. 'Quitting smoking can be a lonely endeavor,' said a study ... read more

Study Calculates Costs Associated With Smoking by Patients With Cancer

A study has reported that smoking after a cancer diagnosis is associated with substantial additional costs of cancer ... read more

College Drinking Intervention Strategies Need a Refresh

Peer approval is the best indicator of the tendency for new college students to drink or smoke according to new research from Michigan State University. This new finding is key to help universities ... read more

Adolescents Are More Likely Than Adults to Use Fruit And Candy-Flavored E-Cigarettes, Study Finds

As the FDA looks for more information on e-cigarettes and e-juice flavors, a new study shows that adolescents and young adults cite appealing flavors as a main reason for using e-cigarettes, that ... read more

E-Cigarettes Linked to Heart Attacks, Coronary Artery Disease and Depression

Concerns about the addictive nature of e-cigarettes -- now used by an estimated 1 out of 20 Americans -- may only be part of the evolving public health story surrounding their use, according to new ... read more

Gaining a Little Weight After Quitting Tobacco Is Offset by the Benefits for People With Diabetes

People with diabetes who quit smoking tobacco may have a lower risk of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular diseases -- and weight gain following smoking cessation does not mitigate the ... read more

Limiting Secondhand Smoke in Homes With Children

Researchers found at least some smokers with kids will modify their behavior with an electronic ... read more

Smokers Often Misunderstand Health Risks of Smokeless Tobacco Product, Study Finds

American smokers mistakenly think that using snus, a type of moist snuff smokeless tobacco product, is as dangerous as smoking tobacco, according to a study. The study provides new research on what ... read more

Electronic Cigarettes Linked to Wheezing in Adults, New Study Finds

People who vaped were nearly twice as likely to experience wheezing compared to people who didn't use tobacco products, according to a new study. The findings are consistent with past research ... read more

Nicotine May Harm Human Embryos at the Single-Cell Level

Nicotine induces widespread adverse effects on human embryonic development at the level of individual cells, researchers report. Single-cell RNA sequencing of human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived ... read more

Smoking and Alcohol: Double Trouble for the Brain?

Along with many other harmful health consequences, smoking tobacco causes chemical changes, oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain. Excessive alcohol use can have similar effects. ... read more

Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy Increases Risk of ADHD Among Offspring Up to 3-Fold

The higher the cotinine levels were in the mother's blood during pregnancy, the greater was the child's risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) later in life, ... read more

A 'Joint' Problem: Investigating Marijuana and Tobacco Co-Use

A survey of marijuana and tobacco co-users investigators found that co-users with high degree of interrelatedness between their use of the two substances had greater tobacco dependence and smoked ... read more

Smoking Cessation May Reduce Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Analysis of data from the Nurses' Health Studies demonstrates for first time that behavior change can delay or even prevent the most severe form of rheumatoid ... read more

Heavy Smoking Can Damage Vision

Smoking more than 20 cigarettes a day can damage your vision, researchers ... read more

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