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E-cigarette use may hamper smoking cessation for smokers planning to quit post-hospitalization

In a study of hospitalized smokers who planned to quit smoking post-discharge, users of e-cigarettes were not as likely as nonusers to refrain from using tobacco at 6 months. However, e-cigarette use in the study population was irregular; further research is necessary to study whether regular e-cigarette use helps or hampers efforts to quit smoking.

Cigarette Smoking a Risk Factor for Heart Failure in Blacks

Cigarette Smoking a Risk Factor for Heart Failure in Blacks

Current smoking linked to higher mean left ventricular mass index and lower mean left ventricular circumferential strain.

Cigarette Price Hike Would Provide More Gains for the Poor

Cigarette Price Hike Would Provide More Gains for the Poor

More average life years gained from cessation and more treatment costs averted for the poorest 20%.

Small Employers Do Not Often Provide Tobacco Cessation Help

Small Employers Do Not Often Provide Tobacco Cessation Help

Although 16.2% of small employers used tobacco surcharges, 47% of those did not offer tobacco cessation counseling.

Smoking Cessation Rates in Acute Coronary Syndrome With Varenicline

Smoking Cessation Rates in Acute Coronary Syndrome With Varenicline

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Although varenicline was effective for short-term smoking cessation, more than half of the patients in the EVITA trial relapsed after 1 year.

Smokers Have Lower Quality Diets vs Former and Nonsmokers

Smokers Have Lower Quality Diets vs Former and Nonsmokers

Researchers observed a strong linear pattern between smoking status and dietary energy density in current smokers.

Receptivity to Tobacco Ads Linked to Progression to Use

Receptivity to Tobacco Ads Linked to Progression to Use

For adolescents, receptivity was highest for e-cigarette ads and was linked to trying cigarettes.

Liquids in E-Cigarettes Are Heterogeneous, Frequently Toxic

Liquids in E-Cigarettes Are Heterogeneous, Frequently Toxic

The more chemicals in e-liquid, the more toxic it is likely to be; in addition, vanillin tied to higher toxicity.

The Mounting Evidence Against Electronic Cigarette Use

The Mounting Evidence Against Electronic Cigarette Use

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Electronic cigarettes were once thought to be a helpful smoking cessation tool, but new evidence suggests they may be as if not more harmful than combustible cigarettes.

Electronic Cigarettes Do Not Appear to Promote Smoking Cessation

Electronic Cigarettes Do Not Appear to Promote Smoking Cessation

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At 6 months, researchers found a negative association between electronic cigarette use and subsequent smoking cessation.

FDA Seeks Physician Opinions on Flavored Tobacco Products

FDA Seeks Physician Opinions on Flavored Tobacco Products

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The FDA is seeking data, research, and general information regarding the role that flavors play in youth smoking.

Electronic Cigarettes: More Harm Than Good

Electronic Cigarettes: More Harm Than Good

On a population level, electronic cigarettes are associated with more harm than benefit.

Effect of Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Children With or Without Asthma

Effect of Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Children With or Without Asthma

Current tobacco smoke exposure is not associated with airflow obstruction in school-aged children, but prenatal smoking is associated with airflow obstruction in children with asthma.

Asthma Symptoms, Risks, and Comorbidities According to Smoking Status

Asthma Symptoms, Risks, and Comorbidities According to Smoking Status

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Smokers and nonsmokers had similar symptoms and risk factors present for asthma, but differed in comorbidities.

High-Wattage E-Cigarettes May Induce Sustained Tissue Hypoxia

High-Wattage E-Cigarettes May Induce Sustained Tissue Hypoxia

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High-wattage electronic cigarettes may cause airway epithelial injury and small airway constriction.

Smoking Prevalence During Pregnancy in 2016

Smoking Prevalence During Pregnancy in 2016

Overall, 7.2% of women who gave birth in 2016 smoked cigarettes during pregnancy.

Electronic Cigarettes May Leak Lead, Other Toxic Metals

Electronic Cigarettes May Leak Lead, Other Toxic Metals

Lead and other toxic metals may leak from some electronic cigarettes' heating coils and are present in the aerosols that are inhaled by users.

Exclusive Use of Cigarettes, Cigars, and Pipes Increases Mortality Risk

Exclusive Use of Cigarettes, Cigars, and Pipes Increases Mortality Risk

Compared with individuals who never used tobacco, exclusive current cigarette smokers and exclusive current cigar smokers had increased all-cause mortality risks.

Perceived Harm of E-Cigarettes Decreases Use in Teenagers

Perceived Harm of E-Cigarettes Decreases Use in Teenagers

The researchers found that greater perception of harm from e-cigarettes was associated with lower odds of susceptibility to using e-cigarettes and current use of e-cigarettes.

Perception of Negative Consequences Associated With Smoking

Perception of Negative Consequences Associated With Smoking

Compared with nonsmokers, smokers believe the mild and severe adverse consequences of smoking will take a longer time to develop.

Tobacco Product Use in Veterans

Tobacco Product Use in Veterans

Overall, 29.2% of veterans report current use of 1 of 5 tobacco products.

Noncigarette Tobacco Products May Increase Teens' Risk of Smoking Cigarettes

Noncigarette Tobacco Products May Increase Teens' Risk of Smoking Cigarettes

Non-cigarette tobacco use is associated with subsequent cigarette smoking among US adolescents.

Long-Term Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation With Pharmaceutical Aids

Long-Term Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation With Pharmaceutical Aids

Pharmaceutical aids are not effective for increasing long-term smoking cessation.

Smoking Cessation Drug May Increase Cardiovascular Event Risk

Smoking Cessation Drug May Increase Cardiovascular Event Risk

Individuals taking varenicline for smoking cessation may be at an increased risk of cardiovascular events.

Smoking Cessation Drug May Also Reduce Heavy Drinking

Smoking Cessation Drug May Also Reduce Heavy Drinking

Smoking cessation drug varenicline also reduces heavy drinking., especially in men.

Smoking Cessation Rates May Improve With Monetary Incentives

Smoking Cessation Rates May Improve With Monetary Incentives

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Smoking cessation outcomes improve with abstinence contingent incentives.

Lung Cancer Risk Reduced With Smoke-Free Ordinances

Lung Cancer Risk Reduced With Smoke-Free Ordinances

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Few cases of lung cancer suspected in counties with smoke-free ordinances.

Role of E-Cigarettes in Asthma Development and Exacerbation

Role of E-Cigarettes in Asthma Development and Exacerbation

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Smokers with asthma have been encouraged to switch from conventional to electronic cigarettes, but the latter may still cause respiratory damage.

Lung Cancer Has Highest Number of Preventable Cases, Deaths

Lung Cancer Has Highest Number of Preventable Cases, Deaths

An estimated 42.0% of all incident cancers and 45.1% of cancer deaths in the United States are attributed to potentially modifiable risk factors.

Effect of Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Children With Asthma

Effect of Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Children With Asthma

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Prenatal tobacco smoke exposure appears to be associated with airflow obstruction in children who have asthma.

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