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The Unintended Consequences of Cigarette Taxation

The Unintended Consequences of Cigarette Taxation

Although cigarette taxes were supposedly implemented to encourage smokers to quit, they can have a disproportionate effect on people of low-income status.

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Will Lunar and Planet Dust Be Health Concerns of the Future?

Will Lunar and Planet Dust Be Health Concerns of the Future?

Prolonged exposure to planetary dust could impair airway and lung function and increase the risk of diseases like cancer.

Routine X-Ray Not Needed After US-Guided Central Line Insertion

Routine X-Ray Not Needed After US-Guided Central Line Insertion

There was a low risk of pneumothorax and catheter misplacement after a ultrasound-guided procedure.

Disparities Remain in Prevalence of Cancer Screening Tests

Disparities Remain in Prevalence of Cancer Screening Tests

From 2000 to 2015, individuals without insurance or usual care were less likely to have undergone cancer screening.

AMA Calls for Greater Electronic Cigarette Regulation

AMA Calls for Greater Electronic Cigarette Regulation

The American Medical Association urges federal government to regulate e-cigarettes, including a requirement to list nicotine content.

NHANES: Electronic Cigarette Trends in US Adolescents and Adults

NHANES: Electronic Cigarette Trends in US Adolescents and Adults

E-cigarette users had significantly higher odds of exposure to second-hand smoke and of consuming alcohol, after adjustments for age, gender, and ethnicity.

CDC: E-Cigarette Sales in the United States Climb as Prices Fall

CDC: E-Cigarette Sales in the United States Climb as Prices Fall

Average monthly sales of electronic cigarettes and related products rose 132% from 2012 to 2017.

FDA Releases Guidance on Nicotine Replacement Therapy Product Development

FDA Releases Guidance on Nicotine Replacement Therapy Product Development

The FDA aims to support the development of novel inhaled nicotine replacement therapies to combat the public health crisis of tobacco use in the United States.

FDA: Cancer Relapse Linked to Azithromycin Use to Prevent Serious Lung Condition

FDA: Cancer Relapse Linked to Azithromycin Use to Prevent Serious Lung Condition

Pfizer has terminated the ALLOZITHRO trial (N=480) due to this increased risk.

E-Cigarettes May Be Inadequate as a Smoking Cessation Tool

E-Cigarettes May Be Inadequate as a Smoking Cessation Tool

Dual users of conventional cigarettes and electronic cigarettes had the highest prevalence of respiratory symptoms.

Flu Vaccine Reduces Mortality in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Flu Vaccine Reduces Mortality in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Hospitalization risk was also reduced for RA patients who received influenza vaccination.

Reducing Computers in Surgical ICU May Cut Communication Barriers

Reducing Computers in Surgical ICU May Cut Communication Barriers

Reducing the number of computers in surgical intensive care units reduced barriers to communication.

Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescriptions Highest Among Urgent Care Facilities

Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescriptions Highest Among Urgent Care Facilities

Inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions were highest among urgent care facilities (45.7%), with emergency departments (24.6%), medical offices (17.0%), and retail clinics (14.4%) following.

Tobacco and Alcohol Consumption Tied to Cancer Mortality

Tobacco and Alcohol Consumption Tied to Cancer Mortality

Over 20 years, a 1-L reduction in alcohol intake was linked to a 3.9% decrease in overall cancer mortality.

H1N1 Immune Priming and Egg-Adaptation Affect Antibody Responses After Vaccination

H1N1 Immune Priming and Egg-Adaptation Affect Antibody Responses After Vaccination

Immune priming with seasonal H1N1 viruses earlier in life and egg-adaptation in vaccines can impact antibody responses following influenza vaccination.

Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Require More Out-of-Pocket Spending

Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Require More Out-of-Pocket Spending

Medicare beneficiaries spent more out of pocket for generic medications used to treat cardiovascular disease than patients using standalone prescription drug plans.

Interactions Between Organic Solvent Exposure, Smoking, and MS Susceptibility

Interactions Between Organic Solvent Exposure, Smoking, and MS Susceptibility

Researchers aim to assess the influence of organic solvent exposure on the risk for developing multiple sclerosis.

CDC: 'Tips' Campaign Has Helped a Number of Smokers Quit

CDC: 'Tips' Campaign Has Helped a Number of Smokers Quit

More than 9 million smokers have attempted to quit because of Tips from Former Smokers Campaign.

Smoking Marijuana May Increase Cough, Sputum Production, and Wheezing

Smoking Marijuana May Increase Cough, Sputum Production, and Wheezing

Results of a pooled analysis of cross-sectional studies demonstrated an increase in cough, sputum production, wheezing, and dyspnea from marijuana use.

Smoking Status Modified Obesity Paradox in Type 2 Diabetes

Smoking Status Modified Obesity Paradox in Type 2 Diabetes

Obesity paradox in type 2 diabetes was pronounced in current smokers and absent in never smokers.

CDC: Wildfire Smoke Poses Health Risks

CDC: Wildfire Smoke Poses Health Risks

The US Centers for Disease Control offers steps to minimize exposure to wildfire smoke, particularly for those with chronic conditions.

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