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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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Regular marijuana use is associated with development of respiratory issues

Marijuana use is associated with increased cough and sputum production, but limited data exist to assess the relationship between marijuana and pulmonary function and obstructive lung disease.

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.

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.

Aldehydes Dominant Carcinogen in Tobacco Smoke

Aldehydes Dominant Carcinogen in Tobacco Smoke

Aldehydes act by inducing DNA damage and inhibiting DNA repair.

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.

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.

About 10% of Youth Report Smoking Hookah

About 10% of Youth Report Smoking Hookah

About 10 percent of youth report smoking hookah, with smoking mainly occurring in the home environment.

Smoking Marijuana May Be Tied to Cough, Sputum Production

Smoking Marijuana May Be Tied to Cough, Sputum Production

Smoking marijuana seems to be associated with increased risk of cough, sputum production, and wheezing.

Twitter Posts Reveal Use of JUUL Vaporizer by Minors at School

Twitter Posts Reveal Use of JUUL Vaporizer by Minors at School

Few JUUL-related Twitter posts mention topic of smoking cessation.

More Than 2000 US College Campuses Smoke-Free

More Than 2000 US College Campuses Smoke-Free

Of the more than 2000 US college campuses with smoke-free policies, 83.7% were tobacco-free and 79.6% and 41% had prohibited electronic cigarette use and hookah smoking, respectively.

E-Cigarettes May Help Some Quit Tobacco Smoking

E-Cigarettes May Help Some Quit Tobacco Smoking

Interviews showed some quitters deliberately switch from conventional cigarettes to e-cigarettes while some use both.

Patient With COPD, Smoking History Presents to ED With Sensory Loss

Patient With COPD, Smoking History Presents to ED With Sensory Loss

A 72-year-old man with a 50 pack-year smoking history and multiple comorbidities, including COPD, presents to the emergency department with left-sided hemiparesis and sensory loss.

FIRS: Guidance Offered for Protecting Youth From E-Cigarettes

FIRS: Guidance Offered for Protecting Youth From E-Cigarettes

E-cigarettes should be regulated as tobacco products and their sale to youth should be banned worldwide, according to a statement from the Forum of International Respiratory Societies.

Little Evidence Nicotine Preloading Helps Smokers Quit

Little Evidence Nicotine Preloading Helps Smokers Quit

Adjustment for varenicline use as a post-cessation treatment linked to increase in beneficial effect.

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