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Addressing Smoking Cessation in Asthma

Addressing Smoking Cessation in Asthma

Smoking cessation in patients with asthma is associated with reduced symptoms, improved lung function and quality of life, reduced use of rescue medications, improved airway hyperresponsiveness, and decreased hyperactivity.

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Smoking Initiation Risk in Adolescents Identified Using Prognostic Tool

Smoking Initiation Risk in Adolescents Identified Using Prognostic Tool

The tool has 12 variables, such as age, worry- or stress-related items, and alcohol- or tobacco-related items.

Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada

Recreational Marijuana Now Legal in Canada

Canada is the first major world economy to legalize recreational marijuana use.

CFTR Dysfunction Likely Associated With Worsened Airway Disease in Smokers

CFTR Dysfunction Likely Associated With Worsened Airway Disease in Smokers

Cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator dysfunction is associated with worsened airway disease in patients with COPD.

Smoking of Any Amount Is Proportionally Linked With Lung Disease

Smoking of Any Amount Is Proportionally Linked With Lung Disease

The risk for obstructive lung disease was nearly 8 times greater in heavy stable smokers compared with never-smokers.

Adolescent Use of Combustible, Edible, and Vaporized Cannabis

Adolescent Use of Combustible, Edible, and Vaporized Cannabis

Combustible use was the most prevalent; 61.7% of cannabis users report using multiple methods.

High Nicotine Concentrations Delivered by 'Pod Mods'

High Nicotine Concentrations Delivered by 'Pod Mods'

Small devices deliver addictive nicotine dose without noxious taste; pose danger to adolescents.

Addressing Smoking Cessation in Asthma

Addressing Smoking Cessation in Asthma

Smoking cessation in patients with asthma is associated with reduced symptoms, improved lung function and quality of life, reduced use of rescue medications, improved airway hyperresponsiveness, and decreased hyperactivity.

Facebook Program Did Not Increase Smoking Abstinence at 1 Year

Facebook Program Did Not Increase Smoking Abstinence at 1 Year

However, the intervention engaged young adults and increased abstinence at the end of 3-month treatment.

FDA Ad Campaign Hopes to Halt E-Cigarette Use in Teens

FDA Ad Campaign Hopes to Halt E-Cigarette Use in Teens

'The Real Cost' Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Campaign from the FDA is targeting at-risk youth.

Many Middle, High Schoolers Report E-Cigarette Cannabis Use

Many Middle, High Schoolers Report E-Cigarette Cannabis Use

Electronic cigarette use is higher in male students and current users of e-cigarettes or other tobacco products.

One in 7 US adults used marijuana in 2017

Adults aged 18 to 34 years had the highest frequency of marijuana use compared with all other age groups, and a small percentage of respondents reported using multiple different forms of marijuana per year.

E-cigarette use common, especially among younger adults and those in the LBGTQ community

When assessing age-specific groups, researchers observed that adults within the LBGTQ community, those with chronic health conditions, men, and current combustible cigarette smokers had higher rates of e-cigarette use.

Flavored E-Cigarette Product Sales Have Increased Since 2012

Flavored E-Cigarette Product Sales Have Increased Since 2012

Flavored products as a percent of all e-cigarette sales hit 19.8%; variations were seen by product type and state.

CDC: Tobacco Product Use Varies by Race in US Teens

CDC: Tobacco Product Use Varies by Race in US Teens

Highest use of tobacco seen in Native Hawaiians, Indians, Alaskans, and the lowest use in Asians.

FDA Gets Tough on Juul, Other Electronic Cigarette Makers

FDA Gets Tough on Juul, Other Electronic Cigarette Makers

More than 1200 warning letters and fines have been sent to retailers and major e-cigarette manufacturers.

Chronic Vaping Exerts Biological Effects on the Lung

Chronic Vaping Exerts Biological Effects on the Lung

On visual inspection by bronchoscopy, airways of e-cigarette users appeared friable and erythematous.

Immediate Nicotine Reduction Results in Bigger Cut in Smoke Exposure

Immediate Nicotine Reduction Results in Bigger Cut in Smoke Exposure

Smokers with immediate vs gradual reduction had significantly lower levels of smoke exposure.

Nearly 15% of US Adults Used Marijuana in Past Year

Nearly 15% of US Adults Used Marijuana in Past Year

Prevalence of marijuana use was 20% in states with legal recreational use and 12% where no use is legal.

Chronic Vaping Exerts Biological Effects on Lungs

Chronic Vaping Exerts Biological Effects on Lungs

Approximately 300 proteins were differentially expressed in epithelial cells from biopsy samples in smoker and vaper airways, only 78 proteins were commonly altered in both groups, and 113 were uniquely altered in vapers.

Electronic Cigarette Prevalence, Distribution in US Adults

Electronic Cigarette Prevalence, Distribution in US Adults

Increased prevalence of electronic cigarette use in younger adults, LGBT individuals, and combustible cigarette smokers.

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