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Are E-Cigarettes More Effective Than NRT for Smoking Cessation?

Are E-Cigarettes More Effective Than NRT for Smoking Cessation?

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Refillable e-cigarettes demonstrate greater efficacy for smoking cessation than nicotine replacement therapy when both products are accompanied by behavioral support.

CDC: Student Tobacco Use Increased From 2017 to 2018

CDC: Student Tobacco Use Increased From 2017 to 2018

E-cigarette use increased 77.8% in high school students and 48.5% in middle schoolers.

Walgreens Worst Violator in Tobacco Sales to Minors, According to FDA

Walgreens Worst Violator in Tobacco Sales to Minors, According to FDA

The FDA has requested a meeting with Walgreen Co. to discuss possible companywide violations.

FDA Receives an 'F' in ALA Tobacco Prevention Report Card

FDA Receives an 'F' in ALA Tobacco Prevention Report Card

American Lung Association released the State of Tobacco Control 2019 report.

E-Cigarette Use Associated With Increased Odds of Stroke, MI, and More

E-Cigarette Use Associated With Increased Odds of Stroke, MI, and More

E-cigarette use linked to increased odds of stroke, myocardial infarction, angina, and coronary heart disease.

Smoking Tied to Peripheral Artery Disease in African-Americans

Smoking Tied to Peripheral Artery Disease in African-Americans

Current smokers had an increased risk for measures of subclinical peripheral artery disease.

Relative, Absolute Lung Function Change and Risk Factors in Older Patients

Relative, Absolute Lung Function Change and Risk Factors in Older Patients

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Current smoking habits, elevated C-reactive protein, older age, and low educational level all contribute to forced expiratory volume in 1 second and forced expiratory vital capacity decline.

FDA Chief Threatens to Halt E-Cigarette Sales

FDA Chief Threatens to Halt E-Cigarette Sales

FDA Commissioner Gottlieb "horrified" at the recent rise in teen use of e-cigarettes.

Asthma Symptoms Exacerbated From E-Cigarette Aerosol Exposure

Asthma Symptoms Exacerbated From E-Cigarette Aerosol Exposure

Findings were seen in youth reporting asthma diagnosis and secondhand exposure to e-cigarette aerosols.

Strict Ordinances Tied to Lower Youth Tobacco Use

Strict Ordinances Tied to Lower Youth Tobacco Use

Jurisdictions with most restrictive ordinances had lowest odds of ever cigarette use or past 30-day use.

Depression, Anxiety Health Toll Similar to Smoking, Obesity

Depression, Anxiety Health Toll Similar to Smoking, Obesity

In older adults, the effect of anxiety and depression on physical health is similar to that of obesity and smoking.

Smoking Habits Do Not Differ in Teens With, Without Asthma

Smoking Habits Do Not Differ in Teens With, Without Asthma

Researchers examined self-reported smoking habits at age 16 years among adolescents and parents in relation to phenotypes of asthma.

Dual Users of Cigarettes and E-Cigarettes at Highest Risk for Toxicants

Dual Users of Cigarettes and E-Cigarettes at Highest Risk for Toxicants

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Individuals who use both combustible and e-cigarettes have the highest risk for elevated concentration of toxicants.

Vitamin C in Pregnant Smokers May Improve Newborn Lung Function

Vitamin C in Pregnant Smokers May Improve Newborn Lung Function

Newborn lung function improved as measured by forced expiratory flow at 3 months of age.

Vaping in American Teenagers Increased in 2018

Vaping in American Teenagers Increased in 2018

About 37% of 12th graders said they had vaped within the previous 12 months.

"Aggressive Steps" Needed to Stop E-Cigarette Use in Adolescents

"Aggressive Steps" Needed to Stop E-Cigarette Use in Adolescents

US Surgeon General issues a call to action for parents, teachers, and health professionals to stop e-cigarette use in adolescents.

Smoked vs Vaporized Cannabis: Acute Effects in Infrequent Users

Smoked vs Vaporized Cannabis: Acute Effects in Infrequent Users

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Inhaling a 25 mg dose of vaporized cannabis with 10 mg of THC produced pronounced drug effects in healthy adults who were infrequent users of cannabis.

FDA: E-Liquids Found to Contain Undeclared Prescription Drugs

FDA: E-Liquids Found to Contain Undeclared Prescription Drugs

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Sildenafil and tadalafil can interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

COPD Tied to Obesity in Never-Smokers

COPD Tied to Obesity in Never-Smokers

A strong dose-response relationship was seen in never-smokers aged 50 and older.

Smoke Exposure High in Low-Income, Nonurban Infants

Smoke Exposure High in Low-Income, Nonurban Infants

About 12% of infants registered cotinine values of at least12 ng/mL, consistent with active smoking in adults.

ACC: Smoking Cessation Expert Decision Pathway Emphasizes Team-Based Support

ACC: Smoking Cessation Expert Decision Pathway Emphasizes Team-Based Support

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The ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway provides guidance to clinicians who treat patients with cardiovascular disease who are also smokers.

Thirdhand Smoke: A New Concept Rising From Old Residue

Thirdhand Smoke: A New Concept Rising From Old Residue

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The concept of thirdhand smoke was originally introduced in 1953, when rodent studies first demonstrated the carcinogenic effects of the residue from tobacco smoke.

Vaping Becomes More Popular in Youth as Smoking Declines

Vaping Becomes More Popular in Youth as Smoking Declines

There was a substantial rise in youth vaping, but a decline in past 30-day smoking prevalence.

Smoke-Free Policies Linked to Lower Systolic Blood Pressure

Smoke-Free Policies Linked to Lower Systolic Blood Pressure

Lower systolic blood pressure was found in individuals living in areas with public smoke-free policies.

FDA Proposes New Restrictions on Sale of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

FDA Proposes New Restrictions on Sale of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems

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The FDA has announced that it will make changes to its tobacco compliance policy that will put restrictions on the sale of electronic nicotine delivery systems.

JUUL Withdraws Most Flavored E-Cigarettes From Market

JUUL Withdraws Most Flavored E-Cigarettes From Market

JUUL is also shutting down Facebook and Instagram accounts in the United States.

FDA to Ban Most Flavored Electronic Cigarettes

FDA to Ban Most Flavored Electronic Cigarettes

Details of the electronic cigarette ban are expected to be announced next week.

Efforts Made in the 1960s to Curb Smoking Will Have Effects Well Into Future

Efforts Made in the 1960s to Curb Smoking Will Have Effects Well Into Future

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Scientific models project a continued decrease in lung cancer mortality.

Smoking Associated With Complications After Free Flap Reconstruction of the Head and Neck

Smoking Associated With Complications After Free Flap Reconstruction of the Head and Neck

After free flap surgery, smoking status was tied to wound disruption and unplanned reoperation.

Tobacco Use Remains Leading Modifiable Cause of Cancer

Tobacco Use Remains Leading Modifiable Cause of Cancer

Tobacco control could prevent more cancer deaths than any other strategy.

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