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Newswise: Medical Minute: Trying to quit smoking? Don’t go it alone.

Medical Minute: Trying to quit smoking? Don’t go it alone.

Penn State Health

We live in an era of self-empowerment. But when it comes to quitting smoking, going it alone isn’t the best approach. Read on for effective strategies from Penn State Health experts.

Channels: Addiction, Behavioral Science, Cancer, Cardiovascular Health, Heart Disease, Public Health, Smoking,

22-Jan-2020 1:05 PM EST
Expert Pitch

Study takes on e-cigarette warning ‘paradox’

Cornell University

As controversy swirls around the vaping industry, a team of Cornell researchers has set out to help regulators identify the most effective health warnings to include in advertisements for electronic cigarettes.

Channels: Children's Health, Government/Law, Public Health, Smoking, Technology, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH), All Journal News,

21-Jan-2020 3:05 PM EST
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    20-Jan-2020 2:30 PM EST

An Estimated 2 Million People With Heart Disease Have Used Marijuana, Finds Study

Columbia University Irving Medical Center

A new study estimates that more than 2 million Americans with heart disease have used marijuana, but the cardiovascular effects of the drug are not fully understood.

Channels: Cardiovascular Health, Heart Disease, Marijuana, Smoking, All Journal News, Staff Picks,

17-Jan-2020 4:25 PM EST
Research Results

Menthol Ban Could Increase Health Equity

University of Kentucky

Current policies that include restrictions on the sale of menthol flavored tobacco and nicotine products are less likely to reach those that would benefit from them the most, according to new research from the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Public Health, Smoking, Healthcare, U.S. Politics,

16-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST
Research Results

Law and Public Policy

Cornell develops educational toolkit for testing e-cigarettes

Cornell University

To complement the wide range of information on the potential dangers of vaping, the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine has developed a new learning module for high school classrooms that encourages students to directly test the effects of e-cigarette vapor on living cells.

Channels: Back to School, Children's Health, Education, Healthcare, Public Health, Smoking,

10-Jan-2020 1:25 PM EST
Research Results

Researchers Detail Academic Scholarships Offered by E-Cigarette Entities

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

UNC School of Medicine researchers conducted a systematic online review and found 21 vaping-related companies, including, websites, that promoted 40 scholarships to high school and college students in 2018 across the United States.

Channels: Addiction, Back to School, Children's Health, Smoking, All Journal News,

8-Jan-2020 5:05 PM EST
Newswise: Evidence Linking ‘Vaping’ to Increased Odds Of Asthma And COPD

Evidence Linking ‘Vaping’ to Increased Odds Of Asthma And COPD

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Using data from a large federal government telephone survey of adults, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report evidence that inhaling heated tobacco vapor through e-cigarettes was linked to increased odds of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), conditions long demonstrated to be caused by smoking traditional, combustible cigarettes. The data, the researchers say, also suggest that odds of developing COPD may be as much as six times greater when people report they both vape and smoke tobacco regularly, compared with those who don’t use any tobacco products at all.

Channels: Grant Funded News, Asthma, Public Health, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, Smoking, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), All Journal News,

7-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST
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