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    21-Jun-2018 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 696261

Embargoed AJPH research: Prop. 47 and drug arrests, teen self-injury, LGBQ substance abuse, women’s tobacco use, public housing and asthma

American Public Health Association (APHA)

In this issue, find research on Prop. 47 and drug arrests, teen self-injury, LGBQ substance abuse, women’s tobacco use, public housing and asthma

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    31-May-2018 7:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 695377

Ban E-cigarette Flavourings and Misleading Ads to Protect Youth, Says International Respiratory Group

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

In a statement published in the European Respiratory Journal, a coalition of respiratory doctors and scientists from six continents have warned of the dangers posed to children and adolescents by electronic cigarettes [1].

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31-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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    23-May-2018 5:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 694758

In Helping Smokers Quit, Cash is King, E-cigarettes Strike Out

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Free smoking cessation aids, such as nicotine patches and chewing gum, are a staple of many corporate wellness programs aimed at encouraging employees to kick the habit. But, new research shows that merely offering such aids for free does not help employees quit, whereas supplementing them with financial incentives is three times more effective. The study also provides the first large-scale evidence that offering e-cigarettes to known smokers is not effective at helping smokers stay smoke-free.

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21-May-2018 1:00 PM EDT
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    23-May-2018 4:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 694406

Widely Used E-cigarette Flavoring Impairs Lung Function

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A new study has found that a common e-cigarette flavoring that has chemical characteristics similar to toxic chemicals found in cigarette smoke disrupts an important mechanism of the lungs’ anti-bacterial defense system. The study was presented at the 2018 American Thoracic Society International Conference.

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11-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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    22-May-2018 12:15 PM EDT

Article ID: 694420

Quitting Smoking, But Not Cutting Back, Linked to Better Lung Health

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Long-term light smokers appear to be at greater risk for lung function decline, emphysema and obstructive lung disease than heavy smokers who quit, according to new research presented at the ATS 2018 International Conference.

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11-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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    21-May-2018 6:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 694421

Pregnant Smokers May Reduce Harm Done to Baby’s Lungs by Taking Vitamin C

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Women who are unable to quit smoking during their pregnancy may reduce the harm smoking does to their baby’s lungs by taking vitamin C, according to a new randomized, controlled trial presented at the ATS 2018 International Conference.

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    21-May-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 694643

Receptor Proteins That Respond to Nicotine May Help Fat Cells Burn Energy

University of Michigan

The same proteins that moderate nicotine dependence in the brain may be involved in regulating metabolism by acting directly on certain types of fat cells, new research from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute shows.

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16-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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    17-May-2018 12:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 694476

Hookah Responsible for Over Half of Tobacco Smoke Inhaled by Young Smokers

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Smoking tobacco from a waterpipe, also known as a hookah, accounted for over half of the tobacco smoke volume consumed by young adult hookah and cigarette smokers in the U.S.

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14-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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    15-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 694555

Analysis Finds More People Trying E-Cigarettes, Fewer People Keep Using Them

University of Iowa

An analysis of federal data by University of Iowa researchers published in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds that more American adults have tried e-cigarettes, but the rate of current use appears to be declining.

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14-May-2018 4:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694173

Every Monday Should be World No Tobacco Day

Monday Campaigns

Quit and Stay Quit Monday, an initiative of The Monday Campaigns, provides free resources to help smokers quit for World No Tobacco Day, and every Monday

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14-May-2018 9:00 AM EDT
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