Credit: CC0 Public Domain The introduction of plain tobacco packaging led to an increase in the price of leading products, according to new research from the University of Stirling. The study—funded by the Cancer Policy Research Centre at Cancer Research UK and published in international journal Addiction – conflicts with predictions made by tobacco companies, […]Continue Reading ...
Tobacco is a known risk factor for the misuse of prescription opioids. In addition, concurrent use of opioids and sedative-hypnotics is a risk factor for opioid overdose or addiction. In an American Journal on Addictions study, tobacco users were more likely to receive prescriptions for opioid analgesics with muscle relaxants and/or benzodiazepines than people who […]Continue Reading ...
The introduction of plain tobacco packaging led to an increase in the price of leading products, according to new research from the University of Stirling. The study – funded by the Cancer Policy Research Centre at Cancer Research UK and published in international journal Addiction – conflicts with predictions made by tobacco companies, prior to […]Continue Reading ...
New research published in the Journal of Consumer Affairs suggests that tobacco packaging that reminds smokers that broad societal ‘others’ disapprove of the activity can trigger feelings of self-consciousness, which in turn reduces smoking intentions. This approach was particularly effective in ‘isolated’ smokers who did not see smoking as identity-relevant or congruent with their social […]Continue Reading ...
Women are more likely to smoke during pregnancy if they live in areas with lots of shops selling cigarettes, a study shows. Pregnant women living in Scottish neighborhoods with the highest availability of tobacco products are 70 per cent more likely to smoke than if they live in areas where no tobacco is sold, researchers […]Continue Reading ...
Montana legislators expanded Medicaid by a very close vote in 2015. They passed the measure with an expiration date: It would sunset in 2019, and all who went onto the rolls would lose coverage unless lawmakers voted to reapprove it. Fearing legislators might not renew funding for Medicaid’s expanded rolls, Montana’s hospitals and health advocacy […]Continue Reading ...
The imagery of a cuddly panda bear has often been used to sell tobacco products in China. So a new book that examines China’s tobacco industry seems aptly titled: Poisonous Pandas: Chinese Cigarette Manufacturing in Critical Historical Perspectives. The book brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars — including Stanford editors Matthew Kohrman, PhD, professor […]Continue Reading ...
A new, $17.8 million grant will ensure USC remains at the forefront of research to protect people from tobacco-related health risks. The money will be used to promote biomedical and behavioral research to build the scientific underpinning for regulation of tobacco products. USC is part of a national, federally funded program to assess and prevent […]Continue Reading ...
Continuous indoor exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke triggers changes in the heart’s electrical activity, known as cardiac alternans, that can predict cardiac arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death, a new study from UC Davis Health researchers shows. The authors believe the study, conducted in mice, suggests that second-hand smoke exposure alters cells that regulate how the […]Continue Reading ...
Retailers in minority and low-income communities are more likely to sell and advertise the most inexpensive and risky alternative tobacco products, according to a new study conducted at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Potentially less risky, non-combusted products such as smokeless tobacco and e-cigarettes are more accessible in higher income and predominantly White […]Continue Reading ...
People who vape and smoke cigarettes are no more likely to drop the nicotine habit than those who just smoke, a new study suggests. Researchers at The Ohio State University studied 617 tobacco users and found no differences in quit rates for “dual users” of both traditional and electronic cigarettes. This research adds important information […]Continue Reading ...
According to the latest report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute of Health’s National Cancer Institute (NCI), released yesterday (8th November 2018), cigarette smoking is at its lowest in the United States since 1965. Image Credit: OtmarW / Shutterstock Brian King, senior author of the report and deputy […]Continue Reading ...
Most Canadian smokers are in favor of novel policies to reduce tobacco use, according to a national survey by the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC) at the University of Waterloo. Responding to the Canadian government’s commitment to reduce tobacco use to less than five per cent of the population by 2035, the ITC […]Continue Reading ...
The highest priority in a national cancer control plan must be expansion of tobacco control–the intervention with the largest potential health benefits–according to a new American Cancer Society report, the second in a series of articles that together inform priorities for a comprehensive cancer control plan. The report, appearing in CA: A Cancer Journal for […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at the School of Medicine and collaborators at two other institutions will investigate tobacco policies and evaluate their effects on health across the United States. Stanford University, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Washington University in St. Louis jointly received a five-year, $11.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health as part […]Continue Reading ...
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