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 ...
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 ...
If you were a minor looking for tobacco between 2012 and 2017, you’d have the best luck at Walgreens, according to a new study out in JAMA Pediatrics. The paper digs into the rates at which large chain pharmacies in the United States violated laws against selling tobacco to minors. The analysis was based on six years […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, Aug. 20, 2018 — Audiovisual tobacco content remains common in prime-time U.K. television programs and is virtually unchanged from 2010, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in Tobacco Control. Alexander B. Barker, from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, and colleagues conducted a content analysis of all programs and advertisements […]Continue Reading ...
August 21, 2018 A study published today in the journal JAMA Pediatrics reports that the method federal regulators use to monitor illegal underage tobacco sales fails to detect most stores that sometimes sell cigarettes to adolescents. The study, co-authored by several leading researchers of the topic, found that the federal method of a single purchase […]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 ...
UC San Francisco has been awarded a five-year, $20 million grant from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health to study the impacts of new and emerging tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products (HTPs), which heat tobacco without combustion. UCSF is one of nine institutions nationally to receive […]Continue Reading ...
Aug 23 2018 Two new studies from the Tobacco Control Research Group at the University of Bath, published in the BMJ journal, Tobacco Control, expose evidence that big tobacco companies are still facilitating tobacco smuggling, while attempting to control a global system designed to prevent it, and funding studies that routinely overestimate levels of tobacco […]Continue Reading ...
August 22, 2018 As little as one hour of exposure to tobacco smoke per week can significantly impact the health of teens, according to a University of Cincinnati study published in the September 2018 issue of Pediatrics. “There is no safe level of secondhand smoke exposure,” says Ashley Merianos, the lead author of the study […]Continue Reading ...
August 7, 2018 Adolescents who view advertising for tobacco products on the tobacco “power wall” in convenience stores report being more willing to try vaping products in the future compared to peers who visited a store where the tobacco power wall was hidden, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Adolescents who were exposed to […]Continue Reading ...
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