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    19-Jul-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 697630

$3M Grant Supports Rutgers Initiative to Study Tobacco 21 Laws

Rutgers School of Public Health

Rutgers researchers, with the aid of a new $3 million National Cancer Institute grant, will be studying the effectiveness of Tobacco 21 laws in the hopes of helping determine how tobacco control policies aimed at young people can be strengthened to improve their health and avoid untimely deaths due to tobacco-related illness.

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Article ID: 697140

Alarming Trend Shows First-Time Smoking Among Young Adults

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Millennials living more dangerously and settling down later could be creating a new generation of addicted smokers and e-cigarette users, according to the surprising results of research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth).

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9-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696958

Stem Cell Transplant Drug May Protect against Smoke-related COPD Symptoms

American Physiological Society (APS)

A drug used in stem cell therapy to treat certain cancers may also protect against cigarette smoke-induced lung injury. The study, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, was chosen as an APSselect article for July.

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Article ID: 697004

The Medical Minute: Hazards of Juuling or Vaping

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Teens are particularly attracted to “Juuling” because of the device’s sleek design and fruity or perfume-like odor. Here's what parents need to know.

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3-Jul-2018 3:35 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696723

American Dental Hygienists’ Association Joins CDC to Prevent Smoking through Tips Educational Campaign

American Dental Hygienists' Association

As frontline patient caregivers, dental hygienists are in a unique and trusted position to discuss the overall health implications of continued tobacco use. To help support dental hygienists in these efforts, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association is pleased to partner with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on its Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaign.

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27-Jun-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696685

Researchers Evaluate Methods for Quitting Tobacco

University of Kansas Cancer Center

Researchers at The University of Kansas Cancer Center have received a five-year National Institutes of Health R0-1 grant to compare and evaluate the efficacy of optimized versus non-optimized tobacco cessation approaches for African American smokers.

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26-Jun-2018 4:35 PM EDT
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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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18-Jun-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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    31-May-2018 7:05 PM EDT

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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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    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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