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In September 2014 Posted

Flaw in Tobacco Industry’s “Informed Adult Choice” Stance

September 15, 2014   Flaws in the tobacco industry’s argument that smokers exercise “informed adult choice” when they start smoking have been highlighted in new study. The University of Otago research involved 15 in-depth interviews with 18-25 year olds who had started smoking since turning 18. Results showed that, despite a general awareness that tobacco causes […]
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In September 2014 Posted

E-Cigarette Debate Reignites with New Vaping Report

September 8, 2014   British researchers say electronic cigarettes could save 6,000 lives per year for every million smokers, a claim that has reignited the debate over the health impact of vaping. In an editorial published British Journal of General Practice, the research team from University London College argued that the public health community was jumping the gun in […]
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In September 2014 Posted

Fewer Americans are Smoking, But Secondhand Smoke is Still of Concern

September 5, 2014   Though America continues to struggle through the obesity epidemic, recent findings show some health improvements in other areas. Findings presented in a federal study Thursday in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report show that nearly twice as many U.S. households are smoke-free compared to 20 years ago, reflecting increasing awareness of the dangers of smoking. However, […]
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In September 2014 Posted

E-cigarettes May Promote Illicit Drug Use and Addiction

September 4, 2014   Like conventional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) may function as a “gateway drug”—a drug that lowers the threshold for addiction to other substances, such as marijuana and cocaine—according to the 120th Shattuck lecture, presented to the Massachusetts Medical Society by Columbia researchers Denise and Eric Kandel and published today in the […]
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