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In October 2014 Posted

‘Lost Pleasure’ From Smoking Not a Cost in Economic Analyses

October 20, 2014   “Lost pleasure” represented by consumer surplus should not be considered in economic impact analyses of tobacco regulation, according to an ideas and opinions piece published online Oct. 14 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Frank J. Chaloupka, Ph.D., from the University of Illinois in Chicago, and colleagues examined the U.S. Food and Drug […]
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In October 2014 Posted

National Association of School Boards Should Expel Big Tobacco

October 17, 2014   R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, a company responsible for manufacturing a deadly product that kills 480,000 Americans each year, has just gained unprecedented access to 5th-9th grade students through its new partnership with the National School Boards Association (NSBA). The organization, which represents state school board associations, has made the decision to adopt and […]
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In October 2014 Posted

Novel Mobile Sensing Technologies May Help Prevent Relapses in Smokers Trying to Stop

October 16, 2014   Rice University’s Department of Psychology will use mobile sensing technologies to help people who are trying to stop smoking from having a relapse as a member of the National Institutes of Health’s new Center of Excellence for Mobile Sensor Data to Knowledge (MD2K). Created with $10.8 million in federal grants, the center […]
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Six Senators Urge Stronger Warnings on E-Cigarettes

October 14, 2014   Six United States senators urged federal regulators Thursday to require stronger warning labels on e-cigarettes. In a letter to the Food and Drug Administration, the senators said labels should warn consumers of “the known dangers of nicotine use,” including risks to adolescent brain development. The F.D.A. has proposed rules governing e-cigarettes, […]
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Combination of Behavioral Support and Medication Helps People Stop Smoking

October 10, 2014   Numerous randomized clinical trials have shown the effectiveness of the two major forms of smoking cessation treatment – behavioral support and medication – in helping smokers quit. Researchers have now demonstrated that this approach can successfully translate to the “real world” and that a combination of the two treatments offers almost a […]
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