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Researchers uncover strong link between sadness and smoking


What drives a person to smoke cigarettes—and keeps one out of six U.S. adults addicted to tobacco use,…
JUUL Delivers Substantially More Nicotine than Previous Generation E-Cigs and Cigarettes

January 7, 2020

JUUL Also Impairs Blood Vessel Function Similar to Cigarette Smoke, UCSF Researchers Find. JUUL delivers substantially more nicotine…
E-Cigarettes Significantly Raise Risk of Chronic Lung Disease, First Long-Term Study Finds

December 19, 2019

E-cigarette use significantly increases a person’s risk of developing chronic lung diseases like asthma, bronchitis, emphysema or chronic…
New smokes bring new problems

December 17, 2019

A study on a new type of electronic tobacco device has found they appear much less dangerous than…
Evidence that tobacco smoking increases risk of depression and schizophrenia

November 7, 2019

A new study published in Psychological Medicine and led by University of Bristol researchers has found that tobacco…
E-Cigarettes, Tobacco and Cannabis Products Are Littering High Schools

October 11, 2019

High schools in the San Francisco Bay Area are being contaminated by plastics and toxic litter from e-cigarettes,…
Helping tobacco plants save water

October 2, 2019

Eleni Stavrinidou and her research group at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Linköping University, have used bioelectronics to…
Apartment and condo dwellers report smelling cannabis more than tobacco smoke

September 16, 2019

More people in apartment buildings and condominiums reported exposure to cannabis smoke than tobacco one year before legalization, a…
Menthol restrictions may hike cigarette costs, reduce health disparities

September 12, 2019

Restricting the sale of menthol cigarettes to tobacco specialty shops may reduce the number of retailers and increase…
Rutgers Medical Expert Discusses Health Effects of Vaping on Youth

September 11, 2019

Federal health officials have so far identified 450 possible cases of severe respiratory illnesses reported after use of…
Proactively offering smokers free treatment to quit smoking is cost-effective

September 6, 2019

Quitting smoking is difficult and quit attempts are less likely to be successful without treatment. Many smokers want…
In first-of-its-kind study, UCI researchers highlight hookah health hazards

August 21, 2019

Hookah waterpipe use has grown in popularity in recent years – 1 in 5 college students in the…
Banning tobacco sales to people under age 21 reduces smoking

July 30, 2019

County- and municipality-level bans on tobacco sales to individuals under age 21 yield substantive reductions in smoking among…
Cigarettes marketed as “natural” and “organic” are loaded with nicotine and toxicants, just like other cigarettes

July 11, 2019

Descriptors such as “natural” and “made from organic tobacco” in the marketing of Natural American Spirit cigarettes imply…
From Simple Tools to High-Level Buy-In, How Doctors Can Help Cancer Patients Quit Tobacco

July 9, 2019

A simple set of decision-support tools combined with institutional buy-in can help increase the number of cancer patients…
Electric hookahs might be no safer than traditional charcoal-based ones

May 23, 2019

Waterpipe tobacco smoking, otherwise known as “hookah” or “shisha,” is becoming increasingly popular worldwide, especially among youth. Traditional…
Soft Drink Companies Copy Tobacco Playbook to Lure Young Users

March 18, 2019

Tobacco conglomerates that used colors, flavors and marketing techniques to entice children as future smokers transferred these same…
E-cigarettes are much more effective at aiding smokers trying to quit than traditional methods?

February 7, 2019

Many smokers are trying to quit using various aids, such as nicotine patches and gum. However, the battle…
Want to quit smoking? Ask your pharmacist for help

January 26, 2019

Pharmacists are underutilized resources. They are highly qualified health professionals and yet their work still mostly consists of…
Sexual minorities more likely to suffer severe substance use disorders

January 17, 2019

Researchers know that lesbian, gay and bisexual individuals are more likely than heterosexuals to use alcohol, tobacco or…
People are less inclined to give up smoking cigarettes that they roll themselves

December 10, 2018

Smoking, like many other harmful habits, has a lot of fans. Some people just like the feeling smoking…
Tobacco increases risk of schizophrenia, psychosis

November 21, 2018

Tobacco smokers are at increased risk of psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, according to University of Queensland researchers.…
Smokers are encouraged to quit tobacco when they are surrounded by vapers

November 16, 2018

Your mom has probably warned you many times not to hang out with the bad crowd, because they…
Roswell Park and URMC to Create $19 Million Research Program Focused on Flavored Tobacco

October 2, 2018

The expertise of two regional research teams has earned a federal grant of nearly $20 million to create…
Alcohol and tobacco is still a bigger public health problem than illicit drugs

May 15, 2018

Nowadays there are a lot of different highly addictive drugs and it seems like there are new ones…
UNICEF ‘Muted’ on Tobacco Control for Children

May 4, 2018

The tobacco industry manipulated the renowned children’s rights agency UNICEF for more than a dozen years, from 2003…
Marijuana Should Be Packaged, Regulated Following Tobacco Control Best Practices

February 14, 2018

California already has the nation’s largest medical marijuana market, and this year is expected to have the world’s…
E-cigarettes less addictive than cigarettes, PATH study shows

June 14, 2017

People who regularly use electronic cigarettes are less dependent on their product than those who regularly use traditional…
Study reveals cannabis users age faster

November 14, 2016

A study carried out by researchers from The University of Western Australia has found significant detrimental effects to…
States increasing regulation of retail tobacco sales, but could be more effective

October 30, 2016

State actions to regulate retail sales of tobacco nearly doubled between 2012 and 2014, according to new research…
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