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e-Cigarette Use Tied to Tobacco Use in Teenagers

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

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Source: www.Medscape.com Author: Diana Swift   e-Cigarette smoking appears to promote progression to traditional cigarette smoking and may be helping form a new population of smokers, according to a prospective study published online September 8 in JAMA Pediatrics. Brian A. Primack, MD, PhD, from the Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of […]

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Researchers Find Hookah Smoking Can Lead to Serious Oral Conditions – Equivalent To Smoking 100 Cigarettes

Thursday, October 29, 2015

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Source: www.multivu.com Author: PR Newswire   CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2.3 million Americans smoke tobacco from pipes, and many of those who smoke waterpipes, or hookahs, believe it’s less harmful than cigarettes. However, research published in The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) suggests hookah […]

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Smokeless tobacco use on the rise among high school athletes

Sunday, September 13, 2015

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Source: kimt.com Author: Jeron Rennie A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report shows a trend they don’t want to see. A Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) shows that from 2001-2013, smokeless tobacco use increased significantly among high school athletes, but not with non-athletes. The report also found there was lower use […]

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Boston votes to ban chewing tobacco from ballparks, including Fenway

Friday, September 4, 2015

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Source: www.washingtonpost.com Author: Marissa Payne     Baseball in Boston is about to change. On Wednesday, the City Council voted unanimously to make its baseball parks and stadiums, including historic Fenway, tobacco-free zones. And yes, the ordinance covers the kind of tobacco you chew, a longtime favorite of many MLB players. “This action will save lives […]

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Teen E-Cig Users More Likely to Smoke

Friday, August 21, 2015

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Source: www.newswise.com   Newswise — As e-cigarette usage among high school students continues to climb, a recent study from The Journal of the American Medical Association reveals an unsettling trend: that adolescent e-cigarette users are more likely than their non-vaping peers to initiate use of combustible tobacco products such as cigarettes, cigars and hookahs. The […]

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Professional Rodeo Competitors Join Fight Against Oral Cancer

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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Source: www.upr.org Author: Melissa Allison   The number of oral cancer deaths related to tobacco use is on the rise nationwide according to the Oral Cancer Foundation. Brian Hill is the founder of the OCF and a survivor of the disease. Cody Kiser encourages the youth to not start using tobacco to help secure good […]

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Smoking rates are down, but a different type of tobacco use is on the rise

Sunday, May 24, 2015

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Source: www.huffingtonpost.com Author: Anna Almendrala First, the good news: Smoking rates are down significantly in 26 states. The bad news? The use of smokeless tobacco (also known as dip, snuff or chew) is up in four states, while using both cigarettes and smokeless tobacco is up significantly in five states. “Although overall cigarette smoking prevalence […]

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Asia’s deadly secret: the scourge of the betel nut

Monday, March 23, 2015

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Source: www.bbc.com Author: staff It is used by almost a tenth of the world’s population. It gives people a buzz equivalent to six cups of coffee and is used variously as a symbol of love, marriage and a cure for indigestion and impotence. But it is also leading tens of thousands to an early grave. […]

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Great American Spit Out warns of new tobacco lures

Saturday, February 21, 2015

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Source: www.orlandosentinel.com Author: Kate Santich, Orlando Sentinel As anti-tobacco advocates celebrate today’s Great American Spit Out — the “chew” equivalent of the Great American Smoke Out — health officials warn that new dissolvable and flavored varieties of smokeless-tobacco products are targeting teens in a mission to get them hooked. Newly released data from state health […]

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Levels of cancer-causing chemicals in smokeless tobacco products influence carcinogen exposure

Thursday, December 25, 2014

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Source: www.healthcanal.com Author: staff Higher levels of cancer-causing chemicals called tobacco-specific nitrosamines in smokeless tobacco products led to greater exposure to these carcinogens even after taking into account how much or how long the product was used, according to a study published in Cancer Prevention Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. […]

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