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Nicotine Science and Policy - Daily Digest - Tue, 16 June 2015

While the largest proportion of deaths associated with smoking were for cancers of the lung, bronchus, trachea and larynx, about half of fatalities from tumors of the oral cavity, esophagus and bladder were also tied to cigarettes, the study found. “The bottom line is that while we’ve made a lot of progress against the tobacco epidemic in the United States, there’s still much work to do,” lead study author Rebecca Siegel, [...]

2015-06-16
reuters.com

The findings reflect earlier research which shows that regular use of e-cigarettes is extremely rare among young non-smokers. Of the 1,205 children aged 11-16 who took part in the new UK-wide survey, 12 per cent reported that they had tried an e-cigarette. Figures for regular use were lower with two per cent reporting e-cigarette use more than monthly and one per cent more than weekly.

2015-06-16
medicalxpress.com

Marijuana use did not increase among teenagers in the states in which medical marijuana has become legal, researchers reported Monday. The study found that states that had legalized medical use had higher prevailing rates of teenage marijuana use before enacting the laws, compared with states where the drug remains illegal. 

2015-06-16
nytimes.com

Although it isn’t easy, it is possible to quit smoking without using patches or other chemicals, and can be just as effective in helping you to stop smoking. [...] In 2012, the Canadian Cancer Society started a social media campaign as part of a study to help young smokers quit. The findings on the use of social media campaigns to help smokers quit smoking was recently released. 

2015-06-16
inquisitr.com

Smokers were more likely to quit when primary care physicians used intensive interventions including recommending medications and counseling and arranging follow-up, but less-intensive interventions were ineffective, new research shows. Elyse R. Park, [...] and colleagues assessed how often physicians were using each of the "5 As" [...]

2015-06-16
medscape.com

Electronic cigarettes with nicotine could be a useful tool in helping women, in particular, quit or reduce tobacco smoking, New Zealand research suggests. But the required nicotine-containing liquid was not legally for sale in this country, although electronic cigarettes were, said study co-author Professor Randolph Grace from the Canterbury University Psychology Department.

2015-06-16
stuff.co.nz

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