Smoking

Smoking Up Among Some Populations During Pregnancy

August 15, 2017

Over the study period, smoking during pregnancy increased significantly among women with MDE (35.9 to 38.4%; P=0.02), while a decreasing trend among women without MDE only approached statistical significance (12.5 to 9.1%; P=0.07).

Marijuana Use May Increase Risk of Death from Hypertension

August 10, 2017

Over 19,569 person-years of follow-up, the adjusted hazard ratios for death from hypertension among marijuana users was 3.42 (95% confidence interval, 1.20 to 9.79).

FDA Details Policy Plans for Regulating Tobacco Products

By July 28, 2017

The Agency believes decreasing nicotine levels could reduce the risk that future generations will become addicted to cigarettes in addition to allowing current addicts to quit.

Smoking Cessation Med Use Low in Older Patients After MI

July 21, 2017

Ninety-seven percent of smoking patients with MI received counseling, but few have SCM use

Gender May Impact Efficacy of Smoking Cessation Pharmacotherapy

By July 19, 2017

The data showed TNP was significantly more effective vs. no medication assisted quit attempts for males (odds ratio [OR] 1.37, 95% CI: 1.02, 1.83; P=0.03) but not for females (OR 0.96, 95% CI: 0.71, 1.31; P=0.82).

CDC: One in Four Youth-Rated Movies Depict Tobacco Use

By July 07, 2017

Results showed that although incidents of tobacco use declined in youth-rated movies (from 31% in 2010 to 26% in 2016), in PG-13 movies alone, there was a significant jump of 43% from 2010 to 2016 (from 564 tobacco incidents to 809).

Impact of E-Cigarettes on Weight, Metabolic Parameters Examined

July 05, 2017

Even without nicotine exposure, similar delirious effects for e-cigarettes, traditional tobacco cigarettes

CDC: 'Health of the Nation' 40th Annual Report Published

June 30, 2017

Report includes trends of data for past 40 years, with increase in life expectancy, drop in infant mortality

IV Lipid Emulsion for Bupropion Poisoning: Is it Beneficial?

By June 26, 2017

Researchers examined electronic records from one regional poison center for cases of intentional bupropion ingestion between January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2015. Reports that cited IV lipid emulsion administration or death as an outcome were further evaluated.

CDC: Number of Teens Vaping, Smoking Decreasing

June 16, 2017

Among white and Hispanic high school students, e-cigarettes were the most commonly used product.

Findings 'Strongly Suggest' Cigarette Filters Behind Rise in Lung CA

May 23, 2017

The new report recommends that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration should consider a ban on ventilating filters.

E-Cigarette Use May Up Bladder Cancer Risk

By May 15, 2017

The researchers believe that based on their findings, e-cigarette smokers may be at increased risk for bladder cancer.

How Risky is 'Social Smoking' to Cardiovascular Health?

May 08, 2017

Among both groups of smokers, rates of hypertension were about 75% and rates of elevated cholesterol were about 54%, according to the investigators.

New Proposal Will Make Cigarettes in This City the Priciest in the U.S.

April 24, 2017

Price of pack to jump from 10.50 to 13.00

Tobacco Use Prevalence Higher for Sexual Minorities

March 28, 2017

Researchers found that the prevalence of tobacco use was higher for sexual minorities versus their heterosexual/straight counterparts.

WHO Global Tobacco Treaty 12 Years On: What's Been the Impact?

March 23, 2017

The researchers found that, overall, smoking rates in the 126 countries fell from 24.23% in 2005 to 22.18% in 2015, an average decrease in prevalence of 2.55% points.

CDC: Synthetic Cannabinoids Linked to More Violent Behavior in Teens

March 14, 2017

Researchers found that adolescents who used synthetic cannabinoids were more prone to being injured or to engage in violent behaviors than those who used only marijuana.

Clinicians Respond: E-Cigs or Smoking Cessation Meds for an Asthma Patient?

March 10, 2017

A clinical vignette was presented to care physicians and pulmonary medicine specialists, describing a patient with asthma and ongoing combustible cigarette use who inquired about use of electronic cigarettes as a cessation tool.

Cardiovascular Complications Linked to Cannabis Use

March 10, 2017

Health records of 20 million patients, aged 18 to 55 who were discharged from one of more than a thousand hospitals across the United States in 2009 and 2010, were assessed.

AAP: New Laws Do Not Denote Marijuana Use as Benign

February 28, 2017

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has published guidance to challenge any perception that marijuana is safe, even as 29 states allow its use.

Fatal Infection Linked to Medical Marijuana

February 16, 2017

Researchers had DNA analysis conducted to identify the fungi and bacteria contained in the samples.

E-Cigarette Heating Coils Found to Contain Toxic Metals

February 09, 2017

Electronic cigarette liquids can contain high levels of toxic and potentially carcinogenic metals, according to research published in the January issue of Environmental Research.

Does Substance Abuse Speed Up Motor Onset of Huntington Disease?

By February 08, 2017

A study published in Neurology reported that substances of abuse appeared to have a strong effect on the age at motor onset in patients with Huntington disease (HD).

Carcinogen Intake Compared for Tobacco, E-Cigarette Use

February 07, 2017

Smokers who switch to electronic cigarettes can substantially reduce their intake of toxic chemicals and carcinogens - but only if they completely quit smoking tobacco, according to a study published online February 7 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

'Dripping' Popular Among Teen E-Cigarette Users

February 07, 2017

One-quarter of U.S. teen electronic cigarette users have experimented with "dripping" - a new vaping method that produces thicker clouds of vapor, according to a study published online in Pediatrics.

Regular E-Cigarette Use May Increase CVD Risk

By February 01, 2017

Findings from a cross-sectional study of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) users showed that habitual use was associated with physiologic effects that are associated with increased cardiovascular risk.

WHO Estimates Global Burden Cost of Smoking

February 01, 2017

Nearly 6% of the world's health care spending is tied to smoking, according to research published online Jan. 30 in Tobacco Control.

From Resolutions to Results: Strategies for Helping Patients Reach Their Health Goals

By January 24, 2017

Patrice Harris, MD, Chair, AMA Board of Trustees, discusses how clinicians can help patients stay on track and keep their New Year's Resolutions.

Fewer ED Visits for Asthma Following Indoor Smoking Ban

By December 28, 2016

Over the last 30 years, cities and states have adopted legislation to ban smoking in public indoor areas to protect nonsmokers from the adverse effects of secondhand smoke.

Research Reveals Marijuana Use Among Pregnant, Non-Pregnant Women

December 21, 2016

The prevalence of marijuana use increased among women from 2002 to 2014, and less than 10% of adult marijuana users report use for medical purposes