Progressively Reducing the Nicotine Content of Cigarettes May Not Lead Smokers to Quit

- http://scienceblog.com/79402/progressively-reducing-nicotine-content-cigarettes-lead-smokers-quit/#q86UicjUR71uH62z.97 -

The US Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, passed in 2009, permits the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to set standards for cigarette nicotine content. The FDA is accordingly supporting research into how very low nicotine content (VLNC) cigarettes might function as a regulatory measure to make cigarettes non-addictive, reduce smoke exposure, and…

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Low-Nicotine Cigarettes Fail to Sway Smokers

- http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2015/07/131046/low-nicotine-cigarettes-fail-sway-smokers -

Smokers who successfully lowered their nicotine intake when they were switched to low-nicotine cigarettes were unable to curb their smoking habits in the long term, according to a study by researchers at UCSF and San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. The study, published online July 22 in the journal Addiction found that levels of…

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More evidence smoking raises risk of death from breast cancer

- http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/07/21/us-health-smoking-breast-cancer-idUSKCN0PV2DV20150721 -

Long-time smokers may face an increased risk of death if they develop breast cancer, according to a Japanese study. Among more than 800 women with breast cancer, those who had smoked for more than two decades had at least triple the odds of dying of any cause, or from breast cancer in particular, compared with…

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Tobacco-free policies benefit you and the environment

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Tobacco-free policies prohibit the use of any tobacco products including, but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipes, hookah, electronic cigarettes, and all forms of smokeless tobacco, while smoke-free policies prohibit the use of smoke-producing tobacco, such as cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and hookah. Although smoke-free policies are currently implemented in many establishments, they still provide designated…

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Connection Between Quality Sleep and Quitting Cigarettes

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As millions of failed ex-smokers can attest, it’s not easy to ditch cigarettes for good. Two factors that can help? Sleeping well and sweating regularly. “Sleeping and exercising go hand-in-hand when you’re trying to quit smoking. You have more energy, you sleep better, and it gives you the strength to quit“. “Regular exercise has a…

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E-Cigarette Industry Has Few Rules, But Change Seems Likely

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The industry says e-cigarettes are a new technology that differs from traditional cigarettes and shouldn’t be forced to follow tobacco laws or pay tobacco taxes. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that heat liquid nicotine into an inhalable vapor. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is weighing regulations that would subject e-cigarette products to federal review and…

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E-cigarette users catching up with smokers

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There could be almost as many electronic-cigarette users as traditional tobacco smokers by 2018, a UK study says. The number of e-cigarette users – also known as ‘vapers’ – tripled from 700,000 to 2.1million between 2012 and 2014, according to charity Action on Smoking and Health. Meanwhile, the number of smokers has fallen from almost…

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E-cigarettes stir controversy about health benefits

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Mary Schmidt-Owens, UCF’s associate director of medical health administration, is in charge of UCF’s smoke-free policy and said it also prohibits e-cigarettes. “Supporters claim that electronic-smoking devices release ‘nothing but water vapor.’ However, water is not an ingredient in electronic smoking devices. The ‘smoke’ you see is not a ‘vapor,’ but rather it is an…

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Tobacco Company Bans Smoking in its Office Building

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The award-winning truth campaign released a video highlighting a policy at the nation’s No. 2 tobacco company banning smoking in its office buildings. The video notes with irony that R.J. Reynolds, the maker of Camel cigarettes, is prohibiting cigarette smoking at workers’ desks.

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