Cancer-Causing Substances in E-Cigarettes

- http://www.healthline.com/health-news/tobacco-companies-sued-over-cancer-causing-substances-in-e-cigarettes-111915#2 -

“A lawsuit by environmental watchdog group CEH targets tobacco and e-cigarette companies whose products the group says emit two toxic chemicals.”

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Research on Testing Tobacco Dependence Treatments

- http://www.ctri.wisc.edu/1310.htm -

“An ambitious, National Cancer Institute-funded, multi-experiment evaluation of over 15 smoking treatments identified ones that were especially helpful to smokers. Amongst the findings were that smokers who got coaching and medications before a quit attempt—along with continued coaching after quitting—were more likely to quit smoking. These results were published in the journal Addiction.”

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E-Cigarette Sales Dropping

- http://fortune.com/2015/11/18/ecigarettes-sales-slowdown/ -

Sales of e-cigarettes have dropped sharply in recent months while expected growth for the products is being cut.

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Lung Test Finds Healthy Smokers at Risk for COPD

- http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-11-lung-healthy-smokers-copd.html -

“A noninvasive and quick lung-function test frequently used to evaluate whether or not a smoker is at risk for developing pulmonary disease is likely mislabeling a significant percentage of smokers as healthy, a research team led by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators suggests.”

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Sickest States Are a Target for Tobacco

- http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/11/09/sickest-states-do-little-snuff-out-smoking/75221804/?AID=10709313&PID=6157437&SID=igxv0345sr00xkod00dth -

“States hit hardest by the ravages of tobacco are often the least aggressive at hitting back, a USA TODAY analysis found.”

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Tobacco & Nicotine Toolkit

- http://www.aafp.org/patient-care/public-health/tobacco-nicotine/toolkit.html -

The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has launched a toolkit to support family physician efforts to prevent and control tobacco and nicotine use in their patients.

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