Items filtered by date: March 2017

Addressing controversies suggests new research directions : A special supplementary issue of Tobacco Control discusses current conflicts and controversies in tobacco control at: In 18 research papers, perspectives and commentaries, authors discuss controversies about e-cigarettes, nicotine reduction strategies, risk perceptions,

Implementation of key demand-reduction measures of the WHO FCTC and change in smoking prevalence in 126 countries : “Authors used WHO data from 126 countries (including Thailand) to examine the association between the number of highest-level implementations of key demand-reduction measures (WHO FCTC articles 6, 8, 11, 13, and 14)

Summary and Commentary on the US Surgeon General’s Report, 2016 US Surgeon General Report: E-cigarette Use among Youth and Young Adults By Stephen Hamann
Introduction and Overview : The US Surgeon General’s Report (US SGR), E-cigarette Use among Youth and Young Adults, was released in December 2016.

BACKGROUND: Adolescent use of tobacco in any form is unsafe; yet the use of electronic cigarettes and other electronic vapor products (EVPs) has increased in recent years among this age group. We assessed the prevalence and frequency of cigarette smoking and EVP use among high school students, and associations between health-risk behaviors and both cigarette smoking and EVP use.

A recent article by RS Moheimani and colleagues at UCLA in JAMA Cardiology examined heart rhythms and oxidative loads in chronic e-cigarette only users. They found reduced heart rate variability, the variation in the time between heart beats. Reductions in heart rate variability are a well-established predictor of future heart attacks. This adds additional evidence that e-cigarette use increases cardiovascular risks.

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