Items filtered by date: May 2017

A review of existing research (3284 citations) and internal tobacco industry documents shows that “filter ventilation 1) alters tobacco combustion, increasing smoke toxicants; 2) allows for elasticity of use so that smokers inhale more smoke to maintain their nicotine intake; and 3) causes a false perception of lower health risk from “lighter”

Smokers planning to quit (n=1070) were assigned to one of 3 conditions: basic, single or deluxe email groups. Self-reported 7-day point-prevalence abstinence was assessed at 1 month, 3 months and 6 months post-enrolment. “Across follow-ups, abstinence was significantly greater for smokers in the deluxe email group (DEG) (34%)

Previous research in Spain (http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2017/05/15/peds.2016-2068) showed reductions in rates of preterm birth and low birth weight, and small for gestational age (SGA) rates. This study provides further evidence of the benefits of smoke-free legislation on the sequelae of preterm/ low-weight and SGA births.

This study examined multiple contributors of fine particle air pollution in the home. As expected, smoking was a major contributor. “Smoking cigarettes indoors (compared to not smoking cigarettes indoors) was associated with a 56.8% ([e0.45–1]*100) increase in geometric mean particle counts (β = 0.45, p < 0.001) while smoking marijuana indoors was

A large cohort of nurses were followed since 1976. Results from 938 nurses with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were compared with 8,951 controls. “Among those who smoked at baseline, 40% of participants with RA permanently quit smoking in the early period, compared with 36.1% of the control group. In addition, 33.4% of the RA group died;

Report of the 2017 Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco Annual Meeting The Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco is the only international professional research organization focusing on nicotine and tobacco research. It has two chapters, one for North America and one for Europe. Each chapter has their own Board and operating structure and they each have a meeting annually