Saturday 25 Oct 2014

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AHA: E-cigarettes threaten to addict next generation of smokers; regulation, further study needed

While much is still unknown about the rapidly growing electronic cigarette industry, e-cigarettes are dangerous because they target young people, can keep people hooked on nicotine, and threaten to “re-normalize” tobacco use, according to the American Heart Association’s first policy […]

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Research: E-cigarettes don’t help smokers quit

Despite marketing claims, there’s no proof that e-cigarettes help smokers kick the habit — and they may even hurt their efforts to stop, according to new research. “The overall

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FDA proposes regulation of electronic cigarettes

The Food and Drug Administration proposed new rules Thursday that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors and require health warnings on the nicotine-delivery devices. The move has long been

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Looking back 50 years to the surgeon general report lambasting tobacco

Five decades ago Dudley Hafner’s boss handed him a copy of the surgeon general's report, “Smoking and Health.” It was thick as a bible. And such serious business, Hafner

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CDC study shows rapid rise in e-cigarette-related calls to poison control centers

Poison center calls related to e-cigarette exposure grew from one a month to 215 a month between September 2010 and February 2014, according to a study released Thursday

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For the first time, federal regulators order tobacco products off the shelves

Federal regulators ordered four tobacco products off the market Friday, the first time the Food and Drug Administration has taken such an action since it was given regulatory

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Surgeon General’s report: Tobacco causes additional diseases, unnecessary death

Smoking has caused an enormous avoidable public health tragedy with almost 500,000 Americans dying every year due to cigarettes, according to a report released on Friday. Unless efforts like

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American Heart Association marks 50th anniversary of surgeon general’s report on smoking

Fifty years ago, the U.S. surgeon general released a report that changed the nation’s relationship with tobacco. To mark the anniversary of the pivotal report, the American Heart Association

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Study suggests smoking prevention programs should also target young adults

Young adults, 18- to 24-years-old, who regularly use alcohol, get poor grades and are impulsive are also more likely to start smoking, according to a study published in

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AHA joins others urging federal tobacco oversight

The American Heart Association is among 16 leading national health organizations who have signed a joint letter to President Obama asking for faster adoption of new tobacco regulations that