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Study: Broad Anti-Smoking Vaccination Not Worth the Cost

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March 6, 2012   A vaccination campaign to prevent teenagers from taking up smoking would be too expensive to recommend, according to Australian researchers who looked at the costs and benefits of anti-nicotine shots in development. No anti-smoking vaccines are on the market yet, but several have been tested in humans and there is considerable interest developing vaccines to reduce smoking rates and prevent youths from becoming smokers in the first place. Taking into account the effectiveness of the experimental vaccines designed to help smokers quit, researchers concluded that the drugs would need to be cheaper, require fewer doses, and get better results for widespread preventive vaccination of teens to be worthwhile. Lead Researcher Coral Gartner said that based on her results, a smoking vaccination program for teens is unlikely to receive public funding. “Rather than seeking technological fixes like preventive vaccination, we should focus on strategies that have greater potential to discourage smoking uptake and encourage quitting,” she said.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/02/us-anti-smoking-vaccination-idUSTRE8211I720120302

Mar 06, 2012
Report: Tobacco Companies and Convenience Stores Partner to Market Tobacco Products
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Obama Administration Appeals Ruling on Tobacco Graphic Warning Labels
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Study: Broad Anti-Smoking Vaccination Not Worth the Cost
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Smokeless Tobacco Use By Miami Teens Up 69 Percent: Study
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How Canada’s New Warnings Look on Actual Cigarette Packages

HomeNewsHow Canada’s New Warnings Look on Actual Cigarette Packages

February 29, 2012   As of March 21, 2012, all cigarettes manufactured or imported must have the new warnings covering 75% of the package front and back.  Retailers have until June 18, 2012 to sell their old inventory before being required to only sell cigarettes with new warnings. Some packages displaying the new warnings appeared in early March, 2012.

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http://www.smoke-free.ca/warnings/Canada-warnings-on-packages.htm

Mar 06, 2012
Report: Tobacco Companies and Convenience Stores Partner to Market Tobacco Products
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Obama Administration Appeals Ruling on Tobacco Graphic Warning Labels
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Study: Broad Anti-Smoking Vaccination Not Worth the Cost
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Smokeless Tobacco Use By Miami Teens Up 69 Percent: Study
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Smokeless Tobacco Use By Miami Teens Up 69 Percent: Study

HomeNewsSmokeless Tobacco Use By Miami Teens Up 69 Percent: Study

March 5, 2012   High school students in Miami-Dade County may not be puffing as much, but they’ve turned to chewing and dipping instead. From 2005 to 2010, the number of high school students using smokeless tobacco products shot up 69.2 percent in the county, according to the Florida Department of Health. Meanwhile, the Miami-Dade Department of Health has previously reported that smoking by Florida high school students decreased 43.4 percent from 1998 to 2006.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/02/smokeless-tobacco-miami-teens-high-school-study_n_1307284.html

Mar 06, 2012
Report: Tobacco Companies and Convenience Stores Partner to Market Tobacco Products
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Obama Administration Appeals Ruling on Tobacco Graphic Warning Labels
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Study: Broad Anti-Smoking Vaccination Not Worth the Cost
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Smokeless Tobacco Use By Miami Teens Up 69 Percent: Study
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Smoking Linked to Higher Rate of Psoriasis: Study

HomeNewsSmoking Linked to Higher Rate of Psoriasis: Study

March 2, 2012   Smokers are at higher risk of developing the autoimmune skin condition psoriasis than nonsmokers, a new study finds, possibly because smoking pushes the body’s immune system into overdrive, one expert suggests. The research doesn’t directly prove that smoking causes psoriasis, and the wide majority of smokers would avoid developing the condition even if they faced an increased risk. Still, the findings provide yet another reason for smokers to drop the habit, said study co-author Dr. Abrar Qureshi, an assistant professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School. “It behooves us even more to advise individuals who are smoking to quit,” he said, especially because psoriasis itself is linked to higher risks of diabetes and heart attacks.

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http://www.healthfinder.gov/news/newsstory.aspx?Docid=662374&source=govdelivery

Mar 06, 2012
Report: Tobacco Companies and Convenience Stores Partner to Market Tobacco Products
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Obama Administration Appeals Ruling on Tobacco Graphic Warning Labels
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Study: Broad Anti-Smoking Vaccination Not Worth the Cost
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Smokeless Tobacco Use By Miami Teens Up 69 Percent: Study
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Many Americans Support Lower Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

HomeNewsMany Americans Support Lower Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

February 22, 2012   Most American adults support reducing nicotine in cigarettes to prevent people, especially children, from becoming addicted to smoking, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed 511 nonsmokers and 510 smokers aged 18 and older and found that, overall, two-thirds supported reducing nicotine levels in cigarettes to nonaddictive levels. The study also found that 77 percent (81 percent of nonsmokers and 74 percent of smokers) would support lowering the amount of nicotine in cigarettes to nonaddictive levels if doing so would reduce the number of children who became addicted to cigarettes.

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http://health.usnews.com/health-news/news/articles/2012/02/20/many-americans-support-lower-nicotine-levels-in-cigarettes

Feb 24, 2012
Consumers Switching Between Tobacco Types
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Daytona Speedway to Ban Smoking
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More Troops on Smokeless Tobacco After Deployment
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Physicians Lack Confidence in Their Ability to Counsel Cancer Patients to Quit Smoking
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Smoke Free Areas Outside Bars Could Stamp Out “Social Smoking”

HomeNewsSmoke Free Areas Outside Bars Could Stamp Out “Social Smoking”

February 21, 2012   A smoking ban in areas immediately outside bars could help curb “social smoking” because this type of smoking tends to go hand in hand with drinking, suggests a small qualitative study published in Tobacco Control. The international evidence suggests that while the overall prevalence of smoking has decreased, social smoking—smoking intermittently or only in given situations—has increased among young adults. Social smokers are not included in the statistics on smoking nor targeted by cessation programs, but they may progress to daily smoking relatively easily. In-depth interviews with social smokers revealed that drinking alcohol prompted cravings for a cigarette, which they wouldn’t otherwise experience. Most participants strongly backed a proposal to mandate smoke free areas outside bars, indicating that it would help them cut down or stop smoking.

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http://www.onmedica.com/newsarticle.aspx?id=561a6f27-ddc0-4528-82e9-8ae79b12c807

Feb 24, 2012
Consumers Switching Between Tobacco Types
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Daytona Speedway to Ban Smoking
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More Troops on Smokeless Tobacco After Deployment
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Physicians Lack Confidence in Their Ability to Counsel Cancer Patients to Quit Smoking
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More Troops on Smokeless Tobacco After Deployment

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February 23, 2012   U.S. troops sent to Iraq or Afghanistan are more likely to start a smokeless tobacco habit than their comrades who stay home—especially if they see combat, according to a study published in the journal Addiction. It is not clear why some troops take up smokeless tobacco after deployment, but researchers suspect that stress is involved. The risk was higher in troops who were exposed to combat or who were deployed multiple times. Troops with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) also had an increased risk. According to the authors, those different levels of deployment can be seen as stand-ins for different levels of stress. Past studies have found that while tobacco use in the military is declining, it’s still higher when compared to the U.S. public as a whole. In 2005, almost 15 percent of military personnel said they’d used smokeless tobacco in the past year—versus just three percent of Americans overall.

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/22/us-troops-smokeless-idUSTRE81L1KZ20120222

Feb 24, 2012
Consumers Switching Between Tobacco Types
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Daytona Speedway to Ban Smoking
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More Troops on Smokeless Tobacco After Deployment
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Physicians Lack Confidence in Their Ability to Counsel Cancer Patients to Quit Smoking
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Consumers Switching Between Tobacco Types

HomeNewsConsumers Switching Between Tobacco Types

February 24, 2012   Altria Group Inc. is seeing tobacco users switch between multiple forms of tobacco more often, vice chairman Dave Beran said while participating in the Consumer Analyst Group of New York (CAGNY) conference, reported Reuters. Today’s smokers are more open to trying different types of tobacco than smokers of previous generations, and Altria is working on new products to entice consumers who want a change from cigarettes, Beran told analysts and investors at the conference held in Boca Raton, Fla., this week. Altria, whose other products include Skoal and Copenhagen smokeless tobacco and Black & Mild cigars, has seen a shift in tobacco usage in the United States.

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http://www.cspnet.com/news/tobacco/articles/consumers-switching-between-tobacco-types

Feb 24, 2012
Consumers Switching Between Tobacco Types
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Daytona Speedway to Ban Smoking
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More Troops on Smokeless Tobacco After Deployment
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Physicians Lack Confidence in Their Ability to Counsel Cancer Patients to Quit Smoking
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