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Menthol Ban Could Increase Health Equity

University of Kentucky

Current policies that include restrictions on the sale of menthol flavored tobacco and nicotine products are less likely to reach those that would benefit from them the most, according to new research from the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Public Health, Smoking, Healthcare, U.S. Politics,

16-Jan-2020 9:00 AM EST

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Cornell develops educational toolkit for testing e-cigarettes

Cornell University

To complement the wide range of information on the potential dangers of vaping, the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine has developed a new learning module for high school classrooms that encourages students to directly test the effects of e-cigarette vapor on living cells.

Channels: Back to School, Children's Health, Education, Healthcare, Public Health, Smoking,

10-Jan-2020 1:25 PM EST
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Researchers Detail Academic Scholarships Offered by E-Cigarette Entities

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

UNC School of Medicine researchers conducted a systematic online review and found 21 vaping-related companies, including, websites, that promoted 40 scholarships to high school and college students in 2018 across the United States.

Channels: Addiction, Back to School, Children's Health, Smoking, All Journal News,

8-Jan-2020 5:05 PM EST
Newswise: Evidence Linking ‘Vaping’ to Increased Odds Of Asthma And COPD

Evidence Linking ‘Vaping’ to Increased Odds Of Asthma And COPD

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Using data from a large federal government telephone survey of adults, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report evidence that inhaling heated tobacco vapor through e-cigarettes was linked to increased odds of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), conditions long demonstrated to be caused by smoking traditional, combustible cigarettes. The data, the researchers say, also suggest that odds of developing COPD may be as much as six times greater when people report they both vape and smoke tobacco regularly, compared with those who don’t use any tobacco products at all.

Channels: Grant Funded News, Asthma, Public Health, Respiratory Diseases and Disorders, Smoking, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), All Journal News,

7-Jan-2020 8:00 AM EST
Research Alert

JUUL Delivers Substantially More Nicotine than Previous Generation E-Cigs and Cigarettes

UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

JUUL delivers substantially more nicotine to the blood per puff than cigarettes or previous-generation e-cigarettes (e-cigs) and impairs blood vessel function comparable to cigarette smoke, according to a new study by researchers at UC San Francisco.  The study, which appears online Jan. 4, 2019, in Tobacco Regulatory Science, found that nicotine concentrations were five to eight times higher in rodents that were exposed to JUUL versus other tobacco products.

Channels: Addiction, All Journal News, Smoking,

6-Jan-2020 4:05 PM EST
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Half of women with heart failure get the wrong treatment

University of Bergen

More women than men die of heart failure. The reason is that only 50 per cent of the heart failure cases among women are caused by having a heart attack, which can be treated with modern methods.

Channels: All Journal News, Cardiovascular Health, Heart Disease, Women's Health, Diabetes, Obesity, Smoking, Nature (journal),

6-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
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