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Thirdhand smoke exposure effects on liver and brain found to worsen over time

Medical Express - September 14, 2017
BY WILLIAM WAN

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have found that thirdhand-smoke (THS) exposure has a significant effect on health as early as one month after initiation of exposure-an effect that worsens with time.

THS results when exhaled smoke and smoke emanating from the tip of burning cigarettes gets on surfaces such as clothing, hair, homes, and cars. THS has been shown, in mice, to cause type 2 diabetes, hyperactivity, liver and lung damage, and wound-healing complications.

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New ads accuse Big Tobacco of targeting soldiers and people with mental illness

The Washington Post - August 24, 2017
BY WILLIAM WAN

The ads focus on this stark but little known fact: Roughly 40 percent of cigarettes sold in the U.S. are smoked by people with mental health issues, including depression, anxiety or substance-abuse problems.

The ads also note that 38 percent of military smokers start after enlisting. Robin Koval, chief executive of Truth Initiative, accused tobacco companies of exploiting the mentally ill and military for profit.

'As the number of smokers drops, the industry is finding it harder and harder to find those replacement smokers,' Koval said in an interview. 'So the industry is targeting people based on their challenges in life, on who they are. It's shocking and appalling.'

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Are 'natural' cigarette smokers being misled?

Retuers - Friday January 20, 2017
BY MADELINE KENNEDY

(Reuters Health) - Natural American Spirit tobacco products are marketed as "natural" and "additive-free," and many users think that means the cigarettes are safer to smoke, according to a recent U.S. study.

This raises the concern that people who might otherwise quit smoking might switch to American Spirit instead, thinking they will be safer, the researchers write in the journal Tobacco Control.

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Stopping tobacco use is good for you and great for your business

Sun Herald - August 6, 2016
BY DR. KAREN M. CREWS
Beach View Family Dental Clinic

An alarming study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Virginia Commonwealth University reported that to live a long and healthy life, one should eat right, exercise, quit smoking - and move out of Mississippi.

The statement, as stinging as it sounds, is not to insult Mississippi but to point out that our residents have the lowest life expectancy of all 50 states.

It is well documented that a complex web of risk factors can affect one's health. However, two risk factors in particular impact the health of those who live and work here. Mississippi has the highest adult obesity rate and the sixth highest rate of smoking.

As a practicing dentist for the past 30 years, I have witnessed the damage that smoking and spit tobacco use does to the mouth and lips. Tobacco use causes gum disease and tooth loss as well as cancer of the lips, tongue, floor of the mouth and throat.

In fact, over 80 percent of oral cancer deaths are attributed to tobacco use. Using spit tobacco increases the risk for oral cancer four to six times, and smokers are seven times more likely to develop periodontal disease.

While smoking is most often associated with lung cancer and other lung diseases, it is also the leading cause of, among others, nasal, sinus, tracheal and laryngeal cancers.

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Karen M. Crews, professor emeritus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center School of Dentistry, is a practicing dentist at Beach View Family Dental Clinic in Gulfport.

Vaporizers, E-Cigarettes, and other Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)

U.S. Food and Drug Administration - August 4, 2016

Vaporizers, vape pens, hookah pens, electronic cigarettes (E-Cigarettes), and e-pipes are some of the many types of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS).

These products use liquid containing nicotine, as well as varying compositions of flavorings, propylene glycol, glycerin, and other ingredients. The liquid is heated into an aerosol that the user inhales. (Click Here To Read More...)




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