FDA’s youth antismoking campaign boasts good resultsExposure to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) youth-specific national antismoking media campaign—The Real Cost—was associated with preventing young persons from beginning to smoke.
How pharmacists are helping patients kick the habitCVS decided to abandon tobacco sales in 2014. Plenty of community pharmacists were way ahead on that one.
E-cigarette use likely leads to future cigarette useAdolescents and young adults who reported using electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in a national survey were more likely to have progressed to smoking cigarettes 1 year later than their peers who did not use e-cigarettes.
Cigarette smoke makes MRSA more aggressiveAntibiotic-resistant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) exposed to cigarette smoke become even more resistant to killing by the immune system, according to a study published in Infection and Immunity.
E-cigarettes, tobacco cessation, and the role of HCPsElectronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are novel products that are changing the landscape of nicotine addiction. Also known as electronic nicotine delivery system, or ENDS, these products were developed in the early 2000s and by 2007 were available in the U.S. marketplace
Are teen users of electronic cigarettes at increased risk for substance use?Teenagers who smoke the popular electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are less likely to use substances than adolescents who use both cigarettes and e-cigarettes (dual users) but more likely to use them than teenagers who have never used either product (nonusers).
Teen smoking rates bode ill for future healthMore than 1 in 5 high school students use tobacco, and 9 of 10 users smoke cigarettes, cigars, hookahs, pipes, or other combustible tobacco products, endangering their future health, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Does smoking e-cigarettes cut down conventional tobacco use among teens?Although some proponents of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) suggest that they may be effective as smoking cessation aids, use of e-cigarettes may actually encourage conventional cigarette use among adolescents.
Smoking cessation and the pharmacist-patient relationshipPharmacists are logical candidates to help patients quit smoking. Here are some of the reasons.
Medicare should not cover lung-cancer screening for smokers, CMS panel concludesA Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services advisory panel concluded that Medicare should not cover annual lung cancer screening tests for heavy smokers, a recommendation that has been criticized by advocates of the screening test.