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Studies Find Public Policies For Children And Teenagers Not Very Effective
... and delay theonset of experimenting with alcohol, tobacco
and other drugs. Thesestudents were compared on life style and drug use with 264 otherstudents who did not participate in the program. Both groups werere-examined six years later when they were in the twelfth grade. Besides D.A.R.E.'s lack of e...
Unique Interactive Health Kiosks Distributed In Michigan
...out October, was funded by proceeds from the state tobacco
tax. The highly interactive system is the first health-related project of its kind in the nation. The Michigan Interactive Health Kiosk Project calls for about 50 computers---housed in kiosks similar to those used for automated bank-teller machines...
Cardiovascular Costs, Deaths Projected To Rise In 1998
...overweight or obese." The good news about tobacco
use is that, compared with 1965 when 42.3percent of the U.S. population over 18 were smokers, in 1994 only 25.5 percentsmoked. The number of smokers increased only 0.4 percent from 1990 to 1994. Based on 1988-94 studies reported in the 1998 ...
Cardiovascular Disease Epidemic Threatens Developing Countries, Global Economy
...s occur at olderages. With consumption of tobacco
rising in developing countries, even as itfalls in industrialized nations, tobacco
control is seen as the highest publichealth priority. "Tobacco is the leading avoidable cause of de...
Higher Prices Won't Stop Teenage Smokers
...re is good evidence that higher taxes reduce total tobacco
sales and adult smoking," says Kenkel, a health economist with strong interests in public-policy issues. "Higher taxes reduce adult smoking by encouraging current smokers to cut down or quit." However, he says, the latest study shows that "higher t...
Protecting Breast Feeding From Breast Milk Substitutes
... the Institute of Child Health, says that like the tobacco
companies, the promotional activities of the baby milk manufacturers will only be brought into line when they face substantial claims for damages from consumers. He suggests that in the meantime countries and monitoring agencies can take four steps ...
UF Psychiatrists Use Antidepressants To Treat Smoking Addiction
...stance abuse expert Dr. Mark Gold in an article on tobacco
smoking and nicotine dependence in the current edition of the "Journal of Addictive Diseases." As a result, many people who try to quit report feeling irritable, moody and even depressed, said Gold, professor of psychiatry, neuroscience, com...
Scientists Create Extremely Sensitive Test For Detecting Radiation Damage
...ther sources of DNAdamage, such as those caused by tobacco
smoke," Le said. "In this work, welooked at thymine glycol, a kind of damage often caused by radiation." Besides being less sensitive, existing tests are labor-intensive orrequire large amounts of sample for analysis, said Leadon, who develop...
Dying To Quit: Why We Smoke And How We Stop
...moke, Brigham explores the behavioral economics of tobacco
use. For many smokers, she points out, a cigarette today is worth more than good health 35 years down the road. She notes that in deciding whether or not to quit, smokers' immediate concerns with stress reduction and the pure pleasure of smoking us...
Nitrosamines Play Important Role In Cancer Linked To Smoking
...n mechanisms ofcancer induction by nitrosamines in tobacco
products A series of chemical compounds--known as nitrosamines--found in unburned tobaccoand tobacco
smoke have been strongly linked to lung cancer formation, saysStephen S. Hecht, Ph.D., of the Unive...
Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges
... press and the medical communitycontinue to regard tobacco
as separate from, and less serious than, illicitdr...ly a handful of deathsannually, alcohol 50,000 and tobacco
400,000," he wrote. Scientific research on fetal and childhood development also neglectstoba...
EPA Choosing Lab Science Over Epidemiology To Establish Drinking Water
...form to cause cancer. "It seems that EPA, like the tobacco
industry, when it doesn't like whatepidemiology reveals, has taken advantage of epidemiologists' self-criticalhabit and exploited legitimate differences of opinion among scientists overtechnical issues to cast doubt on results it finds inconvenient."...
Commercial Scale Cultivation Of Pharmaceutical-Producing Tobacco Possible, Virginia Tech Scientists Find
...mer of research show that pharmaceutical-producing tobacco
can be grown on a commercial scale, according to V...encouraging data as well as experience in managing tobacco
grown for medical uses. "We're not looking at growing tobacco
in the way its been grown in the pas...
Smoking-Related Deaths On The Rise Among American, French Women
...omen suggestthe need to examine further the use of tobacco
as an appetite suppressant and asa means to build ... remain thin. "The accelerated role of the tobacco
industry in marketing and promotingcigarettes clearly has to be factored in too," he adds. ...
Tobacco Will Kill One Third Of Chinese Men
hazards in China: 1. Retrospective proportional mo...ew file. Click here for PDF document (Emerging tobacco
hazards in China: 2. Early mortality results from a prospective study) Click below to download PDF...
Doctors Missing Chance To Help Teens Who Smoke
...s are missingimportant opportunities to discourage tobacco
use among adolescents, researchersreported Friday. Anne Thorndike, M.D., and her colleagues from Massachusetts reportedthat many physicians question their teenage patients about smoking, but few ofthem offer any advice or help. They presented the fi...
UB Oral Biologists Find Link Between Gum Disease And Passive Exposure To Tobacco Smoke
...Dental Medicine has shown that passive exposure to tobacco
smoke mayincrease the risk of developing gum detachment and bleeding gums in adults by upto 70 percent. Results of the study will be presented here tomorrow (March 13, 1999) atthe combined meeting of the American Association of Dental Research andIn...
Tobacco Control Is Global Challenge, WHO Director Says
... a global challenge and a culturalstruggle against tobacco
companies that prey on adolescents to increase sal...e than 30 countries toidentify key policies to cut tobacco
use among children, Dr. Brundtland said: "We have evidence to show that positive results come from c...
Children Of Smokers Suffer Negative Health Effects Later In Life
...BUS, Ohio -- The negative effects of environmental tobacco
smoke on a childwho lives with parents who smoke c...hey currently weren't exposed to muchenvironmental tobacco
smoke at all. But still they had higher baseline ratesthan the other group." The researchers explain...
Study Reveals Gender Affects Lung-Cancer Development
...t is likely dueto women's higher susceptibility to tobacco
carcinogens. "Cancer is the result of a complex multistep process," said Gazdar, associatedirector of the Nancy B. and Jake L. Hamon Center for Therapeutic OncologyResearch. "We are actively trying to develop methods of early detection andchemopreven...
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