Tag: "tobacco" at medical news
Blunt smokers link dependence potential to nicotine
... may have addictive potential because they contain tobacco
(nicotine). This finding suggests that future stud...ve, 15% qualified their answers by saying that the tobacco
in blunts is addictive, but the marijuana in them is not. For the most part, respondents did not a...
Study suggests menthol cigarette smokers may have more difficulty quitting smoking
...ral reasons, including targeted advertising by the tobacco
industry, African American smokers are much more likely to smoke menthol cigarettes than European American smokers (approximately 70 percent vs. 30 percent)," the authors write. Menthol is a mint-flavored compound derived from peppermint oil that co...
Teenage alcohol and drug use: At best, parents know about it only half of the time
...olescents in our study were alcohol at 54 percent, tobacco
at 44 percent, and marijuana at 23 percent," said Bierut. "We then compared the answers given by the teens and parents to see how often they agreed on this use." The primary finding was that parents often failed to report that their children had u...
Smokers may be at greater risk of HIV infection
...DS, and the global death toll of deaths related to tobacco
is expected to reach 8.4 million in 2020. The authors suggest that as well as encouraging people to give up smoking as an essential public health measure, this may also contribute to the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS prevention programmes....
Annals of Internal Medicine tip sheet for Sept. 19, 2006
...d screening, treatment and counseling for drug and tobacco
abuse and sexually transmitted diseases, and treatment for chronic diseases. 2. In a New Survey, Men Call Themselves Straight but Have Sex with Men A survey of 4,193 men living in New York City found that nearly 10 percent of all the male par...
Methamphetamine use restricts fetal growth, study finds
...economic status and other substance use, including tobacco
and alcohol. Lester has studied the effects of drug use on infants and children for more than 20 years. He oversees the Maternal Lifestyle Study, the nation's largest prospective study of cocaine-exposed children. About 1,400 newborns were enrolled...
Televised movie trailers expose youth to images of tobacco use
Despite a ban on tobacco
advertising on television, nearly all U.S. children age 12 to 17 years may have been exposed to tobacco
use through movie advertisements televised in 2001 to 2002, according to an article in the September...
Mental health units should not be exempt from smoking ban
... staff and patients from exposure to environmental tobacco
smoke. Another argument is that preventing people smoking is an infringement of human rights, particularly for detained patients. But the Human Rights Act 1998 allows an individual choice only if that does not endanger others. Furthermore, this arg...
Global study shows all tobacco bad for the heart
...r Canadian-led global study has found all forms of tobacco
exposure, whether that be smoking, chewing or inha...e risk of heart attack for various forms of active tobacco
use (both smoking and non-smoking) and second hand smoking in all areas of the world. The INTERHEART...
All forms of tobacco exposure are bad for the heart
All forms of tobacco
exposure--smoking, chewing or inhaling second hand...of The Lancet. Previous studies have shown that tobacco
smoking increases the risk of heart disease. However, to date most of these studies have been in dev...
Study links asthma to increased risk for sleep apnea in young women
... in either the mother or the father. Environmental tobacco
smoke exposure and any history of asthmatic conditions were measured by questionnaire. Researchers used this data to compare snorers with non-snorers and determine risk factors for snoring in women under 50. Traditional treatment options for obstr...
New medication appears effective in helping smokers kick the habit
...ant-derived medication that has been used to treat tobacco
dependence in Eastern Europe for 40 years may be effective for smoking cessation, but it remains largely unnoticed in English-language literature, according to a review article in the same issue. Cytisine is an alkaloid found in a plant known as th...
Nurses should play larger role in helping smokers quit
...fforts to reduce the detrimental health effects of tobacco
use," said Dr. Molly C. Dougherty, Nursing Researc...apel Hill. The Nursing Research articles contain tobacco
cessation information including original research evaluating methods for treating tobacco
No butts about it: Unique UH database shows Texas is crushing out smoking
...cities have been crushing out cigarettes and other tobacco
products in restaurants, bars and worksites at a f...o promote health and wellness. Activities include tobacco
prevention studies, as well as research into health insurance coverage for tobacco
Parental cigarette use is 'double whammy' for children
...uthor of the new study. "There is something about tobacco
that if parents smoke, their kids are more likely ...ance abuse educational program with an emphasis on tobacco
should be effective," said Hill. Bailey added that prevention programs for chronic and severe chi...
Smoking out the links between nutrition and oral cancer
...acco, including cigarettes, but the means by which tobacco
promotes the development of oral cancer is unknown...nson points out that this difference suggests that tobacco
may alter the distribution of some nutrients. Further evidence is the finding that smokers tended to...
Nicotine found to protect against Parkinson's-like brain damage
...ion of Parkinson's."<p.Most of the research on tobacco
has focused on its detrimental health effects. However, studies conducted over the last 40 years show that the incidence of Parkinson's disease is about 50 percent less in smokers than in the general population. "These studies were giving us clues th...
Puerto Rican and African-American children show different patterns of asthma care
...hma risk factors, like exposure to cockroaches and tobacco
smoke, they still made almost 30 percent more outpatient clinic visits for asthma. However, the African-American children spent three times more days in the hospital. The reasons for these differences need further study, Cohen says. "The Puerto Ric...
Imaging study may help point toward more effective smoking cessation treatments
...pes of nicotine receptors are equally important in tobacco
dependence," says Dr. Brody. "This is an important...ddress the impact of secondhand, or environmental, tobacco
smoke on nicotine craving." ...
Smokers with chronic pain smoke more, but show desire to quit
...s that do not provide pain relief. Placing formal tobacco
dependence treatment programs within pain clinics would be worthwhile, in light of this research." Study co-author Kenneth Kirsh, a UK College of Pharmacy assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, said that "people wi...
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