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Biden administration is expected to move to cut nicotine in cigarettes

Biden administration is expected to move to cut nicotine in cigarettes

Placeholder while article actions load The Biden administration is expected as soon as Tuesday to announce it intends to issue a rule requiring tobacco companies to reduce nicotine levels in cigarettes sold in the United States to minimally or nonaddictive levels, according to an individual familiar with the situation. The effort, if successful, could have …

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Schools cry out for help with children as young as seven vaping

Schools cry out for help with children as young as seven vaping

There are concerns that children as young as seven are vaping in New Zealand. And figures suggest up to 25 percent of 15-year-olds vape regularly. The Government’s revealed it’s planning a health campaign targeting young people later in the year, and many hope it’ll take a tough stance, like Australia. St Catherine’s College year 13 …

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New scientific statement highlights the cardiopulmonary effects of e-cigarette use among adolescents

New scientific statement highlights the cardiopulmonary effects of e-cigarette use among adolescents

E-cigarettes have become increasingly popular among adolescents, and the latest available scientific evidence suggests the use of these products has adverse health effects that may accrue over time, leading to an increased risk of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease over the course of the life of people who use e-cigarettes, according to a new scientific statement …

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Action is needed to reduce e-cigarette use among adolescents to lower lifetime CVD risk

Action is needed to reduce e-cigarette use among adolescents to lower lifetime CVD risk

Credit: CC0 Public Domain E-cigarettes have become increasingly popular among adolescents, and the latest available scientific evidence suggests the use of these products leads to adverse health effects that may accrue over time, leading to an increased risk of cardiovascular and pulmonary disease over the course of the life of people who use e-cigarettes, according …

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Smoking Increases the Risk of Depression and Schizophrenia

Smoking Increases the Risk of Depression and Schizophrenia

Summary: New research finds smoking significantly increases the risk of a person developing schizophrenia or depression. source: University of Bristol Smoking increases the risk of developing schizophrenia by between 53% and 127% and of developing depression by 54% to 132%, a report by academics from the University of Bristol published today has shown. More research …

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‘The whole of the UK can quit smoking for good – but only by thinking outside the box’ – Miriam Stoppard

‘The whole of the UK can quit smoking for good – but only by thinking outside the box’ – Miriam Stoppard

Dr Miriam Stoppard discusses New Zealand’s plans to create a Smokefree Generation, and how a novel technique she investigated in Singapore got parents to quit Coming up with more incentives to quit We know the dangers, but still seven million people smoke in the UK. The Government wants England to be smoke free by 2030 …

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Vaping Safety Views Shifted Following Lung Injury Reports

Vaping Safety Views Shifted Following Lung Injury Reports

Adults in the United States increasingly perceive electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, as “more harmful” than traditional cigarettes, according to a new study published this month in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. In addition, the percentage of people who exclusively used traditional cigarettes almost doubled between 2019 and 2020 among those who perceived e-cigarettes as …

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I’m an eye doctor – here’s the crucial warning I give all patients who smoke or vape

I’m an eye doctor – here’s the crucial warning I give all patients who smoke or vape

MILLIONS of people across the UK smoke or use vape products. Every year thousands of these people will suffer health issues related to their habit. 1 Millions of people across the UK smoke or vape, but experts have warned it could be damaging to your eye healthCredit: AFP It’s estimated that around 6.9million people in …

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