Coronavirus is giving smokers incentive to quit, and social distancing could help them do it

An addiction psychiatrist explains why smoking raises the risks from COVID-19 and how to quit.

Amy Harrington, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School • conversation
May 5, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: heart-disease health covid-19 coronavirus smoking telehealth tobacco vaping social-distancing telemedicine coronavirus-2020 lung-disease

Smokers carry scary compounds on their skin and clothes

Cigarette smokers bring dangerous compounds into non-smoking environments on their skin and clothes, researchers report.

Fred Mamoun-Yale • futurity
March 5, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: smoking tobacco featured health-and-medicine cigarettes volatile-organic-compounds-voc

Just 14% of young people vape

Our fears of a youth vaping epidemic may be overblown: A new study finds that most teens don't vape—and those that do, don't on a regular basis.

Rachel Harrison-NYU • futurity
Jan. 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: teenagers smoking electronic-cigarettes tobacco health-and-medicine

E-cigarette taxes will push people to tobacco

"E-cigarettes and cigarettes are economic substitutes… So if you raise the tax on one product, you will increase use of the other product."

Jennifer French Giarratano-Georgia State • futurity
Nov. 4, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: smoking electronic-cigarettes tobacco taxes health-and-medicine

Menthol cigarette restrictions could hike cost, cut use

"Targeting the tobacco retail environment is rapidly emerging as the next frontier in tobacco control."

Neil Schoenherr-WUSTL • futurity
Sept. 13, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: retail smoking tobacco marketing consumers health-and-medicine cigarettes

Hookah may be worse for you than cigarettes

One draw from a hookah waterpipe can contain as many noxious substances as smoke from an entire cigarette, research shows.

Brian Bell-UC Irvine • futurity
Aug. 13, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: smoking tobacco health-and-medicine

African Americans less likely to quit menthol cigarettes

African Americans who smoke menthol cigarettes are less likely to quit than other menthol smokers. New research indicates why.

David Hill-Buffalo • futurity
June 20, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: tobacco marketing race health-and-medicine cigarettes

Courts would likely uphold FDA’s menthol cigarette ban

A potential ban on menthol combustible products would likely survive tobacco industry lawsuits—but it might take a while.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
April 15, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: tobacco health-and-medicine laws courts

Do bad facts make smokers avoid safer snus?

Snus, a kind of smokeless snuff tobacco, may offer smokers a less harmful alternative, but new research shows they don't know it.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
March 4, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: heart-disease addiction cancer smoking tobacco health-and-medicine

Teen vaping rising fast, and Harvard official is concerned

Amid studies showing e-cigarette use rising rapidly among teens, public health officials who recognize the devices’ potential to reduce health hazards discuss the need to tailor their message to keep the devices out of the hands of the young, according to the head of Harvard’s Center for Global Tobacco Control.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Dec. 18, 2018 ~17 min

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