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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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