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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077449/waterpipe-promotion-and-use-on-instagram-hookah
#1
Jon-Patrick Allem, Kar-Hai Chu, Tess Boley Cruz, Jennifer B Unger
INTRODUCTION: Waterpipe (hookah) use is becoming more prevalent in the United States and abroad with potential implications for public health. As waterpipe use rapidly grows in popularity, novel data streams are needed that can help capture and document the social and environmental context in which individuals use, and are marketed, this emerging tobacco product. This study characterized waterpipe-related posts on Instagram in order to inform regulatory and policy activities in the United States...
January 11, 2017: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077126/what-do-we-know-about-the-effects-of-exposure-to-low-alcohol-and-equivalent-product-labelling-on-the-amounts-of-alcohol-food-and-tobacco-people-select-and-consume-a-systematic-review
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Ian Shemilt, Vivien Hendry, Theresa M Marteau
BACKGROUND: Explicit labelling of lower strength alcohol products could reduce alcohol consumption by attracting more people to buy and drink such products instead of higher strength ones. Alternatively, it may lead to more consumption due to a 'self-licensing' mechanism. Equivalent labelling of food or tobacco (for example "Low fat" or "Low tar") could influence consumption of those products by similar mechanisms. This systematic review examined the effects of 'Low alcohol' and equivalent labelling of alcohol, food and tobacco products on selection, consumption, and perceptions of products among adults...
January 12, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073600/e-cigarettes-and-urologic-health-a-collaborative-review-of-toxicology-epidemiology-and-potential-risks
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REVIEW
Liam Bourke, Linda Bauld, Christopher Bullen, Marcus Cumberbatch, Edward Giovannucci, Farhad Islami, Hayden McRobbie, Debra T Silverman, James W F Catto
CONTEXT: Use of electronic cigarettes (ECs) is on the rise in most high-income countries. Smoking conventional cigarettes is a known risk factor for urologic malignancy incidence, progression, and mortality, as well as for other urologic health indicators. The potential impact of EC use on urologic health is therefore of clinical interest to the urology community. OBJECTIVE: To review the available data on current EC use, including potential benefits in urologic patients, potential issues linked to toxicology of EC constituents, and how this might translate into urologic health risks...
January 7, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073035/criterion-validity-of-measures-of-perceived-relative-harm-of-e-cigarettes-and-smokeless-tobacco-compared-to-cigarettes
#4
Alexander Persoskie, Anh B Nguyen, Annette R Kaufman, Cindy Tworek
Beliefs about the relative harmfulness of one product compared to another (perceived relative harm) are central to research and regulation concerning tobacco and nicotine-containing products, but techniques for measuring such beliefs vary widely. We compared the validity of direct and indirect measures of perceived harm of e-cigarettes and smokeless tobacco (SLT) compared to cigarettes. On direct measures, participants explicitly compare the harmfulness of each product. On indirect measures, participants rate the harmfulness of each product separately, and ratings are compared...
January 4, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071639/the-ban-on-smokeless-tobacco-products-is-systematically-violated-in-chennai-india
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E Vidhubala, C Pisinger, B Basumallik, D S Prabhakar
BACKGROUND: India is the world's third largest consumer of tobacco. There are twice as many users of smokeless tobacco products (STPs) as cigarette smokers. The Government of Tamil Nadu has banned the sale of gutkha and pan masala in 2013. Our aim was to identify the varieties of illegal STP available in Chennai, India. METHODS: In systematically chosen zones and regions of Chennai city, we randomly identified three kinds of kiosks (n = 18) and asked for "gutkha" and "pan masala," one of each product available...
April 2016: Indian Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069410/tobacco-control-and-treatment-for-the-pediatric-clinician-practice-policy-and-research-updates
#6
REVIEW
Brian P Jenssen, Karen M Wilson
Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, and exposure to tobacco smoke harms children from conception forward. There is no safe level of tobacco exposure. While overall smoking rates have declined, the advent of new products, such as electronic cigarettes, threatens to perpetuate nicotine addiction without clear health benefits. In addition to reviewing traditional and new tobacco products, we discuss the unique role that pediatricians should play in tobacco treatment and control efforts...
January 6, 2017: Academic Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060438/alcohol-and-tobacco-consumption-concordance-and-its-correlates-in-older-couples-in-latin-america
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Mayra Pires Alves Machado, Davi Camara Opaleye, Tiago Veiga Pereira, Ivan Padilla, Ana Regina Noto, Martin Prince, Cleusa Pinheiro Ferri
AIM: As little is known about alcohol and tobacco consumption concordance between older spouses in low- and middle-income countries, the present study aimed to estimate this in older couples from five Latin American countries. METHODS: This study is a secondary analysis of data collected between 2003 and 2007 by the 10/66 Dementia Research Group, from 1451 couples aged over 65 years from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Peru, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Kappa statistic was used to assess the agreement of the behavior beyond chance, and logistic regression models with meta-analyses were used to estimate the factors associated with concordance...
January 6, 2017: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042396/tobacco-control-in-oman-it-s-time-to-get-serious
#8
REVIEW
Jawad Al-Lawati, Ruth M Mabry, Zakiya Q Al-Busaidi
Tobacco use is the world's leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality. Although Oman remains a country with the lowest tobacco use in the Arab Gulf States, the prevalence of tobacco use is projected to increase to 33.3% by 2025. In 2005, Oman acceded to the World Health Organization's Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, an international treaty with numerous obligations aiming to reduce the global burden of tobacco use. This paper documents, for the first time, Oman's experience in tobacco control by providing a descriptive analysis of the evolution of tobacco control policies in relation to the country's international obligations...
January 2017: Oman Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025588/exporting-an-inherently-harmful-product-the-marketing-of-virginia-slims-cigarettes-in-the-united-states-japan-and-korea
#9
Timothy Dewhirst, Wonkyong B Lee, Geoffrey T Fong, Pamela M Ling
Ethical issues surrounding the marketing and trade of controversial products such as tobacco require a better understanding. Virginia Slims, an exclusively women's cigarette brand first launched in 1968 in the USA, was introduced during the mid 1980s to major Asian markets, such as Japan and Korea, dominated by male smokers. By reviewing internal corporate documents, made public from litigation, we examine the marketing strategies used by Philip Morris as they entered new markets such as Japan and Korea and consider the extent that the company attempted to appeal to women in markets where comparatively few women were smokers...
November 2016: Journal of Business Ethics: JBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017304/e-cigarettes-what-a-practicing-cardiologist-needs-to-know
#10
EDITORIAL
Joshua Liberman, Samuel Wann
Cardiologists and other physicians caring for patients who either smoke tobacco or are potential or active users of E-cigarettes have many questions about this increasingly popular method for delivering nicotine to the brain: (1) What are E-cigarettes? (2) What harm do E-cigarettes pose to users and bystanders? (3) Can E-cigarettes help tobacco smokers quit? (4) Are E-cigarettes a gateway to tobacco smoking, addicting new users, particularly the young, to nicotine? and (5) Should E-cigarettes be tolerated, or even favored over tobacco, as a less harmful substitute for those unable to stop smoking tobacco? This editorial summarizes evidence and expert opinion, preparing the physician for informed discussion of this controversial subject with their patients and colleagues...
November 19, 2016: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017183/quitting-smoking-during-substance-use-disorders-treatment-patient-and-treatment-related-variables
#11
Barbara K Campbell, Thao Le, Barbara Tajima, Joseph Guydish
Although individuals in substance use disorders (SUD) treatment continue to smoke at high rates, regulatory, policy and programming changes promoting tobacco cessation are being implemented and some patients quit successfully. We examined associations of smoking patterns, tobacco advertising receptivity, anti-tobacco message awareness, health risk perception, attitudes towards addressing smoking and availability of smoking cessation services with quitting smoking during SUD treatment. Surveys were completed by 1127 patients in 24 programs chosen randomly, stratified by program type (residential, methadone maintenance, outpatient), from among publicly funded, adult treatment programs within the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network...
February 2017: Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013270/impact-of-the-2015-cms-inpatient-psychiatric-facility-quality-reporting-ipfqr-rule-on-tobacco-treatment
#12
Shane Carrillo, Niaman Nazir, Eric Howser, Lisa Shenkman, Melinda Laxson, Taenisha S Scheuermann, Kimber P Richter
INTRODUCTION: In its fiscal year (FY) 2015 final rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) required reporting of tobacco treatment quality measures as part of the Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Prospective Payment System (IPF PPS). This pre-intervention, post-intervention policy analysis evaluates the impact of that policy at a large academic medical center that opted to improve performance as it implemented reporting measures. METHODS: Electronic medical record data were collected retrospectively for all adult (≥18 years) inpatient psychiatric admissions from January 1(st) 2014 to December 31(st) 2015...
December 24, 2016: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001204/-the-impact-of-prices-and-taxes-on-the-use-of-tobacco-products-in-latin-america-and-the-caribbean
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G Emmanuel Guindon, Guillermo R Paraje, Frank J Chaloupka
We examined the impact of tobacco prices or taxes on tobacco use in Latin America and Caribbean countries. We searched MEDLINE, EconLit, LILACS, unpublished literature, 6 specialty journals, and reviewed references. We calculated pooled price elasticities using random-effects models. The 32 studies we examined found that cigarette prices have a negative and statistically significant effect on cigarette consumption. A change in price is associated with a less than proportional change in the quantity of cigarettes demanded...
October 2016: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001202/-evaluation-of-uruguay-s-antismoking-campaign-progress-and-challenges-at-ten-years
#14
Patricia Triunfo, Jeffrey Harris, Ana Balsa
In 2005, shortly after ratifying the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), Uruguay began an ambitious tobacco control campaign that brought the country to the global forefront in the fight against smoking. The wide range of measures implemented in a relatively short period and the rigorousness with which policies were implemented and enforced have few precedents, even in the most developed countries. This paper presents a synthesis and update of several papers by the authors that evaluate different aspects of the campaign ten years following ratification of the FCTC...
October 2016: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001200/increasing-excise-taxes-in-the-presence-of-an-illegal-cigarette-market-the-2011-brazil-tobacco-tax-reform
#15
Roberto Magno Iglesias
The Brazilian cigarette excise tax reform of 2011 increased tax rates significantly in the presence of a high proportion of illegal and cheap cigarettes contributing to total consumption. Prior to 2011, tobacco tax policy in Brazil had reduced excise tax share on consumer prices, for fear of smuggling. This report examines two hypotheses explaining why tax authorities changed direction. The first is related to lack of concern regarding smuggling in tobacco industry pricing behavior before 2011 (rather than reducing prices following tax reduction, legal companies increased net of tax prices above inflation and key costs)...
October 2016: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28001198/-cigarette-taxes-and-demand-in-colombia
#16
Norman Maldonado, Blanca Llorente, Javier Deaza
Objective: Estimate price and income elasticities of aggregate demand for cigarettes in Colombia, by controlling for structural market changes since the late 1990s, to identify policy opportunities for taxes that could improve public health and increase tax revenues. Methods: Measurement of aggregate demand for cigarettes using gross income reported on value-added tax returns submitted to Colombia's National Tax and Customs Office (DIAN is the acronym in Spanish) by the tobacco product manufacturing industry, subtracting exports...
October 2016: Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública, Pan American Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000973/quality-of-life-and-recreational-cannabis-use
#17
REVIEW
Matthew Goldenberg, Waguih William IsHak, Itai Danovitch
INTRODUCTION: Cannabis is now the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States and use is increasing. Frequent cannabis use has been associated with adverse social and health effects. We sought to evaluate the relationship between recreational cannabis use and Quality of Life (QoL), a person-centered measure that characterizes the overall sense of health and wellbeing. We hypothesized that QoL would be unchanged or increased among recreational cannabis users, who did not meet criteria for a Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD) and that QoL would be lower among those who met criteria for a CUD...
January 2017: American Journal on Addictions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994998/smoking-related-attitudes-motives-and-behaviors-of-male-secondary-school-students-in-an-urban-setting-of-china
#18
Xianglong Xu, Cheng Chen, Abu S Abdullah, Lingli Liu, Manoj Sharma, Yaping Li, Yong Zhao
BACKGROUND: Most smokers have their first experience of cigarette use when they are teenagers (i.e. at schools). Aiming tobacco control initiatives at secondary school students offers preventive measures to eliminate or reduce tobacco use initiation by students. This study assessed smoking-related attitudes, motives and behavior as well as other factors associated with smoking among male secondary school students in an urban setting in China. METHODS: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in urban areas of Chongqing using a structured questionnaire administered to 1297 male secondary school students...
2016: SpringerPlus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992725/smoking-mental-illness-and-public-health
#19
Judith J Prochaska, Smita Das, Kelly C Young-Wolff
Tobacco remains the leading preventable cause of death worldwide. In particular, people with mental illness are disproportionately affected with high smoking prevalence; they account for more than 200,000 of the 520,000 tobacco-attributable deaths in the United States annually and die on average 25 years prematurely. Our review aims to provide an update on smoking in the mentally ill. We review the determinants of tobacco use among smokers with mental illness, presented with regard to the public health HAVE framework of "the host" (e...
December 16, 2016: Annual Review of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986913/the-prevalence-of-exposure-to-workplace-secondhand-smoke-in-the-united-states-2010-to-2015
#20
Hongying Dai, Jianqiang Hao
OBJECTIVE: To compare changes in exposure to workplace secondhand smoke (SHS) by industry of employment and occupation from 2010 to 2015. METHODS: Data were collected from 2010 and 2015 National Health Interview Survey. Weighted estimates of the prevalence of exposure to workplace SHS among currently working nonsmokers in 2010 (n = 12 627) and 2015 (n = 16 399) were compared. RESULTS: The prevalence of exposure to workplace SHS among currently working nonsmokers was 10...
November 14, 2016: Nicotine & Tobacco Research: Official Journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco
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