ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM ScienceDaily.com HERE A new UCLA study found that healthy nonsmokers experienced increased adrenaline levels in their heart after one electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) with nicotine but there were no increased adrenaline levels when the study subjects used an a nicotine-free or empty e-cig. The findings are published in Journal of the American Heart Association, […]
In each edition of Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) produces a feature called QuickStats. The purpose of QuickStats is to briefly highlight data from NCHS data collection programs in a single figure. This week, QuickStats highlights the percentage of U.S. adults who had ever used an e-cigarette […]
Today’s CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) is releasing a tobacco-related article in the March 20th edition of JAMA Pediatrics entitled, “Secondhand Exposure to Electronic Cigarette Aerosol Among US Youths.” Authors analyzed data from the 2015 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) and write that overall exposure to secondhand aerosol from e-cigarettes in an indoor […]
Today CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) is releasing a tobacco-related article in the March 9th edition of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine entitled, “National and State Trends in Sales of Cigarettes and E-Cigarettes, U.S., 2011-2015.” Authors examined retail scanner data from convenience and grocery stores; mass merchandisers like Walmart; drug, dollar, and club […]
A new report from the U.S. Surgeon General raises public health concerns about e-cigarette use among U.S. youth and young adults. The report comes amid alarming rates of youth and young adult use of e-cigarettes; in 2015, about 1 in 6 high school students used an e-cigarettes in the past month. The report finds that, […]
ORIGINAL ARTICLE by Sean Cameron of Kokomo Herald HERE Advocates for a smoke-free Kokomo celebrated another victory last week as the Howard County Commissioners voted to add e-cigarettes to the county government’s own smoke-free workplace ordinance. It was a move applauded by Shirley Dubois, coordinator for Howard County Tobacco-Free. “Thanks to Commissioners Tyler Moore, Brad […]
ORIGINAL ARTICLE by Karina Shedrofsky of USA Today HERE As e-cigarette use among teens rapidly increases, a national health report suggests adolescents who would not have otherwise used tobacco products are now turning to electronic smoking devices. The report, released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, is based on a study that found overall […]
ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE by Patrick McGreevy with Los Angeles Times Smoking would be banned at California parks and beaches as a health and wildfire risk under legislation approved Tuesday by the state Senate. Sen. Marty Block (D-San Diego) introduced SB 1333, which would make smoking and disposing of tobacco waste an infraction subject to a […]
ORIGINAL ARTICLE by Jilian Mincer of Reuters HERE Use of electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices has stalled in the United States as more Americans question their safety, according to a new online Reuters/Ipsos poll. About 10 percent of the 9,766 adults surveyed between April 19 and May 16 use the devices, the same percentage […]
ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE by Abby Armbruster from Daily Journal When a downtown Franklin restaurant owner sees a customer pull out an e-cigarette and take a puff, he keeps his eyes on the other diners around. If they don’t have an issue with it, Triple Play BBQ co-owner Ron Dwenger doesn’t, either. But if you go […]
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WEBINAR -- "BRCA Genetics in The News: What Do I Do Next?" -- Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 8 p.m. EST. -- The webinar features Sharsheret's own Genetics Program Coordinator, Peggy Cottrell, MS, CGC, who will explore the latest critical genetics research, decode BRCA and other genetic mutations, and help us understand what steps we need to take next. A Sharsheret peer supporter will share her personal story and a live question and answer session will follow the presentation. We are proud to partner with FORCE on this presentation! To register for the webinar or to share the webinar with others in your network, CLICK HERE. Feel free to share widely. If you have any questions, please contact Support Program Coordinator Shira Kravitz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-866-474-2774.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - Public Health Institute is accepting applications for the National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health from teams in the Appalachian and Mid-regions of the United States. "For communities that are engaged in cross-sector work to improve the public health, this is an opportunity to boost your team's capacity and skills through a community leadership process." Deadline January 12, 2018 - LEARN MORE
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