Tobacco Use Disorder

Prenatal nicotine exposure rates higher than previously reported

Prenatal nicotine exposure rates higher than previously reported

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High levels of nicotine were detected in 16.5% of study participants.

Smoking while pregnant increases risk of schizophrenia in offspring

Smoking while pregnant increases risk of schizophrenia in offspring

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Mothers who heavily used tobacco during pregnancy increased the risk of their children developing schizophrenia.

PAs lack reliable information on e-cigarettes

PAs lack reliable information on e-cigarettes

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While most PAs believe that e-cigarettes are harmful to health, they need more reliable information to help inform clinical decisions.

Abrupt cessation more effective when quitting smoking

Abrupt cessation more effective when quitting smoking

Of those who quit abruptly, 49% and 22% were still non-smokers at 4 weeks and 6 months, respectively.

Smoking still prevalent among pregnant young women

Smoking still prevalent among pregnant young women

In 2014, nearly 9% of women who gave birth smoked during pregnancy.

How effective are smoking cessation medications?

How effective are smoking cessation medications?

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Study results showed no significant difference based on the type of smoking cessation option they were given.

Teens who use e-cigarettes are likely to use combustible tobacco

Teens who use e-cigarettes are likely to use combustible tobacco

Teenagers who use e-cigarettes have an increased likelihood of using combustible tobacco products.

Smoking attributed to half of cancer deaths

Smoking attributed to half of cancer deaths

Almost 126,000 of the deaths attributed to smoking were from cancers of the lungs, bronchus, and trachea.

Paying smokers to quit effective cessation strategy

Paying smokers to quit effective cessation strategy

Deposit programs were twice as effective as the rewards programs, and five times more effective than simply receiving free smoking aids.

Gene variation linked to smoking duration

Gene variation linked to smoking duration

The average age of diagnosis was 61 years among those with the variation and 65 years for those without the variation.

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