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Body Image, Body Image Research, Teenagers, Teenagers and smoking, teenage drinking, Binge Drinking, Social Work

Perceptions About Body Image Linked to Increased Alcohol, Tobacco Use for Teens

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Virginia Ramseyer-Winter, assistant professor of social work, found negative body image is associated with increased tobacco and alcohol use, with implications for both young men and women.

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Men's Health Week: Say Goodbye to Tobacco

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Cigarettes, cigarette health consequences, e-cigarettes, Nicotine Addiction

Hazards of Cigarette Smoking Extend Way Beyond the Lungs

The long list of conditions that smoking can cause, contribute to, increase the risk of or worsen runs from high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and stroke to gum disease, arthritis and erectile dysfunction.

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Where Cigarette Smoking’s Damage is Done . . . Down to Your DNA

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Scientists have known for decades that smoking cigarettes causes DNA damage, which leads to lung cancer. Now, for the first time, UNC School of Medicine scientists created a method for effectively mapping that DNA damage at high resolution across the genome.

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vaping, e-cigarettes, e-cigarette safety, Tobacco, tobacco addiction, Electronic Cigarettes

E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Cigarettes, PATH Study Shows

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People who regularly use electronic cigarettes are less dependent on their product than those who regularly use traditional cigarettes, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

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Why the Marijuana and Tobacco Policy Camps Are on Very Different Paths

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While tobacco control advocates are pushing for "a kind of prohibition" on cigarettes, the cannabis community is doing quite the opposite, researchers say.

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#NoTobaccoChat: A Twitter Discussion on Changing the Default Approach to Tobacco Dependence

The University of Kansas Cancer Center and Children’s Mercy Twitter #NoTobaccoChat focused on changing the way healthcare providers treat tobacco dependence.

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Penn Study Finds Pictorial Warning Labels on Tobacco Products Could Help Improve Communication of Risks to Smokers

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In a new study published recently in Tobacco Control, Penn researchers found that health warning labels that include images or Pictorial Warning Labels (PWLs) are more effective in gaining and holding the attention of smokers when the image and the text convey similar risks.

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UCLA Nursing School Dean Recognized by American Academy of Nursing Edge Runners for Tobacco Free Nurses Project

On World No Tobacco Day 2017, the American Academy of Nursing announces the designation of Linda Sarna, dean of the UCLA School of Nursing and her collaborator Stella Aguinaga Bialous, associate professor at the University of San Francisco School of Nursing, as Academy Edge Runners for their model, Tobacco Free Nurses (TFN).

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Nearly 500 Supporters Joined ATS Rally on Capitol Hill: Lab Coats for Lungs

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In an ATS 2017 International Conference first, respiratory health professionals and patients joined other conference attendees at a rally near the Capitol on Tuesday, May 23 to voice their concerns about recent policies that threaten to undermine many of the ATS’s advocacy priorities including: research funding, tobacco regulation, affordable health care, and clean air. Also participating in the rally was U.S. senators Edward Markey (D-MA) and Tom Carper (D-DE).WASHINGTON, DC – May 24, 2017 – In an ATS 2017 International Conference first, respiratory health professionals and patients joined other conference attendees at a rally near the Capitol on Tuesday, May 23 to voice their concerns about recent policies that threaten to undermine many of the ATS’s advocacy priorities including: research funding, tobacco regulation, affordable health care, and clean air. Also participating in the rally was U.S. senators Edward Markey (D-MA) and Tom Carper (D-DE). Since its inception in 1905,







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