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Why menthols may make it harder for black smokers to quit

Some African Americans may find it harder to quit smoking than their white peers—and for a surprising reason: the preferred flavor of their cigarette. Since the 1940s, tobacco companies have targeted menthols to African Americans. They were marketed heavily on billboards in black communities and in African American magazines. And it worked. The most popular […]

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Quitting tobacco: Understanding your options

Quitting tobacco is difficult, but luckily there are many options to help you quit. Choose the option that works best for you. You may even find yourself trying multiple options before you are successful in quitting. Read on to learn about the different approaches to help you quit tobacco. Original source: http://blog.healthadvocate.com/2016/09/quitting-tobacco-understanding-your-options/

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Daily vaping boosts heart attack risk

Original source: https://pennstatehershey.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=c77bfe4b-e7bb-4daf-b628-7d6a8f3ff356#.W5u7Wlw-dBw Vaping an electronic cigarette, or e-cigarette, isn’t a safe way to dodge the dangers smoking traditional cigarettes pose to your heart. Furthermore, if you start vaping and keep smoking regular cigarettes, you could end up multiplying the toll tobacco takes on your heart, according to the results of a new study. For the […]

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Event: Vaping and Juuling in Adolescents and Adults

Join Dr. Foulds on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 for a lecture on “Vaping and Juuling in Adolescents and Adults”. The lecture will be held at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Lecture Room A from 6-8PM. Light refreshments will be served. The event will be streamed via Zoom https://psu.zoom.us/j/785697571 Directions: Event will be held at Penn […]

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Most PA students tobacco-free, but vaping and cigarette use still a concern

Original source: https://news.psu.edu/story/507137/2018/02/26/research/most-pa-students-tobacco-free-vaping-and-cigarette-use-still?utm_source=newswire&utm_medium=email&utm_term=508009_HTML&utm_content=03-01-2018-09-08&utm_campaign=hershey%2520newswire Most of Pennsylvania’s high school and middle school students are tobacco-free, but the use of cigarettes, and their digital counterpart, e-cigarettes, is still a cause for concern, according to Penn State researchers. The survey, which was given to students across the state in the 2014–15 school year, asked about which tobacco and nicotine […]

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Teen develops ‘wet lung’ after vaping for just 3 weeks

Original source: https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/17/health/case-study-teen-vaping-wet-lung/index.html An 18-year-old woman working as a hostess in a rural Pennsylvania restaurant decided to try e-cigarettes, perhaps another of the innumerable bistro workers hoping to calm frayed nerves with a smoke — or in this case, a vape. This hostess, though, paid an unusual price for her e-cig use, according to a case study published […]

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