BMJ, 21 September 2015
The high prevalence of cigarette smoking and tobacco related morbidity and mortality in people with chronic mental illness is well documented. This review summarizes results from studies of smoking cessation treatments in people with schizophrenia, depression, anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder. It also summarizes experimental studies aimed at identifying biopsychosocial mechanisms that underlie the high smoking rates seen in people with these disorders.
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Public Health England, 15 September 2015
Smoking and quitting in England is the first of a planned series of resources that will help make the case for effective public health interventions. The resource will bring together in one easily accessible package local and national level data, policy and programme expertise, as well as campaigning and social marketing resources – all presented in an easy-to-use, engaging format, that will help make the case for effective public health interventions.
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Public Health England, August 2015
This expert independent evidence review published by Public Health England (PHE) concludes that e-cigarettes are significantly less harmful to health than tobacco and have the potential to help smokers quit smoking.
Key findings of the review include:
•the current best estimate is that e-cigarettes are around 95% less harmful than smoking
•nearly half the population (44.8%) don’t realise e-cigarettes are much less harmful than smoking
•there is no evidence so far that e-cigarettes are acting as a route into smoking for children or non-smokers
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British Medical Journal, 17 November 2014
Particles in secondhand vapour from e-cigarettes have the potential to damage the health of non-smokers, a study by environmental scientists presented at the e-cigarette summit in London on 13 November has found…
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The Lancet, September 2014
Over the GBD period 1990-2010, smoking-related deaths globally are estimated to have increased by 18%. The recent US National Youth Tobacco Survey showed a dramatic increase in young people using e-cigarettes, from 79 000 in 2011, to 263 000 in 2013. Accidental or deliberate ingestion of e-cigarette liquids can lead to acute nicotine toxicity, and deaths of children have been reported.
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British Medical Journal, 29 August 2014
The number of middle and high school students in the United States who have tried electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) despite never using regular cigarettes increased threefold from 2011 to 2013, a new report has found.
The study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,1 published online on 20 August in the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, reported that 263 000 non-smoking students tried e-cigarettes in 2013, compared with just 79 000 in 2011.
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