Category Archives: Tobacco

Ventilated Filters: Changing the Face of Lung Cancer in the U.S.

An analysis appearing in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute finds strong evidence that adding ventilation holes to cigarette filters has contributed to a rise in a type of lung cancer called adenocarcinoma among smokers. The authors say the FDA … Continue reading

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Study: Reducing Nicotine Leads to Less Smoking

A new study appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine finds lowering nicotine levels in cigarettes led smokers to smoke fewer cigarettes. The study was short, just six weeks,  so the authors say it should be viewed as preliminary. But … Continue reading

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Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer Screening

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Thursday finalized a preliminary ruling made in November on the use of CT scans to screen smokers for lung cancer. The plan looks almost identical to the one proposed, with one important … Continue reading

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Expert Panel Backs Lung Cancer Screening Using CT Scans

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent panel of non-Federal experts that conducts scientific evidence reviews of preventive health care services for the U.S. government,  is posting its draft recommendations for lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT). The … Continue reading

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World No Tobacco Day

Today is World No Tobacco Day, a day when we could all use a strong reminder just how deadly an impact tobacco has on us worldwide. The newly released Tobacco Atlas has powerful information on just how big of a health … Continue reading

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