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New UCSF study: There are 5 different trajectories of youth smoking

Many people think about youth who start smoking as a homogenous group.  Lauren Dutra, Nadra Lisha, Anna Song, and I have found that there are actually four different patterns of youth smoking (in addition to people who never smoke a cigarette).
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E-cig only users have fewer carcinogens in their bodies than cigs, but not most people, who are dual users with cigarettes

A new well-done study, “Nicotine, Carcinogen, and Toxin Exposure in Long-Term E-Cigarette and Nicotine Replacement Therapy Users: A Cross-sectional Study,” published in Annals of Internal Medicine, has been attracting a lot of attention from e-cigarette enthusiasts because it shows that levels of carcinogens in e-cigarette users’ bodies is much lower than when they smoke cigarettes. 
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Even non-nicotine e-cigarettes are a gateway to cigarettes and promote youth relapse

Richard Miech and colleagues at the University of Michigan just published a very strong longitudinal study adding more details to not just that but also how and why e-cigarettes are a gateway to cigarette smoking.  To date, all the studies of the relationship between e-cigarette use and smoking have shown a gateway effect.
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Republicans Want to Make the EPA Great Again by Gutting Health Regulations (with lots of tobacco ties)

Sharon Lerner just posted a great story on efforts to redefine science to make issuing health regulations almost impossible.  The people involved have lots of tobacco ties. 
 
A couple paragraphs at the start of her story sum up the situation:
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The evidence that e-cigs increase cardiovascular risk keeps piling up: Effects on heart rhythm and oxidative stress

While e-cigarette advocates keep stressing the widely-accepted fact that e-cigarettes deliver lower levels of most cancer-causing chemicals, they remain silent on the growing and quite consistent evidence that e-cigarette use increases the risk of cardiovascular (and non-cancer lung) disease.
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The evidence that e-cigs increase cardiovascular risk keeps piling up: Effects on heart rhythm and oxidative stress

While e-cigarette advocates keep stressing the widely-accepted fact that e-cigarettes deliver lower levels of most cancer-causing chemicals, they remain silent on the growing and quite consistent evidence that e-cigarette use increases the risk of cardiovascular (and non-cancer lung) disease.
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The evidence that e-cigs increase cardiovascular risk keeps piling up: Effects on heart rhythm and oxidative stress

While e-cigarette advocates keep stressing the widely-accepted fact that e-cigarettes deliver lower levels of most cancer-causing chemicals, they remain silent on the growing and quite consistent evidence that e-cigarette use increases the risk of cardiovascular (and non-cancer lung) disease.
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The carrot and the stick? Strategies to improve compliance with college campus tobacco policies

Amanda Fallin-Bennett, Maria Roditis, and I just published “The carrot and the stick? Strategies to improve compliance with college campus tobacco policies” in Journal of American College Health.  The title sums up the whole paper pretty well.
 
Here is the abstract:
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Stan Glantz lecture on ecigs available online

I have arranged for a one hour lecture. "E-cigarettes: Back the Future," I did for UCSF medical students to be made available to the public.  It is available here.

Public Higher Education: Free Tuition for California Students to the UC, CSU and Community College Systems Is Possible Today

Most people know me for my work on tobacco, but I have also been active in higher education funding policy.  Here is a press release abot a major new report I helped write.  The full report is available here.
 
Public Higher Education: Free Tuition for California Students to the UC, CSU and Community College Systems Is Possible Today
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