ASH Daily news for 27 January 2016



HEADLINES

  • Britain’s death toll for women’s lung cancer is worst in the EU
  • Blog: The Tobacco Industry should pay for damage it causes
  • Nottingham smokers will be told to stub out cigarettes at biggest city events
  • Could moving house be the best time to give up smoking
  • Study: Mice study suggests electronic cigarette vapour could dampen immune system

    Britain’s death toll for women’s lung cancer is worst in the EU

    A study carried out by researchers in Europe and published in the Journal Annals of Oncology, has found that more women will die from lung cancer in the UK this year than in any other EU country.

    Professor Carlo La Vecchia of Milan University, co-author of the study said: ‘There is a moderate fall in death rates in female lung cancer in the UK, although UK rates are still higher than in other EU countries, except Denmark, as British women started to smoke earlier.”

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    The Sun: Brit women’s lung cancer death rate falls despite rising in the rest of Europe

    Source: Mail Online, 27 January 2016
    Link: http://dailym.ai/1WNr81n

    Blog: The Tobacco Industry should pay for damage it causes

    Following the launch of Cancer Research UK’s “cough up” campaign, to make the tobacco industry pay for the damage it does, a CRUK blog explores how we can protect Stop Smoking Services.

    It also asks you to sign a petition to make the tobacco industry pay and help save vital Stop Smoking Services.

    Source: CRUK, 26 January 2016
    Link: ttp://bit.ly/1nMI8sE

    Nottingham smokers will be told to stub out cigarettes at biggest city events

    Smokers will be asked not to smoke at some of Nottingham’s most popular events – as leaders call for a smoke-free summer.

    Professor John Britton, director of the UK Centre for Tobacco Studies, based at the University of Nottingham, said: “It’s brilliant news – it has the potential to really change attitudes to smoking in the city.

    “It’s our biggest avoidable killer, particularly in less well-off areas. This is the kind of move which will reinforce the idea that you do not have to smoke. It’s the sort of thing that changes the next generation.”

    Source: Nottingham Post, 27 January 2016
    Link: http://bit.ly/1NzSFfI

    Could moving house be the best time to give up smoking

    Researchers from the University of Bath have published a study in the Journal of Environmental Psychology, which suggests that big upheavals, such as moving house or changing jobs, create a window of opportunity for getting rid of bad habits, such as smoking.

    Source
    The Journal of Environmental Psychology: Empowering interventions to promote sustainable lifestyles: Testing the habit discontinuity hypothesis in a field experiment

    Source: The Telegraph, 27 January 2016
    Link: http://bit.ly/1TneExw

    Study: Mice study suggests electronic cigarette vapour could dampen immune system

    Following a study carried out on mice, researchers at the University of California suggests that electronic vapour is toxic to airway cells, suppresses immune defences and alters inflammation.

    Source
    Journal of Molecular Medicine: Electronic cigarette inhalation alters innate immunity and airway cytokines while increasing the virulence of colonizing bacteria

    Source: Medical Xpress, 26 January 2016
    Link: http://bit.ly/1PDhHC