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News: Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360 February 2018

New Respiratory Disease Articles from our Partners at Consultant 360

One Cigarette Is All It Takes

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The “conversion rate” from initial experimentation with cigarettes to daily smoking is a potentially important measure of smoking behavior. Using data from the Global Health Data Exchange, the authors of a recent study aimed to estimate this rate.

Smoking and ADHD: Is There a Connection?

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In a new study, researchers assessed pairs of twins to examine the potential association between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and smoking initiation during adolescence.

Exacerbation Risk Predictors Identified for COPD Patients

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A new study evaluated potential predictors of exacerbation risk and response to inhaled corticosteroids in patients with COPD who were treated with formoterol.

ALA: Despite Progress, More Efforts Needed To Reduce Smoking Rates

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The American Lung Association has released a report on national smoking rates and efforts geared toward reducing these rates, noting progress in some areas and highlighting others in need of significant improvement.

Effects of e-Cigarettes Detailed in Large National Academies Report

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The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine have published a large report with information from more than 800 peer-reviewed scientific studies regarding the health consequences associated with e-cigarette use.