Epidemiology and Etiology

Changes in Smoking Cessation–Related Behaviors Among US Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Citation
Bandi P, Asare S, Majmundar A, et al. Changes in Smoking Cessation–Related Behaviors Among US Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(8):e2225149. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.25149

Key Points

Question  Did smoking cessation–related behaviours change during the COVID-19 pandemic in the US?

Findings  This cross-sectional study among 788 008 US adult smokers found that the annual prevalence of past-year quit attempts decreased for the first time since 2011, from 65.2% in 2019 to 63.2% in 2020.

Symposium on gender and drugs

Lisbon, Portugal,

Date: 22 November 2022, 9.00 to 17.00 Lisbon time
Location: LxAddictions conference site

National Roundtable on the Completed Prevalence Study on New Psychoactive Substances

Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan,
We invite specialists of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kazakh Scientific Center of Dermatology and Infectious Diseases, representatives of the UNODC, UNAIDS, non-governmental organizations, heads and doctors of regional mental health Centers.

Associations Between Canada's Cannabis Legalization and Emergency Department Presentations for Transient Cannabis-Induced Psychosis and Schizophrenia Conditions: Ontario and Alberta, 2015–2019

Citation
Callaghan, R. C., Sanches, M., Murray, R. M., Konefal, S., Maloney-Hall, B., & Kish, S. J. (2022). Associations Between Canada's Cannabis Legalization and Emergency Department Presentations for Transient Cannabis-Induced Psychosis and Schizophrenia Conditions: Ontario and Alberta, 2015–2019. The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 07067437211070650.
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Objective

Cannabis legalization in many jurisdictions worldwide has raised concerns that such legislation might increase the burden of transient and persistent psychotic illnesses in society. Our study aimed to address this issue.

Assessment of Patterns in e-Cigarette Use Among Adults in the US, 2017-2020

Citation
Boakye E, Osuji N, Erhabor J, et al. Assessment of Patterns in e-Cigarette Use Among Adults in the US, 2017-2020. JAMA Netw Open. 2022;5(7):e2223266. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.23266
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Importance  Updated data on the patterns of e-cigarette use among adults in the US are needed.

Objective  To examine recent patterns in current and daily e-cigarette use among US adults.

Use of e-cigarettes among young people in Great Britain, 2022

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Summary of key findings

The evolving youth use of e-cigarettes in Britain is monitored using the ASH Smokefree GB survey of 11-18 year olds 2013-2022 (see Appendix 2 for methodology), in the context of changes in tobacco use and the regulation of e-cigarettes (see Appendix 1). We present the results for 11-17 year olds separately from 18 year olds. It is an offence to sell e-cigarettes to children under 18 in the United Kingdom.

Cannabis use and risks of respiratory and all-cause morbidity and mortality: a population-based, data-linkage, cohort study

Citation
Vozoris NT, Zhu J, Ryan CM, et al. Cannabis use and risks of respiratory and all-cause morbidity and mortality: a population-based, data-linkage, cohort study. BMJ Open Respiratory Research 2022;9:e001216. doi: 10.1136/bmjresp-2022-001216
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Introduction Although cannabis is frequently used worldwide, its impact on respiratory health is characterised by controversy.

Objective To evaluate the association between cannabis use and respiratory-related emergency room (ER) visits and hospitalisations.

Cross-sectional online survey of the impact of new tobacco health warnings in Colombia

Citation
Adams S, Clavijo A, Tamayo R, et al. Cross-sectional online survey of the impact of new tobacco health warnings in Colombia. BMJ Open 2022;12:e056754. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2021-056754
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Objectives This study aimed to explore the impact of a new set of six pictorial warnings introduced in 2018.

Design and setting Using a cross-sectional design, we examined awareness of the new warnings among Colombian smokers across two time points of data collection.

Exposure to alcohol and overall survival in head and neck cancer: A regional cohort study

Citation
Denissoff, A., Huusko, T., Ventelä, S., Niemelä, S., & Routila, J. (2022). Exposure to alcohol and overall survival in head and neck cancer: A regional cohort study. Head & Neck.
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Background

There is a paucity of knowledge regarding the association of alcohol use with overall survival (OS) of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).