Geisel investigators at the Health Promotion Research Center at Dartmouth are leading a statewide effort to determine if offering financial incentives—for fitness, weight loss, and smoking cessation programs—can help people with mental illness reduce their high risk for cardiovascular disease.
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Young people across the United States who smoke electronic cigarettes are considerably more likely to start smoking traditional cigarettes within a year than their peers who do not smoke e-cigarettes, according to an analysis led by the University of Pittsburgh and Dartmouth.
The Post and Courier – Cites a recent Geisel School of Medicine study, which surveyed 1,050 young smokers, age 15-23, and found that within two years, 39 percent who had smoked a hookah had graduated to cigarettes. The study notes that the young and impressionable get hooked at a more than 30 percent rate.
A team of researchers at Dartmouth College and University of Pittsburgh found respondents who had smoked water pipe tobacco but not smoked cigarettes were at increased risk of cigarette smoking two years later as recently published online in JAMA Pediatrics.
Over the next year, Dartmouth researchers will carry out a pilot study to determine if a new standardized protocol can help smokers with vascular disease quit smoking.
On June 18, Susanne Tanski, MD, an associate professor of pediatrics at Geisel and a pediatrician, testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation about the risks of e-cigarettes.