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Electronic cigarettes: effective, or just the new “cool” sensation?

December 1, 2014

By Samuel Tesfaye, Pharm.D. Student. Electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. despite lack of evidence regarding their safety.1 According to the National Tobacco Survey, e-cigarette use in both the youth and adult population has nearly doubled from 2011-2012.2 Many smokers of conventional cigarettes are using e-cigarettes... View Article

Nicotine Patches Fail Most Pregnant Women

November 14, 2014

By Kara Bobka, PharmD Student In 2011, 10% of pregnant women reported smoking during the last trimester.1 Smoking during pregnancy can lead to miscarriages, premature births, placenta problems, birth defects, and infant death.1 The standard treatment for smoking cessation is behavioral therapy, like staying active or chewing gum, and support... View Article

Chew or Dip, Time to Quit

November 5, 2014

By Tyler Michael, PharmD Student Smokeless tobacco use is on the decline in adults and children.1 This is not necessarily a time to celebrate for healthcare providers though. As the focus has been shifted away from the dangers of smokeless tobacco, some professionals have wrongfully started encouraging smokeless tobacco as a... View Article