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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

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?

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

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

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

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.