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National Rate of Tobacco and Substance Use Disorders Among Hospitalized Heart Failure Patients

Several cardiotoxic substances impact heart failure incidence. The burden of comorbid tobacco or substance use disorders among heart failure patients is under-characterized. We describe the burden of tobacco and substance use disorders among hospitalized heart failure patients in the United States. Methods We calculated the proportion of primary heart failure hospitalizations in the 2014 National […]

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Are e-Cigarettes Safe?

As the popularity of e-cigarettes increases, concerns are being raised about their safety and lack of regulation. E-cigarettes are not regulated or taxed like normal tobacco-containing cigarettes. Unlike nicotine inhalers, the exact chemical content of the liquid that is heated in the e-cigarettes is unknown, and e-cigarettes have not been clinically proven to promote smoking cessation. […]

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