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Smoking out the mediators of airway damage caused by pollutants
New insight into how pollution and cigarette smoke damage airways has been provided by Pierangelo Geppetti and colleagues, at the University of Florence, Italy, who studied the effects of such chemicals on guinea pig airways. View News Article (2008-06-23)

New research shows that the smell of smoke does not trigger relapse in quitters
Research into tobacco dependence published online today (Friday 17 October 2008) in the November issue of Addiction, has shown that recent ex-smokers who find exposure to other people's cigarette smoke pleasant are not any more likely to relapse than those who find it unpleasant. View News Article (2008-10-17)

Solving the mystery of how cigarette smoking weakens bones
Almost 20 years after scientists first identified cigarette smoking as a risk factor for osteoporosis and bone fractures, a new study is shedding light on exactly how cigarette smoke weakens bones. View News Article (2012-07-27)

Allergy season: Cigarettes to the rescue?
Everyone knows that smoking can kill you, but did you know that it may help with your allergies? A new study shows that cigarette smoke can prevent allergies by decreasing the reaction of immune cells to allergens. View News Article (2009-05-15)

Passive smoking increases the risk of heart disease
A new study published in BMC Public Health shows that breathing in second-hand smoke significantly increases the risk of developing heart problems in non-smokers. These findings have serious consequences for public health giving weight to calls for smoking to be banned in public places. In 1995 cardiovascular diseases accounted for nearly 15 million deaths, approximately 30% of deaths worldwide.... View News Article (2002-06-26)

Smoke-Free Workplaces Protect Non-Smokers And Encourage Smokers To Quit
Smoke-free workplaces not only protect non-smokers from the dangers of passive smoking, they also encourage smokers to quit or to reduce consumption, concludes a study in this week’s BMJ. Researchers in California reviewed 26 studies on the effects of smoke-free workplaces. Totally smoke-free workplaces were associated with reductions in prevalence of smoking of nearly 4%. The combined... View News Article (2002-07-24)

Seeing e-cigarette use encourages young adult tobacco users to light up
Seeing people use electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) increases the urge to smoke among regular combustible cigarettes users, according to a new study of young adult smokers.  View News Article (2014-05-28)

Nemours researchers uncover new evidence of cancer-causing agent present in gaseous phase of cigarette smoke
A team of researchers led by A. K. Rajasekaran, PhD, Director of the Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research, has shown that a key protein involved in cell function and regulation is stopped by a substance present in cigarette smoke. View News Article (2012-03-22)

'A stark warning:' Smoking causes genetic damage within minutes after inhaling
In research described as "a stark warning" to those tempted to start smoking, scientists are reporting that cigarette smoke begins to cause genetic damage within minutes - not years - after inhalation into the lungs. View News Article (2011-01-17)

Endotoxins in cigarette smoke
A room where people smoke contains dozens or hundreds of times higher air concentrations of endotoxins than smoke-free indoor air. This has been shown by a research team from Lund University. Endotoxin is the name of a group of poisonous substances produced by bacteria and naturally occurring in the air and elsewhere. In normal low concentrations, endotoxins are not dangerous; indeed, they might... View News Article (2004-08-19)

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