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New insights into vaping uptake among Māori and Pacific peoples
Māori and Pasifika who have not been able to quit smoking may need more support to move from smoking to vaping, researchers from the University of Otago and Māori public health collective Hāpai Te Hauora have found. (2020-05-24)
Smokers more likely to express ACE2 protein that SARS-COV-2 uses to enter human cells
Previous data from COVID-19 patients suggests that cigarette smokers are more likely to have health complications. (2020-05-18)
Smoking increases SARS-CoV-2 receptors in the lung
New research from CSHL scientists suggests that cigarette smoke spurs the lungs to make more ACE2 (angiotensin-converting enzyme 2), the protein that the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19 grabs and uses to enter human cells. (2020-05-18)
Tobacco companies minting it before Wednesday's UK menthol cigarette ban
Three days before menthol cigarettes are banned in the UK, new research highlights a sharp rise in their market share and extensive tobacco industry efforts to undermine legislation. (2020-05-17)
Coffee linked to lower body fat in women
Women who drink two or three cups of coffee a day have been found to have lower total body and abdominal fat than those who drink less, according to a new study published in The Journal of Nutrition. (2020-05-13)
COPD and smoking associated with higher COVID-19 mortality
Current smokers and people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have an increased risk of severe complications and higher mortality with COVID-19 infection, according to a new study published May 11, 2020 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jaber Alqahtani of University College London, UK, and colleagues. (2020-05-11)
UniSA research uncovers treatment combo that sees smokers six times more likely to quit
New research led by the University of South Australia has found that smokers who receive the medication varenicline tartrate combined with Quitline counselling following a period of hospitalisation due to a tobacco-related illness are six times more likely to quit smoking than those who attempt to stop without support. (2020-05-01)
Changes to gut microbiome may slow cancer growth in smokers
Changes to the gut microbiome interacted with the immune system to slow the growth of cancer in mice exposed to cigarette smoke, according to research that was selected for presentation at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2020. (2020-04-30)
E-cigarette users experience vascular damage similar to that of smokers of combustible cigarettes
Young adults using e-cigarettes experienced arterial stiffness and blood vessel damage similar to those who smoke traditional cigarettes. (2020-04-29)
Tobacco smoking increases lung entry points for COVID-19 virus
Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, the University of South Carolina and other institutions have identified tobacco smoking as a potential risk factor for infection of the COVID-19 virus. (2020-04-29)
A rare snail living on wood is discovered in the Arctic ocean
Postgraduate student Ekaterina Krol and Senior Research Associate at the Department of Applied Ecology of St Petersburg University Ivan Nekhaev have found a marine snail from the subclass Neomphaliones in a collection from the Soviet Arctic expeditions of the 1930s. (2020-04-22)
Promoting advantages of product category, such as e-cigarettes, can backfire
Researchers suggest that during the past decade, efforts to promote e-cigarettes as a healthier alternative to combustible cigarettes backfired. (2020-04-22)
Kids or teen smokers are less likely to kick the habit as adults
The younger you start smoking, the more likely you are to smoke daily as an adult and the less likely you are to have kicked the habit by your 40s, according to an international study that includes the US. (2020-04-08)
Higher levels of coronavirus 'entry point' enzyme in lungs of COPD patients and smokers
People with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and people who currently smoke may have higher levels of a molecule, called angiotensin converting enzyme II (ACE-2), in their lungs according to a study published in the European Respiratory Journal today (Thursday). (2020-04-08)
COPD linked to heightened risk of lung cancer in people who have never smoked
COPD, short for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is linked to a heightened risk of lung cancer in people who have never smoked, indicates research published online in the journal Thorax. (2020-04-02)
First FDA-approved drug for thyroid eye disease effective regardless of age, gender
Teprotumumab, the first FDA-approved medicine for thyroid eye disease, provides significant improvement in eye bulging, regardless of patient gender, age or smoking status, according to a study accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section of the Journal of the Endocrine Society. (2020-03-31)
E-Cigarettes more effective than counseling alone for smoking cessation
Smokers who received smoking cessation counseling and used electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) containing nicotine were more than twice as likely to successfully quit smoking compared to those who received counseling but did not use e-cigarettes, in a clinical trial presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC). (2020-03-30)
Flavor research for consumer protection
In 2013, the German Stiftung Warentest found harmful benzene in drinks with cherry flavor. (2020-03-26)
E-cigarette use rises while new data points to heart health risks
A new study adds to mounting evidence that the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), or vaping, has increased in recent years among US adults, with nearly 1 in 20 reporting current use of e-cigarettes, according to research presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC). (2020-03-18)
Observed 'gateway' effect of e-cigarettes among teens 'likely to be small'
The observed 'gateway' effect of e-cigarette use among teens is 'likely to be small,' with only a tiny proportion of experimental vapers going on to smoke regular cigarettes, suggests research published online in the journal Tobacco Control. (2020-03-17)
Are non-smoking young adults who use e-cigarettes more likely to smoke in the future?
Young people who have tried e-cigarettes but have never smoked before are nearly five times more likely to go on to try smoking, a new study has found. (2020-03-10)
Humans transport dangerous smoke residues indoors
A team of scientists discovered that people carry hazardous compounds from cigarette smoke into non-smoking environments. (2020-03-05)
Vaping changes oral microbiome, increasing risk for infection
Using e-cigarettes alters the mouth's microbiome -- the community of bacteria and other microorganisms -- and makes users more prone to inflammation and infection, finds a new study led by researchers at NYU College of Dentistry. (2020-02-26)
England off track to meet government's 2030 smoke-free target
England will fail to be smoke-free by 2030 if current smoking trends continue, according to a report released today from Cancer Research UK. (2020-02-25)
How to deflect an asteroid
MIT engineers devise a decision map to identify the best mission type to deflect an incoming asteroid. (2020-02-19)
Cigarette prices have risen following standardised packaging, despite warnings
New study highlights how the introduction of minimum excise tax and the advent of 'plain packs' for cigarettes in the UK has seen prices rise. (2020-02-13)
Vapers show chemical changes in their genome linked to cancer
A team of scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of USC have found people who vape exhibit similar chemical modifications in their overall genome and in parts of their DNA as people who smoke cigarettes. (2020-02-12)
Bright idea in dentist's office leads to innovative smoking cessation project
Results from this study, recently published online in Addiction, found providing smokers with a free, two week starter kit of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) increased quit attempts, use of stop smoking medications, and smoking abstinence as compared with standard care in a primary care setting. (2020-02-07)
Growing new blood vessels could provide new treatment for recovering movement
New research published today in The Journal of Physiology highlights the link between loss of the smallest blood vessels in muscle and difficulties moving and exercising. (2020-02-06)
What is your risk from smoking? Your network knows!
A new study from researchers at Penn's Annenberg School for Communication found that most people, smokers and non-smokers alike, were nowhere near accurate in their answers to questions about smoking's health effects. (2020-02-06)
Never too late to quit -- protective cells could cut risk of lung cancer for ex-smokers
Protective cells in the lungs of ex-smokers could explain why quitting smoking reduces the risk of developing lung cancer, Cancer Research UK-funded researchers have determined. (2020-01-29)
Butt emissions: Study finds even extinguished cigarettes give off toxins
Our researchers here at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have discovered that a used cigarette butt - even one that is cold to the touch - can give off the equivalent of 14% of the nicotine that an actively burning cigarette emits. (2020-01-29)
Revealed an alteration related to the loss of effectiveness of a treatment in lung cancer
Researchers from IJC reveal that non-smoking patients with lung cancer that have an alteration in RB1 and are treated with EGFR inhibitors, acquire resistance to treatment through the mechanism of histopathological transformation, either to non-small cell lung cancer (SCLC) or SLCL combined with a transformation to squamous cell lung cancer. (2020-01-23)
Lower levels of lymphocyte blood cells may indicate increased risk of death
Lower levels of lymphocyte blood cells -- a condition called lymphopenia -- could be an early warning for future illness, as low counts were associated with a 60% increase in death from any cause, found a Danish study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2020-01-13)
Harvard researchers help explain link between emotion and addictive substance use
What drives a person to smoke cigarettes? What role do emotions play in this addictive behavior? (2020-01-09)
Young adults using both e-cigarettes and combustible cigarettes at significantly higher risk of stroke
People are looking at e-cigarettes as a 'healthy' alternative to cigarettes and we currently have an epidemic of e-cigarettes use. (2020-01-07)
Evidence linking 'vaping' to increased odds of asthma and COPD
Using data from a large federal government telephone survey of adults, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report evidence that inhaling heated tobacco vapor through e-cigarettes was linked to increased odds of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), conditions long demonstrated to be caused by smoking traditional, combustible cigarettes. (2020-01-07)
Findings strengthen link between vitamin A acetate and vaping-associated lung injuries
New research reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center strengthens prior findings on the link between vitamin E acetate and EVALI (E-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung injury). (2019-12-30)
E-cigarettes significantly raise risk of chronic lung disease, first long-term study finds
E-cigarette use significantly increases a person's risk of developing chronic lung diseases, according to new UC San Francisco research, the first longitudinal study linking e-cigarettes to respiratory illness in a sample representative of the entire US adult population. (2019-12-16)
Knee-jerk vaping bans will fail public health, experts argue
Bans and other policies restricting e-cigarette sales could do more public harm than good, according to a group of public-health, tobacco-policy and ethics experts. (2019-12-12)
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