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Human heart cells respond less to e-cig vapour than tobacco smoke
New research has showed substantial differences in the way human heart cells respond to e-cigarette smoke and conventional cigarette smoke. (2016-05-04)
E-cigarette use may encourage experimentation with tobacco, study finds
Young people who have tried an e-cigarette may be more likely to go on to smoke cigarettes compared with those who have not, a study led by University of Stirling researchers has suggested. (2017-07-27)
Cigarette smoke reduces transport of hamster eggs
When eggs and the oviduct of female hamsters are exposed to cigarette smoke, the eggs are less likely to be picked up by the oviduct and delivered to the point where they can be fertilized. (2005-07-14)
Seeing e-cigarette use encourages young adult tobacco users to light up
Seeing people use electronic cigarettes increases the urge to smoke among regular combustible cigarettes users, according to a new study of young adult smokers. (2014-05-27)
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. (2002-07-25)
Investigational drug study may determine if lung cancer is preventable in cigarette smokers
Researchers at The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University are seeking participants for a National Cancer Institute-sponsored study of an investigational drug that may prevent cigarette smokers from developing cancer. (2000-10-11)
Acute exposure to Vype vapor has limited impact on gene expression in human lung cells
New research shows that at equivalent or higher doses of nicotine, acute exposure to e-cigarette vapor has very limited impact on gene expression compared to cigarette smoke. (2017-04-18)
Closer to an effective treatment for gum disease in smokers
Scientists in the US have discovered why smokers may be more prone to chronic gum disease (periodontitis). (2009-05-11)
E-cigarette advertising makes one crave ... tobacco?
Television advertisements for e-cigarettes may be enticing current and even former tobacco smokers to reach for another cigarette. (2015-03-12)
Cigarette smoke could alter shape of heart
Prolonged exposure to cigarette smoke can increase levels of the stress hormone norepinephrine and enzymes in the heart that have the potential to reshape the left ventricle, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago. (2008-11-13)
Toxicant levels are around 90 percent less in glo™ emissions compared to cigarette smoke
Toxicant levels in glo™ emissions are around 90 percent less than in cigarette smoke. glo™, a commercial tobacco-heating product, heats rather than burns tobacco. (2017-10-24)
Vaping robots measure e-cig vapor delivered to lung cells in the lab
New research proves that e-cigarette aerosol droplets are effectively delivered to cell surfaces in lab-based biological tests. (2016-12-08)
Blood pressure drug limits cigarette smoke-induced lung injury in mice
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is among the most common causes of death in the US. (2011-12-19)
E-cig vapor does not induce genetic mutations associated with cigarette smoke exposure
E-cigarette vapor does not induce DNA mutations commonly observed with tobacco smoke exposures in lab-based tests. (2016-11-04)
Tobacco smoke flavoring contains hazardous chemicals
Scientists have new data that toxic flavoring chemicals found in cigarettes -- known as alkenylbenzenes -- are reaching smokers through cigarette smoke and may pose health hazards of their own. (2000-05-07)
Is incense bad for your health?
The burning of incense might need to come with a health warning. (2015-08-25)
Smoking during pregnancy increases risk of SIDS
A new study provides the most direct evidence that there exists a causal link between smoking during pregnancy and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. (2008-05-30)
US public largely unaware that cigarette smoke much more harmful than additives
The US public is largely unaware that the chemicals produced by a burning cigarette are much more harmful than the manufacturer's additives it contains, finds a study of more than 10,000 teens and adults, published online in the journal Tobacco Control. (2016-12-06)
A smoking gun in lung cancer epigenetics
In this issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation, David Schrump and colleagues at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, MD, measured miRNA expression in normal human lung cells exposed to cigarette smoke condensate and lung cancer cells derived from smokers and non-smokers. (2013-02-15)
Cigarette smoke makes superbugs more aggressive
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, an antibiotic-resistant superbug, can cause life-threatening skin, bloodstream and surgical site infections or pneumonia. (2015-04-02)
Wood smoke exposure multiplies damage from smoking, increases risk of COPD
Smokers who are exposed to wood smoke, either through home heating and cooking or through ambient neighborhood pollution, are not only at increased risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but are also more likely to have epigenetic changes in the DNA that further increase their risk of COPD and related pulmonary problems. (2010-07-15)
Poorer lung function among children exposed to their mothers' cigarette smoke while in the womb
Babies exposed to their mothers' cigarette smoke while in the womb grow into children with compromised lung power, reports research in Thorax. (2000-03-20)
E-cigarette vapor does not cause oxidative stress in viable lung epithelial cells
E-cigarette vapor is much less harmful to lung cells than cigarette smoke. (2016-10-05)
Genetic perversity: Smoking & gene avert Parkinson's
It has long been known that smoking offers some protection against developing Parkinson's disease and now a Queensland University of Technology PhD researcher has found out part of the reason why. (2006-03-06)
How cigarette smoke negatively impacts the consequences of viral infections
A new study in mice has provided mechanistic insight into why viral infections have more severe consequences in individuals exposed to cigarette smoke than in those not exposed to cigarette smoke (e.g., influenza-infected smokers have increased mortality that influenza-infected nonsmokers). (2008-07-24)
Slim cigarette smokers not exposed to more harmful chemicals
A new study confirms that exposure to tar and exposure to nicotine is lower for smokers of slim cigarettes than of regular cigarettes. (2014-09-30)
Second-hand e-cig smoke compared to regular cigarette smoke
Second-hand e-cig smoke has 10 times less particulate matter than regular cigarette smoke; but higher levels of certain toxic metals. (2014-08-28)
Tax increases can cut the number of habitual teen smokers
Relatively small increases in cigarette taxes can prevent teenagers from becoming heavier smokers, according to a new analysis of national data. (2002-02-19)
Researchers identify mechanism underlying COPD disease persistence after smoking cessation
Cigarette smoke exposure fundamentally alters airway tissue from people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the cellular level, laying the groundwork for airway thickening and even precipitating precancerous changes in cell proliferation that may be self-perpetuating long after cigarette smoke exposure ends, according to Australian researchers. (2011-07-27)
Lung-in-the-lab reveals no DNA damage on exposure to e-cig vapor
E-cigarette vapor does not damage DNA, even at doses 28 times that of equivalent smoke exposure. (2016-12-15)
Cigarette smoke may alter immune response in COPD exacerbations
Smoking cigarettes is not only the principle cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but it may change the body's immune responses to bacteria that commonly cause exacerbations of the disease, according to new research in a mouse model. (2009-04-07)
Smoking out the mediators of airway damage caused by pollutants
A new study of the effects of chemicals found in pollution and cigarette smoke on guinea pig airways has provided insight into how these chemicals are likely to damage airways in individuals with in smoke-related diseases such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic asthma. (2008-06-20)
Up in smoke: Secondhand smoke can cause weight gain
New research is challenging the decades-old belief that smoking cigarettes helps keep you slim. (2014-11-04)
Scratch test -- wound healing disrupted by smoke but not by Vype e-cigarette vapor
A new laboratory study reveals that cigarette smoke completely prevented wound healing at concentrations over 20 percent in a wound healing assay, whereas e-cigarette vapor had no effect, even at 100 percent concentration and double the amount of nicotine relative to smoke. (2017-06-25)
Gene that blocks free radical damage protects against emphysema
Emphysema, a major manifestation of the fourth highest cause of death in the United States --chronic obstructive lung disease, is primarily cigarette smoke induced. (2004-11-01)
Tobacco hybrid emits low-toxicant, e-cig-like vapor with enhanced flavor
Chemical analysis has revealed no detectable difference between the vapours produced by an e-cigarette and a novel tobacco hybrid, (iFuse). (2017-05-29)
Researchers create a healthier cigarette
From a health care perspective, the best cigarette is no cigarette, but for the millions of people who try to quit smoking every year, researchers from Cornell University may have found a way to make cigarette smoking less toxic. (2012-01-02)
Smokers believe 'silver', 'gold' and 'slim' cigarettes are less harmful
Despite current prohibitions on the words 'light' and 'mild', smokers in Western countries continue falsely to believe that some cigarette brands may be less harmful than others. (2011-04-12)
Nemours researchers uncover new evidence of cancer-causing agent present in gaseous phase of cigarette smoke
A team led by scientists from Nemours and UCLA has shown that a key protein involved in cell function and regulation is stopped by a substance present in cigarette smoke. (2012-03-21)
Researchers demonstrate that 'safe' cigarettes are as hazardous as tobacco
Using a technique they developed to document the harmful effects of tobacco products, researchers at New York Medical College have found that so-called (2010-05-12)
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