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Teens and smoking: Why cessation interventions should start after the first puff
The authors report that symptoms of nicotine dependence can take hold long before regular smoking, even after the first puff in some cases. (2006-07-31)

Youth using e-cigarettes three times as likely to become daily cigarette smokers
University of California San Diego Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity Sciences researchers report that starting tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, before the age of 18 is a major risk factor for people becoming daily cigarette smokers. (2021-01-11)

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. Scientists at British American Tobacco used lab-based cellular tests to examine the impact of cigarette smoke and Vype e-cigarette vapor on human lung cells. The most serious kind of DNA damage is double-strand break, which effectively means that both strands of the DNA molecule have been broken. This is a possible precursor to cancer and potentially lethal to the cell. (2016-12-15)

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. The report, in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research, concludes that cigarette smoke makes people produce excessive amounts of two proteins that trigger a natural body process that breaks down bone. (2012-07-26)

Smokers consume same amount of cigarettes regardless of nicotine levels
Cigarettes with very low levels of nicotine may reduce addiction without increasing exposure to toxic chemicals, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. (2014-08-22)

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)

Plain packaging of cigarettes encourages young smokers to heed health warnings
New research published online in the scientific journal Addiction shows that plain packaging (requiring cigarettes to be packaged in standard packages without attractive designs and imagery) may help to draw the attention of some adolescent smokers to the health warnings on the package. If so, this may in turn deter young smokers from continuing to smoke. (2012-08-07)

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)

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)

New $3 million NCI grant at OU aims to help people stop smoking
Nearly seven in 10 cigarette smokers are looking for a way to quit -- and many smokers have turned to e-cigarettes for help. A researcher at the Oklahoma Tobacco Research Center at the Stephenson Cancer Center has received a five-year, $3 million R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute to study the impact of e-cigarette usage on smoking rates. (2016-10-31)

In vitro tests of Vype vapor reveal no cell stress, DNA damage or cell transformation
A series of cell-based tests developed to compare the biological impact of cigarette smoke with e-cigarette vapor revealed no activity in cells exposed to vapor from Vype ePen, a commercially available e-cigarette. In contrast, when the cell culture systems were exposed to cigarette smoke, they exhibited a series of responses including stress responses, DNA damage and malignant transformation, depending on the assay used. (2016-03-15)

'Cool, fun factor' motivates e-cigarette use in teens
The novelty factor of e-cigarettes is the key motivation for their use by adolescents, according to a study published in CMAJ. (2016-07-18)

E-cigarettes do not promote cancer growth in lab tests
A new study found no evidence that a commercially available e-cigarette vapor promotes the development of cancer in laboratory cells. In contrast, smoke from a reference cigarette was positive for cancer-promoting activity at very low concentrations. (2017-04-27)

Toxicant levels up to 99 percent less in myblu™ aerosols compared to cigarette smoke
A new aerosol chemistry study presented at the 1st Scientific Summit -- Tobacco Harm Reduction: Novel products, Research & Policy, has revealed toxicant levels in myblu pod-system e-cigarette aerosols are up to 99 percent lower than in cigarette smoke. (2018-06-11)

Smoking a single cigarette may have immediate effect on young adults
It is well known that smoking leads to a reduction in levels of fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO), which is a marker for airway inflammation. However, there is limited knowledge about smoking-induced changes in the production and exchange of nitric oxide (NO) in young adults. Recent research demonstrates the negative impact of smoking even one cigarette, especially in young people. (2011-10-24)

Study Links Cigarette Promotional Gear With Children's Smoking
A study by Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center researchers of 1,300 sixth through twelfth graders reveals that one-third of students own items of the promotional gear that has been heavily hyped by several tobacco companies. This study supports FDA regulations to restrict the distribution of these items by tobacco companies. (1997-12-15)

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. The Ames test was used to compare the mutagenic potential of smoke with that of e-cigarette. DNA mutations result in genetic instability, which may be involved in the development of cancer. The Ames test is widely used method that uses bacteria to test whether a given chemical or drug causes mutations in the bacteria's DNA. (2016-11-04)

Depression linked to e-cigarette use among college students
The emergence of e-cigarettes as a nicotine product has left scientists with many questions about their impact on health, including how the product interacts with depression. A new study by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), published today in Nicotine & Tobacco Research, found a connection between depression and initiation of e-cigarette use among college students. (2017-02-13)

Studies show bidis and smoking products are no safer than conventional cigarettes
Studies published over the past several months disprove claims that products such as additive-free cigarettes, bidis, and novel cigarette-like devices are less toxic than conventional cigarettes. (2003-02-20)

E-cigarette use in UK almost doubled in 2 years, says Europe-wide study
The research, from scientists at Imperial College London, examined e-cigarette use -- and attitudes to the devices -- across Europe between 2012 and 2014. The paper, published in the journal Tobacco Control, found that the proportion of people in the UK who had tried an e-cigarette had increased from 8.9 percent to 15.5 percent -- higher than the European average. (2016-05-24)

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. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine now report that cigarette smoke may make matters worse. The study, published March 30 by Infection and Immunity, shows that MRSA bacteria exposed to cigarette smoke become even more resistant to killing by the immune system. (2015-04-02)

Researchers find working class women are target of mass marketing campaigns by tobacco companies
Researchers find working class women are target of mass marketing campaigns by tobacco companies. The article examines how the tobacco industry considers social class and gender in its efforts to market cigarettes in the USA, particularly to socially disadvantaged young women. (2004-07-09)

Young people exposed to vaping ads less likely to think occasional smoking bad for health
Exposure to advertisements for e-cigarettes may decrease the perceived health risks of occasional tobacco smoking, suggests new research from the University of Cambridge, prompting concern that this may lead more young people to experiment with smoking. (2016-09-05)

Study Finds Some People Are 'Born To Smoke'
New research shows mounting evidence that some people are (1998-03-31)

Cigarette smoking increases production of mucus in patients with bronchitis
Cigarette smoking has been linked with overproduction of mucus associated with chronic bronchitis, according to a study conducted by researchers in New Mexico. The study indicates cigarette smoke suppresses a protein that causes the natural death of mucus-producing cells in the airways of bronchitis patients. (2011-02-17)

E-cigarette vapor non-toxic to human lung cells in lab tests
Vapor from e-cigarettes is non-toxic to human lung cells under normal usage conditions. But even when tested using extremely unrealistically high doses, e-cigarette vapor proved to be significantly less toxic to human lung cells than cigarette smoke. Cigarette smoke was cytotoxic even at levels typically observed in real life use. And lung cells exhibited low levels of cytotoxicity only after exposing cells to a vapor amount equivalent to a day's exposure in just one hour. (2016-10-05)

E-cigarettes less addictive than cigarettes, PATH study shows
People who regularly use electronic cigarettes are less dependent on their product than those who regularly use traditional cigarettes, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. (2017-06-12)

Nicotine vapour more rewarding for adolescents than adults
University of Guelph researchers are the first to discover that adolescents react differently to e-cigarette vapour than adults. (2020-09-16)

E-cigarettes may be more harmful than beneficial according to evidence-based research
The popularity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has grown rapidly in the United States over the past decade. E-cigarettes may help cigarette smokers quit smoking, but they may also encourage transitions to start smoking cigarettes. Based on available evidence, Dartmouth researchers quantified the balance of health benefits and harms associated with e-cigarette use at the population level and found that e-cigarettes could substantially increase the number of adolescents and young adults who eventually become cigarette smokers. (2018-03-14)

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)

Cigarette smoke directly damages muscles in the body
Not only is smoking bad for your lungs, but new research shows that components in cigarette smoke directly damages your muscles. The research, published in The Journal of Physiology, indicates that smoking decreases the number of small blood vessels that bring oxygen and nutrients to muscles in the legs. (2018-05-23)

Are e-cigarettes with higher nicotine associated with more smoking, vaping?
The use of electronic cigarettes with higher nicotine concentrations by high school students in California was associated with a greater likelihood of subsequent use of conventional combustible cigarettes and e-cigarettes, according to a new article published by JAMA Pediatrics. (2017-10-23)

Cancer deaths attributable to cigarette smoking in 152 US metropolitan and micropolitan areas
A new study shows 4 in 10 cancer deaths are attributable to cigarette smoking in parts of the South region and Appalachia. (2021-01-26)

Study shows cigarette additives could be making it
A new UCLA study shows that at least 100 of the 599 documented cigarette additives have (2007-08-01)

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. Free radical damage may increase lung susceptibility to this disease. In the Journal of Clinical Investigation November 1 issue, researchers from Johns Hopkins University show that the Nrf2 gene, which controls antioxidant genes, provides protection from emphysema by turning on antioxidants and suppressing inflammation and cell death in the lung. (2004-11-01)

E-cigarette additives increase inflammation and impair lung function, study finds
Flavoring and additive ingredients in e-cigarettes may increase inflammation and impair lung function, according to new research. The study, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, also found that short-term exposure to e-cigarettes was enough to cause lung inflammation similar or worse than that seen in traditional cigarette use. The research was chosen as an APSselect article for October. (2018-10-11)

Childhood maltreatment linked to e-cigarette use during young adulthood
Young adults who experienced maltreatment during childhood are more prone to use e-cigarettes, according to a study published in The American Journal on Addictions. (2019-05-09)

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)

Study suggests cigarette companies target youth
Cigarette companies have asserted that their youth-oriented advertisements are directed at young adults aged 18 or older rather than at youths aged 10 to 15, but new research suggests otherwise. (1999-12-19)

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)

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