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Vaping flavorings found to alter lung function at cellular level

Certain flavorings used in electronic cigarette liquids may alter important cellular functions in lung tissue, according to new research presented at this year’s American Thoracic Society International Conference. Researcher Temperance Rowell, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said the observed changes in cell viability, cell proliferation, and calcium signaling was flavor-dependent. “The […]

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Researchers mull tobacco’s restorative effects on self control




A new study that indicates smoking has a restorative effect on an individual’s self-control resources has researchers pondering other self-control restoration strategies as a way to reduce smokers’ dependence on tobacco. It is the first research to evaluate the effects of smoking on self-control and suggests that the desire to restore depleted self-control may contribute […]




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Estimate of tobacco-linked cancer deaths doubled




The association between tobacco smoke and cancer deaths – excluding lung cancer – in men has been vastly underestimated, according to a new study by a University of California – Davis researcher. The new analysis, appearing in the journal BMC Cancer, linked smoking to more than 70 percent of the cancer deaths among Massachusetts men […]




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“Safer” Cigarettes Back On The Agenda




Everyone knows that smoking can kill, but until now no one really understood how cigarette smoke causes healthy lung cells to become cancerous. Smoking accounts for the vast majority of lung cancer deaths, causing 90 percent of all lung cancer deaths in men and about 80 percent in women. Now, after a series of experiments […]




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Quitting The Hard Way




The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports in Science that some smokers with damage to a part of the brain called the insula have their addiction to nicotine practically eliminated. The findings provide new insights into the role the insula plays in smoking and could lead to new smoking cessation treatments. “Research that identifies […]




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HIV Prefers Smokers




An article in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infectionssuggests that smokers may be unwittingly modifying their immune systems, making them more vulnerable to infection by the HIV virus. Past studies have found that cigarette smoking is linked to a higher than normal chance of contracting other infections generally, including those that have been sexually transmitted. The […]




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