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Immediate effects of cigar smoking on respiratory mechanics and exhaled biomarkers; differences between young smokers with mild asthma and otherwise healthy young smokers [FREE FULL TEXT]

CS has immediate effects on pulmonary function. Mild asthma predisposes to higher increase of peripheral resistance(increased fdr). In otherwise healthy smokers, central resistance(R20Hz) is more affected. FENO levels are not significantly affected by CS
BioMed Central (uk)
added Feb 27, 2017 10:24
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Distorted view amongst smokers of when deadly damage caused by smoking will occur

surveyed 162 smokers and non-smokers on their understanding of the onset of negative health conditions associated with smoking. Participants were asked to estimate the timings of when smoking-related conditions might develop in a person who starts smoking
ScienceDaily
added Jan 18, 2018 19:39
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[Asia, Pakistan] PHC takes up FED on cigarettes case today

Peshawar High Court today (Thursday) takes up the case of tricky system of Federal Excise Duty on cigarettes introduced in the budget last year which brought reduction in prices of tobacco products as opposed to the international conventions signed by the
The News (pk)
added Jan 18, 2018 19:17
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NEW HAMPSHIRE TOBACCO PURCHASE AGE INCREASE TO GET FIRST HEARING

S.B. 545, which was introduced by Sen. David Waters, D-Dover, and Sen. Jeb Bradley, R-Wolfeboro, is scheduled for a hearing by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee at 2:15 pm today. It has already garnered five cosponsors, with a split of three
HalfWheel
added Jan 18, 2018 19:04
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LEONHARDT: The Case for the Health Taxes

Soda taxes are modeled on tobacco taxes, which have been hugely successful in reducing smoking and improving public health. But even tobacco taxes are still not high enough, as the economist Robert H. Frank explained recently.
New York Times
added Jan 18, 2018 19:04
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[Canada] Government not doing enough on tobacco reduction, coalition says

The Campaign for a Smoke-Free Alberta, a coalition of health organizations, gave Alberta government a C-minus for its overall effort to reduce tobacco use in an annual report card Wednesday, the second consecutive year the province has received the faili
Morinville (AB) News (ca)
added Jan 18, 2018 19:04
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[Nebraska] EDITORIAL: Stopping smoking can pay off big over a lifetime

New Years resolutions? If they included saving money and getting healthier, here’s an idea for killing two birds with one stone. Personal-finance website WalletHub crunched some numbers and released a report showing just how much smokers, by state, mig
Mccook (NE) Gazette
added Jan 18, 2018 19:03
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[Alaska] ALTMAN: GREEN TARA: Let's Talk Vape

If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional smoking, I highly recommend giving vape cartridges a try. And if you happen to find yourself in the valley and you’re looking for some solid CBD information, go see Anthony at Hempire, located next door
Anchorage Press
added Jan 18, 2018 19:03
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[New Jersey] Editorial: Forget the vaping, take the cannoli

There is a lot about vaping that even the CDC admits it does not know. That lack of knowledge should not prevent the state from becoming more proactive in stemming its use among teens.
Hackensack (NJ) Record/Herald News
added Jan 18, 2018 18:25
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Genetic Lung Variants May Identify COPD Risk

Genetic variations in the anatomy of the lungs could potentially identify smokers at high risk for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), researchers reported. Inherited lung central airway branch variants were identified in about a qu
MedPage Today
added Jan 18, 2018 17:58
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