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Potential health risks of hookah smoking are being overlooked by users, concerning toxicologists

Source: Society of Toxicology / In its new issue statement on hookah smoking, the Society identifies many factors that could impact the health of hookah users, including the inhaled smoke and vapors; secondhand smoke and vapors; and emissions generated fr
GlobeNewswire
added Feb 3, 2015 06:55
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Anti-cancer drug may up risk for diabetic smokers

Among nonsmokers who had diabetes, those who took the diabetes drug metformin had a decrease in lung cancer risk, the findings showed. "Our results suggest that risk might differ by smoking history, with metformin decreasing risk among nonsmokers and in
New Kerala.com (in)
added Feb 2, 2015 17:28
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Potential health risks of hookah smoking are being overlooked by users, concerning toxicologists

on the rise among adolescents and young adults, which is a cause of concern for members of the Society of Toxicology (SOT). "Researchers are finding that people perceive hookah smoking as a safer and healthier means of tobacco use. However, toxicological
GlobeNewswire
added Feb 2, 2015 11:15
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Prostate Cancer Patients Who Smoke Fare Worse, Study Finds

Smoking doubles the chances that a prostate cancer patient will see his disease spread and that he will eventually die from his illness, a new study finds. "Basically we found that people who smoke had a higher risk of their tumor coming back, of it spre
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 29, 2015 13:02
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[Asia] India sees drop in cancer cases caused by tobacco

India witnessed a considerable decline in tobacco-related cancers between 1990 and 2004, according to the latest report by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The premier research body has also claimed that tobacco habits in females in India
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 29, 2015 10:58
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Are electronic cigarettes a health threat? California health officials say yes, say strict regulations needed

California health officials Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popula
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 29, 2015 00:44
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High-Voltage Vaping May Expose Users to Formaldehyde

More than 2% of solvent molecules in aerosol samples produced by "vaping" e-cigarettes converted into hemiacetal compounds known to spontaneously degrade into formaldehyde -- "reaching concentrations higher than concentrations of nicotine," they wrote in
MedPage Today
added Jan 28, 2015 13:31
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Cigarette smoking during external beam radiation therapy for prostate cancer is associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer-specific mortality and treatment-related toxicity [FREE FULL TEXT]

at increased risk of biochemical recurrence, distant metastasis, and prostate cancer-related mortality after definitive RT to the prostate. Current and former smokers, regardless of duration and quantity of exposure, are at an increased risk of long-term
BJU International (British Association of Urological Surgeons)
added Jan 27, 2015 06:39
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Smoking may increase risks for patients being treated for prostate cancer

have increased risks of experiencing side effects from treatment and of developing future cancer recurrences, or even dying from prostate cancer. The findings, which are published in BJU International, suggest that smoking may negatively affect the health
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jan 27, 2015 06:23
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Will Cancer Society's Redo Be Its Undoing?

DeVita talked about ...the Society's ongoing "transformation plan," ....Topping his list of concerns is the ACS's traditional commitment to funding research explaining that that in 1945 Mary Lasker wanted 25% of all monies raised by ACS to go to research,
MedPage Today
added Jan 26, 2015 11:30
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