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Selena Gomez: Smoking Cigarettes May Be Triggering Her Flare-Ups — Doctor Speaks

“Smoking complicates and increases the negative effects of Lupus,” Dr. Bruce Lee...It’s unclear how many cigarettes Selena, 24, smokes per day, but no matter what, smoking is not helping her Lupus diagnosis. So even if Selena’s time in rehab is helping h
Hollywood Life (blog)
added Oct 19, 2016 20:43

[Florida] Smoker's Quit Attempts Not Genuine, Defense Claims in Trial Against Cigarette Maker

A two-pack-a-day smoker who ultimately died of respiratory disease kept hidden "back-up" ashtrays in the house and stashed full packs of cigarettes during her quit attempts before being diagnosed with the disease, her widower testified this week during tr
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 19, 2016 17:16

Divided perception of e-cigarettes among chest medicine clinicians

At the CHEST Annual Meeting 2016 in Los Angeles, results from an online questionnaire sent to members of the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) earlier this year revealed that perceptions of e-cigarette harms and benefits among lung health prof
added Oct 18, 2016 19:02

[Florida] Attorneys Argue Whether Claim Against RJR is Time Barred, as COPD Trial Opens

Attorneys argued whether a suit against R.J. Reynolds over a Florida woman’s respiratory disease is time barred, as trial in a suit by the woman’s widower opened this week against the tobacco powerhouse. Konzelman v. R.J. Reynolds, 2008-CV-019620.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Oct 8, 2016 00:29

A systematic review of possible serious adverse health effects of nicotine replacement therapy

serious adverse health effects (SAHEs)...The only SAHE from NRT exposure we identified was an increase in respiratory congenital abnormalities reported in one study. Limited evidence indicated a lack of effect between NRT exposure and SAHEs for CVD and va
Archives of Toxicology
added Oct 7, 2016 17:34

[UK] Global, regional, and national life expectancy, all-cause mortality, and cause-specific mortality for 249 causes of death, 1980–2015: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015 [FREE FULL TEXT]

lung cancer remains the leading cause globally and for most countries, with YLLs [years of life lost] increasing by almost 15% over the past decade. Given that most cases of lung cancer can be prevented,99 this observation stresses the importance of tobac
The Lancet (uk)
added Oct 7, 2016 02:22

For less toxic e-cigarettes, skip the strawberry

E-cigarettes, however, had more toxic chemicals than smoke-free air, especially when the devices had higher power or voltage and when used with flavored liquid nicotine. “We found that strawberry-flavored product was the most toxic among all liquids we
added Oct 7, 2016 01:54

Vitamin E may prevent pneumonia in nonsmoking elderly men

Administration of 50 mg per day of vitamin E decreased the risk of pneumonia in elderly male smokers by 72% after they quit smoking, according to a paper published in Clinical Interventions in Aging.
Medical Xpress (
added Oct 5, 2016 20:15

E-cigarette vapor does not cause oxidative stress in viable lung epithelial cells R&D AT BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO

Researchers at British American Tobacco have developed a standardized way of measuring and comparing the potential of conventional cigarette smoke and e-cigarette vapour to cause oxidative stress in an in vitro model of lung epithelium. To do this they
added Oct 5, 2016 19:25

[Florida] Smoker's Daughters Fight To Get Defense Verdict Overturned ($$)

The daughters of a smoker who died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease asked a Florida appeals court Tuesday to overturn a defense verdict in favor of Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., arguing the trial court erred in its instructions
added Oct 5, 2016 01:50
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