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Characterization of the Vitrocell® 24/48 aerosol exposure system for its use in exposures to liquid aerosols

The Vitrocell® 24/48 aerosol exposure system can be used for exposures to liquid aerosols, such as those generated by electronic cigarettes. However, our results indicate that, compared with aerosol studies of cigarettes, a higher variability is to be ex
Toxicology in Vitro
added May 5, 2017 12:40

Acute exposure to Vype vapor has limited impact on gene expression in human lung cells

the profile of genes that are switched on and off can be used to understand whether exposure to an aerosol has had a toxic effect Scientists at [BAT] used nicotine as a reference point and exposed MucilAir™, a realistic in vitro 3D model of a human airwa
added Apr 18, 2017 16:48

[Ohio] Hookah smoking can kill lung cells: UC research

Reminder to anyone walking the flossy groves of the University of Cincinnati: Its facilities will be tobacco-free starting May 1. And if you’re thinking of indulging instead in a smoke from a hookah, a UC graduate student’s research will give pause.
Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer
added Apr 17, 2017 18:30

[Florida] Woman suffers collapsed lung from secondhand smoke

A woman named Destiny Frye posted on Facebook her experience with secondhand smoke. It has gone viral with almost 40,000 shares. Click here to see her Facebook post Frye wrote that one minute she was standing in the kitchen and the next she was in the
WMAZ TV (Macon, GA)
added Apr 14, 2017 00:12

Electric hookah heating pads could be worse than charcoal for health

The gooey, flavorful tobacco in hookah pipes is normally burned with specially made charcoal briquettes, which can contain heavy metals or other toxins. But a study by UC graduate student Ryan Saadawi found that a popular alternative – electric heating d
added Apr 4, 2017 17:34

Why smokers should make sure they eat their 5-a-day: Those who consume fruit and vegetables have a 40% lower risk of an incurable lung disease

Consuming five-a-day reduces their risk of getting chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by 40 per cent, a study found. Each extra portion then slashes the chances by an additional eight per cent, the new research suggests. Former smokers can al
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 17, 2017 22:46

Estimating the economic burden of respiratory illness in the UK (PDF)

This report shows that lung disease costs the UK over £11 billion each year, in costs to the NHS and in lost productivity. In addition, there is the huge personal cost in lost years of good health. These costs and suffering have national signific
British Lung Foundation (uk)
added Mar 16, 2017 13:26

[New York] Remembering a City Where the Smog Could Kill

Whether from polluted air or heavy cigarette smoking, the fastest-growing cause of death in New York during the 1960s was pulmonary emphysema. Deaths from chronic bronchitis also soared. “On the autopsy table it’s unmistakable,” a city medical examiner
New York Times
added Mar 1, 2017 03:49

A Nationwide Assessment of the Association of Smoking Bans and Cigarette Taxes With Hospitalizations for Acute Myocardial Infarction, Heart Failure, and Pneumonia [FREE FULL TEXT]

Previous studies may have overestimated the relation between smoking bans and hospitalizations and underestimated the effects of cigarette taxes.
Medical Care Research and Review
added Feb 14, 2017 10:37

[UK] Health experts back vaping as healthier alternative to regular cigarettes

The new findings also show that to be safe it is necessary for smokers to switch over completely to e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). Study participants who failed to make a clean break still had significant amounts of tobacco-related
Press Association (uk)
added Feb 7, 2017 00:07
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