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[Spain] Changes in use, knowledge, beliefs and attitudes relating to tobacco among nursing and physiotherapy students: a 10-year analysis

Active programmes should be implemented to encourage those university students who smoke to break this habit. The decline over the years in knowledge about smoking provided evidence of a significant deficit in undergraduate training.
Journal of Advanced Nursing (uk)
added Jul 3, 2015 14:56

Millions of smokers AND ex-smokers may have deadly undiagnosed lung diseases not picked up by regular tests

Study found 55% of smokers and ex-smokers dubbed 'disease-free' after passing lung function tests actually did have respiratory impairments
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 22, 2015 17:31

Endothelial disruptive pro-inflammatory effects of nicotine and e-cigarette vapor exposures

These results suggest that soluble components of e-Cig, including nicotine cause dose-dependent loss of lung endothelial barrier function, associated with oxidative stress and brisk inflammation.
American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology.
added Jun 3, 2015 21:23

[UK] Smoking ban in England 'cuts child hospital admissions'

Thousands of children have been spared serious illness and hospital treatment since the smoking ban was introduced in England in 2007, research suggests. The study, in the European Respiratory Journal, looked at 1.6 million hospital admissions of under-1
BBC Online
added May 29, 2015 09:10

Steam Stones Safer Than Hookah, But Only If You Smoke Them Right

addition to the synthetic smoking market is called steam stones, which can be easily procured on Amazon or eBay ...They are then heated in the heads of hookah devices...stones don't contain nicotine, although some brands do.
Inside Science (American Institute of Physics)
added May 27, 2015 16:38

'Not just a flavoring:' Menthol and nicotine, combined, desensitize airway receptors smoking

Menthol acts in combination with nicotine to desensitize the type of nicotinic receptors found in lungs and airways that are responsible for nicotine's irritation, say Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) researchers.
Medical Xpress (
added May 13, 2015 23:29

[Florida] University of Miami to study the health effects of e-cigarettes

was awarded a $1.95 million grant this week from the Florida Department of Health to conduct the study, which UM said is the first of its kind, to determine whether e-cigarettes create any potential pulmonary health risks and are as safe as they are marke
Miami (FL) Herald
added May 9, 2015 14:17

[California] SPARRER: Los Gatos-Saratoga: Smoke gets in your eyes--but as it turns out, sadly that's not all

But when we saw the Marlboro Man, that was it. Here was this macho guy who could smoke a cigarette and wrestle a steer at the same time... And by age 56, he had pre-emphysema. It's going to kill him. In one way or another, the disease will contribute to
San Jose (CA) Mercury-News
added Apr 2, 2015 02:54

Presence of emphysema on CT scans increases lung cancer risk

Emphysema identified in low-dose CT scans increases the risk for lung cancer regardless of a patient’s smoking history, according to findings from the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program.
added Mar 3, 2015 13:10

What Killed 'Star Trek' Star Leonard Nimoy: The Common Lung Condition COPD Explained

Cigarettes are responsible for about 80 to 90 percent of COPD cases... More than 12 million Americans have COPD, the ALA says. An additional 12 million may suffer from the condition without knowing it, according to estimates based on lung function studies
added Feb 28, 2015 10:51
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