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Revealed: George Michael battled secret lung problems ever since suffering a serious bout of pneumonia in 2011

A source has now said his lungs never fully recovered from that serious bout of pneumonia. ...The source added: 'George made no secret about how much he smoked. Smoking can seriously affect the lungs and dramatically increases the risk of infection.'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 30, 2016 05:58

Menopause tied to faster decline in women’s lung function

"Someone with lungs damaged by smoking who has no symptoms at age 30 may have symptoms of her lung disease later in life as her lung function declines with age," Jacoby said by email. "The message, an obvious one, is to avoid smoking to avoid damaging yo
added Dec 8, 2016 02:23

IONTOX and British American Tobacco announce collaboration to develop Lung-Liver-Lung model

US-based biotech company IONTOX and British American Tobacco have entered into a collaboration to develop a lung-liver-lung model with a simulated blood system to study the impact of tobacco and nicotine products on lung health. Cigarette smoking is ass
added Dec 3, 2016 02:21

[UK] Why is heart disease still killing millions every year?

Smoking kills 6 million annually and although its use is falling the number of smokers worldwide has increased from 721 million in 1980 to 967 million in 2012. In secondary prevention, a single measure – controlling low-density lipoproteins in those who h
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 8, 2016 19:14

Chain-Smoking Robot Destroys Its ‘Lungs’ for Science

Now, scientists from Harvard University think they have found an ideal stand-in for their research. They combined a robot built to smoke cigarettes with a human lung-on-a-chip to yield the combination of a realistic environment and a controlled subject th
Discover Magazine
added Oct 29, 2016 14:35

Matched-Comparative Modeling of Normal and Diseased Human Airway Responses Using a Microengineered Breathing Lung Chip [FREE FULL TEXT]

The smoking airway-on-a-chip represents a tool to study normal and disease-specific responses of the human lung to inhaled smoke across molecular, cellular and tissue-level responses in an organ-relevant context.
added Oct 27, 2016 21:46

[UK] Sparking fierce debate: Smoking-related lung disease could cost NHS more than £2 BILLION

Estimates suggest that by 2030 1.3 million in England and 120,000 people in Scotland will suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which causes breathing difficulties and persistent coughing, according to mathematical modelling.
The [London, UK] Express
added Sep 6, 2016 18:03

[UK] Dad calls on Sunderland smokers to pack in habit and avoid getting COPD

A dad today urged smokers on Wearside to quit the habit and reduce their risk of developing a disease which has left him fighting for breath every day. Fresh’s Every Breath campaign is raising awareness of smoking and chronic obstructive pulmonary disea
Sunderland Echo (uk)
added Aug 22, 2016 13:05

Persistence of circulating endothelial microparticles in COPD despite smoking cessation

Conclusions Pulmonary capillary apoptosis is reversible in healthy smokers who quit, but continues to play a role in COPD pathogenesis in smokers who progressed to airflow obstruction despite smoking cessation.
Thorax (British Thoracic Society)
added Jul 27, 2016 14:23

Exploring Issues of Comorbid Conditions in People Who Smoke [FREE FULL TEXT]

discusses the need for smoking cessation as a critical component of comorbid condition management. Five common comorbid domains—psychiatric, cancer, pulmonary, cardiovascular, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)—are highlighted to illustrate how these
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jul 12, 2016 14:26
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