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Are Blunts Bad For Your Health? Blunts can lead to longer lasting smoke sessions. But can they also lead to poor health?

due to the tobacco content, prolonged blunt use can come with some nasty side effects...Weed smoke is typically inhaled and held in the lungs briefly before being exhaled. In the case of blunts, that means you’re holding tobacco smoke in your lungs.
High Times
added Jan 30, 2018 15:31
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Vaping less harmful to lung fluids than smoking, study shows

They found that burning tar, an ingredient found in conventional cigarettes, was specifically damaging for pulmonary surfactant, but that particles in e-cigarette vapor do not affect the normal functioning of surfactant because e-cigarettes involve vapor
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jan 29, 2018 17:54
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Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes [FREE FULL TEXT] (PDF) (613pp)

Given how rapidly the e-cigarette product marketplace and user population are changing, there will undoubtedly be many new issues that are currently unknown and will require careful surveillance and scientific scrutiny. The approaches taken by the committ
National Academies Press
added Jan 24, 2018 00:45
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how big tobacco made cigarettes more addictive

One way the tobacco industry has manipulated cigarettes to increase addictiveness is by loading cigarettes with chemical compounds. Bronchodilators were added so that tobacco smoke can more easily enter the lungs. Sugars, flavors and menthol were increas
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Jan 25, 2018 23:17
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Pipe Smoking

He used to be a pipe smoker -- but he found good reason to quit. "Tobacco is highly addictive and remarkably destructive, however you use it," Thun says. In other words, it's doesn't matter if you smoke tobacco or puff it in a pipe: it's a potent cause o
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 23, 2018 00:47
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[UK-Wales] Plan to improve respiratory health in Wales

The plan, launched by Health Secretary Vaughan Gething, outlines work to improve smoking cessation services, better diagnose chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and reduce variation in prescribing.
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Jan 19, 2018 21:14
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E-Cigarettes: Use, Effects on Smoking, Risks, and Policy Implications

While e-cigarettes deliver lower levels of carcinogens than do conventional cigarettes, they still expose users to high levels of ultrafine particles and other toxins that may substantially increase cardiovascular and noncancer lung disease risks, which a
Annual Review of Public Health
added Jan 14, 2018 21:28
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Passive Smoking Risks to Children

Most commonly, infants along with their smoker parents or relatives are affected by the smoky environment in their home. These infants show severe symptoms with long-lasting effects leading to dangerous abnormalities in the body. The following are the im
News-Medical.net
added Jan 11, 2018 16:22
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[UK] Could e-cigarettes have caused this little-known lung condition called popcorn lung?

Medical experts believe vaping is 95% safer than smoking a conventional cigarette - but there is still some uncertainty surrounding e-cigarettes and what the possible side effects could be. And one theory is that e-cigarettes could have contributed towa
Liverpool Daily Post & Echo (uk)
added Jan 10, 2018 23:57
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Even brief exposure to low-level air pollution tied to deaths

Older adults are more likely to die on days when air pollution rises, even when contaminant levels are below the limit considered safe by U.S. regulators, a new study suggests... Most of the deaths in the study occurred on days when ozone and PM 2.5 leve
Reuters
added Jan 1, 2018 11:53
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