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GLANTZ: More evidence that e-cigarettes harm smokers more than just smoking cigarettes

This paper adds to the evidence that dual use of e-cigarettes with cigarettes is more dangerous than smoking cigarettes.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Nov 8, 2017 17:49
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[India] Delhi, Blanketed in Toxic Haze, ‘Has Become a Gas Chamber’

the situation is adding to a growing health crisis in the region. “I don’t see pink lungs even among healthy nonsmoking young people,” he said in a telephone interview on Tuesday. “The air quality has become so bad that even if you are a nonsmoker you are
New York Times
added Nov 7, 2017 20:04
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Baby's death sparks call for Indonesia to crack down on big tobacco

A young Indonesian couple who believe cigarettes killed their baby son want the country's Government to shut down the nation's powerful tobacco industry. One-month-old Muhammad Hafizh died of pneumonia after breathing in second-hand cigarette smoke at a
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Nov 4, 2017 23:58
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Vibrating mask that helps you breathe easy: Device that shakes 100,000 times a second helps medication reduce symptoms faster

The device is a type of nebuliser - commonly used for inhaling medicine / A trial in the U.S. showed the device could reduce hospital admissions / The new Aerogen Solo mask has a 5mm-wide vibrating mesh with 1,000 perforations which shrinks the droplets
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 31, 2017 02:28
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[Asia-pacific, China] Lung disease patients call for oxygen tanks to be allowed on Hong Kong public buses

The lung disease typically affects smokers, construction workers and people exposed to second-hand smoke. Patients who require an oxygen tank to aid their breathing are limited in mobility by the capacity of their tanks and how quickly they use up the ox
South China Morning Post
added Oct 29, 2017 16:49
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GLANTZ: New evidence that e-cigs damage human lungs more than conventional cigs

They found “a unique e-cigarette-induced innate lung response that includes markers of aberrant neutrophilic response and altered mucin secretion and indicate that the effects of e-cigarettes are overlapping with yet distinct from those observed in otherw
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Oct 26, 2017 18:37
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E-Cigarette Use Causes a Unique Innate Immune Response in the Lung Involving Increased Neutrophilic Activation and Altered Mucin Secretion.

Together, our results indicate that e-cigarette use alters the profile of innate defense proteins in airway secretions, inducing both similar and unique changes relative to cigarette smoking. These data challenge the concept that e-cigarettes are a healt
American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
added Oct 26, 2017 17:06
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[UK] The Lancet Commission on pollution and health

The Lancet Commission on pollution and health addresses the full health and economic costs of air, water, and soil pollution. Through analyses of existing and emerging data, the Commission reveals pollution’s severe and underreported contribution to the
The Lancet (uk)
added Oct 24, 2017 13:31
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[UK] GRIFFITHS: Air pollution is killing us. As a GP I welcome this new charge on drivers

for example, with banning smoking in public places. We know this approach works: the smoking ban has delivered major improvements in public health, reducing rates of pre-term birth by about 4%, childhood hospital admissions for asthma by 10% and pneumonia
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 24, 2017 13:29
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E-cigarettes may trigger unique and potentially damaging immune responses: experts warn

Researchers found e-cigarettes have a signature of harm in the lung that is both similar and unique, which challenges the concept that switching from cigarettes to e-cigarettes is a healthier alternative.
China Daily (cn)
added Oct 23, 2017 18:55
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