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[Asia, India] 29-year-old Mumbai engineer smokes ‘magic coal’ hookah, gets severe chest infection 

The IT engineer had been smoking hookahs fired with ‘magic coal’ – charcoal chunks doused in chemicals to make it burn faster – for two months. He was hospitalised two weeks ago to treat breathlessness, respiratory failure and severe chest infection. Dr
Hindustan Times (in)
added Feb 23, 2018 17:02
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[UK] Dame Beulah Bewley obituary / Physician who played a key role in improving the place of female doctors in Britain’s medical establishment

Her research project on smoking among primary school children – which made the link between cigarettes, poor attainment and lung disease – was later expanded for a medical degree...She was involved with Action on Smoking and Health
The Guardian (uk)
added Feb 23, 2018 16:36

Lungs, marijuana and cancer

Why it is thorny to study the effects of Cannabis sativa, also called marijuana. People who smoke both marijuana and tobacco make study outcomes difficult. Which one caused what? It’s hard for researchers to set standards to measure effects of illegal ma
Portsmouth (OH) Daily Times
added Feb 22, 2018 16:37

Vaping increases susceptibility to pneumococcal infection

Researchers found evidence that e-cigarette vapor increases a receptor that pneumococci use to adhere to cells that line the airways.... “Pneumococcal bacteria can exist in our airways without causing illness. However, in some cases, they can invade the l
added Feb 21, 2018 20:06

[Asia, India] Mumbai Pollution Levels Causing Increased Respiratory Illnesses In Children

Other than outdoor pollution, second-hand tobacco smoke and indoor fumes are also considered as top causes of infection among children. In poorly ventilated dwellings, indoor smoke can be 100 times higher than acceptable levels for small particles. (in)
added Feb 17, 2018 16:08

ARCHIVE: ‘Lung-in-the-lab’ shows e-cigarette vapour does not cause DNA damage in human cells

Scientists at British American Tobacco used lab-based cellular tests to examine the impact of cigarette smoke and Vype e-cigarette vapour on human lung cells. The most serious kind of DNA damage is double-strand break, which effectively means that both
added Feb 16, 2018 22:01

GLANTZ: Public Health England goes even more overboard on e-cigs; when I first heard this I this I thought it was a joke

Public Health England’s latest report on e-cigarettes that recommended allowing e-cigarette use in hospitals and by pregnant women, I thought it was a joke, real fake news. But it is real, so here are some reactions to their press release (reproduced
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Feb 11, 2018 02:33

Even without nicotine, e-cigarettes can still damage lungs

added Feb 11, 2018 02:10

Long-Term E-Cigarette Use Could Increase Pneumonia Risk

Long-term users of electronic cigarettes might face increased susceptibility to pneumonia and other lung infections, according to early research in cells, mice, and humans. The studies suggest that, just like conventional cigarette smoke, inhaled e-ciga
MedPage Today
added Feb 10, 2018 19:07

Long-Term E-Cigarette Use Could Increase Pneumonia Risk

The studies suggest that, just like conventional cigarette smoke, inhaled e-cigarette vapor increases the risk of airway bacterial infection. When researchers examined the effects of e-cigarette vapor exposure on airway epithelial cells expressing plat
MedPage Today
added Feb 9, 2018 18:29
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