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Cigarette Smoke-Induced Disruption of Bronchial Epithelial Tight Junctions is Prevented by Transforming Growth Factor-Beta

Cigarette smoke exposure, the major risk factor for COPD, is suggested to impair tight junction integrity; however, detailed mechanisms thereof remain elusive. Here, we investigated whether cigarette smoke extract (CSE) and transforming growth factor (TGF
American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
added Jan 4, 2014 13:38

Study: Your Lungs Can Smell

But unlike the odor receptors in your nose, which send a message to the brain, the receptors in your lung cause the airways to constrict when a pungent or caustic odor such as cigarette smoke is sensed.
Voice of America (
added Jan 4, 2014 13:35

Odor receptors discovered in lungs

Instead of sending nerve impulses to your brain that allow it to “perceive” the acrid smell of a burning cigarette somewhere in the vicinity, they trigger the flask-shaped neuroendocrine cells to dump hormones that make your airways constrict.
Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
added Jan 4, 2014 13:33

Our lungs can smell cigarettes too: Study

Unlike the receptors in your nose, which are located in the membranes of nerve cells, the ones in your lungs are found in the human airway - called pulmonary neuroendocrine cells or PNECs. "Instead of sending nerve impulses to your brain that allow it t
IANS - Indo-Asian News Service (in)
added Jan 4, 2014 13:31
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Smoking can disrupt your sleep

Rahman and colleagues found that tobacco smoke affects clock gene expression rhythms in the lung by producing parallel inflammation and depressed levels of brain locomotor activity.
Jagran Post (in)
added Jan 4, 2014 13:23

Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers dies at 74

died Friday in Burbank of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his wife, Patti Everly, told The Times. He was 74. “We are absolutely heartbroken,” she said, noting that the disease was the result of a lifetime of cigarette smoking.
Los Angeles Times
added Jan 4, 2014 11:00

Phil Everly, Half of Pioneer Rock Duo, Dies at 74

He died in a hospital in Burbank, near his home in Southern California, of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after lifelong smoking
New York Times
added Jan 4, 2014 10:55

[Australia] No compo for ex-soldier who smoked to 'fit in with fellow troops'

former Australian soldier who claimed he developed lung disease after taking up smoking in the Army to ''fit in'' with fellow troops has lost a bid for workers' compensation.
Canberra (ACT) Times (au)
added Jan 3, 2014 17:29

U.S. Cancer Death Rates Continue to Decline: Report

Cancer death rates continue to decline in the United States, mainly because anti-smoking efforts have caused a drop in lung cancer deaths, researchers report. From 2001 through 2010, death rates for all cancers combined decreased by 1.8 percent a year am
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 16, 2013 19:03

Third-Hand Smoke Impacts Kids' Breathing

* Note that this survey suggests an association between third-hand smoke (when parents smoke but not in the house) and an increased risk of respiratory complaints in children. * Be aware that there was no reported effect of second-hand smoke. This lack
MedPage Today
added Dec 13, 2013 16:35
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