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Understanding the role of genes in smoking addiction, nicotine withdrawal

While there isn't one explanation for why it is so difficult to quit smoking or why some people are successful and others are not, understanding genetics may be one piece of the puzzle, Gould said. "I realized in addition to studying the effects of nicot
Medical Xpress (
added Oct 18, 2016 19:03

Exposure of Human Lung Cells to Tobacco Smoke Condensate Inhibits the Nucleotide Excision Repair Pathway [FREE FULL TEXT]

our findings indicate that inhibition of NER is another mechanism by which smoking may contribute to development of lung cancer. Therefore, it may be prudent to consider measuring individual DNA repair capacity as a means of evaluating lung cancer risk, p
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Oct 17, 2016 19:02

Study finds a new way that tobacco smoke can cause cancer

illuminates a new way that tobacco smoke may promote the development of lung cancer: inhibiting a DNA repair process called nucleotide excision repair (NER)... Many components of tobacco smoke are carcinogens that can damage DNA. This damage must be remov
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added Oct 17, 2016 19:01

[Ireland] Passive smoking in youth can increase lung cancer risk

Non-smokers who were exposed to passive smoking in early life are at an increased risk of getting lung cancer, but only if they have genetic factors, a conference on cancer has been told. This risk was also associated with an earlier onset of the diseas
Irish Times (ie)
added Oct 17, 2016 18:19

[UK] All these men and women are 55. But, after taking a revolutionary new test, some are ageing faster than others. So would YOU dare find out your body's REAL AGE?

The new test analyses the individual’s glycan patterns, identifying the age to which they correspond. Glycan changes show the effect of genes and lifestyle on your body. Lifestyle factors linked to glycan ageing include smoking, obesity, lack of exercis
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 11, 2016 14:26

Men who smoke are THREE times more likely to have children with asthma

It is believed male sperm cells are damaged by nicotine, affecting a child's genes. The study of 24,000 children found boys having their first cigarette before the age of 15 put offspring at particular risk.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 3, 2016 15:41

[UK] Internal 'clock' makes some people age faster and die younger – regardless of lifestyle

The findings could explain the seemingly random and unfair way that death is sometimes dealt out, and raise the intriguing future possibility of being able to extend the natural human lifespan.
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 29, 2016 12:50

Your Biological Clock: Why Some Age Faster Than Others

Some adults age faster biologically than others, and may die early even if they have healthy lifestyles, researchers report... The preliminary findings may help explain why some adults die young even if they have a nutritious diet, get regular exercise, d
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 28, 2016 20:56

CARNES: Study on smoking’s damage to DNA underscores need for cessation options

Today’s report on smoking’s damage to DNA confirms, yet again, smoking’s negative effects. The FDA’s regulations give Americans dramatically fewer options in their quest to kick the habit, thereby promising to worsen the health crisis caused by smoking,
R Street Institute | Free Markets. Real Solutions.
added Sep 23, 2016 16:45

Smoking leaves chemical traces on DNA

Tobacco smoke leaves its mark on DNA by changing a chemical code on the DNA molecule that can sometimes change gene activity, according to a new study. Some of these molecular changes revert to their original state when a smoker quits, but others persist
added Sep 22, 2016 21:36
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