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Thirdhand Smoke Can Cause DNA Damage

“This is the very first study to find that thirdhand smoke is mutagenic,” explained Lara Gundel, a Berkeley Lab scientist and co-author of the study. “Tobacco-specific nitrosamines, some of the chemical compounds in thirdhand smoke, are among the most po
REDORBIT (formerly
added Jun 21, 2013 06:29

Telomere link to smoking-related cancers

People with short telomeres appear to be at increased risk of certain cancers, according to a new study. Telomeres are the 'ends' of the chromosomes and are known to protect these vital structures from damage of various kinds. Previous research has shown
NewsFix (ca)
added May 10, 2013 15:47

[New Zealand] Polygenic Risk and the Developmental Progression to Heavy, Persistent Smoking and Nicotine DependenceEvidence From a 4-Decade Longitudinal StudyDevelopmental Progression of Smoking Behavior

Initiatives that disrupt the developmental progression of smoking behavior among adolescents may mitigate genetic risks for developing adult smoking problems. Future genetic research may maximize discovery potential by focusing on smoking behavior soon af
JAMA Psychiatry (Archives of General Psychiatry)
added Mar 27, 2013 16:37

[California] Grandmother's cigarette habit could be the cause of grandchild's asthma

Grandmother's cigarette smoking could be responsible for her grandchild's asthma, and the recent discovery of this multi-generational transmission of disease suggests the environmental factors experienced today could determine the health of family members
added Mar 4, 2013 12:23

[Japan] Lower levels of a key lung protein increase the risk of developing cigarette-smoke-induced emphysema

a research team from the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute in Wako, Japan, has discovered one gene implicated in vulnerability to smoke-induced emphysema, a finding that could help doctors identify those cigarette smokers at highest risk of end-stage chro (
added Oct 19, 2012 09:13

[UK] LEFEVER: Inactivity cannot be compared to smoking in its level of risk, and to do so is misleading

We need to look at lack of exercise as a precipitant cause but there are myriad antecedent and contributory causes lurking in the shadows behind that. The Harvard researchers and The Lancet should have seen them..
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 20, 2012 02:25

Sperm of smoking dads can hurt child DNA

Men who smoke before conception can damage the DNA of their offspring in the womb that may give him or her a higher risk of disease, British researchers say.
added Jun 25, 2012 11:34

Smoking, Systemic Inflammation, and Airflow Limitation: A Mendelian Randomization Analysis of 98 085 Individuals from the General Population

The association between higher tobacco consumption and higher systemic inflammation may be causal, and the association is stronger among current smokers compared to former smokers, indicating that smoking cessation may reduce the effects of smoking on sy
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Apr 25, 2018 17:52

[Australia] Tobacco plants as life-savers: QUT part of European collaboration

QUT researchers’ work sequencing the genome of Australian native tobacco plant Nicotiana benthamiana will underpin project research Newcotiana is funded by the European Commission through its Horizon2020 research and innovation program
Queensland University of Technology (au)
added Dec 8, 2017 22:39

Recent updates on electronic cigarette aerosol and inhaled nicotine effects on periodontal and pulmonary tissues

This mini-review summarizes the recent perspectives on e-cigarettes including inhaled nicotine effects on several pathophysiological events, such as oxidative stress, DNA damage, innate host response, inflammation, cellular senescence, profibrogenic and d
Wiley Online Library
added Nov 25, 2017 21:08
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