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Avoiding the Dangers of Thirdhand Smoke

Beyond the unpleasant sensory experience, there’s another reason the residue of smoking – not just the smoking itself or secondhand smoke – is garnering increasing attention: Emerging research from testing cultured human cells to more recent animal studi
U.S. News & World Report
added Apr 5, 2016 15:38
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22nd Century Announces Hiring of Key Executive; Dr. Paul J. Rushton Will Spearhead Growth and Commercialization of 22nd Century’s Plant Biotechnology Portfolio

“Hiring a scientist of Paul Rushton’s caliber – especially given his extensive work in tobacco plant biotechnology – is like finding the proverbial needle in a haystack. He will be invaluable to 22nd Century” Dr. Rushton has published over fifty scienti
Business Wire
added Oct 8, 2015 10:36
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[UK] O'HARA/GRRLSCIENTIST: Bad luck, bad journalism and cancer rates | Please, journalists, get a clue before you write about science

examine one effect: that of smoking on lung cancer rates. The cancer risk is 18 times higher in smokers than non-smokers. Since roughly 18 percent of the adult US population are smokers (according to the CDC), this suggests that for lung cancer, about 75
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 2, 2015 22:25
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Early Data in E-Cigarette Study May Raise Safety Concerns

However, the findings, which were presented in January at a meeting of lung cancer researchers, may attract the interest of federal officials who are considering how to regulate e-cigarettes. In a report to investors sent Tuesday, David J. Adelman, an in
New York Times
added Apr 15, 2014 23:10
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[New York] Creepy or Cool? Portraits Derived From the DNA in Hair and Gum Found in Public Places

At 12:15 pm on January 6, 2013, Dewey-Hagborg collected a cigarette butt (above, right) on Myrtle Avenue (above, left) in Brooklyn, NY. Testing the sample’s DNA revealed the smoker to be a male of Eastern European descent with brown eyes. Photos courtesy
Smithsonian Magazine
added May 6, 2013 01:55
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[Massachusetts] BU Today Never Smoked. Lived Right. Died of Lung Cancer.

“I’m absolutely convinced she had a genetic predisposition” to lung cancer, says Spira, a School of Medicine professor and chief of computational biomedicine. That conviction set him on a quest for the genetic key to a medical mystery: why some people wh
BU Bridge (Boston University)
added Jan 23, 2013 05:17
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[UK] HARRISON: A cigarette with a tumour? If only cancer was that simple …

But all malignant tumours have the potential to spread. The best way to prevent this is to protect your DNA from mutation if you possibly can. It really is better not to smoke.
Financial Times (uk)
added Jan 11, 2013 15:53
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In lung cancer, smokers have 10 times more genetic damage than never-smokers

Lung cancer patients with a history of smoking have 10 times more genetic mutations in their tumors than those with the disease who have never smoked, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
ScienceDaily
added Sep 14, 2012 08:45
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[Massachusetts] New Research Explores Role of Genetics in Smoking and Lung Cancer

In 2008, three different studies found that certain genetic variants associated with nicotine dependence and smoking were also associated with lung cancer. The findings raised a question: Were the variants linked with lung cancer only through their assoc
Harvard School of Public Health
added May 16, 2012 12:37
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[Australia] 'Bring us your worst smokers' – helping diehard smokers quit

"If someone needs a cigarette within half an hour of waking up each morning, it's a sign they may have this enzyme," says Renee Bittoun, who established one of the world's first quit smoking clinics at Sydney's St Vincent's Hospital almost 40 years ago.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Sep 27, 2017 07:32
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