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[UK] GAGE: Say Why To Drugs: the smoke and mirrors of tobacco cigarettes

there is still a lot that we don’t know. For example, why do some people find it really easy to quit smoking, while others really struggle? There’s evidence that smoking behavior is partly genetic. Genotype predicts how heavily a smoker will smoke, and ca
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 2, 2016 17:49
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In-vitro testing of Vype vapour revealed no cell stress, DNA damage or malignant transformation

A series of cell-based tests developed to compare the biological impact of cigarette smoke with e-cigarette vapour revealed no activity in cells exposed to vapour from Vype ePen, a commercially available e-cigarette. In contrast, when the cell culture s
BAT Science.com
added Mar 16, 2016 19:44
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Why some smokers get cancer and others don't: Scientists discover genes that 'lower the risk of early death'

Smokers who live for a long time may have specific genes promoting a lengthy lifespan, their study found. And these 'longevity' genes were also linked with an 11 per cent lower incidence of cancer. Scientists say the genes help the body's cells maintain
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 10, 2015 12:11
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[UK] Asthma cure 'could happen in five or six years' after scientists discover cause

Experts have identified a gene which is triggered by allergens, cigarette smoke and car fumes which could be deactivated
The Mirror (uk)
added Apr 23, 2015 09:52
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COUZIN-FRANKEL: Bad luck and cancer: A science reporter’s reflections on a controversial story

Given the furor, I wondered: Had I gotten it wrong? Had the authors? Answering these apparently straightforward questions proved surprisingly difficult, exposing the challenges that come with communicating science, and the desire by scientist-authors and
Science
added Jan 16, 2015 14:59
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[Denmark] Study shows a direct correlation between smoking and mortality

A study based on blood samples from more than 55,000 Danes conducted by the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen University Hospital shows a direct correlation between smoking and mortality. A special gene variant increases the risk of heavy smoking.
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Aug 28, 2014 10:53
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[UK] New fears over e-cigarettes after study finds they affect the lungs in a similar way to tobacco

a study examining the biological effects of e-cigarettes found ‘strikingly similar’ gene mutations in lung cells exposed to e-cig vapour as those found in smokers. ... This means that although e-cigarette vapour is tobacco and tar-free and that the devi
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 11, 2014 10:45
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[Canada] Cigarette smoke impacts genes linked to health of heart and lungs

New insights into why obese cigarette smokers experience a high risk of heart disease suggest that cigarette smoke affects the activity of hundreds of key genes that both protect the heart and lungs and expose them to damage. The study, published in ACSâ
Canada Free Press (ca)
added Jul 10, 2013 12:34
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A Father's Lifestyle Choices Can Affect Multiple Generations

New research in The FASEB Journal suggests that moderate paternal exposures, such as cigarette smoking, can increase the number of mutations transmitted to their children, and even the next generation Gene mutations caused by a father's lifestyle can be
MediLexicon (mx)
added Jul 4, 2013 11:41
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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 RedNova.com)
added Jun 21, 2013 06:29
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