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Genetic vulnerability for smoking and cannabis use: associations with e-cigarette and water pipe use

The significant associations between genetic liability to smoking heaviness with e-cigarette and water pipe phenotypes are in line with studies indicating a common genetic background for substance use phenotypes. These associations emerged only in non-smo
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jul 23, 2018 06:01
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Paints, Solvents Tied to Big Rise in MS Risk for Some Smokers

A triple whammy of genetics, smoking, and exposure to paints and solvents at work puts a person at extremely high risk of developing multiple sclerosis, Swedish researchers report. On its own, any one factor elevates the risk for the central nervous syst
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 4, 2018 05:01
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Childhood cancer rates highest in Northeast, new CDC map shows

Cancer rates are so low in children it's hard to say why there's regional variation. / About 15,000 children and teens, 19 and younger, are diagnosed with cancer each year in the U.S. About 10,000 cases of cancer are diagnosed in kids 14 and younger. Su
NBC News
added Jun 29, 2018 18:01
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[UK] Why non-smokers are getting lung cancer

Researchers aren’t sure why. But there is some science to suggest that women might react differently to nicotine, and that women’s DNA is damaged more easily and more profoundly by carcinogens in tobacco. The health risks to women also may be becoming a
BBC Online
added Jun 28, 2018 03:46
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Genetic Susceptibility to Thirdhand Smoke induced Lung Cancer Development

One major question is how genetic factors influence susceptibility to THS induced health effects, especially tumor development and whether there is a specific age window-of-susceptibility for these effects. By addressing these questions, we will provide a
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jun 17, 2018 08:21
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[UK] Smoking cannabis can harm unborn babies who were conceived years after their parents stopped using the drug, startling study suggests

Scientists say there is growing evidence that adolescent indulgence leaves a lasting genetic imprint – which is passed down to children through altered DNA in sperm and egg. Our genes can be subtly altered by what we experience in life – such as food we
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 4, 2018 15:15
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Genetic obesity risk tied to smoking

The findings might indicate that extra body fat influences the likelihood of taking up smoking and how heavily a person smokes, or that the urges to overeat and to smoke may share some genetic origins, the authors note in The BMJ.
Reuters
added May 30, 2018 20:28
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Receptor proteins that respond to nicotine may help fat cells burn energy

The same proteins that moderate nicotine dependence in the brain may be involved in regulating metabolism by acting directly on certain types of fat cells, new research from the University of Michigan Life Sciences Institute shows. Previous research by
ScienceDaily
added May 24, 2018 18:19
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Understanding Environmental Disparities in Lung Disease—and What Can Be Done

Bose said this is frustrating when children are being exposed to secondhand smoke; unfortunately, “they are not at liberty to change a lot of the behaviors that they’re being exposed to.”
The American Journal of Managed Care
added May 21, 2018 15:07
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[UK] Obese people are more likely to smoke due to 'addictive' genes drawing them to nicotine and fatty foods, study finds

Genetic mutations may draw obese smokers to addictive behaviours, causing them to indulge in both nicotine and fattening foods, according to the researchers. Previous research suggests smokers take in fewer calories, therefore obese people may start smo
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 24, 2018 16:17
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