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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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Pennsylvania woman, 18, develops first-ever case of wet lung in an adolescent from excessively smoking e-cigarettes for three weeks

An 18-year-old woman who went on a three-week vaping binge was diagnosed with a condition called wet lung, formally known as Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. The Pediatrics journal published a case report Thursday on the unnamed Pennsylvania teen wh
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 24, 2018 16:23
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Cutting back on cigarettes is futile: Study finds quitting will improve lung health - but smoking fewer does nothing

Heavy smokers who quit had lesser odds of suffering from lung disease than light smokers, a study from Northwestern University in Illinois found. Those who continue to smoke 10 cigarettes per day were more likely to develop emphysema than those who used
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 24, 2018 16:21
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Lung cancer rates in young US women exceed men, despite fewer smokers: study

researchers focused on the link between lung cancer and tobacco use, analyzing all diagnoses of lung cancer since 1995 and data on the number of smokers since 1970. Scientists hoped to find some link to explain why lung cancer rates among women born sinc
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added May 24, 2018 16:10
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[UK] The 10-point plan to cut the risk of cancer by 40% - including drinking water and cutting red meat

Professor Linda Bauld, of Cancer Research UK, said: ‘This report supports what we already know – the key to cutting cancer risk is through our way of life. Not smoking, keeping a healthy weight, eating and drinking healthily and getting more active all h
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 24, 2018 16:08
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E-cigarettes disappoint in a workplace quit-smoking study

Do electronic cigarettes help people quit? In a large study of company wellness programs, e-cigarettes worked no better than traditional stop-smoking tools, and the only thing that really helped was paying folks to kick the habit. Critics of the study sa
AP - Associated Press
added May 24, 2018 15:54
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what would happen if new tobacco products ‘akin to iphones’ were sold in the u.s.?

[FDA] is expected to decide in coming months whether [PMI] can bring IQOS to the U.S., and if it can be marketed as a less harmful alternative to cigarettes...more interested in IQOS because of marketing efforts that portray the product as “akin to iPhone
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added May 24, 2018 15:49
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Berries and Grapes May Keep You Breathin' Easy

This "suggests that [anthocyanin-foods] might have a functional role protecting the lungs against the pollutants and other environmental insults," such as smoking, Garcia-Larsen noted. These dark-pigmented fruits and vegetables seeme
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 24, 2018 15:37
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U.S. Cancer Death Rate Declines Again, But Prostate Cancer Incidence Rises

Much of the decrease can be attributed to the decline in smoking, Cronin said. "I think it really reflects a decrease in smoking over the past five decades," Cronin said. "But even though lung cancer is still decreasing, which is really great news, it s
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 24, 2018 15:36
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Mom-to-Be's Pot Use Tied to Changes in Baby's Size, Behavior

Smoking marijuana during pregnancy has been linked to smaller weights and irritable behavior in infants, new research suggests. And if a pregnant woman smokes tobacco along with marijuana, the effects on the baby are even worse, the study authors said.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 24, 2018 15:34
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