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E-Cigarettes May Open Lungs to the Flu

A study with mice suggests vapor from e-cigarettes can compromise the immune system in the lungs, leaving them more vulnerable to potentially dangerous infections like pneumonia and the flu. E-cigarettes also generate some of the dangerous “free radicals
The Epoch Times English Version
added Feb 21, 2015 21:37

[California] Smoking linked to breast, prostate cancer

Add breast cancer, prostate cancer, kidney failure, liver damage and all manner of infections to the long list of health risks... Rescue Social Change Group...won a $152 million grant in 2012 to conduct anti-smoking campaigns nationwide targeting youths.
U-T San Diego [San Diego Union Tribune]
added Feb 13, 2015 03:29

U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests

According to the U.S. Surgeon General, about 480,000 Americans die of smoking-related causes each year, but that figure may be closer to 540,000, researchers from the American Cancer Society report.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 11, 2015 22:28

Smoking’s Health Toll Worse Than Previously Thought, Study Says

However bad you thought smoking was, it’s even worse. A new study adds at least five diseases and 60,000 deaths a year to the toll... The new findings are based on health data from nearly a million people who were followed for 10 years. In addition to t
New York Times
added Feb 11, 2015 17:45

[Switzerland] Poorer Rx Response for Smokers With Spine Disease

Patients with axial spondyloarthritis who smoke may be undermining the potential benefit of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor therapy, Swiss researchers reported. Over the course of a median 2 years, significantly smaller reductions in the Bath Ankyl
MedPage Today
added Feb 11, 2015 17:32
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Smokers May Get Less Benefit From Drugs for Arthritic Back Pain

Smoking may hamper the effects of certain drugs used to treat inflammatory arthritis in the lower back, a new study from Switzerland says. Researchers from University Hospital Zurich looked at how 700 people with this type of arthritis responded to treat
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 11, 2015 05:52

Vapors Produced by Electronic Cigarettes and E-Juices with Flavorings Induce Toxicity, Oxidative Stress, and Inflammatory Response in Lung Epithelial Cells and in Mouse Lung

we showed that 1) OX/ROS are generated by vaporizing ENDS/e-cig e-liquids/e-juices and are further influenced by the state of the heating element, 2) differences in OX/ROS reactivity in e-liquids prior to vaporization is associated with e-liquid flavor, 3
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Feb 10, 2015 22:35

[UK] E-cigarettes 'may harm the lungs and immune system'

"E-cigarette vapour alone produced mild effects on the lungs, including inflammation and protein damage. "However, when this exposure was followed by a bacterial or viral infection, the harmful effects of e-cigarette exposure became even more pronounced
BBC Online
added Feb 7, 2015 16:54

Health effects associated with waterpipe smoking [FREE FULL TEXT]

Contrary to the widely held misconception, WPS is associated with a variety of adverse short-term and long-term health effects that should reinforce the need for stronger regulation. In addition, this review highlights the limitations of the published wor
Tobacco Control
added Feb 7, 2015 03:29
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E-Cigarettes Seem to Dampen Immune Response in Mice

"This warrants further study in susceptible individuals, such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) patients who have switched from cigarettes to e-cigarettes or to new users of e-cigarettes who may have never used cigarettes."
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 6, 2015 15:53
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