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[Indiana] Secondhand smoke: A silent killer for pets

Research indicates that nearly 30 percent of pets live with at least one smoker. According to Dr. Sharon Gwaltney-Brant, medical director of the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center, secondhand smoke can damage the nervous systems of both cats and dogs.
Terre Haute (IN) Tribune-Star
added Feb 19, 2017 16:12

Scientists identify missing link between smoking and inflammation

scientists show that nicotine activates certain white blood cells, called neutrophils, which in turn release molecules that lead to increased inflammation. "Our study reveals an explanation how nicotine contributes to induction of inflammation and in doi
added Oct 31, 2016 18:15

Smokeless Tobacco May Contain Potentially Harmful Bacteria

Two types in particular -- Bacillus licheniformis and Bacillus pumilus -- can cause inflammation of the lungs and opportunistic infections, the study authors said. Opportunistic infections are those that occur more frequently and are more severe in peopl
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 5, 2016 18:51

Bacterial Populations Associated with Smokeless Tobacco Products

Several bacterial species were identified that are of possible concern due to their potential to cause opportunistic infections. In addition some species have abilities to reduce nitrates to nitrites, which may be an important step in the formation of car
Applied and Environmental Microbiology
added Aug 28, 2016 20:11

[Europe, USA] Vapours of US and EU Market Leader Electronic Cigarette Brands and Liquids Are Cytotoxic for Human Vascular Endothelial Cells [FREE FULL TEXT]

e-cigarette vapour constituents affect cell viability, proliferation, morphology, metabolism, and state of inflammatory activation. [23, 25–28] All these alterations show that chemicals found in e-cigarette vapour influence cells in a fundamental way and
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Jun 29, 2016 14:26

Electronic cigarette exposure triggers neutrophil inflammatory responses [FREE FULL TEXT]

Neutrophils were exposed to e-cig vapour extract (ECVE)... ECVE causes a pro-inflammatory response from human neutrophils. This raises concerns over the safety of e-cig use.
BioMed Central (uk)
added May 26, 2016 14:43

[Latin America] Tobacco firms pushed AIDS agenda to protect profits

“In both Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa, Philip Morris and British American Tobacco championed the AIDS response in order to delegitimize efforts to develop the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control,” says the paper pub
Science and Development Network (SciDev.Net)
added May 12, 2016 04:17

[California] E-Cigarette Vapor Boosts Superbugs and Dampens Immune System

report data suggesting that e-cigarettes are toxic to human airway cells, suppress immune defenses and alter inflammation, while at the same time boosting bacterial virulence. The mouse study is published January 25 by the Journal of Molecular Medicine.
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center
added Jan 26, 2016 22:20

E-cigarettes can damage lungs like tobacco, study claims

The study is thought to be the first to investigate an animal's response to e-cigarette inhalation. E-cigarettes generated just 1pc of the amount of free radicals in tobacco smoke, but this still posed a potential health risk, said the researchers. "We
Irish Independent (ie)
added Feb 5, 2015 19:07

Health risks of e-cigarettes emerge

Vaping pollutes lungs with toxic chemicals and may even make antibiotic-resistant bacteria harder to kill
Science News Online
added Jul 30, 2014 19:52
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