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SIEGEL: New Study on E-Cigarettes and Bronchitis: An Example of Scientific Dishonesty and Deception

the paper and the press release are both very deceptive. The paper abstract is hiding important findings. The same thing is true of the press release. In fact, nowhere in the press release does it even mention that there was no significant relationship fo
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Nov 24, 2016 02:26

E-cigarettes raise teens’ risk of persistent cough and wheeze, study finds

The results showed that the risk of bronchitic symptoms was twice as high in teenagers who said that they were currently using e-cigarettes as in those who had never tried them (odds ratio 2.02 (95% confidence interval 1.42 to 2.88)). Risk of bronchitis
British Medical Journal
added Nov 21, 2016 15:39

Researchers reveal novel link between nicotine and inflammation

strongly activates immune cells to release DNA fibres decorated with pro-inflammatory molecules, so called neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs). The continuous exposure to these NETs can harm the tissue and could explain the hazardous consequences of tob
added Sep 3, 2016 14:51

HPV, Not Smoking, is Major Cause for Oral Cancers

Though the perceived link between oral cancer and tobacco is strong among the public, in general tobacco users are not exposed to high enough levels of cadmium, lead and formaldehyde to be oral cancer causes. A review paper in Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine
American Council on Science and Health (ACSH)
added Apr 6, 2016 21:42

[North Carolina] Put that in your e-cigarette and smoke it, or should you?

Ilona Jaspers, PhD... recently completed research showing how the chemicals in e-cigarettes can change immune responses in our airways. She is presenting her findings at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) annual meeting in Was
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health
added Feb 12, 2016 20:49

BLUM: Ebola: A failure to communicate (opinion by Dr. Alan Blum)

public...might not want to hear it, since the leading causes of premature death are often preventable. Cigarette the one entirely avoidable risk factor in five of the top six causes of death: heart disease, cancer, stroke, emphysema, and dia
added Oct 22, 2014 08:50

[Africa] MWITA: Tanzania: Smoking Ravages Children's Health

TODAY I have my mind on the effect of smoking on children. Boys and girls as young as ten years are often seen puffing on cigarettes in schools these days. Not many people understand why this incredible behaviour has taken root among children. A few deca
added Apr 29, 2014 12:42

[UK] Michael Douglas, cancer and the growing popularity of oral sex

While head and neck cancers have been declining since the 1970s along with smoking rates, scientists have noticed an increase in a particular type of oral cancer. Known as “oral squamous cell carcinoma”, it is linked to the same strains of HPV known to ca
The Guardian (uk)
added Jun 3, 2013 12:19

[India] ARCHIVE: Projected effects of tobacco smoking on worldwide tuberculosis control: mathematical modelling analysis [FREE FULL TEXT]

Tobacco smoking could substantially increase tuberculosis cases and deaths worldwide in coming years, undermining progress towards tuberculosis mortality targets. Aggressive tobacco control could avert millions of deaths from tuberculosis.
British Medical Journal
added Apr 11, 2013 13:14

[Illinois] HPV replaces tobacco as cause of growing number of oral cancers

Changing sexual practices and reductions in smoking rates have led to a growing number of oral cancers in nonsmokers and men. HPV -- the source of almost all cervical cancers in women -- has replaced tobacco as the No. 1 cause of cancers of the mouth, ba
(IL) State Journal-Register
added Jan 6, 2013 14:12
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