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Mapping the Global Reach of Tobacco

“Smokers have a much higher risk of developing the active form [of TB].”... This is one of the takeaways of sixth edition of The Tobacco Atlas, a multimedia publication from the public health nonprofit Vital Strategies that focuses on tobacco control iss
CityLab (The Atlantic)
added Mar 30, 2018 00:58
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[North Carolina] Tobacco being tested for flu vaccine production

Inside a 97,000-square-foot greenhouse in North Carolina, thousands of small tobacco plants are growing in individualized containers. In the heart of tobacco country, they are grown year round by Medicago, which is 40 percent owned by tobacco maker Phili
UPI
added Mar 30, 2018 00:43
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THOMAS: India can’t eliminate tuberculosis by 2025 without curbing smoking

Curbing smoking itself is also essential. But despite India’s sustained efforts, including mandatory graphic health warnings on product packages and a ban on cigarette advertisements, the habit pervades a considerable section of the population. Though th
Quartz
added Mar 26, 2018 14:37
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[UK] The effect of electronic cigarette and tobacco smoke exposure on COPD bronchial epithelial cell inflammatory responses

Conclusion: ECVE caused toxicity and reduced the antiviral response to poly I:C. This raises concerns over the safety of e-cig use.
Dove Medical Press (uk)
added Mar 23, 2018 21:42
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[Australia] Measles among smokers linked to COPD risk

Childhood measles has been linked to an increased risk of developing chronic lung disease, but only in adults with asthma and a history of smoking. An Australian study of more than 8000 Tasmanians found childhood measles infection - a highly contagious
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 22, 2018 15:19
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[South Africa] CASTRO / DAIN: Turning the tide on avoidable deaths in Africa

Nowhere are the battle lines between public health authorities and Big Tobacco... In September, the United Nations will hold a High-Level meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases as well as the first ever High-Level Meeting on Tuberculosis, now the biggest i
Daily Maverick (za)
added Mar 20, 2018 19:40
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[Asia, India] Smokers with a persistent cough are urged to get tested for TB

“Cough” shows that tobacco consumption and exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke increases the risk of TB and of dying from the disease. A key barrier totimely diagnosis and treatment among smokers is the assumption that a cough is related to their smoking
The Health Site (in)
added Mar 16, 2018 17:58
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[India] Campaign launched to warn of dangerous link between tobacco and TB

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), during the End-TB Summit here, has re-launched 'Cough,' a national mass media campaign to warn citizens about the links between TB and tobacco use. 'Cough' shows that tobacco consumption and exposure to
ANI (in)
added Mar 16, 2018 17:55
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[UK] Vapers are more likely to get pneumonia, study finds - as evidence mounts that e-cigarettes are not 'risk free'

For the study, researchers led by Dr Jonathan Grigg, a professor of pediatric respiratory and environmental medicine, asked 17 people who vaped regularly to smoke an e-cigarette in the lab. They found that vaping increased levels of a molecule produced
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 2, 2018 00:23
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Vaping may help pneumonia-causing bacteria invade airways

People who smoke e-cigarettes might have an increased risk of developing pneumonia because the vapor could help bacteria stick to cells lining the airways, a small experiment suggests.
Reuters
added Mar 2, 2018 00:17
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