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Secondhand Smoke May Impact Flight Attendants Long Term

Flight attendants exposed to secondhand smoke experienced worsened quality of life, respiratory symptoms, and pulmonary function abnormalities, according to early results from the Flight Attendant Lung Health Study.
MedPage Today
added May 22, 2017 23:58

Smoking cessation 4 years prior to RA diagnosis associated with reduced mortality risk

enrolled 121,701 registered nurses in 1976 who answered questionnaires every 2 years. Among the nurses, 938 had incident rheumatoid arthritis (RA). There were 8,951 matched controls. Among those who smoked at baseline, 40% of participants with RA permane
added May 19, 2017 21:36

Smoking reduces circulating CD26hiCD161hi MAIT cells in healthy individuals and patients with multiple sclerosis

Our findings suggest general proinflammatory effects from smoking combined with skewing of specific cell populations in HI and MS patients. The function of these cell populations needs further investigation.
Journal of Leukocyte Biology
added May 4, 2017 01:30

E-liquids allergy guide

‘An allergic reaction is an overreaction by the body’s immune system to compounds that a person is ‘allergic’ to,’ the press note said. ‘Even if a compound has the potential to cause such a reaction (i.e. it is an allergen), that doesn’t mean it will. Wh
Tobacco Reporter
added May 4, 2017 00:18

[Denmark] Smoking decreases MAIT cells, implicated in the pathology of autoimmune diseases

researchers from Denmark show that smokers have reduced levels of mucosal-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells, a cell type involved in autoimmune diseases. Not only does this information shed more light on the effects of smoking, but it also reveals possi
Medical Xpress (
added May 4, 2017 01:26

[Denmark] Twin cohort study: Smoking duration increased risk for RA after 20 years

Smoking duration increased the risk for rheumatoid arthritis twofold after 20 years of smoking, according to a recently published cohort study of twins.
added Apr 17, 2017 21:55
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[UK] At last, a good use for tobacco: Plants are being used to grow human skin proteins to treat injuries

Tobacco plants are being used to grow human skin proteins for a new way to treat tendon injuries such as tennis elbow. The quick-growing plants have been genetically engineered to produce leaves with collagen – the main component of the body's connective
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 17, 2017 17:54

Smoking cessation and the reduction of disability progression in Multiple Sclerosis: a cohort study

The reduction in the risk of disability progression after smoking cessation is significant and time-dependent. The earlier the patients quit, the stronger the reduction in the risk of reaching disability milestones. The quantitative estimates of the impa
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Apr 11, 2017 22:44

Smoking May Raise Risk of Complications After Joint Surgery

Hip or knee replacement patients who smoke are at increased risk for infections requiring repeat surgery, researchers report. They analyzed data from more than 15,000 patients who underwent either total hip or knee replacements between 2000 and 2014. Th
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Apr 6, 2017 02:11

Recent updates on electronic cigarette aerosol and inhaled nicotine effects on periodontal and pulmonary tissues

This mini-review summarizes the recent perspectives on e-cigarettes including inhaled nicotine effects on several pathophysiological events, such as oxidative stress, DNA damage, innate host response, inflammation, cellular senescence, profibrogenic and d
Wiley Online Library
added Nov 25, 2017 21:08
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