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[Africa] Tobacco the 'silent killer' of HIV patients, say researchers

Medical advances in HIV mean that HIV patients may only lose about five years of life due to HIV. However, if they smoke, they may lose as much as 12 years of life. This means that tobacco use is more than twice as likely to cause death in HIV patients as
Medical Xpress (
added Jun 1, 2017 22:22
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[Asia] Powerful campaign shows tobacco use fuelling India's TB epidemic

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), Government of India, has launched the world?s first national tobacco control mass media campaign to warn people of the increased risk of tuberculosis (TB) and dying from TB associated with smoking cigare
DNA India (in)
added Jun 1, 2017 20:50

[Arizona] FACTCHECK: Can e-cigarettes cause an incurable disease?

As the NIDA notes, much remains unknown about the health risks of e-cigarettes, including whether or not they are safer than conventional cigarettes. There also isn’t enough evidence to say definitively they’re effective at helping people to quit smoking
Green Valley (AZ) News
added Jun 1, 2017 03:08

The effects of electronic cigarette aerosol exposure on inflammation and lung function in mice.

This study shows, for the first time, that exposure to e-cigarette aerosol during adolescence and early adulthood is not harmless to the lungs, and can result in significant impairments in lung function.
American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology.
added May 27, 2017 23:27

[UK] Aim for seven to seven-and-a-half hours sleep: Any more OR less raises your risk of lung cancer AND dementia

sleeping for less or more than seven or seven-and-a-half hours is associated with an increased risk of lung cancer. This is thought to be due to low levels of inflammation and disruptions to the secretion of the 'sleep hormone' melatonin, leading to tum
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 25, 2017 00:12

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

[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

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
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