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Qualitative exploration of a smoking cessation trial for people living with HIV in South Africa

Future smoking cessation interventions need to target barriers at multiple levels. Increasing the supply and duration of NRT may increase its effectiveness. Other behavioral approaches such as group counseling or peer counseling could hold promise in thi
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jun 16, 2017 21:47
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[France, UK] Children exposed to second-hand smoke are more likely to develop arthritis as adults, groundbreaking study claims

French medical experts reported there is a 79 percent increase in the hazard ratio for children exposed to passive smoking. This is the first study to suggest there is a connection between the painful condition and early exposure to second-hand smoke.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 16, 2017 17:09
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[UK] E-cigarette vapour may prevent mouth ulcers from healing: Chemicals in the devices can impair the body's ability to repair itself

A study found that chemicals in the devices can impair the processes that allow the body to repair itself. The findings may explain why some users can develop persistent painful mouth sores and ulcers. E-cigarettes are widely promoted as a safer replace
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 9, 2017 16:12
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[UK] 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 a
Centre for Historical Economics and Related Research at York University
added Jun 2, 2017 16:33
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[Africa, UK] Tobacco use among people living with HIV: analysis of data from Demographic and Health Surveys from 28 low-income and middle-income countries [FREE FULL TEXT]

Tobacco use leads to substantial morbidity and mortality among HIV-positive individuals. Countries with a high prevalence of tobacco use among HIV-positive populations, as highlighted by our study, should prioritise introduction of tobacco cessation in t
The Lancet (uk)
added Jun 1, 2017 22:27
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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 (PhysOrg.com)
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
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[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
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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
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[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
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