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The Evils of Nicotine: An Evidence-Based Guide to Smoking and Plastic Surgery

The ameliorating effects of cessation are supported by level 1 evidence, which suggests that the optimal duration of preoperative cessation is 4 weeks or longer. Nicotine replacement therapy and smoking cessation medications are effective aids for quittin
Annals of Plastic Surgery
added Apr 18, 2013 11:40
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GLANTZ: More evidence that e-cigarettes are as bad as cigarettes for blood vessels, this time on skin

An important factor in wound healing is adequate circulation in small blood vessels. Inadequate circulation leads to slower healing and even tissue death (necrosis). Rau and colleagues did an experiment in which they exposed rats to high levels of seco
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Mar 15, 2017 15:38
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Plastic Surgeons Urge Giving Up E-Cigs Before Procedure

"Based on our current best knowledge, it seems reasonable to advise plastic surgery candidates to cease e-cigarette use," said Dr. Peter Taub,, of Mount Sinai Medical Center and Dr. Alan Matarasso of Albert Einstein College of Medicine..."Refraining from
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 2, 2016 23:49
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Selena Gomez: Smoking Cigarettes May Be Triggering Her Flare-Ups — Doctor Speaks

“Smoking complicates and increases the negative effects of Lupus,” Dr. Bruce Lee...It’s unclear how many cigarettes Selena, 24, smokes per day, but no matter what, smoking is not helping her Lupus diagnosis. So even if Selena’s time in rehab is helping h
Hollywood Life (blog)
added Oct 19, 2016 20:43
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[UK] What smoking can actually do to your face

Three smokers were given a reality-check makeover. Watch their pro makeup artist showing the subjects (and us) how smoking could age them in 30 years: From lip lines to deep wrinkles, sagging and staining, it ain't pretty. At all. "I'm so old!" one wo
Cosmopolitan Magazine
added Apr 4, 2016 23:04
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Smoking linked to chronic damage in patients with SLE

Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus with previous or current smoking status were likely to have more accumulated damage compared with patients who never smoked or were never exposed to secondhand smoke, according to the results of a study.
Healio.com
added Feb 9, 2016 07:12
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[Brazil] Smoking Tied to Chronic Damage, Morbidity in SLE

Exposure to smoking in any form appeared to contribute to cumulative organ damage in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), although more research is needed to confirm this, Brazilian researchers reported.
MedPage Today
added Feb 4, 2016 20:37
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[UK] Help stop smoker's smiles suffering

The effects on oral health are one of the key concerns for smokers, with seven in ten (71%) people highlighting it as a cause for distress. More than a third of smokers in the UK (37%) have noticed a negative difference in their appearance since they to
British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) (uk)
added Jan 6, 2016 13:58
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[UK] How coffee could give you mouth ulcers: From heart pills to blueberries, the surprising causes of those painful sores

some people develop ulcers in the days or weeks after they give up. 'One theory is that smoking hardens the lining of the mouth, which increases its resistance to physical damage,' says Professor Porter. 'When you give up, this resistance goes down, so yo
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 24, 2015 15:50
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[Korea - South] Secondhand smoke exposure in womb linked to eczema in childhood

Elementary school children exposed to smoke in the womb were 50 percent more likely to have any history of atopic dermatitis than unexposed kids, scientists in South Korea found using blood tests and questionnaires about prenatal smoke exposure. Atopic d
Science News Online
added Mar 1, 2015 09:30
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