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February 27, 2017

Feb. 17, 2017 — A mutation in the hemoglobin of a young woman in Germany was found to cause her mild anemia. But her father, who shared the mutation, did not develop anemia because his mutant hemoglobin was ... read more

Teen Vaping 'One Way Bridge' to Future Smoking Among Non-Smokers, Say Researchers

Feb. 7, 2017 — Teen vaping acts as a 'one way bridge' to future smoking among those who have never smoked before, and may not stop those who have smoked before from returning to it, concludes a small US ... read more

Less Inclusive Criteria for Lung Cancer Screening Would Be Cost-Effective

Feb. 7, 2017 — Limiting lung cancer screening to high-risk former smokers may improve cost-effectiveness at a population level, according to a new study. An analysis of 576 computed tomography (CT) lung cancer ... read more

Toxic Metals Found in E-Cigarette Liquids

Feb. 7, 2017 — High levels of toxic metals have been found in the liquid that creates the aerosol that e-cigarette users inhale when they ... read more

E-Cigarettes Safer Than Smoking Says Long-Term Study

Feb. 7, 2017 — E-cigarettes are less toxic and safer to use compared to conventional cigarettes, according to new ... read more

One in Four Teen E-Cigarette Users Have Tried 'Dripping'

Feb. 6, 2017 — One in four high schoolers who use electronic cigarettes are inhaling vapors produced by dripping e-liquids directly onto heating coils, instead of inhaling from the e-cigarette mouthpiece, possibly ... read more

Feb. 3, 2017 — The sticky residue left behind by tobacco smoke led to changes in weight and blood cell count in mice, outlines a new report. These latest findings add to a growing body of evidence that thirdhand ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — A researcher reports a surprise that came after three months into her study on nicotine abstinence, when lab rats suddenly became fearless and sought out well-lighted areas that prey animals normally ... read more

Smoke-Free Policy Cuts Nicotine Detected in Philadelphia Public Housing in Half

Jan. 30, 2017 — The largest public housing authority to implement comprehensive smoke-free policies, the Philadelphia Housing Authority, is seeing significant positive results related to secondhand smoke ... read more

Quick-and-Dirty DNA Repair Sets the Stage for Smoking-Related Lung Cancer

Jan. 26, 2017 — The stem cells that proliferate the most in response to damage caused by cigarette smoke repair their DNA using a process prone to errors, setting the stage for lung cancer, according to a new ... read more

More Than a Quarter of U. S. Adults, Roughly 9 Percent of U. S. Youth Use Tobacco

Jan. 26, 2017 — More than 1 in 4 adults and nearly 1 in 10 youth use tobacco, according to findings from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study. The study is a uniquely large, nationally ... read more

Delaying Marijuana Smoking to Age 17 Cuts Risks to Teens' Brains, New Study Suggests

Jan. 25, 2017 — Adolescents who smoke marijuana as early as 14 do worse by 20 points on some cognitive tests and drop out of school at a higher rate than non-smokers. But if they hold off until age 17, they're ... read more

Age Limits on E-Cigarettes Cause Uptick in Cigarette Smoking Among Pregnant Teens

Jan. 25, 2017 — While laws placing age limits on the purchasing of e-cigarettes are intended to reduce the use of tobacco products, a recent study shows an unintended consequence: a rise in traditional cigarette ... read more

Offering a 'Stop Smoking' Taster Session and Personalized Disease Risk Doubles Likelihood Smokers Will Seek Help to Quit

Jan. 24, 2017 — Smokers underestimate their personal risk of illness, and a key aim of a new study was to try and persuade them that these risks are personally ... read more

Nicotine Normalizes Brain Activity Deficits That Are Key to Schizophrenia

Jan. 23, 2017 — A steady stream of nicotine normalizes genetically-induced impairments in brain activity associated with schizophrenia, according to new research. The finding sheds light on what causes the disease ... read more

E-Cigarettes Are Expanding Tobacco Product Use Among Youth

Jan. 23, 2017 — E-cigarettes are actually attracting a new population of adolescents who might not otherwise have smoked tobacco products, according to a new American ... read more

Stop Smoking Services May Boost Mental Health of People With Depression

Jan. 20, 2017 — Smokers with depression who successfully quit smoking using stop smoking services may see an improvement in their mental health, according to new ... read more

Smoking Related Imagery Absent from Only One James Bond Movie to Date

Jan. 16, 2017 — Smoking related imagery is conspicuous by its absence from only one Bond movie since 007 first graced cinema screens in 1962, finds a new ... read more

Seeing Vape Pen in Use Boosts Desire to Smoke Among Young Adults

Jan. 12, 2017 — The newer e-cigarette vape pens (AKA vaporizers) may not look like cigarettes, but they stimulate the urge to smoke as powerfully as watching someone smoke a traditional tobacco ... read more

E-Cigarette Flavours Pose Unknown Harm Risk

Jan. 5, 2017 — Electronic cigarette users are more at risk of lung damage if they use flavourings such as menthol and butterscotch, according to a new ... read more

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