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September 26, 2020

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Vaping Linked to COVID-19 Risk in Teens and Young Adults, Study Finds

Vaping is linked to a substantially increased risk of COVID-19 among teenagers and young adults, according to a new ...

Forty Percent of Dementia Cases Could Be Prevented or Delayed by Targeting 12 Risk Factors Throughout Life

Forty percent of dementia cases could be prevented or delayed by targeting 12 risk factors throughout life, experts ...

Undersized Airways May Explain Why Nonsmokers Get COPD

A mismatch between airway and lung size may explain why some nonsmokers get COPD and some heavy smokers do not, according to a new ...

Even Short-Term 'Vaping' Causes Inflammation in Non-Smokers

E-cigarette use is rising at concerning levels among both smokers and non-smokers, and new research data suggests that even short-term e-cig use can cause cellular inflammation in never-smoker ...
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Smoking Linked to Bleeding in the Brain in Large, Long-Term Study of Twins

Researchers in Finland found a link between smoking and subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), a type of bleeding stroke, in a study of more than 16,000 pairs of twins over 42 years. The study found that ...

Accurate Labels Like 'Aerosol' or 'Chemicals' Increase Perceived Risks of E-Cigarette Use

Accurately labeling e-cigarette emissions as 'chemicals' or 'aerosols' rather than 'vapor' increases the perceived risk of exposure, researchers have found. Higher ...

Study Suggests Increased Risks for COVID-19 Patients Who Smoke, Vape

A new review looks at the effect that smoking and vaping may have on the cerebrovascular and neurological systems of COVID-19 ...

Why Governments Have the Right to Require Masks in Public

Requirements for consumers to wear masks at public places like retail stores and restaurants are very similar to smoking bans, according to a group of experts who argue that mask requirements to stop ...

Flavored Cigarette Ban Significantly Reduced Youth Smoking, New Study Finds

Researchers analyzed National Survey on Drug Use and Health data to test the effect of the 2009 U.S. flavored cigarette ban. The study found the ban reduced underage smoking by 43% and smoking among ...

Smokers Good at Math Are More Likely to Want to Quit

For smokers who are better at math, the decision to quit just adds up, a new study suggests. Researchers found that smokers who scored higher on a test of math ability were more likely than others to ...

Smoking During Pregnancy Results in an Increased Risk of Asthma Even in Adulthood

A recently completed study indicates that smoking by pregnant mothers caused roughly an 1.5-fold asthma risk in their offspring at the ages between 31 and ...

Scientists Recreate DNA Damage Caused by Toxins from Smoking

Researchers have recreated how toxins from smoking cause unique patterns of DNA damage. The discovery could help scientists better understand the cause of bladder cancer and the link to smoking. The ...

Childhood Exposure to Parental Smoking Linked to Poorer Cognitive Function in Midlife

A new study shows that exposure to parental smoking in childhood and adolescence is associated with poorer learning ability and memory in ...

Third-Hand Smoke Is No Joke, Can Convey Hazardous Chemicals

People can carry hazardous compounds from cigarette smoke that cling to their bodies and clothes and then release those compounds into non-smoking environments -- exposing people nearby to ...

Butt Emissions: Study Finds Even Extinguished Cigarettes Give Off Toxins

Researchers have discovered that a used cigarette butt - even one that is cold to the touch - can give off the equivalent of 14% of the nicotine that an actively burning cigarette emits. They are ...

Never Too Late to Quit: Protective Cells Could Cut Risk of Lung Cancer for Ex-Smokers

Protective cells in the lungs of ex-smokers could explain why quitting smoking reduces the risk of developing lung cancer. Scientists have discovered that compared to current smokers, people who had ...

Combined Prenatal Smoking and Drinking Greatly Increases SIDS Risk

Children born to mothers who both drank and smoked beyond the first trimester of pregnancy have a 12-fold increased risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) compared to those unexposed or only ...

Hookah Smoke May Be Associated With Increased Risk of Blood Clots

In a new study conducted in mice, researchers found that tobacco smoke from a hookah caused blood to function abnormally and be more likely to clot and quickly form blood clots. The findings provide ...

Explaining Link Between Emotion and Addictive Substance Use

What drives a person to smoke cigarettes? What role do emotions play in this addictive behavior? Why do some smokers puff more often and more deeply or relapse many years after they've quit? If ...

Examining Vaping Particle Size and Deposition

E-cigarette use is rising, particularly among young adults and teens. Recent illnesses and deaths attributed to vaping have caused intense scrutiny of the chemicals in e-liquids and vapor, but little ...

Findings Strengthen Link Between Vitamin E Acetate and Vaping-Associated Lung Injuries

New research strengthens prior findings on the link between vitamin E acetate and EVALI (E-cigarette or vaping product use-associated lung ...

Smoking Cessation Treatment Targets Adolescents

The primary focus of smoking cessation research has been adults in the past, but a new study zeroed in on adolescents. This study found that while there was no significant difference between the ...

Infant Morbidity Decreases With Incentive-Based Prenatal Tobacco Interventions

A new study reveals a significant reduction in NICU (up to 55%) and preterm births due to incentive-based programs implemented to help low-income pregnant women stop smoking cigarettes. Colorado ...

Pot While Pregnant: Doctors Urge Caution

Daily marijuana use during pregnancy may lead to an increased risk of low birth weight, low resistance to infection, decreased oxygen levels and other negative fetal health outcomes, according to a ...

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