Top News: #Smoking

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smokingFemale smokers face greatest risk for brain bleeds:

Bleeding inside the lining of the brain (subarachnoid hemorrhage) is significantly more common among smokers, especially female smokers, than among people who do not smoke, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. Subarachnoid hemorrhage results from bleeding into the lining between the brain’s surface and underlying brain tissue. Although these are more common among women than they are among men, the reasons for this difference were unclear: Read more


21BRODY-tmagArticleNo Such Thing as a Healthy Smoker:

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or C.O.P.D., may be among the best known dangers of smoking, and current and former smokers can be checked for that with a test called spirometry that measures how much air they can inhale and how much and how quickly they can exhale. Unfortunately, this simple test is often skipped during routine medical checkups of people with a history of smoking: Read more



Crystal460_0If smoker has COPD, quitting might not help lung function:

Quitting cigarettes may not improve smokers’ lung function if they have already begun to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to new research from Weill Cornell Medicine. The findings illustrate how cigarettes affect the lungs on a cellular level – which, the investigators hope, will help persuade smokers to stop as early as possible: Read more



XBD201606-00206.TIFAll E-Cigarettes Emit Harmful Chemicals, but Some Emit More Than Others:

While previous studies have found that electronic cigarettes emit toxic compounds, a new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has pinpointed the source of these emissions and shown how factors such as the temperature, type, and age of the device play a role in emission levels, information that could be valuable to both manufacturers and regulators seeking to minimize the health impacts of these increasingly popular devices: Read more


youth-smoking-cannabisSmoking cannabis with tobacco increases risk of dependence:

Using both drugs is common, and many use both compounds in unison – for instance, in joints. This might be to save money by mixing in relatively cheaper tobacco, or because adding tobacco to cannabis can increase the efficiency of cannabis inhalation. Because of this mixing, separating out the causes and effects of each drug can be challenging. This relationship is clinically important; studies have found that individuals who use cannabis with tobacco have an increased chance of developing negative cannabis-related outcomes, even when results are adjusted for those that use cannabis and tobacco independently: Read more