Category: Health

Humans In Modern Chemistry Experiment E-cigarettes have been touted as a safer alternative to smoking, but the vapor they create might harm lung tissue much like regular cigarettes do, British researchers report. With or without nicotine, e-cigarette vapor increases inflammation and disables cells that protect lung tissue, human tissue tests reveal. Harming these cells makes them vulnerable to dust, bacteria and allergens […]

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Tobacco Kills Millions Every Year Tobacco is the only legal drug that kills many of its users when used exactly as intended by manufacturers. WHO has estimated that tobacco use (smoking and smokeless) is currently responsible for the death of about six million people across the world each year with many of these deaths occurring […]

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Lung Cancer Dropping Among Young Men In a reversal of historical patterns, lung cancer is now more common among young U.S. women than men, a new study finds. The good news, researchers found, is that over the past two decades, lung cancer rates among 35- to 54-year-old Americans have dropped across the board. But the […]

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Juul Now A Public Health Threat Introduced in 2015, Juul electronic cigarettes have quickly skyrocketed in popularity among teens and college students across the United States, according to widespread news reports. Educators and students report an alarming level of Juul use in middle and high schools, making this an urgent public health problem. JUUL Labs […]

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Tobacco Addiction A Key Marketing Strategy Tobacco use is the world’s leading cause of preventable death, according to the World Health Organization. Increasingly, the burden of tobacco use is greatest in low- and middle-income countries that have been targeted by the tobacco industry with its deadly products and deceptive marketing practices. The result: A global […]

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Vaping Helps Adults Quit Nicotine, While Helping Kids Start Habit By Erin Brodwin, Business Insider Smoking kills. No other habit has been so strongly tied to death. In addition to inhaling burned tobacco and tar, smokers breathe in toxic metals like cadmium and beryllium, as well as metallic elements like nickel and chromium — all […]

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Oral Lesions Drawing Attention Among Vapers By Lindsey Konkel, Science News For Students When Irfan Rahman talked to young vapers, some complained of bleeding mouths and throats. And these bloody sores seemed slow to heal. Such reports concerned this toxicologist at the University of Rochester in New York. So he decided to investigate what the […]

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Lawsuits Against Tobacco Companies An Uphill Battle Smokers, their families, and government entities have been filing lawsuits against tobacco companies for more than half a century. Over the years, tobacco litigation has seen a number of changes — from the theories of liability used by plaintiffs to the legal defenses mounted by cigarette manufacturers. Read […]

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Smoking Causes 80 Percent Of Lung Cancer Cigarette smoking is the number one risk factor for lung cancer. In the United States, cigarette smoking is linked to about 80 percent to 90 percent of lung cancers. Using other tobacco products such as cigars or pipes also increases the risk for lung cancer. Tobacco smoke is […]

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More Women Die Of Lung Cancer Than Breast Cancer The best way to evaluate the issue of social and racial targeting is to analyze the facts. Smoking rates are higher among some racial subgroups than others, while smoking among people of lower socioeconomic status is much higher than those from middle and upper classes. Black […]

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