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Smoking The Most Common Cause Of Lung Cancer Lung cancer is the most commonly occurring cancer in men and the third most commonly occurring cancer in women. There were two million new cases in 2018. The top 25 countries with the highest incidence of lung cancer in 2018 are listed below. Age-standardized rates are used in the […]

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Youth Think Vaping Does No Harm “I am officially declaring e-cigarette use [vaping] among youth an epidemic in the United States,” said U. S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams.    The numbers are startling. Eleven percent of high school seniors, 8 percent of 10th-graders, and 3.5 percent of eighth-graders reported vaping with nicotine in a one month […]

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Vapers More Likely To Become Smokers The electronic devices are already being blamed for reversing positive trends in lowering teenage smoking rates as kids who vape are more likely to try cigarettes. Now, the “safer” claims marketed with e-cigarettes are being debated through various studies. While some experts point to e-cigarettes as a way to help people […]

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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 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 produces […]

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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 Smoking, Not Nicotine 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 of which accumulate […]

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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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