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Smoking may leave a legacy of increased pain, even after quitting

Credit: Pixabay Former daily smokers report higher levels of pain than people who have never smoked daily, and their pain levels are similar to people who currently smoke daily, according to a new UCL study. The paper, published today in Addictive Behaviors, analyzed data from just over 220,000 people in …

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Sights set on solving problem smoking

Credit: Pixabay A new approach to support long-term smokers to quit will be trialled in South Australia this year, building on a decade of research into finding solutions to tobacco addiction. The program, funded by Cancer Australia, will focus on low socio-economic status (SES) areas where smoking rates have not …

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Quit smoking, add years to your life

Credit: CC0 Public Domain As resolutions go, quitting smoking could be the most important choice on a smoker’s list. Smokers are more likely to develop diseases like lung, throat and mouth cancer. And they’re more likely to die earlier than are people who don’t light up. Dr. J. Taylor Hays, …

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Vaping may have similar effects to smoking on harmful lung bacteria

Credit: CC0 Public Domain E-cigarette vapor may have similar effects to cigarette smoke on bacteria associated with smoking-related illness such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, according to a study published in Respiratory Research. Although e-cigarettes are perceived as a safer alternative to cigarettes, recent research has suggested …

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Smoking cessation treatment targets adolescents

Overall rates of quitting were lower in these trials than in previous adult varenicline trials, a common finding when comparing studies between the two age groups. Kevin Gray, M.D., (pictured above) suggests that participant motivation plays a role. Credit: Sarah Pack, MUSC Preventable deaths are those that can be stymied …

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Are e-cigarettes wiping out teen smoking?

In this Oct. 4, 2019, file photo, a woman using an electronic cigarette exhales in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. With one in four teenagers now using e-cigarettes, underage vaping is universally condemned, and the federal government considers it an epidemic. But some other researchers believe recent trends continue to show vaping’s …

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Vaping less harmful than smoking for vascular health, major study finds

Professor Jacob George, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Therapeutics at Dundee and Chief Investigator of the VESUVIUS trial. Credit: Dominic Glasgow / University of Dundee Cigarette smokers who switch to nicotine containing vaporisers could significantly improve their vascular health, a major University of Dundee study has concluded. A two-year trial …

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Think vaping is heathier for your heart than smoking? Think again

(HealthDay)—Vaping isn’t necessarily better for your heart health than smoking tobacco, a pair of new studies argue. They report that use of e-cigarettes negatively affects risk factors for heart disease in ways similar to traditional tobacco cigarettes: Levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides are elevated in people who use e-cigarettes, …

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