Credit: CC0 Public Domain The use of alcohol and tobacco is closely linked to several diseases, and is a contributing factor in many deaths. A recent study using data from 1.2 million people has now been published in the journal Nature Genetics. Several research groups around the world are involved, among them a group from […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 — Making sure electronic cigarettes don’t get into the hands of youngsters is the key to beating tobacco use and nicotine addiction in the United States, a new American Heart Association policy statement says. The statement authors said the tobacco industry’s aggressive targeting of youngsters has led to a sharp rise […]Continue Reading ...
Debate among public health professionals over approaches to tobacco and nicotine regulation has intensified with the rise of vaping in the form of electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) and tobacco heat-not-burn products. A new article from researchers at the Prevention Research Center of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation explores the contours of the debate […]Continue Reading ...
Along with many other harmful health consequences, smoking tobacco causes chemical changes, oxidative stress and inflammation in the brain. Excessive alcohol use can have similar effects. Surprisingly, however, very few studies have examined the combined impact of smoking and alcohol on the brain. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Chemical Neuroscience have shown that in rats, […]Continue Reading ...
The use of alcohol and tobacco is closely linked to several diseases, and is a contributing factor in many deaths. A recent study using data from 1.2 million people has now been published in the journal Nature Genetics. Several research groups around the world are involved, among them a group from the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study […]Continue Reading ...
A new study that directly compares new heated tobacco devices with vaping and traditional cigarettes shows that all three are toxic to human lung cells. The study published in ERJ Open Research suggests that the new device, which heats solid tobacco instead of an e-liquid, is no less toxic to the cells than ordinary cigarette […]Continue Reading ...
Increasing evidence supports an association between tobacco use and psychotic experiences, such as paranoia and hallucinations, due in part to shared genetic influences Paranoia is associated with regular tobacco smoking in adolescents after accounting for other factors like cannabis use, sleep disturbances and stressful life events, reports a study recently published to the Journal of […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Tobacco is a known risk factor for the misuse of prescription opioids. In addition, concurrent use of opioids and sedative-hypnotics is a risk factor for opioid overdose or addiction. In an American Journal on Addictions study, tobacco users were more likely to receive prescriptions for opioid analgesics with muscle relaxants and/or […]Continue Reading ...
‘Snus’ may be less harmful for smokers unable or unwilling to quit tobacco American smokers mistakenly think that using snus, a type of moist snuff smokeless tobacco product, is as dangerous as smoking tobacco, according to a Rutgers study. The study, published in the April 2019 issue of the journal Addictive Behaviors, provides new research […]Continue Reading ...
New research suggests that toxicants of notable public health interest are substantially reduced in the aerosol from our heated tobacco product (HTP) prototype, compared to smoke from a standard reference cigarette. HTPs generate a nicotine-containing aerosol with a tobacco taste through the heating of tobacco via an electrical device. The tobacco is heated and not […]Continue Reading ...
Dunhill Early Morning Pipe Tobacco, 1990’s Murray. Credit: Sjschen/Wikipedia A new study that directly compares new heated tobacco devices with vaping and traditional cigarettes shows that all three are toxic to human lung cells. The study published in ERJ Open Research suggests that the new device, which heats solid tobacco instead of an e-liquid, is […]Continue Reading ...
Tobacco isn’t the only thing being smoked in the Deep South, and for many, it’s only half of their habit. Marijuana, long thought to be a gateway drug to harder substances, turns out to be popular among cigarette smokers, with rates of co-use of the two substances increasing among adults from 2003-2012. Researchers don’t yet […]Continue Reading ...
The harmful effects of exposure to tobacco smoke have been known for many years. Cigarette and cigar smokers are at significantly higher risk of contracting all sorts of respiratory maladies, and research linking secondhand smoke to cancer goes back nearly three decades. But what about the chemicals that stain the walls, ceilings, carpet and upholstery […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Tobacco and alcohol use, both genetically inheritable behaviors, influence risk for many complex diseases and disorders and are leading causes of mortality. The University of Minnesota was part of a research collaboration that conducted the first study, recently published in Nature Genetics, to identify hundreds of genomic locations associated with addictive […]Continue Reading ...
UC Davis Health researchers have published a study on how second-hand smoke affects electrical activity in the heart. Pictured from left to right are Zhen Wang, Crystal Ripplinger, Lianguo Wang and Chao-Yin Chen. Credit: UC Regents 2018 Continuous indoor exposure to second-hand tobacco smoke triggers changes in the heart’s electrical activity, known as cardiac alternans, […]Continue Reading ...
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