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Warning of potential side effects of a product can increase its...

Drug ads often warn of serious side effects, from nausea and bleeding to blindness, even death. New research suggests that, rather than scaring consumers...

Young people smoking more menthols

A new study on mentholated cigarette use in the U.S. finds an increase in menthol cigarette smoking among young adults and concludes that efforts...

Even healthy-looking smokers have early cell damage which destroys necessary genetic...

Smokers who've received a clean bill of health from their doctor may believe cigarettes haven't harmed their lungs. However, researchers at Weill Cornell Medical...

Creation of a less deadly cigarette?

From a health care perspective, the best cigarette is no cigarette, but for the millions of people who try to quit smoking every year,...

Cigarette smoking increases production of mucus in patients with bronchitis

Cigarette smoking has been linked with overproduction of mucus associated with chronic bronchitis, according to a study conducted by researchers in New Mexico. The study indicates cigarette smoke suppresses a protein that causes the natural death of...

‘A stark warning:’ Smoking causes genetic damage within minutes after inhaling

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2011 -- In research described as "a stark warning" to those tempted to start smoking, scientists are reporting that cigarette smoke begins to cause genetic damage within minutes -- not years -- after inhalation into the lu...

‘Thirdhand smoke’ may be bigger health hazard than previously believed

Scientists are reporting that so-called "thirdhand smoke" -- the invisible remains of cigarette smoke that deposits on carpeting, clothing, furniture and other surfaces -- may be even more of a health hazard than previously believed. The study, ...

Protein involved in cystic fibrosis also plays role in emphysema, chronic...

A team of Johns Hopkins Children's Center researchers has discovered that a protein involved in cystic fibrosis (CF) also regulates inflammation and cell death in emphysema and may be responsible for other chronic lung diseases. The findings,...

Quitting menthol cigarettes may be harder for some smokers

Menthol cigarettes may be harder to quit, particularly for some teens and African-Americans, who have the highest menthol cigarette use, according to a study by a team of researchers. Recent studies have consistently found that racial/ethnic minor...

New report suggests why risk for sudden infant death syndrome is...

New Rochelle, NY, November 9, 2010 -- The link between maternal cigarette smoking during pregnancy and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) may relate to the negative effects of nicotine on the development of brain centers that regulate breathing,...

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