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Electronic Cigarettes May Provide Some Cessation Benefits
2013-06-26 05:32:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Nearly one in ten smokers were no longer using traditional cigarettes after spending a year using e-cigarettes, according to new research appearing in the latest edition of the journal PLOS ONE. The 12 month trial, which was led by researchers at the University of Catania tracked 300 Italian smokers who agreed to try e-cigarettes between 2010 and 2012, according to Mike Esterl of the Wall Street Journal. The study authors...

DNA Danger From Thirdhand Smoke
2013-06-21 04:52:23

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online For the first time ever, thirdhand smoke has been found to cause significant amounts of damage to human cells. Thirdhand smoke is the toxic residue that attaches to almost all surfaces leaving a strong odor long after cigarette smoke has dissipated. The researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory also discovered in this study that chronic exposure caused more DNA damage than acute exposure. Samples exposed to chronic...


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Nicotine Replacement Therapy
2013-03-04 16:06:28

Nicotine replacement therapy is the administration of nicotine by other means than smoking. This change in the way nicotine is delivered prevents the harmful effects of smoking and is usually used in smoking cessation. Types Nicotine replacement therapy can be administered in several forms. The type used depends on the patient and what fits into their lifestyle best. The forms available include: Nicotine patches – transdermal (through the skin) Nicotine gum – orally (through the...

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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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