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Monitoring blood for tiny particles released by cells lining the lungs may help clinicians diagnose emphysema in its earliest stages.
Casual smokers beware: exposure to even the lowest levels of cigarette smoke may put people at risk for future lung disease, such as lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
According to a new study, even low levels of tobacco smoke exposure poses a risk to lung health, triggering potentially hazardous genetic changes.
Casual smokers may think that smoking a few cigarettes a week is "no big deal."
- The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
- In medicine, cauterization.