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2013-07-10 15:25:34

New insights into why obese cigarette smokers experience a high risk of heart disease suggest that cigarette smoke affects the activity of hundreds of key genes that both protect the heart and lungs and expose them to damage. The study, published in ACS' Chemical Research in Toxicology, suggests that the effects may be especially profound in obese nonsmokers who inhale "sidesteam smoke" from cigarettes smoldering nearby. Diana J. Bigelow and colleagues point out that active smoking doubles...

2012-10-23 10:16:35

Heavy concentrations of secondhand smoke, such as those found in smoke-filled bars and cars, can lead to airway restriction for bystanders within minutes of exposure. The study, presented at CHEST 2012, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, showed that after 20 minutes of exposure to highly concentrated secondhand smoke, participants experienced near immediate physiologic changes, including airway resistance and impedance. "Bars and cars are places where high...

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2011-03-13 08:20:44

New research shows that expectant mothers who are exposed to secondhand smoke may have an increased risk of having a child with birth defects or who is stillborn. The researchers, from the University of Nottingham, found that women who are passive smokers due to their proximity to someone who smoked increased their risk of stillbirth by 23 percent and of having a baby with defects by 13 percent. They looked at data from 19 previous studies from North America, South America, Asia and Europe....

2010-10-20 20:10:07

Prue Talbot's lab at UC Riverside studied the effect of cigarette smoke on human embryonic stem cells To reduce the toxicity of cigarette smoke, tobacco companies have introduced "harm reduction cigarettes," often marketed as safer than conventional brands. But stem cell scientists at the University of California, Riverside have found that even sidestream smoke (which burns off the tip of a cigarette) from harm reduction cigarettes impairs growth of human embryonic stem cells more than...

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2008-12-17 16:05:00

So-called harm-reduction cigarettes pose the same threat to developing embryos as traditional cigarettes, according to a report published by Dr. Prue Talbot of the University of California, Riverside and her colleagues in the journal Human Reproduction. Her team concluded that smoke from these harm-reduction cigarettes may be more dangerous than traditional brands. "Many chemicals found in harm-reduction cigarette smoke have not been tested, and some are listed by manufacturers as safe,"...


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