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Electronic cigarette use linked to higher CVD risk

Electronic cigarette use linked to higher CVD risk

Electronic cigarettes cause an imbalance of cardiac autonomic tone and increased oxidative stress, which may increase cardiovascular risk.

News Proposing new concepts and definitions in COPD

Proposing new concepts and definitions in COPD

It is important to use the right terminology when discussing medical terms, specifically ones associated with smoke-related respiratory conditions, according to the researchers.

News Smoking more harmful for HIV patients than the virus

Smoking more harmful for HIV patients than the virus

Men and women who quit smoking after entering HIV care at age 40 years gained 5.7 years and 4.6 years of life expectancy, respectively, compared with those who continued to smoke.

News Marijuana poisoning cases in children increase in Colorado

Marijuana poisoning cases in children increase in Colorado

Results suggest that the legalization of recreational marijuana use led to the increase in children who were unintentionally exposed to the drug.

News PAs lack reliable information on e-cigarettes

PAs lack reliable information on e-cigarettes

While most PAs believe that e-cigarettes are harmful to health, they need more reliable information to help inform clinical decisions.

Healthday Abrupt cessation more effective when quitting smoking

Abrupt cessation more effective when quitting smoking

Of those who quit abruptly, 49% and 22% were still non-smokers at 4 weeks and 6 months, respectively.

Healthday Smoking still prevalent among pregnant young women

Smoking still prevalent among pregnant young women

In 2014, nearly 9% of women who gave birth smoked during pregnancy.

News How effective are smoking cessation medications?

How effective are smoking cessation medications?

Study results showed no significant difference based on the type of smoking cessation option they were given.

Healthday Smoking linked to infertility, early menopause

Smoking linked to infertility, early menopause

Researchers confirmed increased risks for infertility and natural menopause before age 50 in women who are either active smokers or regularly exposed to secondhand smoke.

News Smoking is associated with
 high risk of type 2 diabetes

Smoking is associated with
 high risk of type 2 diabetes

A meta-analysis of 88 studies show a concrete link between current smokers and an elevated risk of type 2 diabetes.

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