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Article ID: 702130

For the last time, sitting is NOT the new smoking

Arizona State University (ASU)

Arizona State University professor Matt Buman and colleagues published a paper debunking the sensationalized health myth

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Article ID: 701974

E-Cigarette Flavorings, Additives Increase Inflammation and Impair Lung Function, Study Finds

American Physiological Society (APS)

Flavoring and additive ingredients in e-cigarettes may increase inflammation and impair lung function, according to new research. The study, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, also found that short-term exposure to e-cigarettes was enough to cause lung inflammation similar or worse than that seen in traditional cigarette use. The research was chosen as an APSselect article for October.

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10-Oct-2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701806

WVU researcher delves into cardiovascular effects of vaping

West Virginia University

Vaping has surpassed all other forms of tobacco use in middle- and high-schoolers. New research led by Mark Olfert, an associate professor in the West Virginia University School of Medicine, suggests if teenagers continue to vape into adulthood, the cardiovascular effects may, by some measures, be as dire as if they’d smoked cigarettes.

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8-Oct-2018 9:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 701429

Don’t Treat E-Cigarettes Like Cigarettes

Northwestern University

CHICAGO - “Cigarette” might appear in the term “e-cigarette” but that is as far as their similarities extend, reports a new Northwestern Medicine report published Friday, Sept. 28, in the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research. Assuming e-cigarettes are equal to cigarettes could lead to misguided research and policy initiatives, the paper says.

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Article ID: 701066

Kidney Disease Biomarker May Also Be a Marker for COPD

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

A commonly used biomarker of kidney disease may also indicate lung problems, particularly COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Article ID: 700910

Alcohol Outlets such as Liquor Stores are More Often Associated with Violent Crimes

Research Society on Alcoholism

Previous research has shown that violent crimes are associated with greater access to alcohol outlets. It is unclear, however, whether on-premise outlets such as bars, or off-premise outlets such as liquor stores, have a stronger association with violent crimes. This study used more precise measurement of outlet locations to examine associations between violent crimes and access to different types of alcohol outlets in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Article ID: 701063

Reclassification Recommendations for Drug in ‘Magic Mushrooms’

Johns Hopkins Medicine

In an evaluation of the safety and abuse research on the drug in hallucinogenic mushrooms, Johns Hopkins researchers suggest that if it clears phase III clinical trials, psilocybin should be re-categorized from a schedule I drug—one with no known medical potential—to a schedule IV drug such as prescription sleep aids, but with tighter control.

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Article ID: 701112

Dental Research Shows That Smoking Weakens Immune Systems

Case Western Reserve University

Researchers at the Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine found that smoking also weakens the ability for pulp in teeth to fight illness and disease.

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25-Sep-2018 4:15 PM EDT

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