Tobacco, E-Cigarette Lobbyists Circle as F.D.A. Chief Exits

Dr. Scott Gottlieb became commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration in 2017 with an ambitious plan to reduce cigarette smoking, a habit that kills nearly half a million Americans each year, by shifting smokers to less harmful alternatives like e-cigarettes. But he was quickly embroiled in an unexpected crisis: the explosion of vaping among millions of middle and high […]

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F.D.A. Moves to Restrict Flavored E-Cigarette Sales to Teenagers

WASHINGTON — With a few weeks left in his tenure as commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Scott Gottlieb on Wednesday moved to restrict sales of flavored e-cigarettes to try to reduce the soaring rate of teenage vaping. The agency issued a proposal requiring stores to sequester flavored e-cigarettes to areas off limits to anyone under age 18. […]

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Smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity each linked to unhealthy brains

Factors that influence the health of our blood vessels, such as smoking, high blood and pulse pressures, obesity and diabetes, are linked to less healthy brains, according to research published in the European Heart Journal today. The study examined the associations between seven vascular risk factors and differences in the structures of parts of the brain. The strongest links were […]

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Combination of alcohol and Smoking can cause neural damage to the brain

Alcohol and Smoking are a very dangerous combination Tobacco Smoking causes, among many other health consequences of chemical changes, oxidative Stress and inflammation in the brain. Excessive alcohol consumption can have similar effects. The common use of tobacco and alcohol seems to even result in neural damage in certain regions of the brain. The scientists from the Universidade Federal do […]

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Smoking may limit body’s ability to fight dangerous form of skin cancer

Melanoma patients with a history of smoking cigarettes are 40 per cent less likely to survive their skin cancer than people who have never smoked, according to a new report funded by Cancer Research UK. The study of more than 700 melanoma patients mainly from the north of England—and published today in Cancer Research – provides evidence to suggest that […]

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The first dexterous and sentient hand prosthesis has been successfully implanted

A female Swedish patient with hand amputation has become the first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control a dexterous hand prosthesis. In a pioneering surgery, titanium implants were placed in the two forearm bones (radius and ulnar), from which electrodes to nerves and muscle were extended to extract signals to control a robotic hand and to provide tactile sensations. […]

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E-cigarettes: cancer risk drops by about 99 percent compared to the tobacco smoke

More and more institutions opt for E-cigarette Smoking can lower your risk for cancer diseases that are associated with the tobacco smoke, by up to 99.5 percent, if you require to the significantly less harmful vapor the E-cigarette. This is the Alliance for tobacco-free enjoyment (BfTG) reports and based this statement on the latest findings from Germany, America and England. […]

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Smoking weed just ONCE could change a teenager’s brain

Smoking weed just ONCE could change a teenager’s brain: Scientists discover even small amounts of cannabis are enough to thicken tissue Teenagers who smoke have thicker matter in certain parts of their brains This was found in areas involved with emotions, memory, fear and panic Adolescent brains are typically thinning and being refined during this period Experts said ‘most people […]

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