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Smoking Can Trigger Severe Leg Pain, Poor Wound Healing

New York: Researchers have found a strong link between smoking and peripheral artery disease — a circulatory condition in which narrowed blood vessels reduce blood flow to the limbs — and this elevated risk can persist up to 30 years after quitting smoking. The study, led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School […]

Electronic cigarettes damage brain stem cells: Researchers

New York: In the most damning study so far, a US research team has found that e-cigarettes, often targeted at youth and pregnant women, damage brain stem cells. Even short-term exposure of e-cigarettes (ECs) produces a stress response in neural stem cells, which are critical cells in the brain, said the researchers from University of […]

Quitting smoking cuts bladder cancer risk in women

New York: Quitting smoking can reduce the risk of bladder cancer in older women, says a study, adding that the most significant reduction in risk occurred in the first 10 years after quitting. The researchers used various statistical models to analyse the association between the years since quitting smoking and the risk of bladder cancer. […]

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Stop smoking cigarettes before they make you blind

New Delhi: Do you smoke cigarettes? Think twice before taking another drag as it may not only damage your heart or lungs but can also make you blind, experts say. Smoking harms the retina — the light-sensing tissue in the back of the eyes, responsible for transmitting images to the brain. “It’s like a film […]

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Here comes novel device equally harmful as traditional smoking, e-cigarettes

Sydney: While we know about the harmful effects of traditional cigarettes and vaping, new heated tobacco devices are no less toxic to the human lung cells than ordinary cigarette smoke, said researchers, including one of Indian-origin. The study has compared new heated tobacco devices, which heat solid tobacco instead of an e-liquid, with vaping and […]