Daily Archives: November 25, 2009

Anti-Tobacco Legislation Experienced New Modifications

Starting with 2007 anti-smoking researchers started to recognize the cause-and-effect of relationship between smoking and cancer. anti tobacco legislationThey showed a renewed interest in the issue among a growing public awareness over the harmful effects of smoking.

Is drinking alcohol the new smoking?

DURHAM — The season of holiday parties is well underway and most people by now are well aware of the dangers of drinking and driving. But if you’re planning on consuming alcohol, and you won’t be driving, you still might want to think twice before you accept a second or third drink — if you care about your health.

New Smoking Vaccine: Promise But Problems

Almost half of all smokers will die as a result of their smoking, and tens of millions more will suffer from crippling conditions, so a new nicotine vaccine now being tested holds great promise if it can help many of the estimated 46 million U.S. adult smokers — about 20% of the adult population — to quit, as most of them wish to do. However, there are a number of potential problems with the smoking vaccine approach, according to Action on Smoking and Health (ASH).

Tobacco wars

Chapters poised to protect children from cigarettes, secondhand smoke
AAP Department of Community, Chapter and State Affairs

Cigarette smoke’s role in the death of transplanted hearts

A study conducted at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore provides the first direct evidence that cigarette smoke exposure prior to a heart transplant in either the donor, recipient, or both, accelerates the death of a transplanted heart. The study, published this month in the journal Circulation, showed that tobacco smoke leads to accelerated immune system rejection of the transplanted heart, heightened vascular inflammation and increased oxidative stress, and a reduction in the transplanted organ’s chance of survival by 33-57 percent.