Smokers

Smokers with gene defect have 1 in 4 chance of developing lung cancer

Scientists announce a previously unknown link between lung cancer and a particular BRCA2 defect, occurring in around 2 per cent of the population, in research…

Short-term smoking cessation reverses endothelial damage

The current study investigated how the vascular system is altered by smoking and whether the changes can be normalised by smoking cessation. The researchers…

Smoking cessation two by two

It is quite common to find couples where one partner does not smoke while the other is a smoker who wishes to stop. What can both of them do to help achieve…

Smokers could be more prone to schizophrenia

Schizophrenia has long been known to be hereditary. However, as a melting pot of disorders with different genetic causes is concealed behind manifestations of…

Smokers believe 'silver', 'gold' and 'slim' cigarettes are less harmful

A study published today in the journal Addiction polled over 8000 smokers from Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the USA. Approximately one-fifth of…

Waterpipe Tobacco Smokers Inhale Same Toxicants as Cigarette Smokers

Smoking tobacco through a waterpipe exposes the user to the same toxicants – carbon monoxide and nicotine – as puffing on a cigarette, which could lead to…

I quit, we quit – what works better for smokers?

Researchers from the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies led by Dr Linda Bauld at Bath, along with colleagues from the University of Glasgow, have published…

Could Deep-Sea Microbes Teach Us About Alien Life?

Hovering in a tiny submarine 1.4 miles beneath the Pacific Ocean, a University of Massachusetts Amherst microbiologist felt as if he were in a time machine,…

Stopping smoking reduces postoperative complications

Moreover, many of those who receive help with this ahead of operations remain non-smokers for a long time afterwards.Smokers who undergo surgery suffer…

Trouble Quitting?: A New Pitt-Carnegie Mellon Smoking Study May Reveal Why

If a smoker isn't yearning for a cigarette when he makes the decision to kick the habit-and most aren't-he isn't able to foresee how he will feel when he's in…