Significant rise in e-cigarette use among youth in Poland

Use of electronic cigarettes among students in Poland has increased dramatically, rising more than threefold in just the last three years, research finds. Electronic cigarettes are battery-operated products that heat a liquid solution that vaporizes nicotine and other additives, which are then inhaled by the user. Source: Science Daily Smoking News

Smokers at Higher Risk for Oral HPV, Researchers Find

Smokers are more likely than others to test positive for oral human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV-16), a new study found. “We know from other research that most people who have HPV clear that infection after about a year,” said Gypsyamber D’Souza, the report’s senior author from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Some people […]

Autopilot And Smoking Relapse

  Have you ever found yourself smoking a cigarette ‘out of nowhere’ when you had a good stretch of success behind you? If so, welcome to the autopilot zone! You can end up on autopilot when quitting smoking, stopping drinking, or working through other lifelong addictive behavioral patterns.    This experience can create a sense […]

Non-smokers exposed to 3 times above safe levels of particles when living with smokers

Non-smokers who live in a house with smokers are exposed to three times the officially recommend safe levels of damaging air particles, according to a study. The researchers studied data from four linked studies that had real time measurements of PM2.5 in homes, and combined them with data on typical breathing rates and time-activity patterns. […]