News tagged with smokers

A compound in smokers' breath

If you smoke, your breath contains 2,5-dimethylfuran. A team of Catalan researchers have proved that the presence of this chemical compound indicates that a person has smoked in the last three days. This substance does not ...

dateMay 20, 2010 in Analytical Chemistry
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Long-term use of vitamin E may decrease COPD risk

Long-term, regular use of vitamin E in women 45 years of age and older may help decrease the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) by about 10 percent in both smokers and non-smokers, according to a study conducted ...

dateMay 16, 2010 in Health
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Users believe electronic cigarettes can help you quit

Electronic cigarettes, or 'E-cigarettes', are used mainly to quit smoking, and may be useful for this purpose. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Public Health polled 81 users and former users of the devices, ...

dateMay 03, 2010 in Health
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Non-smokers put on less weight

A new study links nicotine poisoning with weight gain, and concludes that active smokers, not only those who stop, put on more weight than non-smokers. After four years of analysis in the University of Navarra, those who ...

dateApr 22, 2010 in Health
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Depressed adults smoke more: study

Adults who suffer from depression are twice as likely to smoke and also smoke more heavily than adults who are not depressed, a study released Wednesday shows.

dateApr 14, 2010 in Health
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Work pressures lower nicotine dependence

It is often thought that smoking is used as a coping strategy to deal with work stress. However, the pressures of work can actually lower a smoker's nicotine dependence, contrary to popular belief. The surprising finding ...

dateApr 12, 2010 in Other
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Does smoking compound other MS risk factors?

A new study shows that smoking may increase the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in people who also have specific established risk factors for MS. The research is found in the April 7, 2010, online issue of Neurology, the ...

dateApr 07, 2010 in Neuroscience
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