Tag Archives: tobacco

Carbon monoxide levels after use of heated tobacco products

Heated tobacco products (HTPs) are new tech devices that release nicotine and other volatile compounds into an inhalable aerosol by heating the tobacco. At their operating temperatures, tobacco combustion is unlikely. The aim of this randomized cross-over

Emanation of tobacco smoke from the skin surfaces of active smokers and non-smokers exposed to second-hand cigarette smoke

Emanation of tobacco smoke from the skin surfaces of active smokers. AoS

Cigarette smoking is a significant risk factor for numerous health consequences and related disorders, and is found to affect non-smokers when they are exposed to second-hand smoke (SHS). Accurate epidemiological assessments of people who currently smoke are

Health damage of smoking among Palestinian men in the West Bank

Life expectancy and expected life time without and with chronic disease at age 15. Men, West Bank, 2010

The high smoking prevalence of more than 40 % among men living on the West Bank of the occupied territories is a major challenge for the Palestinian health authorities although the prevalence is lower in the Gaza

Tobacco use in women of reproductive age

Tobacco Use in Women of Reproductive Age

Despite reductions in rates of cigarette smoking among U.S. adults over the last 50 years, rates of smoking among women have decreased at a lesser rate compared to men. In fact, among socioeconomically disadvantaged women, rates of

Human respiratory tissue test reveals e-cigarette vapour produced similar result as air

Scientists at British American Tobacco and MatTek Corporation used a unique combination of tests to investigate the potential adverse effects of e-cigarette vapour on airway tissue compared with cigarette smoke. ‘By employing a combination of a smoking

Behavioral detection of nicotine via cigarette smoking

Perceiving nicotine’s effects in the brain (i.e. interoceptive stimulus effects) helps explain why one billion people worldwide enjoy tobacco smoking and, perhaps, why repeated smoking leads a smoker to becoming dependent on tobacco.  Such effects are typically

How fungi chew the fat: Fatty acid ester production in pathogenic filamentous fungi

Fungi are nature’s paradox. They are both good and bad for humans. They are good because they provide a treasure trove of medicines used to fight bacterial infections and lower cholesterol. They are also good because when

Invertase effect localized on the cell wall on resistance of potato plants to low temperatures

Low temperature is a determinative environmental factor, which can affect all aspects of plant life and determine their geographical distribution and productivity. According to the response to low temperatures plants are divided into some groups: frost- resistant,

New app revolutionising assessment in youth mental healthcare

Across the population, young people are at the highest risk of developing mental health disorders but are the least likely to receive the support they require. Barriers to care been attributed to a range of issues with

Virus containing mealybug DNA kills mealybug

One way of self-regulating protein synthesis by animals is suppression of the relevant messenger RNA (mRNA); molecules that translate into amino acids and act as building blocks for protein. The mechanism, called RNA interference (RNAi), works by

What do we breathe? A study of particular matter exposure and deposition in the human respiratory tract

Have you ever thought about the diameter of a single hair from your head? It is somewhere between 50-70 µm. (micrometres, or thousandth of millimetres) wide. Small, isn’t it? Well, now think about liquid or solid droplets