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Study: Several important vaginal metabolites elevated in smokersWomen who smoke cigarettes may be more susceptible to urogenital infections and have more vaginal malodor, according to a cross-sectional study.
Immune mechanisms in allergic eye diseaseOcular allergy affects the quality of life of millions of people every year. Understanding the different mechanisms involved will increase their future therapeutic options.
Cigarette smoke makes MRSA more aggressiveAntibiotic-resistant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) exposed to cigarette smoke become even more resistant to killing by the immune system, according to a study published in Infection and Immunity.
E-cigarettes, tobacco cessation, and the role of HCPsElectronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are novel products that are changing the landscape of nicotine addiction. Also known as electronic nicotine delivery system, or ENDS, these products were developed in the early 2000s and by 2007 were available in the U.S. marketplace
Smoking cessation and using the Contemplation Ladder tool (VIDEO)Lisa Shah, MD explains how the inpatient setting is a good opportunity to counsel patients on smoking cessation as it is already a smoke-free environment. Video provided by The Doctor's Channel.
Pharmacy tobacco sales and changing social normsFifty years ago, advertisers said cigarettes were good for you. Nobody believes that anymore. Maybe 50 years from now, no one will think it's okay for cigarettes to be sold in pharmacies.
Quitting smoking may lower long-term cataract riskSmoking raises the risk of developing cataracts, but quitting may turn that around over time, according to a new study from Sweden.
FDA approves once-daily dual bronchodilator for COPD treatment
FDA approves once-daily dual bronchodilator for COPD treatmentThose treated with Umeclidinium and vilanterol inhalation powder showed improved lung function.