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‘Thirdhand smoke’ dangerous to unborn babies’ lungs


April 20th, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 20 (ANI): Prenatal exposure to toxic components of a newly recognized category of tobacco smoke-known as 'thirdhand smoke'-can have as serious or an even more negative impact on an infants' ... Read more...

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e-cigarettes are potentially harmful


December 5th, 2010 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 5 (IANS) Electronic or e-cigarettes, that vapourize nicotine, are being increasingly used all over the world even though information about their effects is very sketchy.Researchers from University of California, ... Read more...

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Electronic ciggies pose health risks: Study


December 4th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Electronic cigarettes, which are increasingly used worldwide, are unsafe and pose health risks, according to a new study.Researchers at the University of California, Riverside evaluated five e-cigarette brands ... Read more...

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Need for evaluation and regulation of ‘electronic cigarettes’, say experts


February 11th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 11 (ANI): A study has called for evaluation and regulation of 'electronic cigarettes', claiming that they should be labeled and packaged in a manner consistent with cartridge content and product ... Read more...

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Moist snuff high in carcinogenic content


December 3rd, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new American study has found astonishingly high levels of toxic and carcinogenic substances in smokeless tobacco often called moist snuff.Researchers in Minnesota discovered that moist snuff is ... Read more...

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Smoking tobacco through waterpipe as harmful as puffing on cigarette


December 3rd, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new study has shown that smoking tobacco through a waterpipe exposes the user to the same toxicants - carbon monoxide and nicotine - as puffing on a ... Read more...

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Harm-reduction cigarettes more harmful than traditional cigarettes


December 9th, 2008 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 9 (ANI): They might be considered safe, but harm-reduction cigarettes can be even more toxic than traditional cigarettes, according to a new study. Researchers from University of California - Riverside ... Read more...

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Mysterious “white-nosed” disease causes bat deaths in US


May 11th, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by admin
Washington , May 11 (ANI): Scientists have been baffled by the "white-nosed syndrome", a mysterious disease, which has resulted in the deaths of thousands of bats in the northeastern US since ... Read more...

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Artificial butter flavour in popcorn can be harmful for lungs


March 14th, 2008 - 5:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 14 (ANI): Think twice before having artificial butter flavoured popcorn the next time for a new study has found that exposure to a chemical called diacetyl, a component of ... Read more...

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