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Quit Smoking During Covid Highest in Decade
July 27, 2020

Coronavirus: Smokers Quit in Highest Numbers in a Decade

More than one million people have given up smoking since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, a survey for charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) suggests. Of those who had quit in the previous four months, 41% said it was in direct response to coronavirus. Separately, University College London (UCL) found more people quit smoking in…

Quit Smoking During Covid Highest in Decade
Blog Covid Asthma
July 14, 2020

Non-allergic Asthma Linked With Increased Risk of Severe COVID-19

However, study finds allergic asthma did not significantly increase the risk of severe illness. Adults with asthma who became infected with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 were at higher risk of developing severe illness compared with adults who did not have asthma, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School…

Blog Covid Asthma
COVID-19 Blood Test
June 13, 2020

COPD, Smoking Increase Death Risk in COVID-19 Patients, Study Says

Smokers and people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to develop severe complications and die from COVID-19 infections than infected patients who do not smoke or have COPD, a recent meta-analysis shows. This research, however, suggests that the prevalence of COPD patients and smokers among those infected is low. The study, “Prevalence,…

COVID-19 Blood Test
Quitting Smoking During Pandemic
May 18, 2020

Quitting Smoking in the Middle of Pandemic

In this worldwide pandemic, there is nothing more important than protecting your patients from COVID-19, the highly infectious virus that targets the lungs. Smoking increases the risk of COVID-19 related complications due to decreased lung function. This means those who smoke are more susceptible to contracting a more severe case of COVID-19, and have higher…

Quitting Smoking During Pandemic
What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus
March 03, 2020

What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus

What began with a handful of mysterious illnesses in a vast central China city has traveled the world, jumping from animals to humans and from obscurity to international headlines. First detected on the last day of 2019, the novel coronavirus has infected tens of thousands of people — within China’s borders and beyond them — and has…

What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus
Statins Significantly Reduce Risk of Hospitalized Exacerbations in Patients With COPD
February 19, 2020

Statins Significantly Reduce Risk of Hospitalized Exacerbations in Patients With COPD

Statin use was linked with a significant reduction in the risk of hospitalized exacerbations after an initial hospitalized exacerbation among patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including specified frequent exacerbators, according to study findings published in the International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. In patients with COPD, comorbidities such as cardiovascular disease (CVD) and hypertension are common and…

Statins Significantly Reduce Risk of Hospitalized Exacerbations in Patients With COPD
New Data on Ozone Exposure Associated with Asthma Symptoms
February 04, 2020

New Data on Ozone Exposure Associated with Asthma Symptoms

Data from digital inhalers reveals an increased use of rescue inhalers for asthma symptoms due to short-term exposure to ozone, even below the ozone level set by the EPA. New data from digital inhalers confirms that exposure to the air pollutant ozone is strongly linked to increased use of inhaled medications for asthma symptoms, according…

New Data on Ozone Exposure Associated with Asthma Symptoms
Study Says: Any Level of Smoking Can Lead to Long-term Lung Damage
January 20, 2020

Study Says: Any Level of Smoking Can Lead to Long-term Lung Damage

Former smokers and people who smoke relatively few cigarettes per day may experience a faster decline in lung function than people who have never smoked, although they still have a slower decline in lung function than current smokers, a new study suggests. The study, “Lung function decline in former smokers and low-intensity current smokers: a…

Study Says: Any Level of Smoking Can Lead to Long-term Lung Damage