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Blog Vaping Flavors Study
November 17, 2020

New Research Reveals Key Steps to Fight Flavored Tobacco

Restrictions on flavored tobacco products are a great way to promote public health, and these restrictions work best if public health experts form partnerships with tobacco retailers, run intensive media campaigns, and advocate for comprehensive bans on the products. That is according to a study published in Tobacco Control from the University of Hawaiʻi at…

Blog Vaping Flavors Study
Covid Asthma Risk
November 05, 2020

Risk of Severe COVID May Hinge on Type of Asthma

Everyone agrees about the good news — folks whose asthma is spurred on by allergies don’t appear to have an increased risk of life-threatening illness if they contract COVID-19. “Asthma has not risen as one of the top comorbid diseases for worse COVID-19 outcomes,” said Dr. Sandhya Khurana, director of the Mary Parkes Center for…

Covid Asthma Risk
Silver Lining
September 01, 2020

One Pandemic Silver Lining: Fewer Severe Asthma Attacks in Kids

After stay-at-home orders were issued this spring because of COVID-19, doctors at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia noticed a dramatic drop in the number of patients who were being admitted for asthma emergencies or seeing their doctors for outpatient visits. In a new study, doctors there noted the drops were significant: the hospital and its care…

Silver Lining
MD Spiro Asthma Older Male
August 11, 2020

Older, Male Asthmatics at Greater COVID-19 Severity Risk

New findings suggest differing chronic lung diseases are associated with varying risk factors among COVID-19 patients. A pre-print article from a team of investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School highlight the important of distinguishing asthma from chronic pulmonary conditions in interpreting patient risks due to coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). The findings, which…

MD Spiro Asthma Older Male
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