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Quit Smoking Versus Vaping
March 01, 2022

Vaping May Be Worse Than Smoking for Your Nose and Throat

E-cigarette and hookah waterpipe users may be at greater risk than tobacco cigarette smokers for cancers of the nose, sinuses, and throat, according to a new study. That’s because vapers and hookah users are more than twice as likely to exhale smoke through their nose as cigarette smokers, who typically exhale smoke through the mouth, the researchers explained. “Our findings suggest that the…

Quit Smoking Versus Vaping
COPD Heart Failure
February 16, 2022

Study Finds Differences in Patients With Both COPD, Heart Failure

Patients with both heart failure (HF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) face a unique set of challenges and impairments compared with those with just one of the diseases, according to a new report. The study, published in Scientific Reports, offers new insights to help physicians better treat patients with overlapping conditions. Corresponding author Audrey Borghi-Silva, PhD, MSc, of the…

COPD Heart Failure
Urban Asthma
February 01, 2022

Outcomes of Peer-Led Asthma Education for Urban Adolescents

Inadequate self-management has been associated with high level of asthma morbidities in adolescents residing in urban areas.  Peer-led asthma self-management education for adolescents in urban areas outperformed adult-led programs in enhancing asthma outcomes. These and other findings were described in a randomized clinical trial published in Journal of the American Medical Association. The potential for peer-led…

Urban Asthma
Iron COPD
January 19, 2022

Study: Excess Iron Linked with COPD Exacerbation

Evidence suggests higher levels of iron in pulmonary macrophages heightens the risk of infectious exacerbations. A new report yielded fresh insights into the role of pulmonary iron in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), suggesting that excess iron in pulmonary macrophages may increase the risk of recurrent airway infection. Writing in the journal Respiratory Research, corresponding author…

Iron COPD
Rome Proposal
January 05, 2022

‘Rome Proposal’ Sets Framework for Classifying COPD Exacerbations

An international team of researchers has published a new framework, dubbed the Rome proposal, for defining and classifying exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). “The ‘Rome Proposal’ represents an important milestone for better understanding and treating a very important and troubling component of COPD progression and, the prospect for more accurate treatment and better…

Rome Proposal
Quit Smoking App
December 08, 2021

Smoking Kills, Smoking Costs

Carrot Releases New Smoking Cessation and Cost Savings Data from Participants in the Pivot Smoking Cessation Program Carrot Inc., a leader in helping people quit tobacco, today released compelling data gathered from users of Pivot, its clinically proven tobacco cessation platform that integrates an easy-to-use app, an interactive sensor, human coaching, pharmacotherapy, and behavioral science. Almost 15,000…

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Quit Smoking Prior to 45 Years Old
November 03, 2021

Quit Smoking Before 45 & Wipe Out 87% of Lung Cancer Risk

Smokers who kick the habit before age 45 can nearly eliminate their excess risk of dying from lung or other cancers, a new study estimates. It’s well-established that after smokers quit, their risk of tobacco-related cancers drops substantially over time. Researchers said the new findings underscore the power of quitting as early as possible. Among…

Quit Smoking Prior to 45 Years Old
Voice and Breath COPD
October 20, 2021

Voice as a Biomarker for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Changes in voice and breath are significantly correlated with changes in symptoms scores for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with voice signatures detectable even before the symptoms are present. This was among the findings of research presented at the CHEST 2021 Annual Meeting, held live in Orlando, FL, and virtually, October 17 to 20. Study…

Voice and Breath COPD