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FDA Cigarette Rules
October 06, 2021

FDA Finalizes Two Foundational Rules for Companies Seeking to Market New Tobacco Products

Rules Provide Additional Information on the Requirements for Future Premarket Tobacco Product Applications and Substantial Equivalence Reports On October 4, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued two final rules for the premarket review of new tobacco products. These foundational rules provide additional information on the requirements for the content, format and review of Premarket Tobacco Product…

FDA Cigarette Rules
covid-19 vaccine
September 14, 2021

What People with Asthma Need to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines

Millions of people around the world have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Most people experience mild or no side effects after vaccination. Severe side effects are rare for the three COVID-19 vaccines approved in the United States. Currently, the latest scientific evidence suggests that people with asthma are not at an elevated risk of developing side…

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COPD Outlook
September 02, 2021

COPD Life Expectancy and Outlook

Millions of adults in the United States have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and just as many are developing it. But many of them are unaware, according to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. One question many people with COPD have is, “How long can I live with COPD?” There’s no way to predict the exact…

COPD Outlook
COPD Progression
August 20, 2021

Does COPD Progress After Quitting Smoking?

If your patients have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), you may be thinking about having them quit smoking a little more seriously. There are proven benefits to quitting smoking. It can help improve symptoms and slow the progression of COPD. After hours, days, months, and years of quitting, there are benefits for the lungs and…

COPD Progression
Cleaning Supplies and Asthma
July 20, 2021

Chemicals Found in Common Household Products Increase Asthma Risk

Commonly-used household products should carry a warning that they increase the risk of asthma, according to a new evidence review. New research conducted by Smartline, a research project funded by the European Regional Development Fund, finds evidence that a group of chemicals found in a wide range of products in people’s homes increases the risk…

Cleaning Supplies and Asthma
Anxiety COPD
June 30, 2021

Anxiety Treatments Can Help People with COPD Breathe a Little Easier

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help people with COPD deal with the anxiety associated with breathing difficulties. Relaxation techniques are among the therapies people with COPD can use for anxiety. Imagine not being able to breathe easily. You’d probably be a little anxious. That’s what happens to many of the 12 million adults in the United States…

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Smoking Study
June 07, 2021

Over 1.5 Million People Need Social Care Because of Smoking

A new report [1] published by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) shows that, on average, smokers in England need care when they are 63, ten years sooner than non-smokers. The analysis, by Landman Economics for ASH, finds that 1.5 million people need help with everyday tasks, such as dressing, walking across a room and…

Smoking Study
Telemedicine
May 12, 2021

Study Identifies Key Factors Affecting Patient Willingness to Use eHealth Tools in COPD

Specific factors, such as experience with technology and health literacy, were key drivers of whether a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) would benefit or be likely to use eHealth tools to improve self-management skills, investigators concluded. Motivation, comfortability with technology, and health literacy levels are the key factors influencing whether patients with chronic…

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