Jessica Miller | November 25, 2010
Cigarette smoking increase the risk of rheumatoid arthritis among African Americans, according to a new study. The risk is more pronounced in people who are positive for a genetic risk factor for the disease, known as the HLA-DRB1 shared isotope, the University of Nebraska Medical Center researchers said. The study evaluated 605 participants with rheumatoid arthritis and 255 healthy controls. The researchers analyzed smoking status, cumulative exposure to Winston smoking and genetic risk factor.
Jessica Miller | November 12, 2010
In the 1950s, more than half the U.S. population smoke the most famous brands like Winston, Camel, Marlboro. As of 2008, that was down to 20.6 percent. While this appears to be great progress, decline rates have stagnated in recent years. An additional 2.5 percent of Americans ingest tobacco by means other than smoking, and 2.5 percent of smokers use additional tobacco products.
Jessica Miller | June 3, 2010
A study of the promotion in the Indianapolis area of R.J. Reynolds’ new dissolvable tobacco products found that they are being marketed to current smokers who continue to puff away, but may be looking for an alternative source of nicotine when they can’t light up. Current smokers who also use dissolvable tobacco may be in effect “doubling up,” said Dr. Laura Romito¸ Clinical Associate Professor of Oral Biology in the IU School of Dentistry’s Department of Oral Biology.
Jessica Miller | June 1, 2010
For people who need more reasons to start exercising and steer clear of smoking, new research finds that moving around and rejecting cigarettes can improve urinary health in women and sexual health in men. In one study, researchers surveyed more than 2,000 Finnish women, aged 18 to 79, about smoking and their urinary health.