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September 21, 2018 By Tom Sowders

The Truth about Vaping: Podcast Episode 9

  Sitting at a red light, you notice a large plume of vapor exuding from the car next to you. A slight creme brûlée smell hits your nose. That’s when you notice that the person puffing this sweet-smelling vapor appears to be a teenager. This episode of UNC Health Talk explores vaping through the lenses…

Addiction, Adolescent Health, Health, Lung Disease, Tobacco

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Animated image of bodies around a table

November 8, 2017

7 Strategies for Quitting Smoking

It’s the most important thing you can do for your health, and you’ll need a plan to be successful.

Tobacco

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E-cigarettes

September 3, 2017

Can E-cigarettes help COPD patients quit smoking and reduce harm to...

Using data from two studies on COPD, researchers at the UNC School of Medicine are trying to understand the effects of e-cigarettes on use patterns and whether they can mitigate the worst health outcomes of COPD. Initial results of a preliminary study do not reflect positively on e-cigarettes.

COPD, News, Pulmonology, Research, Tobacco

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September 1, 2017

Chronic Bronchitis: New Insights Could Lead to First Diagnostic Tes...

A New England Journal of Medicine study describes how airway dehydration makes mucus thick—the hallmark of chronic bronchitis, the precursor to deadly COPD.

COPD, News, Pulmonology, Tobacco

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Aziz Sancar, MD, PhD

June 20, 2017

Where Cigarette Smoking’s Damage is Done . . . Down to Your DNA

A new technique from UNC School of Medicine scientists led by Nobel Prize winner Aziz Sancar reveals the genome-wide DNA damage that a major carcinogen causes.

Cancer, Genetics, Lung Cancer, Research, Tobacco

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Adam Goldstein

March 28, 2017

Broad support exists for larger warnings on cigarette packs

A study led by UNC Lineberger researcher Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, and Sarah Kowitt, MPH, found broad support, even among smokers, for increasing the size of health warnings on cigarette packs.

Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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December 14, 2016

Cigar warning labels are not equally believable among adolescents

Less than 50 percent of surveyed teens found it ‘very believable’ that cigars are not a safe alternative to cigarettes, according to a first-of-its-kind UNC School of Medicine study.

Families, Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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Adam Goldstein

November 21, 2016

Flavors influence appeal and use of most tobacco products, especial...

UNC Lineberger researchers led by Adam Goldstein, MD, MPH, concluded in a study published in Tobacco Control that banning non-menthol flavors like fruit and candy could reduce use of most tobacco products across the globe, especially among adolescents.

Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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Felicia Williams

September 29, 2016

Severe burns, injuries from e-cigarette explosions go under-reporte...

In a new British Medical Journal editorial, UNC School of Medicine researchers and physicians stress the need for better worldwide surveillance of e-cigarette-related burns and better regulation of e-cigarettes to reduce burn injuries.

Substance Abuse, Tobacco

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