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Cigarettes, vaping cause similar damage to blood vessels, study finds

Cigarettes, vaping cause similar damage to blood vessels, study finds

Health
April 29 (UPI) -- E-cigarette users experience damage to their arteries and blood vessels similar to that of traditional cigarette smokers, an analysis published Wednesday by the Journal of the American Heart Association has found. Researchers who studied the arteries and blood vessels of current and former smokers and vapers, or people who used both, noted that both groups had augmentation indices -- a measure of arterial stiffness -- similar to traditional cigarette users, meaning that their arteries were just as stiff. They also observed that endothelial cells, or the cells that line blood vessels, appeared to be equally as damaged whether people used e-cigarettes, combustible cigarettes or both. "Many people believe e-cigarettes are safer than combustible cigarettes," study co-author...
Age limit now 21 across US for cigarettes, tobacco products

Age limit now 21 across US for cigarettes, tobacco products

Health
Anyone under 21 can no longer legally buy cigarettes, cigars or any other tobacco product in the U.S. A new law enacted last week by Congress also applies to electronic cigarettes and vaping devices that heat a liquid containing nicotineBy LINDA A. JOHNSON AP Medical WriterDecember 27, 2019, 8:59 PM2 min read Anyone under 21 can no longer legally buy cigarettes, cigars or any other tobacco products in the U.S. The new law enacted last week by Congress also applies to electronic cigarettes and vaping products that heat a liquid containing nicotine. The provision raising the legal limit from 18 to 21 nationwide was in a massive spending bill passed by Congress and signed by the president on Dec. 20. About one-third of states already had their own laws restricting tobacco sales to people 21 ...
World's biggest tobacco company to phase out cigarettes

World's biggest tobacco company to phase out cigarettes

Technology
In a swish research centre on the edge of a Swiss lake, the world's biggest cigarette company is re-inventing itself. Philip Morris International - which makes Marlboro and several other leading brands - has vowed to phase out cigarettes and move into smoke-free products instead.And the complex of laboratories is a signal of intent.It's spent £3.5bn on science and technology so far, clocking up more than 3,000 patents, with another 5,000 pending.Sky News was given unprecedented access, allowed to see banks of machines that "smoke", and a laboratory where scientists monitor the impact of chemicals on the tiny hairs inside the lungs and airways. Image: Fewer than 15% of adults now smoke in the UK, compared to 21% a decade ago ...