Does vaping really damage DNA and increase the risk of cancer?

Posted in Medicine on 19th Dec, 2021
by Alex Muller

Vapers experience DNA changes, according to a recent paper published in Nature, and the changes are similar to those seen in smokers, although much less pronounced.

Enzyme to help smokers quit by eliminating nicotine in the blood before it reaches the brain

Posted in Medicine on 18th Oct, 2018
by Alex Muller

A new treatment for smoking cessation is ready to move into the first stages of human trials to test safety and efficacy.

Diet rich in apples, tomatoes may help repair lungs of ex-smokers, study suggests

Posted in Medicine on 25th Dec, 2017
by Alex Muller

The decline in lung function over a 10-year period was slower among former smokers with a diet high in tomatoes and apples.

A vaccine could help you quit smoking

Posted in Medicine on 10th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

To help those trying to quit, scientists came up with the idea of a nicotine vaccine that can train a smokers body to attack nicotine molecules before they reach the brain.

Rare 'healthy' smokers lungs explained

Posted in Medicine on 28th Sep, 2015
by Alex Muller

The mystery of why some people appear to have healthy lungs despite a lifetime of smoking has been explained and the findings could lead to new drugs to improve lung function.