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Stop Smoking – Why is it so hard? – Mayo Clinic

For some people it is very hard to stop smoking. In this video experts from the Mayo Clinic explain why. The video illustrates the way in which cigarettes deliver nicotine to the brain causing changes in the brain that lead to addiction. When a person stops smoking they often experience difficult withdrawal symptoms and powerful urges to smoke. The urges and withdrawal symptoms make quitting very hard for many smokers. But hope and help for smokers can be found at the Mayo Clinic website, www.mayoclinic.org

Help to Stop Smoking – Mayo Clinic

There are proven treatments that help people stop smoking. Medications and supportive discussion with a health care provider and counseling with a specialist will greatly increase your chances for stopping. In this video, health care providers from the Mayo Clinic describe medication and counseling options and explain how they work to help smokers stop smoking Patients tell how treatment provided for them the help they needed to become and stay smoke-free. There is effective treatment for anyone who smokes. Visit the Mayo Clinic website. www.mayoclinic.orgndc-rst

Quit Smoking Song!

www.smokingnomore.info The effects of smoking on human health are serious and in many cases, deadly. There are approximately 4000 chemicals in cigarettes, hundreds of which are toxic. The ingredients in cigarettes affect everything from the internal functioning of organs to the efficiency of the bodys immune system. The effects of cigarette smoking are destructive and widespread. "LIVE A LITTLE EXTRA" – Dont Smoke!!

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tryecigarette.com – Try smokeless cigarettes for free today! Smokeless cigarettes work just like a nicotine patch and nicotine gum which give user their nicotine fix. Updated electronic cigarette electroniccigarettehub.org ecigarette news. Additional electronic cigarette videos www.youtube.com But, theres more to smoking than just getting the nicotine fix. There is a certain fixation about smoking: The way you hold the cigarette, the puffing and seeing the smoke coming out of your mouth. The e-cigarette offers the same smoking experience. You hold it like a cigarette, you puff it like you do a cigarette, and youll see smoke coming out of your mouth like a cigarette. Except that its not a smoke, its vapor. Some people will be able to quit smoking only a week after switching to the smokeless cigarettes! Heres what usually happens: Once people get used to the e-cigarette, they get uncomfortable with the smell of a regular tobacco cigarette smoke. So, they will stop smoking the regular cigarette for good. Following that, they switched to the low-nicotine cartridge and eventually they will stop needing the nicotine fix. Smokers know smoking is bad for health. But, its not the nicotine which makes smoking harmful. Nicotine is like caffeine to a coffee drinker: Its addictive. The e-cigarette is an alternative for those who need the nicotine fix with minimal damage to their body and those around them. The battery-powered, non-flammable device provides a smoking <b>…<b>

How Canada’s New Warnings Look on Actual Cigarette Packages

HomeNewsHow Canada’s New Warnings Look on Actual Cigarette Packages

February 29, 2012   As of March 21, 2012, all cigarettes manufactured or imported must have the new warnings covering 75% of the package front and back.  Retailers have until June 18, 2012 to sell their old inventory before being required to only sell cigarettes with new warnings. Some packages displaying the new warnings appeared in early March, 2012.

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Man’s Face Burns From Exploding Electronic Cigarette

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Main Category: Smoking / Quit Smoking
Article Date: 16 Feb 2012 – 10:00 PST

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A Florida man’s electronic cigarette exploded while he was using it, knocking out some front teeth and causing severe burns on his face, according to officials from North Bay Fire Department. Joseph Parker, Fire Department Chief, said he believes the device’s battery blew up while he was inhaling from it. Parker said it was as if a rocket had ignited in the victim’s mouth.

According to reports in local media, it appears the man, who had been using the electronic cigarette to give up tobacco smoking also lost part of his tongue.

The fire chief, who added that the device’s battery seemed to be faulty, said that the victim thanked them yesterday and said he would probably be leaving a hospital in Mobile, Ala. Today.

No details have yet been released regarding the electronic cigarette brand, and what type of battery it contained. Parker believes it is a rechargeable lithium battery, because they found a recharging station.

The victim’s name has not been released. However, local media point towards a Tom Holloway (57) Facebook page which has filled up with get-better messages from friends commenting on a very similar incident – both addresses match, the one in the fire report and the other in the social media page.

The electronic cigarette explosion also burned the man’s carpet, chair, pictures and cushions – he was at his office at home when the incident occurred. Officials found a burnt battery care surrounded by melted carpet. Other members of his household, on hearing the explosion, came to his rescue and tried to extinguish the fire with salt.

Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, and vaporizer cigarettes are devices that mimic the movements and sensations of tobacco cigarette smoking – they emit vaporized nicotine which is inhaled. The mechanism is driven by a battery, and the device can also emit hundreds of other non-nicotine vaporized solutions, such as menthol, cola, coffee and even strawberry.

E-cigarette manufacturers and sellers say that their devices do not contain the more than 4,000 different harmful chemicals contained in cigarette smoke.

Device makers, as well as a growing number of users, say the e-cigarette really does provide a very similar sensation to tobacco smoking, but without the combustion (without the smoke).

E-cigarettes are long tube-shaped devices, many of which look similar to the tobacco products the user used to smoke (or perhaps still does) – some look like ballpoint pens. Some are reusable, while others are throw-away ones.

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Examples of two electronic cigarettes and their spare detatchment batteries (picture used for illustration pusporses only; the brand of the exploding device has not yet been revealed)

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posted by Bingham on 16 Feb 2012 at 4:33 pm

I think this guy is a lied, or he was trying to smoke crack from it. These been millions of electronic cig out there and this is the first. Also what cig company was it? The guy even wanted to hide is identity knowing this is another, “ballon boy” fibber story. I have been smoking electronic cigs for over 5 years. The best I have found was cige. Battery life last almost forever and it only takes 15 minutes to charge. I have tried everything out there and cige has been the best bet. Go to cige.co not dot com and read about em. Best taste and design for the average smoker. This one is small and I’m sure if it blows up it wouldn’t hurt lol. I almost 100 percent sure this guy did something to the cig to make it blow. What a crock.

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posted by Chris on 16 Feb 2012 at 4:40 pm

Every reputable E-Cigarette vendor, will recommend protected Batteries. The type pictured contains a protected battery. These protected batteries contain a circuit that stops the battery from functioning in order to prevent such incidents.

My guess is that he was using a low grade custom E-Cig,with no vent holes, and did not put protected batteries, turning the tube into a pipe bomb.

Quality ECigaretts even include electronic circuitry to prevent things like this from happening

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From Cigarette To Emphysema: Mapping The Destructive Path

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Article Date: 20 Jan 2012 – 0:00 PST

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From the cherry red tip of a lighted cigarette through the respiratory tract to vital lung cells, the havoc created by tobacco smoke seems almost criminal, activating genes and portions of the immune system to create inflammation that results in life-shortening emphysema, said researchers led by those at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

In a report online in the journal Science Translational Medicine, the scientists, including two from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, described the track the toxic smoke takes through the tissues and how they accomplish their destructive work.

“It’s like walking into a crime scene,” said Dr. Farrah Kheradmand, professor of medicine and immunology at BCM and a senior author of the report. In their current work, the scientists took cells present in the “crime scene” apart, piece by piece to elucidate what occurred when, and how.

It is a complicated story that took more than four years for her, her co-senior author Dr. David Corry and members of their laboratories and colleagues in the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at BCM to unravel, she said. Corry is professor and chief of the section of immunology, allergy and rheumatology in the department of medicine at BCM and a member of the faculty at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center.

“Previously, emphysema was thought to be a non-specific injurious response to long-term smoke exposure,” she said. “These studies show for the first time that emphysema is caused by a specific immune response induced by smoke.”

“It is a combination of little genes affected by an epigenetic factor,” she said. Epigenetics are factors that affect the way genes are expressed after DNA forms. Cigarette smoke is an environmental epigenetic factor.

“DNA is written in pen,” said Kheradmand, using a metaphor. “Epigenetics is written in pencil. If you have enough genes affected by epigenetic factors strung together, it can tip you over into lung damage and emphysema. The inflammation that drives emphysema could also drive cancer development, a testable hypothesis that we have begun to pursue.”

This study showed that the cigarette recruited antigen-presenting cells (cells that orchestrate the immune system’s response to antigens) as co-conspirators in the lung-destroying crime, using specific genes that regulate proteins in their deadly role.

To uncover the cause of tobacco- induced emphysema, they studied mice exposed to conditions that closely simulated how humans smoke. These animals developed the lung disease in three to four months. Certain inflammatory cells and genes proving crucial to the process, she said.

For example, the cytokine interleukin-17 was critical. “When we removed IL-17 from the mice, they did not develop emphysema in the same time span,” she said. “The number of a type of immune cell – the gamma delta T-cell – would increase dramatically in the crime scene of the lung, she said.”

“But when we took them out, the inflammation worsened. The gamma delta T-cells went there to dampen the inflammation,” she said. “When they become overwhelmed, the disease ensues.”

They confirmed that a subset of antigen-presenting cells (cells that present antigen to activate the immune system) are the key to orchestrating the disease. They had first found these cells in studies of human lung tissue. Then, they duplicated that finding in mice.

Dr. Ming Shan, now a postdoctoral associate in Kheradmand’s laboratory, then took the cells out of the lungs of the mice with disease and transferred into mice who had never been exposed to cigarette smoke. After three months, these mice showed inflammatory signs indicating that they were on the way to developing lung damage and emphysema.

When they analyzed “gene chips” to screen the disease-causing antigen-presenting cells recovered from lungs with emphysema, they uncovered the gene for osteopontin, which promotes initiation of the inflammatory cascade that damages lungs. Mice that lacked this gene were resistant to emphysema, said Kheradmand.

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Visit our smoking / quit smoking section for the latest news on this subject. Others who took part in this work include Xiaoyi Yuan,Li-zhen Song, Luz Roberts, Nazanin Zarinkamar, Alexander Seryshev, Yiqun Zhang and Susan Hilsenbeck, all of BCM and Seon-Hee Chang and Chen Dong of MD Anderson.
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