Previous research has shown that smoking is a risk factor for rheumatoid arthritis. New research examines whether quitting smoking has the opposite effect.
Current smoking habits, elevated C-reactive protein, older age, and low educational level all contribute to forced expiratory volume in 1 second and forced expiratory vital capacity decline.
Inhaling a 25 mg dose of vaporized cannabis with 10 mg of THC produced pronounced drug effects in healthy adults who were infrequent users of cannabis.
Sildenafil and tadalafil can interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.
In adolescent e-cigarette users, stronger nicotine dependence was associated with being in a higher grade in school, vaping at an earlier age, vaping more frequently, and the use of higher nicotine concentrations.
The rate of liquid nicotine exposure in children younger than 6 years of age has declined since 2015, but it continues to pose a serious poisoning risk.
There were no observable differences in the incidence of any cardiovascular events across the smoking cessation treatment groups.
In a wide ranging statement, the FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, specifically targets novel nicotine-delivery products as being problematic since many of these devices resemble USB flash drives, have high nicotine levels and have emissions that are hard to see.