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Turning research focus to flavored tobacco

Turning research focus to flavored tobacco

September 21, 2018

The Medical Center is partnering with Roswell Park Cancer Institute in the nation’s first program dedicated to the study of one of the fastest-growing trends in tobacco use, flavored tobacco.

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Researchers break down chemicals in E-cig flavorings

Researchers break down chemicals in E-cig flavorings

February 16, 2017

The label may say “cinnamon” or “vanilla” but the true contents of e-cigarette flavorings are acetoin, diacetyl, and other additives known to irritate the respiratory tract and impair lung function, according to a collaborative study from western New York scientists.

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Study shows e-cigarettes cause damage to gum tissue

Study shows e-cigarettes cause damage to gum tissue

November 17, 2016

In the the first scientific study to address e-cigarettes and their effect on oral health at the cellular level, Medical Center research suggests that electronic cigarettes are as equally damaging to gums and teeth as conventional cigarettes.

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All University campuses to become tobacco-free starting next July

All University campuses to become tobacco-free starting next July

August 29, 2016

All of the University’s campuses and locations will become tobacco-free both inside and outside campus buildings. A new policy will reflect this change, which applies to River Campus, the Eastman School of Music, and all other University properties, including the Medical Center.

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E-cigarettes may be ‘no better’ than regular cigarettes

E-cigarettes may be ‘no better’ than regular cigarettes

December 30, 2015

The University of Rochester found that emissions from flavourings in e-cigarette aerosols could deliver free radicals, heavy metals and inflammation agents to the lung tissue.

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Brain damage during stroke may point to source of addiction

Brain damage during stroke may point to source of addiction

September 8, 2015

Medical Center scientists have found that that smokers who suffered a stroke in the insular cortex of the brain were far more likely to quit smoking than those with strokes in other parts of the brain.

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Teens’ e-cigarette use linked with later smoking

Teens’ e-cigarette use linked with later smoking

August 18, 2015

Tobacco researcher Deborah Ossip said because teens’ brains are still developing, they’re more sensitive to the effects of nicotine, and that using just a few e-cigarettes could make them vulnerable to using nicotine in other forms.

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E-cigarette vapors, flavorings, trigger lung cell stress

E-cigarette vapors, flavorings, trigger lung cell stress

February 10, 2015

Emissions from e-cigarette aerosols and flavorings damage lung cells by creating harmful free radicals and inflammation in lung tissue, according to a new URMC study.

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E-cigarette vapours can damage lung cells

E-cigarette vapours can damage lung cells

February 9, 2015

A new study by University of Rochester suggests that e-cigarettes are likely to be a toxic replacement for tobacco products. Emissions from e-cigarette aerosols and flavourings damage lung cells by creating harmful free radicals and inflammation in lung tissue.

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TODAY: New study links e-cigarettes to lung cancer (video)

TODAY: New study links e-cigarettes to lung cancer (video)

February 7, 2015

Dr. Natalie Azar reports on recent findings by researchers at the University of Rochester that prove e-cigarettes are not as harmless as they seem.

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