E-cigs ‘not a safe alternative’

E-cigarettes generate toxic chemicals similar to those found in tobacco and may harm the lungs and immune system, new research suggests. The findings, from a study of mice, indicate that “vaping” is far from being a safe alternative to smoking tobacco. In the experiments, mice exposed to e-cigarette fumes suffered mild damage to their lungsContinue reading “E-cigs ‘not a safe alternative’”

Poor diet ‘a risk factor’ for COPD, suggests study

A diet rich in whole grains and nuts but low on red meat and sugary drinks is associated with a reduced risk of developing chronic lung disease, according to the BMJ study. The study analysed data from over 120,000 US patients who took part in biennial health questionnaires throughout the late ’80s and ’90s. PatientsContinue reading “Poor diet ‘a risk factor’ for COPD, suggests study”