Showing posts with label Smoking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Smoking. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

People who smoke and vape at higher risk for Covid IX

Why is vaping so bad for teenagers? -

Research at the University of Rochester Medical Center has found evidence of why COVID-19 is worse for people who smoke and vape than for the rest of the population.

Irfan Rahman, who runs a lab at URMC that studies the effects of tobacco products on the lungs, said people who smoke and vape often have elevated levels of receptors for an enzyme called ACE2.

Those receptors also allow the novel coronavirus to enter lung cells. More receptors means more viral load, which means more severe infections, Rahman said.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Verenicline(Chantix) helps some patients stop smoking

Editor's note:

There are many ways to stop smoking. Working with an addiction specialist can help you develop a plan that will work best for you. In this JAMA report, verenicline helps some patients, but I also have found patients who used other ways to successfully quit and who didn't like the side effects of verenicline. The important thing to know is that there are many ways to quit and the chance of success increases with each attempt. So, the motto I like the best is, "don't quit trying to quit."