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Smokers and vapers may be at greater risk for Covid-19

Tobacco and marijuana products damage lungs, where the virus does its harm. Health officials are urging people to quit, and temporary sales bans are even being discussed.
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How to take care of your lungs

If you’re one of millions of Americans exposed to air pollution, you may be at a greater risk of catching the coronavirus — and of having a more severe infection.
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How to take care of your lungs

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Serena 'concerned' over Australian Open pollution after past lung problems

Serena Williams voiced concern over pollution from bushfire smoke at the Australian Open on Monday, saying that lung problems in the past could make her more vulnerable.
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Why is air pollution so harmful? DNA may hold the answer

It’s not just a modern problem. Airborne toxins are so pernicious that they may have shaped human evolution.
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Vaping kills a 15-year-old in Texas

The teenager was the youngest to die so far in the outbreak of lung illnesses that affected thousands of people.
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Vaping illnesses top 1,000, C.D.C. says

The number of cases has risen weekly. So far, 19 deaths have been confirmed, and health officials say more are being investigated.
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Lung damage from vaping resembles chemical burns, report says

Doctors at the Mayo Clinic examined samples of lung tissue from 17 patients, all of which looked as if the people had been exposed to toxic chemicals, the researchers said.
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New York moves to ban flavored e-cigarettes by emergency order

The state would become the second in the nation, behind Michigan, to outlaw sale of the fruity flavors popular with children and teenagers.
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Vaping Bad: Were 2 Wisconsin brothers the Walter Whites of THC oils?

As authorities work to understand the spate of vaping-related lung illnesses, a small-town drug bust offers a closer look at the vast black market for vaping supplies.
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New York State suspects vitamin E may have played a role in vaping illnesses

Health officials around the country are still investigating numerous possible causes and have tested only some of the devices used by ill patients.
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The mysterious vaping illness that’s ‘becoming an epidemic’

A surge of severe lung ailments has baffled doctors and public health experts.
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Even moderate air pollution may lead to lung disease

Exposure to pollutants had harmful effects similar to that from smoking.
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Michigan officials urge testing of medical marijuana vape pens for lead

Heating coils in vape pens may be leaking lead and heavy metals into the liquid.
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As coal industry gets a break, sick miners may pay the price

If Congress doesn’t act by the end of the month, the coal industry will get a tax reduction, slashing funding for miners suffering from black lung.
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