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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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Experts urge smokers and tobacco firms to quit for COVID-19

Health experts on Monday urged smokers to quit and cigarette companies to stop producing and selling tobacco products to help reduce the risks from COVID-19.
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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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Car pollution is a major source of ultrafine particles

Auto emissions are a key factor in the creation of tiny matter called ultrafine particles and pose a significant health problem in many urban areas, according to a new study.

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Decades of U.S. air quality improvements may be slowing, and these areas have it the worst

For decades, America has made progress on air quality. With emission regulations and advances in clean air technologies, the days of smog so thick it burned your eyes and lungs are virtually over. But even with our gains, air pollution still contributes to one in every 25 early deaths. And our progress seems to be leveling off.
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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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"Like a sunburn on your lungs": How does the climate crisis impact health?

Children, pregnant people and the elderly are the most at risk from extreme weather and heat – but the impact is already felt across every specialty of medicine.

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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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