Archive for the ‘Smoking’ Category

Marijuana Does Not Raise Lung Cancer Risk

October 24, 2008

Tuesday , May 23, 2006

By Salynn Boyles

People who smoke marijuana do not appear to be at increased risk for developing lung cancer, new research suggests.

While a clear increase in cancer risk was seen among cigarette smokers in the study, no such association was seen for regular cannabis users. (more…)

Good and Evil: A Cancer Vaccine from Tobacco Plants

July 23, 2008

Human trial shows experimental vaccine is safe–but does it work?

By Nikhil Swaminathan

tobacco plant cancer vaccine

CANCER VACCINE?: Researchers used tobacco plants as manufacturing facilities to make protein to combat cancer.

In the first human trial of its kind, a vaccine grown in genetically engineered tobacco plants has proved to be safe, paving the way to one day use it to help combat a potentially fatal form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

Researchers report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA that the experimental vaccine triggered the immune systems of 11 of 16 volunteers (with so-called follicular B-cell lymphoma) to attack their tumors without any apparent dangerous side effects. (more…)

“The last one . . . “

July 18, 2008

Smoking . . .

June 30, 2008