Reducing air pollution improves people’s health very quickly, reports a paper from the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS). Air pollution is when the air around us contains substances that can be harmful. This might come from things like car fumes or smoke from burning coal. Air pollution can oftenContinue Reading

Michigan becomes the first state to ban flavored e-cigarettes for minors starting today. Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been making a push to get nicotine out of teens hands. She has publicly stated several times the importance of making sure non-traditional nicotine products are not sold to young people. Back in June, sheContinue Reading

The first reported death tied to vaping in the United States was confirmed on Friday by officials from the Illinois Department of Public Health. The patient, whose name, age, sex and hometown have not been released, was hospitalized with severe respiratory illness after recently using e-cigarettes, officials said. Doctors nationwide haveContinue Reading

Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA Abstract: Chronic physical illness is associated with significant vulnerability for emotional disorders. Some studies suggest anxiety and depression are common comorbidities in individuals with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD). Many aspects of AATD contribute to quality ofContinue Reading