This is an exciting step. Biochemists at Boston University are getting close to creating a pill that might help people fight the damage caused from smoking cigarettes.
By identifying microRNAs which help rebuild cells damaged by smoking, scientists hope to stimulate the growth of these cells.
Avum Spira, the spearhead of this research, summed up the projects potential:
We might be able to alter the host’s response to tobacco smoke so that it is a protective one.
Bouyed by the discovery of mir-218, a microRNA which helps control cell growth in the area, scientists are confident there will soon be a pill which will help smokers regrow lost cells. It could also lead to a test that tells smokers exactly how much damage they’ve inflicted on their own lungs. Either way, more knowledge in this area is much needed, and could positively affect the lives of millions of Americans.
We’ll keep you posted.
[Photo via Oliver Weiken/European Pressphoto Agency]Perry
Straight from Obamablunt.com, here’s a great picture of the president-elect from his youth smoking a cigarette. In recent interviews, the president’s cigarrette-smoking habit has come under scrutiny, especially in light of a no-smoking policy in the White House since the Clinton administration. That gave us all the opportunity we need to justify posting this picture.
On Obama’s Change.gov website, the soon-to-be president addressed the issue of marijuana legalization:
President-elect Obama is not in favor of the legalization of marijuana.
Stepped up enforcement just doesn’t seem to be doing the job in New York, as more patrons are complaining more frequently about smoking ban violations, and owners are being fined more often. Health department inspectors have taken to sneakier tactics to catch violators, like late-night inspections. And while fines are steadily increasing, the problem is either getting ignored or pushed underground depending on who you ask in the street.
While smoky bars still exist, some smokers insist they are by no means easy to find.
Mark Benkes was smoking outside a bar on the Lower East Side on a recent night, and he perhaps put it best: “You’ll find people doing blow more openly than smoking.”
Many companies are tackling the quest to make smoking pot as healthy and tasty as possible. We’ve got natural gas lighters, vape lighters and more vaporizer designs than anyone can remember.
In the end, there’s on true method that the others just can’t touch – the sun rip.
It’s not an available option all the time, but when you have the chance I suggest you give it a shot. All you need is a clear sky, a magnifying glass and a nice summer day.
It tastes better, it’s healthier and you get to tell people that you’re in tune with nature. That’s what I call a win-win situation.Alex
It’s hard to have anything negative to say about these papers. Personally, they are one of my absolute favorites. You don’t always need special scents and added taste to have a really high-quality session.