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Third-Hand Smoke Damages Human Cells Millions of people love to smoke on a daily basis but not everyone is aware of the various effects it causes on the environment as well as people around them. Smoking comes in multiple types and kinds and whether you’re using an electronic …

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Studies published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics shows that smoking affects human genome. Researchers have conducted a meta-analysis of genome-wide DNA methylation using samples of 16,000 participants. DNA methylation is an epigenetic mechanism that methyl groups are added to DNA without any interruption of DNA sequence. Methylation can …

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A large international study has revealed that smoking during pregnancy may change the DNA of the developing fetus to a smoker’s DNA. Co-senior author Dr. Stephanie London at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) released a report that smoking during pregnancy affects fetal DNA to change …

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