2010 Press Releases


  • Second-Hand Smoke May Provoke Inflammatory Response in Lungs`

    Released August 26, 2010 - A current study assessing how second-hand smoke affects the lungs of rats, and so far it appears that second-hand smoke triggers a complex inflammatory response. Two months of exposure by rats to second-hand smoke were enough to cause significant changes in the rats’ lung tissue, and the results were even more profound in rats exposed for four months. Also noted was increased numbers of white blood cells indicating an immune response.