A new study helps explain how tobacco smoke causes changes to DNA. Reuters reports researchers have found tobacco smoke changes a chemical code on DNA, which can sometimes alter gene activity. Some of the DNA changes reverse when a person quits smoking, but others do not, the researchers report in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics . “Many people think that after five years your health is mostly back to that of a nonsmoker, but that may not be the case,” lead study author Roby Joehanes of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School in Boston told Reuters.
Facing Addiction and The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) are proud to announce the merger of our organizations – creating a national leader in turning the tide on the addiction epidemic. The merged organization will be called: