The young man's teeth were blown out when his electronic cigarette exploded. His injuries were so severe that he was admitted to the UW Medicine Regional Burn Center at Harborview -- one of 15 such cases between October 2015 and June 2016.
In a small-scale study, smokers whose lung screenings suggested signs of cancer nonetheless believed that they could safely continue to smoke, reasoning that future screenings would enable them to catch cancer before it became life-threatening.
The world is getting fatter, and – despite progress in many countries – more people than ever are smoking. Marie Ng of the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation led efforts to gather the evidence for these findings.
The percentage of the global population that smokes every day has decreased, but the number of cigarette smokers worldwide has increased due to population growth, according to new research from UW's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation.