Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 12 May 2017 Lungs are responsible for respiration We all know that the lungs are responsible for respiration, supplying the body with oxygen and removing carbon dioxide. Now US scientists have shown that they have another, rather unexpected function, being involved in maintaining healthy blood by producing a large proportion of the platelets necessary for blood clotting. The researchers discovered that the lungs can also restore the production of blood when the stem cells of the bone marrow, which have up until now been thought to be the main source of new blood, are depleted. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle 6 things we learnt about testicular cancer with Cancercare’s Dr Greg hart Lifestyle Guys, avoid 'Rhino' sexual enhancement products, US watchdog warns Fitness 4 super easy hacks to reduce post-workout pain Medical 1 in 10 will develop eczema in their lifetime Medical Brisk walks may help, not harm, arthritic knees Medical Incontinence – has there been any progress in treatment options? From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Smoking dangers » Hubbly hooking lots of young adults on tobacco Hookah smokers are inhaling benzene Many young adults misinformed about hookahs Hookah pipes far from harmless, study warns In addition to toxic substances from tobacco and nicotine, hookah smoke exposes users to charcoal combustion products, including large amounts of carbon monoxide. Managing incontinence » 5 avoidable triggers that can make urinary incontinence worse Urinary incontinence is a manageable condition – here are a few common triggers of urinary leakage.