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Cigarette Smoking and the Natural History of Age-related Macular Degeneration

Current smoking and a greater number of pack-years smoked increase the risk of the progression of AMD. This has important health care implications because smoking is a modifiable behavior.
Ophthalmology
added Jul 31, 2014 17:26
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Smoking linked to risk, progression of macular degeneration

(Reuters Health) - People who smoke, or have smoked a large number of cigarettes over time, are more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration or to have it worsen sooner, according to a long-term study.
Reuters
added Jul 31, 2014 17:25
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[UK] VATES: The insidious re-normalisation of smoking

companies and cartels that want to sell you totally unnecessary and addictive products. There is a stealth, re-normalisation of smoking underway and an insidious attempt to grow a new market by targeting the young and naive
The Spectator (uk)
added Jul 31, 2014 17:21
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[Asia, Japan] Smoking rate falls below 20%

Japan’s smoking rate in 2014 fell below 20 percent for the first time since such statistics began in 1965, Japan Tobacco Inc. said Wednesday. The rate decreased for the 19th consecutive year to stand at 19.7 percent, down 1.2 percentage points from the
Yomiuri Shimbun (jp)
added Jul 31, 2014 17:19
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New Study Finds 17.4 Million U.S. Adults Smoke Cigars, Showing Need For FDA to Regulate All Cigars to Protect Public Health

These trends come as tobacco companies have exploited regulatory and tax loopholes to promote cigars, often in ways that appeal to kids... It is imperative that the FDA and Congress take action to address the health risks posed by cigar smoking and preve
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 31, 2014 17:18
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Little Filtered Cigar, Cigarillo, and Premium Cigar Smoking Among Adults — United States, 2012–2013

The findings indicate that among U.S. adults who smoke cigars, 61.8% usually smoke cigarillos/MMCs, 19.9% usually smoke premium cigars, and the remainder, 18.4%, usually smoke LFCs. These data can help to inform public health interventions to reduce the b
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Jul 31, 2014 17:16
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New Study, For the First Time, Details What Types of Cigars Americans Smoke

A new study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the first time breaks down the types of cigars smoked by adults in the U.S. and highlights why the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must have basic oversight au
EIN (European Internet Network) Professional Edition
added Jul 31, 2014 17:11
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AUDIO: Amid Smoking Decline, Look Who's Still Lighting Up

So Legacy trains educators and targets its anti-smoking message to these populations. But Koval says companies like Reynolds and Lorillard know their market well. "I think this merger, for instance, is very much about menthol," she says. "While mentho
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Jul 31, 2014 17:09
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[North Carolina] N.C. docs recommend e-cigs to stop smoking despite lack of info on them

Despite knowing little about their safety, North Carolina doctors are increasingly recommending e-cigarettes as a way to stop smoking, according to research from UNC-Chapel Hill. These electronic cigarettes still make up a fraction of the overall tobacco
Business Journal of the Greater Triad Area
added Jul 31, 2014 17:01
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[UK] Patient killed after blowing up hospital ward when he decided to smoke a cigarette while undergoing treatment in high-pressure oxygen chamber

His bed linen then caught fire which quickly turned into an inferno Oxygen rich atmosphere then caused an explosion, killing the 65-year-old His family are demanding to know why hospital didn't take away his lighter
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 31, 2014 16:58
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