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The 16 Deadliest Health Sins You Could Ever Commit

Tobacco makes the risk of lung cancer and heart attack soar, but that's only the beginning. “Smoking is the most destructive habit when it comes to lung health,” says geriatrician Robert Stall, MD, of Buffalo, New York. “It triggers conditions like emphys
Reader's Digest
added May 18, 2018 16:37

[Netherlands] Dutch insurer NN Group to quit tobacco holdings

Dutch insurer NN Group will no longer invest in the tobacco industry and said on Thursday it aims to divest all tobacco-related holdings on its own accounts and in the funds of its asset manager within a year.
added May 18, 2018 15:42

Hookah Responsible for Over Half of Tobacco Smoke Inhaled by Young Smokers

accounted for over half of the tobacco smoke volume consumed by young adult hookah and cigarette smokers in the U.S., a newUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Medicine analysis discovered. Toxicant exposures – such as tar, carbon monoxide and nicotine –
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences (UPMC)
added May 18, 2018 15:29

[Mexico] European Commission prioritises tobacco, sacrifices global health in unhealthy trade negotiations with Latin America

The European Public Health Alliance, along with Latin American and global partners, has written today to the EU Trade Commissioner...we call on the EU to publicly change its stance, drop tobacco as an EU “Offensive Interest” in its negotiations with Merc
European Public Health Alliance (be)
added May 18, 2018 15:26

Vast majority of heavy smokers not screened for lung cancer despite USPSTF recommendations

An analysis of 1,800 lung cancer screening sites nationwide found that only 1.9% of more than 7 million current and former heavy smokers were screened for lung cancer in 2016, despite United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and ASCO screeni
Medical Xpress (
added May 18, 2018 15:24
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[UK] Smoking puts 10 Hull people in hospital every day

in the year 2016 to 2017, there were 3,731 occasions in Hull where people were admitted to hospital for smoking-related diseases...up from 3,650 similar cases seen in the year before, which was the highest number on record. In total, these cost the NHS n
Hull Daily Mail / This is Hull and East Riding (uk)
added May 18, 2018 15:23
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[UK] Effort to cut number of smokers across North East by half are praised by health chiefs

Work across the North East to almost half the number of smokers have been recognised in Parliament. Public Health Minister Steve Brine and Shadow Public Health Minister Sharon Hodgson discussed the work of Fresh during a debate to consider 70 years of t
Sunderland Echo (uk)
added May 18, 2018 15:21

VIDEO: FDA Tobacco Compliance Webinars: Tobacco Product Listing Updates

This brief webinar provides information on the types of changes to tobacco product listings that trigger the reporting requirement, discuss instances when you do not have to update your tobacco product listing information, and provide some other helpful
You Tube
added May 18, 2018 15:18

Lung Cancer Screening Rates Disappoint

But the first analysis of screening rates since those recommendations were issued shows they're having a very limited effect, Pham said at a press briefing prior to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) annual meeting, where the study will be
MedPage Today
added May 18, 2018 15:15

[Pennsylvania] Teen develops 'wet lung' after vaping for just 3 weeks

An 18-year-old woman working as a hostess in a rural Pennsylvania restaurant decided to try e-cigarettes...she developed symptoms bad enough to send her to the emergency room...Soon, the young woman experienced what is commonly known as respiratory failur
added May 18, 2018 15:11
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