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Smoking Is Associated with an Increased Risk of Dementia: A Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies with Investigation of Potential Effect Modifiers [FREE FULL TEXT]

Smokers show an increased risk of dementia, and smoking cessation decreases the risk to that of never smokers. The increased risk of AD from smoking is more pronounced in apolipoprotein E ε4 noncarriers. Survival bias and competing risk reduce the risk o
PLoS (Public Library of Science)
added Mar 27, 2015 13:51
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VIDEO: GRAPHIC: Former smoker Marlene receives eye injections

CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign shows Marlene receiving eye injections to help prevent wet macular degeneration, a disease that can lead to blindness developed from smoking.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Mar 27, 2015 13:21
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Midlife Fitness May Be a Real Cancer Fighter for Men / Study shows lower risk of lung, colon tumors at 65 and older

Fit middle-aged men appear less likely to develop lung and colon cancer in later life than their out-of-shape peers. And if they do develop cancer, they are more likely to beat it...the reduction in lung cancer was most likely due to not smoking. Thirty-o
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 27, 2015 12:19
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[California] NELSON: Smokefree housing: Berkeley scores a win for public health and citizens’ wallets

In Dec. 2013, the City of Berkeley adopted a smoke-free housing law with the most comprehensive enforcement standards in the state. While other cities have relied primarily on landlords and homeowner’s associations to be the “enforcers” of the laws, Berk
Berkeleyside
added Mar 18, 2015 14:40
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Male smokers at higher risk than females for osteoporosis, fractures

Smoking history and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were independent risk factors for low bone density among both men and women in the study, which has been published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
EurekAlert
added Mar 12, 2015 12:58
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Male Smokers at Higher Risk than Females for Osteoporosis, Fractures

In a large study of middle-aged to elderly smokers, men were more likely than women to have osteoporosis and fractures of their vertebrae. Smoking history and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) were independent risk factors for low bone density
HealthCanal.com
added Mar 8, 2015 14:30
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Decision Memo for Screening for Lung Cancer with Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT) (CAG-00439N)

the evidence is sufficient to add a lung cancer screening counseling and shared decision making visit, and for appropriate beneficiaries, annual screening for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography (LDCT), as an additional preventive service benefi
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
added Mar 6, 2015 12:11
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Lung Cancer Screening Registries

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a national coverage determination (NCD) for Medicare coverage of screening for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography (LDCT) if certain eligibility requirements are met, effective February
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
added Mar 6, 2015 12:10
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Medicare Will Cover CT Lung Cancer Screening

Current and former heavy smokers ages 55 to 77 can undergo annual low-dose CT screening for lung cancer paid by Medicare, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced Thursday. The decision finalizes a preliminary plan the agency released in
MedPage Today
added Mar 6, 2015 12:06
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Cigarette Smokers Die Early: 4 Disturbing Facts

Recent findings published in the journal BMC Medicine show that close to two-thirds of smokers will die early from a cigarette-triggered illness, despite excessive warnings about the dangers of smoking. The study is based on data from more than 200,000 in
ScienceWorldReport
added Feb 27, 2015 17:21
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