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[New Zealand] e-cigarettes and managing memory loss

Marewa Glover: ...It's a very useful question to ask about the potential benefits of vaping nicotine for people managing memory loss. Nicotine has been shown to have some beneficial preventative, and I think current, effects on Alzheimers, Parkinson's an
Scoop (nz)
added May 28, 2016 16:25

[Ireland] LETTERS: Secret to a fulfilling and healthy life - 40 cigarettes a day

Give smokers a break: Finian McGrath. ... I have never had flu in my life. Why is it that the health fanatics argue that all smokers will get cancer or serious illness? Does it follow that non-smokers will die of old age?
Irish Independent (ie)
added May 27, 2016 22:12

[Texas] Low Income, Smoking, Word Of Mouth Associated With Preference For Surgery Over Exercise

a research team in Houston has found that veterans who could choose between regular exercise or a surgical procedure to improve their leg pain were more likely to choose surgery if they had lower socioeconomic status, if they smoked or if they knew someon
PR Newswire
added May 23, 2016 19:14

[UK] Is this Britain's fittest great-grandad? Super-healthy 75-year-old puts his impressive physique down to decades of rock and rolling and insists he can still 'out-dance anybody'

He added: 'How many people are no longer with us because of the harm they've done though drinking and smoking? 'The funerals I have been to because of it and the people I've seen who have such a low quality of life. It's not worth it.'
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 17, 2016 17:53

[Australia] Smoking rates are falling but older people are smoking as much as ever, NSW Health data finds

Rusted-on older smokers are resisting stubbing out their cigarettes, as younger generations drive a dramatic drop...among 45-54-year-olds, the age bracket that includes renowned pack-a-day smoker Shane Warne, smoking rates jumped more than two per cent.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added May 16, 2016 17:39

World's oldest person dies in New York City, aged 116

The world's oldest living person, 116-year-old Susannah Mushatt Jones, died on Thursday...Jones, who retired in 1965, had said that lots of sleep is the secret to her longevity and that she had never smoked or drank alcohol.
added May 13, 2016 18:07

What's most likely to kill you in each decade of your life? Fascinating graph reveals all...

Tobacco use is a major cause of many of the world’s top killer diseases – including cardiovascular disease, chronic obstructive lung disease and lung cancer. The World Health Organisation estimates that tobacco use is responsible for the death of about 1
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 12, 2016 18:24
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Job Seeker Slams Bid In 11th Circ. To Block Age Bias Suit ($$)

A former R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. job applicant fighting to avoid a full Eleventh Circuit review of a panel’s decision to revive his age discrimination suit argued Tuesday that the court correctly found that job seekers could pursue claims over the compa
added May 12, 2016 14:59

Black Americans See Gains in Life Expectancy

faster declines in cancer mortality for blacks were driven largely by substantial drops in deaths from lung cancer. Smoking has declined faster for blacks than whites, and in most of the past 15 years, blacks have had lower smoking rates than whites
New York Times
added May 8, 2016 20:11

[Oklahoma] Tobacco tax for Medicaid faces challenge in state

A plan to shift coverage for some of Oklahoma's Medicaid recipients in order to trigger an infusion of federal funding appears to be gaining support among Republican lawmakers, but the idea of funding it with a tobacco tax is facing uphill sledding in the
AP - Associated Press
added May 1, 2016 19:04
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