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Why women are most vulnerable to cigarette-related cancer - even if they've never smoked

'Women had approximately 50 percent higher odds of COPD compared to white men even when we adjusted for height, education, income, and health care access,' said lead author, Professor Esme Fuller-Thomson. She added that hormones may play a significant
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 9, 2016 23:12

State Medicaid Expansion Tobacco Cessation Coverage and Number of Adult Smokers Enrolled in Expansion Coverage — United States, 2016

States that have expanded Medicaid can take further steps to help smokers quit by covering proven cessation treatments more fully, removing barriers to accessing covered treatments, making Medicaid enrollees and their health care providers aware of these
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Dec 8, 2016 21:07

Even a Cigarette a Day Is Bad for Your Health

A person who habitually smokes just one cigarette a day is nine times as likely to die from lung cancer as a nonsmoker, and even if he or she quits at age 50, still has a 44 percent increased risk of premature death. These findings, from a large study i
New York Times
added Dec 8, 2016 04:13

Forget those occasional cigarettes: There is no safe smoking level

The National Cancer Institute study found that people who consistently smoked an average of less than one cigarette per day over their lifetimes had a 64 percent higher risk of earlier death. Those who smoked one to 10 cigarettes a day had an 87 percent
Washington Post
added Dec 8, 2016 03:15
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Menopause tied to faster decline in women’s lung function

"Someone with lungs damaged by smoking who has no symptoms at age 30 may have symptoms of her lung disease later in life as her lung function declines with age," Jacoby said by email. "The message, an obvious one, is to avoid smoking to avoid damaging yo
added Dec 8, 2016 02:23

Association of Long-term, Low-Intensity Smoking With All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality in the National Institutes of Health–AARP Diet and Health Study [[

study provides evidence that individuals who smoke fewer than 1 or 1 to 10 CPD over their lifetime have higher mortality risks than never smokers and would benefit from cessation. These results provide further evidence that there is no risk-free level of
JAMA Ophthalmology
added Dec 6, 2016 13:50

Even one cigarette a day can be deadly: Occasional smokers have 64% higher risk of early death, study reveals

Danger: People who restrict themselves to fewer than seven smokes a week still have a 64 percent higher risk of an early death than non-smokers, government researchers warn
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 5, 2016 23:21

Even with one cigarette a day, odds of early death are higher

“Even smokers who consistently smoked less than one cigarette per day were more likely to die in our study than never smokers,” Inoue-Choi said by email. Tobacco smoking poses a major public health challenge and claims about five million lives each year
added Dec 5, 2016 23:08

Just 1 Cigarette a Day Can Be Deadly: Study

In the study, Inoue-Choi's team tracked data on more than 290,000 older Americans, aged 59 to 82. The investigators wanted to assess the risks of "light" smoking -- defined as 10 or fewer cigarettes a day. All of the smokers were asked about their smoki
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 5, 2016 23:02

It's Never Too Late to Stop Smoking

"Even participants who quit smoking as recently as in their 60s were 23 percent less likely to die during follow-up than those who continued to smoke into their 70s," said lead researcher Sarah Nash, who conducted the study while at the U.S. National Can
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 1, 2016 20:39
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