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Big Tobacco Age-Bias Case Heads to Full 11th Circuit

The 11th Circuit agreed to rehear en banc claims that tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds rejected a middle-aged man's sales rep application six times in favor of younger applicants.
Courthouse News
added Feb 13, 2016 22:09

Disparity in Life Spans of the Rich and the Poor Is Growing

Mr. Fenelon has calculated that smoking accounted for a third to a fifth of the gap in life expectancy between men with college degrees and men with only high school degrees. For women it was as much as a quarter.
New York Times
added Feb 13, 2016 06:10
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Hope in the fight against dementia: Number of people battling the condition has FALLEN by 20% every decade since the 70s

drop in dementia could be attributed to an increase in prescriptions of heart disease medication – which can also keep the brain healthy. Additionally, a fall in smoking rates is also thought to play a role in the decreasing rates of dementia.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 12, 2016 16:00

[Louisiana] AARP throws support behind Smoke-free East Baton Rouge movement

representatives of AARP, as well as local musicians Kenny Neal and Michael Foster, announced their support for the effort, which seeks to ban smoking in bars and casinos. The joint announcement came just 90 minutes after Lydia Kuykendal, a leader of Smok
Baton Rouge (LA) Business Report
added Feb 12, 2016 15:01

[UK] My secret to a long life? Giving up smoking at 102! Great-great grandmother celebrates turning 107 - and she still drinks a bottle of whisky a week

She ditched the habit to see her great great grandchildren grow up / But the 107-year-old still has a secret stash of 800 cigarettes just in case / It is estimated she has smoked 1.3 million cigarettes in her long life
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 7, 2016 17:02

[Canada] BC judge tells man he must quit smoking in his condo ahead of human rights challenge

A “life-long smoker” has been ordered to butt out inside his Langley, B.C., apartment while he waits to challenge his condo corporation with a human rights complaint. A British Columbia Supreme Court judge has concluded that Paul Aradi must follow a no-s
National Post (ca)
added Jan 28, 2016 20:19

[Canada] Military veteran fights to continue smoking in Langley strata building

A military veteran has lost one of the three battles he is fighting so he can continue smoking inside his condo. Paul Aradi, 70, was ordered by the B.C. Supreme Court to butt out...has argued that he has a disability due to his cigarette addiction....In
Georgia Straight (ca)
added Jan 28, 2016 02:56

[Asia, Nepal, New York] This 112-year-old woman smokes 30 cigarettes a day

A Nepalese woman has defied science by living to the ripe old age of 112 — despite her 30-cigarette-a-day habit.... Instead of holding a cigarette with her index and middle finger, Lamichhane uses her entire right fist, which she then holds to her mouth
New York Post
added Jan 26, 2016 22:32

Americans 100 and Older Are Living Even Longer Now

Death rates for the oldest old have been dropping since 2008, CDC report finds...More people are also avoiding or quitting smoking, and the air Americans breathe has gotten cleaner, Carney added.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 21, 2016 20:33

[UK] How will YOU die? Take this test to find out: Fascinating chart reveals how the leading causes of death change over your lifetime

Deaths from often preventable causes - such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and lung conditions - were most common in high-income countries, where they accounted for 87 per cent. Tobacco use is a major cause of many of the world’s top killer disease
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 20, 2016 18:39
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