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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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How smoking damages the BRAIN: Cigarettes thin the outer layer responsible for memory, language and perception

A study of men and women with an average age of 73, has found smoking thins the outer layer of the brain, the cortex / smokers have a thinner cortex than non-smokers / Cortex is the outer layer of the brain responsible for memory and language It's the mo
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 15, 2015 19:07
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[USA] Medicaere to cover lung cancer screenings for smokers every year

Conway said, “This is the first time that Medicare has covered lung cancer screening. This is an important new Medicare preventive benefit since lung cancer is the third most common cancer and the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.”lung
NVO-Northern Voices Online (in)
added Feb 9, 2015 10:04
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[North Carolina] Reynolds asks judge to decertify lawsuit on retirement plan

requesting that a U.S. District Court judge decertify a class-action lawsuit involving its former affiliation with Nabisco that potentially affects 3,549 current and former employees.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Feb 1, 2015 10:22
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[UK] DOMINIC LAWSON: Why persecuting smokers will cost us all more in the long run

I was editor of the Sunday Telegraph at that time, and I ran a story about this under the headline ‘Passive Smoking Doesn’t Cause Cancer: Official’, revealing that the WHO had initially kept back its research into passive smoking in seven countries which
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 26, 2015 16:36
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The Tarnish of the Golden Years / Donald Hall’s Frank Collection of Essays About Growing Older, Not Better

Hall plumbs the indignities, condescensions and terrors of advanced age, along with musings on beards (he has had three), women (two wives, many dalliances), smoking (cigars, Chesterfields, Kents, marijuana), poetry readings, rejection letters, old houses
New York Times
added Jan 19, 2015 17:45
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[UK-Scotland] Pensioner who died in hospital blaze thought to have been smoking in her room while receiving oxygen

STAFF had to evacuate 14 patients from the affected ward to another part of the hospital while firefighters battled for two hours to put out the flames.
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Jan 17, 2015 20:36
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[Ireland] HSE: don't smoke in your home if our staff are there

SICK and elderly smokers are being banned from having a cigarette in their homes while healthcare workers such as home helps, nurses, doctors social workers or therapists are making a care visit
Irish Independent (ie)
added Jan 12, 2015 23:06
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NCHS Data Brief: Cigarette Smoking and Lung Obstruction Among Adults Aged 40–79: United States, 2007–2012

46.2% of adults aged 40–79 with lung obstruction currently smoked cigarettes. About 41% with mild and 55% with moderate or worse obstruction were current smokers. A similar percentage of men and women with lung obstruction, overall and at each level of s
National Center for Health Statistics
added Jan 7, 2015 14:05
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Nearly Half of Older Adults With Asthma, COPD Still Smoke: CDC

The findings highlight the difficulty facing many smokers trying to quit -- even when smoking exacerbates an already distressing illness, one expert said. However, "with assistance, quitting may still be challenging but it is possible," said Patricia Fo
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 7, 2015 13:56
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