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[UK] OAP engulfed in flames and seriously burned after her e-cigarette ignites oxygen at Manchester hospital

Jean Booth, 65, was engulfed in flames on a ward at the Wythenshawe Hospital in Manchester, it was reported, and is fighting for her life after suffering severe burns to her scalp and face. Mrs Booth was only in the hospital for a routine hip operation a
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 14, 2014 00:25
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[Canada] Minister clarifies province's smoking policy in seniors homes

In 2009, the province designated some seniors’ buildings smoke-free or sections of them smoke-free. Docherty said the intention was to move slowly in the direction of eliminating smoking from provincial seniors’ homes. “We realize that we can’t have it
Summerside (PEI) Journal-Pioneer (ca)
added Apr 9, 2014 14:50
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Can Exercise and an Occasional Drink Boost Eye Health?

Heavy drinkers and heavy smokers were somewhat more likely than nondrinkers and nonsmokers to develop visual impairment, according to the study published online recently in the journal Ophthalmology. "While age is usually one of the most strongly associ
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 29, 2014 12:43
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[UK, USA] Smoking 'increases risk of breast cancer in older women by almost a fifth'

US scientists who tracked the progress of around 186,000 women aged 50 to 71 found that those who smoked were 19% more likely to develop breast cancer than those who had never smoked. Women who once smoked but then kicked the habit were still 7% more at
The Guardian (uk)
added Mar 19, 2014 13:03
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COPD May Damage Aging Brain

Seniors with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have an increased risk of developing mental decline, especially thinking problems without apparent memory loss, a new study suggests. This diminished brain function -- called "nonamnestic" mild co
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 18, 2014 22:08
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[Virginia, West Virginia] Income Gap, Meet the Longevity Gap

changes in smoking and obesity rates may help explain the connection between bigger bank accounts and longer lives. “Richer people and richer communities smoke less, and that gap is growing,” said Dr. Murray at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluat
New York Times
added Mar 15, 2014 18:10
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[UK] Care home fire was caused by e-cigarette, investigation reveals

Fire and Rescue Service, Mark Hayter, said: “This fire was not an isolated incident; other fire services have reported similar instances including a fatal fire in Derbyshire. The problem appears to be with batteries that are attached via a USB cable and h
The Argus Brighton Hove and Sussex (uk)
added Mar 14, 2014 08:42
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Better Benefits Help Medicaid Recipients Quit Smoking

* People on Medicaid are 68 percent more likely to smoke than the general population. * Medicaid recipients who lived in states with more comprehensive coverage for tobacco cessation were more likely to quit than those who lived in states with less comp
Health Behavior News Service
added Mar 6, 2014 18:23
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No Need to Screen All Adults for Clogged Neck Arteries, Experts Say

screening should be reserved for patients at risk for the development of carotid artery blockage and stroke. That includes people over the age of 65 who are at high risk for "hardening of the arteries," with conditions such as ... a history of smoking.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 26, 2014 23:13
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[Asia, China, Hong Kong] LETTER: 'War on smoking' will achieve same result as war on drugs

Thank you, Ms Lau. I cannot commend your cause more. However, as a smoker for nearly half a century, I have come to the conclusion that it is my choice ... History nevertheless teaches us good intention is not enough to change the world. Smoking damages
South China Morning Post
added Feb 23, 2014 15:13
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