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'Mighty Fine at 109': America's Oldest Vet Marks Birthday with Cigar

Overton lights up a dozen cigars a day, but he's stopped taking a shot of whiskey in his morning coffee.
Military.com
added May 14, 2015 00:17
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[Texas] VIDEO: 109-year-old World War II Vet: 'I smoke at least 12 Tampa Sweet cigars a day'

he still enjoys his whiskey and 12 cigars a day! He’s been smoking since the age of 18 and says he has over $100 worth of cigars now.
WTKR: NewsChannel 3 (Norfolk, VA)
added May 12, 2015 00:26
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On Medicare and Assessing the Value of Lung Cancer Screening

“Because the follow-up testing is invasive, biopsies and such, and lung cancer has such serious mortality and morbidity risks, we wanted to ensure that Medicare beneficiaries were informed,” said Dr. Patrick Conway, chief medical officer at the Centers f
New York Times
added May 11, 2015 11:21
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Many Aging Boomers Face Chronic Illness, But Death Rate Is Falling: CDC

Between 2002-03 and 2012-13, the rate of cigarette smoking among adults ages 55-64 fell from nearly 20 percent to just over 18 percent. However, high rates of smoking still afflict the poor, with rates three times higher among those living well below the
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 6, 2015 20:04
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[Florida] America's oldest veteran celebrates 109th birthday with milkshakes, cigars

Richard Overton, a World War II veteran from Austin, will turn 109 on May 11. He started celebrating early on Sunday with a backyard bash, KVUE reported.
New York Daily News
added May 6, 2015 13:26
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Paying Medicaid clients to lose weight, quit smoking

Taking a cue from workplace wellness programs in the private sector, Iowa and New Mexico are among more than a dozen states offering incentives to Medicaid beneficiaries to get them to make healthier decisions -- and potentially save money for the state-
USA Today
added May 4, 2015 17:37
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[Asia, Hong Kong] Elderly man escapes jail for assaulting tobacco control officers

A 61-year-old man was sentenced today to two terms of imprisonments of six weeks suspended for 18 months, to be executed concurrently, at Tuen Mun Magistrates' Courts for assaulting two tobacco control inspectors.
Hong Kong Standard (hk)
added May 4, 2015 16:16
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Even older smokers may reduce death risk by quitting

Researchers analyzed data on more than half a million people age 60 and older in 23 countries... “We were surprised how clearly and swiftly the risk decreased after quitting smoking,” lead study author Dr. Ute Mons, a scientist at the German Cancer Resea
Reuters
added May 1, 2015 12:28
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[Sweden] What's the secret to living to 100? Avoid cigarettes, stay slim and drink no more than four cups of coffee a day, scientists say

50-year study of 855 Swedish men revealed key traits of centenarians 10 of the men lived to be 100 and none of them smoked and all were slim
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 1, 2015 06:59
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Cancer Death Rate Declines Worldwide

The total number of cancer deaths increased over this time period, due to the growing world population, and the fact that people are living longer. But the rate of cancer deaths...declined by about 1 percent per year during the decade
LiveScience.com (Yahoo!)
added Apr 30, 2015 21:19
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