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Smoking and Mortality — Beyond Established Causes

We pooled data from five contemporary U.S. cohort studies including 421,378 men and 532,651 women... A substantial portion of the excess mortality among current smokers between 2000 and 2011 was due to associations with diseases that have not been formal
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added May 29, 2015 13:28
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#GetWrinkles: A Proven Method to Age Your Face / Action on Smoking & Health (ASH) releases hilarious parody video ridiculing the benefits of smoking

The Wrinkler, a parody infomercial, sells a recognizable product to help customers expedite the aging....Tobacco companies use illusions of beauty to market their products, so this World No Tobacco Day (Sunday, May 31st), ASH builds off that theme with a
PR Newswire
added May 29, 2015 12:40
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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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