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1 in 10 Medicaid Recipients Gets Drugs to Quit Smoking

Under the Affordable Care Act, state Medicaid programs must cover at least... But even if people on Medicaid who smoke want to quit, states don't always help. State Medicaid programs may prevent them from getting anti-smoking drugs through policies such a
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 7, 2016 02:28
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[North Carolina] Federal appeals court remands age-discrimination lawsuit against Reynolds

A federal appellate court has revived by a 2-1 vote the complaint of a Georgia man who sued R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. and two job-search groups for age discrimination in his attempt to gain work as a territory manager. The lawsuit was brought in June 201
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 2, 2015 19:28
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[Georgia] RJ Reynolds Job Seeker Can Claim Disparate Impact ($$)

Eleventh Circuit reinstated an age discrimination collective action against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., CareerBuilder LLC and recruiter Pinstripe Inc., ruling Monday that job seekers can pursue disparate impact claims against the tobacco company. A Georgi
Law360
added Dec 1, 2015 01:17
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[UK] Smoking increases the risk of losing your sight, 'alarming' study finds

The research, led by scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US, used healthy lifestyle scores based on diet, exercise patterns and smoking to assess a person's risk of suffering Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) - the UK's leading
The Mirror (uk)
added Sep 21, 2015 13:55
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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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Mortality attributable to tobacco among men in Sweden and other European countries: an analysis of data in a WHO report

findings support the assumption that the widespread use of snus instead of cigarettes among Swedish men may be a major part of the explanation behind their position with Europe's lowest mortality attributable to tobacco.
7thSpace Interactive (portal)
added Sep 2, 2014 09:58
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[UK] The future's not pretty: Former Miss Universe Rachael Finch gets a 'make-under' in campaign showing how smoking cigarettes can destroy beauty

We're used to seeing former Miss Universe Australia Rachael Finch looking picture perfect. But a snap of the star uploaded to Instagram on Thursday shocked fans when it showed the 25-year-old looking tired, haggard and drawn, compared to her usual polis
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 29, 2014 10:54
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[Ohio] Smoking grandma would rather move than quit

Beulah – her friends call her Billie – is 89 years old, and she is still smoking. ... She will take her Doral cigarettes and her ashtrays with her. And her little dog, too. Occupants of the AHEPA 127 apartments are low-income seniors who pay reduced rent
Cincinnati (OH) Enquirer
added Apr 21, 2014 11:29
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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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[Canada] Crucial piece of equipment arrives at scene of seniors’ home ravaged by fire

The SQ maintains that no hypothesis on what sparked the blaze has more importance than another, despite allegations of a man smoking a cigarette in his room by employee Bruno Bélanger, who had told him not to at the time. “We still have very many pieces
Globe and Mail (ca)
added Jan 26, 2014 06:33
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