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[Oregon] Portland State researcher: Seniors with serious illness find smoking, drinking tough habits to break

A recent study of adults age 50 to 85 found that only 19 percent of those diagnosed with lung disease quit smoking within two years. The research, led by Portland State University professor Jason Newsom, also showed that the vast majority of older adults
The Oregonian blogs
added Aug 12, 2012 19:25
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[Georgia] RJ Reynolds, Others Socked With Age Discrimination Suit ($$)

Reynolds Tobacco Co. on Wednesday was hit with a collective action from a Georgia man who says the company — helped by CareerBuilder LLC and recruiter Pinstripe Inc. — purposely avoided hiring older job applicants for regional sales positions.
Law360
added Jun 8, 2012 17:34
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Lifetime Smoking History and Risk of Lung Cancer: Results From the Framingham Heart Study

Among heavy former smokers, lung cancer risk drops within five YSQ relative to continuing smokers, yet it remains more than threefold higher than never smokers after 25 YSQ. Four of ten lung cancers occurred in former smokers with more 15 YSQ, beyond the
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
added May 19, 2018 18:55
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Smoking linked to irregular heart rate

Smoking and alcohol consumption increase lifetime risk of a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to a stroke, dementia, heart failure and other complications, a new study says. The results, published in the journal
The Health Site (in)
added May 3, 2018 02:49
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Distorted view amongst smokers of when deadly damage caused by smoking will occur

surveyed 162 smokers and non-smokers on their understanding of the onset of negative health conditions associated with smoking. Participants were asked to estimate the timings of when smoking-related conditions might develop in a person who starts smoking
ScienceDaily
added Jan 18, 2018 19:39
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[Texas] At age 111, America's oldest veteran is still smoking cigars, drinking whiskey and loving life

working on his fifth Tampa Sweet cigar...He'll walk around his house to increase blood flow to his limbs, then smoke his first of 12 daily cigars....previous week...his body tried to fight off its latest bout of pneumonia.
Grand Forks (ND) Herald
added Jun 8, 2017 20:15
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R.J. Reynolds Opposes Petitioner Seeking High Court Review Of ADEA Ruling

to review a split en banc 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling that a job applicant who claims that he was unsuccessful in attaining employment due to the employer’s refusal to hire individuals based on age may sue for disparate treatment but not dis
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 6, 2017 19:21
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[North Carolina] Is It Age Discrimination If You Don’t Know You’re Being Discriminated Against?

In Villarreal v. R.J. Reynolds, the Supreme Court would have to decide whether the nation’s second-largest tobacco company was within its rights to summarily reject older job applicants. It is the latest in a series of cases that are making it easier for
ProPublica
added Mar 22, 2017 15:48
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Texas A&M researchers: Nicotine could protect aging brain

found that, when given independently from tobacco, the maligned chemical helps protect the aging brain and may even hold off Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Apparently nicotine’s protective abilities may have something to do with its power to suppre
San Antonio (TX) Express-News
added Feb 8, 2017 04:05
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[Canada] Unhealthy Habits May Cost Canadians 6 Years of Life

And the researchers contended the reverse was true -- folks with the healthiest lifestyles lived nearly 18 years longer than those with the poorest health-related lifestyles. Smoking, an unhealthy diet, a lack of physical activity and excess alcohol use
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 17, 2016 14:22
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