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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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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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Ability to quit smoking differs by race

In a study of nearly 3,000 smokers, researchers at the schools of public health at U-M and the University of Texas found that blacks and Latinos are more likely to quit successfully after 20 years than whites.The quit rate was about 20 percent and 50 per
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Aug 9, 2016 20:49
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Demographic ageing and the evolution of smoking-attributable mortality: the example of Germany

We sought to quantify the evolution of smoking-attributable mortality (SAM) in Germany and explore the impact of demographic ageing....Especially in men, actual SAM hardly declined despite a sharp drop in age-standardised SAM, indicating that decreases w
Tobacco Control
added Jul 6, 2016 02:19
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Big Tobacco Age-Bias Case Heads to Full 11th Circuit

The 11th Circuit agreed to rehear en banc claims that tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds rejected a middle-aged man's sales rep application six times in favor of younger applicants.
Courthouse News
added Feb 13, 2016 22:09
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[Jamaica] Westmoreland-based widow not letting go of her faithful pipe / Smoking for 85 years

Even with the protestation of her children and other relatives, the senior citizen insists that her life is not going up in smoke. The diminutive Samuels, who stands at four feet, eight inches, reinforced her point by relating the view of her medical pra
Jamaica Observer (jm)
added Dec 6, 2015 21:07
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