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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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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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CDC Reports Adult Smoking Fell to Record Low in 2014 – Bold Action Needed to Address Disparities and Finish the Job

FDA must also fully exercise its authority to regulate tobacco products under a 2009 law. The White House should quickly issue a final rule extending the FDA’s authority to all tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes and cigars, so the FDA can p
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 12, 2015 20:52
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[UK] A frown called malice! Paul Weller’s rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle appears to be catching up with him as 57-year-old looks weather-beaten during cigarette break

Rebel at heart: Weller has kept up his smoking habit despite deciding to put his wild partying days behind him five years ago
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 16, 2015 13:12
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[Massachusetts] Smoking mad over Ipswich Housing Authority ban

has banned smoking on its properties, leaving its resident smokers complaining and forcing them to walk and, in some cases, roll away from housing authority land to smoke on side streets and sidewalks. The ban has pitted housing authority health concerns
Wicked Local (MA)
added Apr 27, 2015 11:10
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RESEARCH REPORT: New second-hand-smoke risk

Exposure to secondhand smoke may increase the risk of frailty in older people, especially those living with smokers, says a study in the April issue of the journal Age. People who lived with one smoker had a 40% greater risk of frailty compared with those
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Apr 13, 2015 15:05
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