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[Germany] Giant tobacco plants that stay young forever

researchers have located a genetic switch which can keep the plants young for years and which permits unbounded growth. In short, an ideal source of biomass.
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft (de)
added Jan 3, 2013 04:40
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Indian women can live 10 years longer, if they quit smoking before 40

Dr K Srinath Reddy, president of the Public Health Foundation of India, said while tobacco use among men has dipped from 51% to 48%, it has actually doubled among women - from 10% to 20%. "Women and girls are the new target of tobacco companies. Increas
Times of India
added Oct 28, 2012 00:38
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Projecting the Effect of Changes in Smoking and Obesity on Future Life Expectancy in the United States

For males, the reductions in smoking have larger effects than the rise in obesity throughout the projection period. By 2040, male life expectancy at age 40 is expected to have gained 0.92 years from the combined effects. Among women, however, the two sets
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
added Sep 24, 2012 12:14
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Study links smoking to increased all-cause mortality in older patients

An analysis of available medical literature suggests smoking was linked to increased mortality in older patients and that smoking cessation was associated with reduced mortality at an older age, according to a report published in the June 11 issue of Arc
EurekAlert
added Jun 13, 2012 19:22
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Secondhand Smoke and Women's Cognitive Function in China

With evidence linking household SHS exposure with a higher risk of cognitive decline, effective education and public health intervention programs are urgently needed. Stronger tobacco control regulations and education about the dangers of household SHS ar
American Journal of Epidemiology
added Feb 19, 2018 18:19
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Even brief exposure to low-level air pollution tied to deaths

Older adults are more likely to die on days when air pollution rises, even when contaminant levels are below the limit considered safe by U.S. regulators, a new study suggests... Most of the deaths in the study occurred on days when ozone and PM 2.5 leve
Reuters
added Jan 1, 2018 11:53
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[UK] JTI discriminated against worker, 66, on grounds of age

A tobacco firm discriminated against a 66-year-old employee by refusing to offer him the same redundancy terms as younger staff, a tribunal has ruled. Bernard Barlow worked for Japan Tobacco International (JTI) - formerly known as Gallahers' factory - fo
BBC Online
added Dec 7, 2017 13:27
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Smoking cessation and survival in lung, upper aero-digestive tract and bladder cancer: cohort study [FREE FULL TEXT]

The aim was to examine the association between smoking cessation and prognosis in smoking-related cancer...conclusions: People with lung and possibly UAT cancer who quit smoking have a lower risk of mortality than people who continue smoking.
British Journal of Cancer
added Sep 14, 2017 01:04
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Emissions from Electronic Cigarettes: Assessing Vapers’ Intake of Toxic Compounds, Secondhand Exposures, and the Associated Health Impacts

The integrated health damage from passive vaping was derived by computing disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost due to exposure to secondhand vapor. Acrolein was the dominant contributor to the aggregate harm. DALYs for the various device/voltage co
American Chemical Society
added Aug 3, 2017 14:32
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UW researchers map widening gap in life expectancy and call for policy changes

A county-by-county survey of U.S. life expectancy reports a 20-year gap between the lows and the highs – a gap that correlates with socioeconomic factors, race and ethnicity...as well as preventable risk factors such as obesity and smoking.
Yahoo!
added May 8, 2017 20:49
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