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More Proof Healthy Living, Not Smoking Pay Off

Positive lifestyle changes reduced risk of death 80 percent over 8 years, study says
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jun 5, 2013 07:31

[Australia] Can you tell a smoker by their skin?

The latest study has taken this research a step further, finding that smoking specifically leads to sagging of the upper eyelids and chin, bags under the eyes and more wrinkles and lines on the face and lips. The study, by researchers at the department
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Jan 21, 2014 07:53

[Florida] VIDEO: Man catches on fire, dies while smoking at nursing home

Security camera footage shows Lewis on the patio, a designated smoking area, when the lighter in his pocket suddenly catches his shirt on fire. Residents try, but fail, to put out the flames. Lewis then frantically pushes himself back inside to get help.
WTSP-TV Ch. 10
added Oct 2, 2013 03:28

Quitting smoking prolongs life at any age

can add years of life even in one's 60s, new research in the New England Journal of Medicine shows. Younger smokers can gain a whole decade by quitting.
Los Angeles Times
added Jan 24, 2013 12:44

Overindulgence May Lower Life Expectancy

concept of a "microlife," defined as 30 minutes of life expectancy, researchers suggested. * Note that people lose a microlife for every two cigarettes they smoke, for being 11 pounds overweight, for having a second or third alcoholic drink of the day, a
MedPage Today
added Dec 19, 2012 06:12

[UK] Report: Smoking Takes 5 Hours Off Life Expectancy Per Day

British statistician David Spiegelhalter, in a report published Monday in British Medical Journal, attempts to quantify which habits have a greater impact on life expectancy:
U.S. News & World Report
added Dec 18, 2012 04:29

[Ireland] Man died in care home from fire ignited by cigarette

A NURSING home has changed its practices on allowing residents to smoke, following the death of a 69-year-old blind man who suffered severe burns to 30 per cent of his body when a cigarette fell and ignited his clothes in a smoking room.
Irish Times (ie)
added Oct 8, 2012 03:13

[Germany] Never too late to quit smoking, researchers say

Ex-smokers live longer than those who haven't kicked the habit, no matter what age group you look at, according to a new report. "This fact calls for effective smoking cessation programs that are likely to have major preventive effects even for smokers a
added Jun 11, 2012 19:01

[Netherlands] 80% of major Dutch pension funds invest in tobacco: report

More than two-thirds (80 per cent) of major Dutch pension funds have investments in the tobacco industry, according to a report by the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development, which shared responses from 30 of the country’s 50 largest
Benefits Canada (ca)
added Mar 9, 2017 21:40

What's smoking doing to YOUR body? Alarming graphic shows how cigarettes cause women to go grey and sprout facial hair and men to have sluggish sperm

From spots, to an increased risk of stomach ulcers, the catalogue of side-effects and images make for disturbing viewing - right down to the grey, mottled skin of the smoker.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Oct 18, 2013 07:36
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