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Cigarette Smokers Die Early: 4 Disturbing Facts

Recent findings published in the journal BMC Medicine show that close to two-thirds of smokers will die early from a cigarette-triggered illness, despite excessive warnings about the dangers of smoking. The study is based on data from more than 200,000 in
ScienceWorldReport
added Feb 27, 2015 17:21
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[UK] A 111-year-old's secret to a long life? 20 cigs a day and a pint of sherry for breakfast

Dorothy Peel smoked 20 cigarettes a day before her doctor told her to quit at the age of 103 Widow Dorothy has enjoyed a tipple for years and has smoked for most of her life. She said: “I drank regularly throughout the day. In the morning I had half a
Daily Star (uk)
added Sep 29, 2013 20:44
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[Connecticut] Veteran Evicted After New Smoking Ban His Apartment Complex

90 year old Newington Resident Andy Nowicki started smoking 70 years ago, while serving in the United States Army, during World War II. And, it's this habit that has brought him and his wife to the brink of eviction from the apartment they have called ho
WTXF Fox 29 (Philadelphia, PA)
added Aug 26, 2013 11:36
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Cutting back on smoking doesn't help longevity

THE QUESTION Though smokers generally have a shorter life expectancy than nonsmokers, might cutting back on the number of cigarettes allow a smoker to live longer? THIS STUDY involved 5,254 smokers, in two separate groups, who were 40 to 65 years old at
Washington Post
added Jul 15, 2013 17:54
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A new wrinkle in smoking research

Hayeon Song, an assistant professor of communication at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), who developed a video game that showed social smokers what they might look like after 20 years of smoking.
ScienceDaily
added Jun 22, 2013 17:04
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[Georgia] Smoking causes fire that kills one at Tucker nursing home

A fire killed a woman in her room at a nursing home in Tucker early Tuesday. According to the DeKalb County Medical Examiner's Office, the deceased has been identified as Laura Barrett, 64. Barrett was a resident of the Meadowbrook Nursing Home on Lawre
WGCL-TV CBS 46 (Atlanta, GA)
added Mar 26, 2013 14:05
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Smoking Bans Linked To Lower Hospitalizations For Heart Attacks And Lung Disease Among Medicare Beneficiaries

We investigated the association between smoking bans targeting workplaces, restaurants, and bars passed throughout the United States during 1991–2008 and hospital admissions . .. Risk-adjusted hospital admission rates for acute myocardial infarction fell
Health Affairs (ca)
added Dec 16, 2012 16:23
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[Guam] It's never too late to quit smoking: Seniors who quit see health benefits almost immediately

Statistics from the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse show that more than 60 percent of cancers on Guam are due to tobacco use. Statistics also show that every cigarette smoked takes seven minutes off a person's life.
Pacific Daily News (gu)
added Sep 8, 2012 22:01
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[Canada] Plenty of second-hand smoke still in so called non-smoking seniors’ apartments in P.E.I.

Clearing the air of cigarette smoke in government subsidized senior buildings is a slow process, says a housing official. Chris Reeves, provincial coordinator for housing with the Department of Family and Human Services, says 41 such buildings are desig
(Prince Edward Island) Guardian (ca)
added Jun 26, 2018 14:52
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Tobacco's Harms May Come Sooner Than Smokers Think

Researchers found that compared with nonsmokers, those who smoke generally believe that any health problems -- from yellow teeth to lung cancer -- would strike later in life. It's a perception, researchers said, that might delay some people's efforts to
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 24, 2018 04:46
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