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Smoking linked to irregular heart rate

Smoking and alcohol consumption increase lifetime risk of a rapid and irregular heart rate, called atrial fibrillation, which can lead to a stroke, dementia, heart failure and other complications, a new study says. The results, published in the journal
The Health Site (in)
added May 3, 2018 02:49
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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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tobacco nation: the deadly state of smoking disparity in the u.s.

12 contiguous states stretching from the upper Midwest to the South...we’ve termed “Tobacco Nation,”... Ending the fight against tobacco can start with a series of fundamental tobacco control policies. Here is what we know works:
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Oct 5, 2017 18:07
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[Texas] At age 111, America's oldest veteran is still smoking cigars, drinking whiskey and loving life

working on his fifth Tampa Sweet cigar...He'll walk around his house to increase blood flow to his limbs, then smoke his first of 12 daily cigars....previous week...his body tried to fight off its latest bout of pneumonia.
Grand Forks (ND) Herald
added Jun 8, 2017 20:15
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Health improvement in Poland is contingent on continued extensive tobacco control measures

A new article shows the progress made in Poland in tobacco control, but stresses that continued improvement is contingent on extensive tobacco control measures. Tobacco smoking is a major avoidable single cause of premature mortality in Poland. Almost one
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Sep 11, 2013 13:01
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[UK-Scotland] Just cutting down the number of cigarettes does not reduce smokers’ risk of early death

Smokers are unlikely to extend their lifespan if they choose to smoke fewer cigarettes but don’t give up altogether. The conclusion was reached by researchers at the Universities of Glasgow and Stirling who examined data from more than 5,200 men and wom
University of Glasgow (uk)
added Jul 5, 2013 00:04
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Women Who Quit Smoking May Gain Up to 10 Years of Life: Study

And the earlier they stopped smoking, the better the results
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 2, 2012 15:43
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[Japan, UK, Minnesota] The Research Agrees: Smoking Is Really Bad For You

Four new studies offer powerful evidence of the dangers of smoking and the health benefits of quitting or not being exposed to secondhand smoke.
Forbes
added Nov 1, 2012 14:38
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[UK] Women who give up smoking before the age of 30 can cut 97 per cent of health risks, says study

Smoking is more dangerous than previously thought but the benefits of giving up are much greater than expected, according to a study of 1.3 million women
The Independent (uk)
added Oct 28, 2012 16:44
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Smoking takes 10 years off life expectancy in Japan, not 4 as previously thought, experts warn

Smoking reduces life expectancy by ten years in Japan, but much of the risk can be avoided by giving up smoking, a paper published on bmj.com today shows. . . . The Life Span Study (LSS) was initiated in 1950 to investigate the effects of radiation, tra
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Oct 26, 2012 05:35
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