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A Healthy Middle-Aged Heart May Protect Your Brain Later

elevated levels of amyloid, a sticky protein known to clump together and form plaques in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease, the researchers said. MRI scans revealed larger deposits of amyloid in the brains of seniors who smoked,
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Apr 11, 2017 22:04
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[Denmark] Hospital grants patient's dying wish for a glass of wine and a cigarette

A hospital in Denmark has released a photograph of a patient fulfilling his dying wish - enjoying a cigarette and a glass of white wine while viewing the sunset from a hospital balcony. Carsten Flemming Hansen, 75, was admitted to Aarhus University Hosp
Electronic Telegraph (uk)
added Apr 10, 2017 16:14
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[Montana] LETTER: Smokers already pay too much

Here is something people should understand about State Senator Mary Caferro’s proposal to fund senior care by raising the state tobacco tax by $1.50 a pack.... So pay attention, Mary. It isn’t tobacco that put Grandma in a nursing home. She just got old.
Helena (MT) Independent Record
added Apr 6, 2017 02:01
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[UK-Northern Ireland] Belfast home's smoking rules not enforced when fire that killed gran started, inquest told

A care home's smoking rules were not being properly enforced when a fire broke out in the bedroom of an 81-year-old grandmother with dementia, an inquest was told yesterday. Kathleen Fegan died in hospital on April 11, 2012, after the fire at the Owe
Belfast Telegraph (uk)
added Apr 4, 2017 11:42
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[Nevada] 99-year-old says scotch, cigars and sex are the secret to a long life

Gladys Stroud, turning 100 March 31,2017, drives her car near her home in Las Vegas...99-year-old says scotch, cigars and sex are the secret to a long life
Las Vegas Review-Journal
added Mar 29, 2017 19:39
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[Ohio] Effort underway to ban smoking on Veterans Affairs sites across U.S.

An Ohio congressman has targeted smoking at Department of Veterans Affairs medical clinics and campuses nationwide. U.S. Rep. Brad Wenstrup, an Iraq war veteran and a doctor, has introduced House legislation that would immediately ban smoking inside VA
WHIO-TV Channel 7 (Dayton, OH)
added Mar 23, 2017 18:36
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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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[Netherlands] Pension funds less tough on tobacco than insurers: survey

Dutch insurers have much stronger exclusion policies on tobacco industry investments than the country’s pension funds, a survey has revealed. The study, conducted by the Association of Investors in Sustainable Development (VBDO) and commissioned by the
IPE.com / Investments and Pensions Europe (uk)
added Mar 15, 2017 22:08
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[UK] Smoking related fire deaths double, warns Brigade on No Smoking Day

Twenty-one Londoners died in fires relating to smoking last year, which is more than double the year before. The figures, released to coincide with national No Smoking Day(opens in a new window), also show that around three fires a day are linked to smok
Fire Magazine (uk)
added Mar 10, 2017 23:24
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[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
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