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[UK] Cost of smoking to social care

The research shows that smoking not only contributes to the social care bill but also has a significant impact on the well-being of smokers who need care on average four years earlier than non-smokers. Costs are also estimated for each local authority ba
ASH London (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 18:07
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[UK] Revealed: How smoking by Hartlepool's over 50s caused a £3.5million social care bill

The total bill as a result of smoking from this age group upwards during 2015/16 came to a massive £3,470,097, according to Action on Smoking and Health (ASH). Denham Thomas with wife Debbie This figure include £1,894,229 spent by Hartlepool Borough Counc
Hartlepool Mail (uk)
added Jan 31, 2017 17:17
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[UK] Revealed: The £4.5million cost of smoking caused by South Tyneside's over 50s

South Tyneside is counting the cost of smoking as new figures reveal smokers over 50 put an almost £4.5million strain on social care. The total bill as a result of smoking from this age group upwards during 2015/16 came to a massive £4,446,061, according
Shields Gazette (uk)
added Jan 31, 2017 17:17
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America's oldest veteran, who famously drinks whiskey and smokes cigars everyday, is asking for your help

Overton gained notoriety back in 2013 after he told a reporter about his key to staying active and remaining in good health: Whiskey and cigars. "He drives and walks without a cane. During a television interview in March, he told a reporter that he doesn
Business Insider
added Jan 31, 2017 19:40
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Tripling tobacco taxes: Key for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030

How can greater reductions in smoking be achieved in the next decade and contribute to reaching the health and social targets of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030? We review some key issues in the epidemiology and economics of global tob
Peking Press (au)
added Jan 25, 2017 15:02
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[UK-Scotland] DEATH THREAT GPs telling smokers how soon they will die ‘makes them three times more likely to quit’

In a study, smokers were sent personalised letters spelling out life expectancy based on their own medical records. The predicted lifespan was compared with healthy non-smokers the same age. But would-be quitters were also told how many years they coul
Scottish Sun (uk)
added Jan 25, 2017 14:47
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[UK] Possible smoking ban planned at Windsor's new retirement village

Potential tenants may have to choose between living there and continuing to enjoy their daily puff. The mammoth Castle View development for older people will dominate the main exit roundabout from Windsor to Dedworth and should be ready for occupation b
Windsor Observer (uk)
added Jan 25, 2017 14:44
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[UK] Effectiveness of personalised risk information and taster sessions to increase the uptake of smoking cessation services (Start2quit): a randomised controlled trial [FREE FULL TEXT]

Delivery of personalised risk information alongside an invitation to an introductory session more than doubled the odds of attending the SSS compared with a standard generic invitation to contact the service. This result suggests that a more proactive ap
The Lancet (uk)
added Jan 25, 2017 14:48
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Skilled body artist depicts the damage wreaked by smoking by turning herself into a human ASHTRAY (complete with lungs filled with cigarette butts)

Skilled body artist and cosmetics expert Mirjana Kika Milosevic, from Smederevo, Serbia, painted her head like an ashtray and her chest like a pair of lungs filled with cigarette butts... The spine-chilling video, which took around six hours to make, wo
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 24, 2017 17:29
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[Japan] Smoking at the time of diagnosis and mortality in cancer patients: What benefit does the quitter gain?

Because recent quitters may be similar to patients who stop smoking shortly after cancer diagnosis in terms of smoking duration, the latter may be able to decrease their risk of death, suggesting that smoking cessation could be part of cancer care.
Wiley Online Library
added Jan 14, 2017 19:35
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