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Cigarette Smoking and Mortality in Adults Aged 70 Years and Older: Results From the NIH-AARP Cohort [FREE FULL TEXT]

younger age at initiation was associated with increased risk of mortality, highlighting the importance of youth and early-adult smoking on lifetime mortality risk, even among people who live to age 70 years. Furthermore, former smokers were at substantial
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Nov 30, 2016 19:25

Quitting smoking at any age reduces the risk of death after 70

A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, found that people aged 70 or older currently smoking were more than three times more likely to die than never-smokers, while former smokers were less likely to die the sooner they quit
Medical Xpress (
added Nov 30, 2016 19:20

STUB IT OUT It’s NEVER too late to quit smoking – even in your 60s – but the sooner you do it the longer you will live, experts claim

The National Cancer Institute in Maryland, US, followed 160,000 over-70s for six years. They compared never-smokers, ex-smokers and smokers. During the study 16 per cent of participants died — 12.1 per cent of them non-smokers, and 33.1 per cent current
The Sun (uk)
added Nov 30, 2016 19:16

It's Never Too Late to Stop Smoking

"Even participants who quit smoking as recently as in their 60s were 23 percent less likely to die during follow-up than those who continued to smoke into their 70s," said lead researcher Sarah Nash, who conducted the study while at the U.S. National Can
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 1, 2016 20:39

Most Elderly Smokers Don't Use Anti-Smoking Meds After Heart Attack

Many elderly smokers who've had a heart attack fail to fill prescriptions for medications ...elderly patients face many challenges, such as "multiple medical conditions, which often include depression and forgetfulness." That can make it tough for them t
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 14, 2016 00:11

11th Circ.'s Stance On Disparate Impact For Job Applicants ($$)

Eleventh Circuit, sitting en banc, held that an unsuccessful job applicant “cannot sue an employer for disparate impact [under § 4(a)(2) of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act] because [an] applicant has no ‘status as...
added Nov 7, 2016 20:23

Impact of Cigarette Smoking and Smoking Cessation on Life Expectancy Among People With HIV: A US-Based Modeling Study [FREE FULL TEXT]

HIV-infected US smokers aged 40 years lose >6 years of life expectancy from smoking, possibly outweighing the loss from HIV infection itself. Smoking cessation should become a priority in HIV treatment programs.
Journal of Infectious Diseases
added Jan 13, 2017 22:05

[UK] Cancer deaths among women to rise 60% by 2030, new reports warn

Two reports have warned of an explosion in cancer deaths among women... already killing one in seven women around the world, said the ACS report... All four of the deadliest cancers – breast, colorectal, lung and cervical cancer – are mostly preventable
The Guardian (uk)
added Nov 5, 2016 19:52

McCann Torre Lazur Volunteers Raise The Curtain On Link Between Cigarettes And Blindness

part of McCann Health, is making it their mission to publicize a devastating side effect of smoking that has so far flown under the radar: blindness. To do this, the MTL team conducted a powerful social experiment that simulated the experience of having
PR Newswire
added Oct 25, 2016 00:07
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Men Need Help. Is Hillary Clinton the Answer?

If Hillary Clinton wins this election...American men may well be one of her most urgent problems...Smoking... accounted for a third to a fifth of the gap in life expectancy between men with college degrees and men with high school diplomas
New York Times
added Oct 21, 2016 20:16
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