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Tobacco Use Common in U.S. Vets

three in 10 veterans using some form of tobacco product, according to CDC researchers... A total of 21.6% reported smoking cigarettes, compared to about 15% of the overall U.S. adult population. Tobacco use was higher among veterans than among non-vetera
MedPage Today
added Jan 14, 2018 15:47
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QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Currently Use E-Cigarettes,† by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey,§ 2016

in 2016, 3.8% of men and 2.6% of women aged ≥18 years currently used e-cigarettes. Among men, current e-cigarette use decreased with advancing age, from 7.1% among men aged 18–24 years to 4.8% among men aged 25–49 years, 2.6% among men 50–64 years, and 1
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Jan 11, 2018 19:29
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Even brief exposure to low-level air pollution tied to deaths

Older adults are more likely to die on days when air pollution rises, even when contaminant levels are below the limit considered safe by U.S. regulators, a new study suggests... Most of the deaths in the study occurred on days when ozone and PM 2.5 leve
Reuters
added Jan 1, 2018 11:53
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60 cigarettes & glass of wine a day: Norway’s oldest man, 107, shares his secrets for long life

I was a big smoker until I reached my forties, but I still have to have a glass of wine every day
RT TV / TV Novosti (ru)
added Dec 29, 2017 21:09
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Italy's Oldest Humans Drink and Smoke a Lot But Will Probably Outlive You

The Cilento region of southern Italy is home to a unique group of people... They spend their days outdoors, eating fish, smoking cigarettes, and drinking wine. A good many of them are overweight. Despite lifestyles that might seem unhealthy on the surfac
Inverse
added Dec 15, 2017 03:06
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[Sweden] Smoking reduces increase in life expectancy for less educated women

"Deaths from smoking in Sweden has decreased among men and increased among women, particularly those with compulsory schooling. One possible explanation as to why men are less harmed by tobacco is snus. Snus isn't as dangerous as smoking, and it's much mo
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Dec 12, 2017 17:08
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Monetary Incentives Improve Cessation in Mentally Ill Smokers

“This research indicates the promise of combining cotinine- and breath carbon monoxide-based, abstinence-contingent incentives to assist low-income Medicaid beneficiaries with mental illness in quitting smoking,” the study authors concluded.
Psychiatry Advisor
added Dec 14, 2017 17:01
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Some Older Smokers Turn to Vaping. That May Not Be a Bad Idea.

Might switching to vaping improve their health, even if they never become completely nicotine-free? “Vaping is clearly less harmful than regular cigarettes,” said Dr. Steven Schroeder, who directs the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center at the Universit
New York Times
added Dec 9, 2017 00:28
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[UK-Northern Ireland] Former Gallaher factory worker wins case over 'ageist' payout

A man excluded from an enhanced severance package when the Gallaher tobacco factory in Ballymena closed was the victim of age discrimination, a tribunal has ruled. Bernard Barlow (66) worked for Gallaher Limited, once a major employer in north Antrim
Belfast Telegraph (uk)
added Mar 31, 2018 14:14
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[UK] JTI discriminated against worker, 66, on grounds of age

A tobacco firm discriminated against a 66-year-old employee by refusing to offer him the same redundancy terms as younger staff, a tribunal has ruled. Bernard Barlow worked for Japan Tobacco International (JTI) - formerly known as Gallahers' factory - fo
BBC Online
added Dec 7, 2017 13:27
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