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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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[UK] Holiday healthcare heroes: ‘I want to reduce the lost years of smokers’

Linda Robinson leads East Coast Community Healthcare’s (ECCH) Stop Smoking team in Great Yarmouth – with the help of her guide dog Arrow. Arrow joins Linda, who has been partially sighted since the removal of a pituitary tumour six years ago, in every e
Eastern Daily Press (EDP) (uk)
added Dec 7, 2017 13:26
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[Norway] Association of occasional smoking with total mortality in the population-based Tromsø study, 2001–2015 [FREE FULL TEXT]

Occasional smoking is not a safe smoking alternative. There is a need for information to the general public and health workers about the health hazards of occasional smoking. More work should be done to motivate this often well-educated group to quit smok
BMJ Open (uk)
added Jan 11, 2018 18:40
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[Tennessee] Vanderbilt researchers test nicotine patches to treat early memory loss

Researchers are trying to treat early stage memory loss with nicotine patches to prevent those diagnosed from moving into full-blown Alzheimer's. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is collaborating with the University of Southern California on a two-
The Tennessean
added Nov 30, 2017 06:33
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[Nebraska] VIDEO: 90-year-old resident concerned about second-hand smoke in housing complex

The family of Mary Fitch says the Blair Housing Authority isn't enforcing their no smoking policy in units at Parkview Manor. "It was fine until a chain smoker moved in the back of there. Wow. I was wheezing. I got asthma" said 90-year-old Mary Fitch.
KMTV Action 3 News CBS (Omaha, NE)
added Nov 29, 2017 02:37
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[New York] LETTER: Glad e-cigarette dangers were shared (letter to the editor)

I appreciated reading in the Nov. 22 Advance about Senator Schumer's commentary regarding the dangers in the use of e-cigarettes by young people. I personally experienced the side effects not long ago while sitting in a public space (where smoking is not
Staten Island (NY) Advance
added Nov 25, 2017 01:47
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[Europe] Shift prevention/treatment imbalance in health budgets, EU says

Among the recommendations, the Commission suggested increasing the primary care system to... stop people smoking. It cited ageing populations, obesity, alcohol and tobacco-related disease and budgetary restraints as some of the main pressures on nationa
Reuters
added Nov 29, 2017 00:23
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[Denmark] Heavy drinking and smoking DOES make you look visibly older far sooner, groundbreaking study of 11,500 people over 40 years finds

The Danish researchers chose four signs of aging – earlobe creases, grey rings or arcs around the corneas, yellow-orange skin tags and male pattern baldness – that have been linked to increased risks of heart disease and even death.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Nov 18, 2017 03:07
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Obamacare May Have Helped More Americans Quit Smoking

States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act saw a greater increase in low-income adults who quit smoking than did states that did not expand Medicaid, a new study found. Under the health care act, states that expanded Medicaid had to offe
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 17, 2017 23:06
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