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House Health Care Bill Harms Efforts to Reduce Smoking, Prevent Cancer and Other Costly Diseases

The bill eliminates the Prevention and Public Health Fund, which has supported critical initiatives to reduce tobacco use and prevent leading killers such as cancer and heart disease. It would also result in millions of Americans losing their health care
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added May 5, 2017 01:44
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Healthy Heart in Middle Age Delivers Big Dividends / Study found it was linked to longer, disease-free life

only about 6 percent were in optimal cardiovascular health: That meant they had healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and were normal-weight, nonsmokers and free of diabetes. In contrast, over three-quarters of the study group had at least one m
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 1, 2017 22:22
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[UK] Bedbound great-grandmother, 74, died in a fireball after a dropped cigarette started a blaze that intensified because of the paraffin cream she used to treat arthritis

The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added May 1, 2017 17:02
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CANDISKY: We smoke too much in Ohio, so our health-ranking stinks

If Ohio cut its smoking rate, it would save lives and potentially millions in health-care costs... Even worse, more than 1 in 10 children live in homes with tobacco users and are regularly exposed to second-hand smoke, 49th highest in the nation.
Columbus (OH) Dispatch
added Apr 21, 2017 12:46
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[Texas] S.A. man, 108, says women and vodka are key to long life

A smile formed on his well-lined, unshaven face as he hummed the theme for the Lucky Strike commercials on the radio when he was around 42. Lucky Strikes came with his Army rations in Europe, but he never smoked them. Cigars are something else. He doesn’
San Antonio (TX) Express-News
added Apr 20, 2017 23:49
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PwC defends claims of age discrimination in its hiring

The Supreme Court could soon provide clarity on the question. The justices are considering whether to take up a similar class action brought against RJ Reynolds Tobacco, which was sued by a 49-year-old man rejected for a sales position. A three-judge pa
The Australian (au)
added Apr 18, 2017 14:25
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[Asia-pacific, Korea - South] Shift workers sleep deprived; drink, smoke more: survey

Workers who have to put in shifts at irregular hours are more deprived of sleep and more prone to smoking and drinking than people who do regular daytime duties, a survey showed Tuesday. The findings, released by Professor Song Yoon-mi of Samsung Medica
Korea Herald (kr)
added Apr 12, 2017 15:01
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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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