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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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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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[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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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] 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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[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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[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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[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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