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Just 1 Cigarette a Day Can Be Deadly: Study

In the study, Inoue-Choi's team tracked data on more than 290,000 older Americans, aged 59 to 82. The investigators wanted to assess the risks of "light" smoking -- defined as 10 or fewer cigarettes a day. All of the smokers were asked about their smoki
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 5, 2016 23:02

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

It's Never Too Late To Quit Smoking, Even In Your 60s

"Based on less substantial data, we've been telling the public that it's never too late to quit, because it will benefit health and prolong life," says Norman Edelman, a physician and senior scientific adviser to the American Lung Association who wasn't
National Public Radio (NPR)
added Nov 30, 2016 19:55

NEVER TOO LATE: Smokers in their 60s CAN still extend their lives by quitting

Quitting at different points in time between the ages of 30 and 69 progressively reduced the chances of dying. Just 12.1 per cent of the never-smokers in the study group died, compared with 33.1 per cent of current smokers.
The [London, UK] Express
added Nov 30, 2016 19:26

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

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

Creating circuit split, 11th Circuit finds ADEA authorizes disparate impact claims by job applicants

The language of the ADEA is unclear as to whether it authorizes disparate impact claims by job applicants, said a divided Eleventh Circuit, which deferred to the EEOC’s interpretation of the statute and construed ADEA Section 4(a)(2) to apply to disappoi
Employment Law Daily (Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory US)
added Nov 7, 2016 18:35
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