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Impact of Cigarette Smoking and Smoking Cessation on Life Expectancy Among People With HIV: A US-Based Modeling Study [FREE FULL TEXT]

HIV-infected US smokers aged 40 years lose >6 years of life expectancy from smoking, possibly outweighing the loss from HIV infection itself. Smoking cessation should become a priority in HIV treatment programs.
Journal of Infectious Diseases
added Jan 13, 2017 22:05
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[Asia, Taiwan] Smokers to pay for long-term care plan via taxes

A proposal to cover long-term care costs by increasing taxes on cigarettes by NT$20 (US$0.63) per pack is expected to pass its final vote in the legislature this week. The legislature is scheduled to deliberate on proposed amendments to the bill on long-
Taipei Times (tw)
added Jan 9, 2017 00:01
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Smoking Habits and Body Weight Over the Adult Lifespan in Postmenopausal Women

These results suggest that excess weight gain associated with smoking cessation occurs soon after quitting and is modest relative to weight gain in never smokers over the adult lifespan.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Jan 5, 2017 15:53
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Pot May Restrict Blood Flow to Brain: Study

Marijuana appears to hamper blood flow to the brain, which theoretically could affect your memory and ability to reason, a new study suggests.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 30, 2016 16:24
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[China] Childhood secondhand smoke exposure and pregnancy loss in never smokers: the Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study [FREE FULL TEXT]

Conclusions Childhood SHS exposure was associated with higher risks of pregnancy loss in middle-aged and older Chinese women.
Tobacco Control
added Dec 24, 2016 14:15
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Fewer Americans Under 70 Have Hearing Loss, Study Finds

"It's also possible that declining smoking rates have helped," Hoffman said. Studies have found that smokers have higher risks of hearing loss than nonsmokers do.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Dec 16, 2016 21:23
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Forget those occasional cigarettes: There is no safe smoking level

The National Cancer Institute study found that people who consistently smoked an average of less than one cigarette per day over their lifetimes had a 64 percent higher risk of earlier death. Those who smoked one to 10 cigarettes a day had an 87 percent
Washington Post
added Dec 11, 2016 07:58
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Why women are most vulnerable to cigarette-related cancer - even if they've never smoked

'Women had approximately 50 percent higher odds of COPD compared to white men even when we adjusted for height, education, income, and health care access,' said lead author, Professor Esme Fuller-Thomson. She added that hormones may play a significant
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Dec 9, 2016 23:12
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State Medicaid Expansion Tobacco Cessation Coverage and Number of Adult Smokers Enrolled in Expansion Coverage — United States, 2016

States that have expanded Medicaid can take further steps to help smokers quit by covering proven cessation treatments more fully, removing barriers to accessing covered treatments, making Medicaid enrollees and their health care providers aware of these
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Dec 8, 2016 21:07
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Even a Cigarette a Day Is Bad for Your Health

A person who habitually smokes just one cigarette a day is nine times as likely to die from lung cancer as a nonsmoker, and even if he or she quits at age 50, still has a 44 percent increased risk of premature death. These findings, from a large study i
New York Times
added Dec 8, 2016 04:13
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