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Higher Cigarette Pricing Encourages Older Smokers to Quit

results suggest that a higher tax on cigarettes would increase their price, reduce smoking rates in older adults, and consequently decrease the risk of smoking-related cancers and other diseases in this high-risk group. Previous studies have consistently
CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians
added Nov 22, 2017 02:33
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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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[Denmark] Face It: Drinking, Smoking Takes Toll on Looks

The research tracked more than 11,500 Danish adults, aged 21 to 93, for an average of nearly 12 years. Women consumed, on average, 2.6 alcoholic drinks a week, and men consumed 11.4 drinks a week. Smokers included 57 percent of the women and 67 percent o
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 17, 2017 20:18
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[Denmark, UK] Heavy drinking and smoking linked to visible signs of ageing

research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health...They base their findings on information from more than 11,500 adults, whose heart health and visible ageing signs were tracked for an average of 11.5 years as part of the Copen
Rochdale Online (uk)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:53
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Medicaid helps people stop smoking

The research — from NORC's J. Wyatt Koma, Pitt's Marian Jarlenski, and others, to be published in Medical Care this month — shows a demonstrable increase in people who receive Medicaid quitting smoking.
Vox Media
added Nov 15, 2017 03:21
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Medicaid expansion under ACA linked to higher rate of smoking cessation

When low-income adults were newly covered by Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they were more likely to quit smoking cigarettes than their counterparts in states that did not offer Medicaid expansion, according to a new analysis from the Univ
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Nov 14, 2017 13:06
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Medicaid Coverage Expansions and Cigarette Smoking Cessation Among Low-income Adults

Findings are consistent with the hypothesis that Medicaid coverage expansions may have increased smoking cessation among low-income adults without dependent children via greater access to preventive health care services, including evidence-based smoking
Medical Care
added Nov 14, 2017 13:06
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one big way to improve the wellbeing of military veterans and caregivers

To provide the support they need, Hidden Heroes partnered with Truth Initiative® to offer caregivers access to the EX® Program, a digital quit-smoking program developed in collaboration with Mayo Clinic. The program is designed for groups like Hidden Her
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 10, 2017 18:00
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Study explores nicotine patch to treat mild cognitive impairment

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is one of 29 sites participating in a national study to determine whether a daily transdermal nicotine patch will have a positive effect on attention and early memory impairment in older adults diagnosed with M
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Nov 7, 2017 22:22
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