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Civil rights groups criticize Trump Justice pick ahead of hearing

Civil rights groups are concerned about Dreiband's work since 2005 as a labor attorney for prominent Washington law firms Akin Gump and Jones Day, where he is currently a partner. Dreiband has defended companies like R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in an ag
CNN
added Sep 7, 2017 01:33
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Alzheimer’s and smoking genes suggest we’re still evolving

In the 20th century, people in the UK evolved to be less likely to smoke heavily, but the effect was tiny. So claims a study of 200,000 genomes. A population can be described as evolving when the frequency of gene variants changes over time. Because most
New Scientist
added Sep 6, 2017 15:26
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[UK] Smoking Linked to Frailty in Seniors

Researchers tracked more than 2,500 people 60 and older in England and found that current smoking boosted that risk by about 60 percent. The scientists determined that the participants were frail if they had at least three of five conditions: unintention
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 30, 2017 14:53
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[UK] Smoking tied to frailty in older adults

Researchers studied people age 60 or older in the UK who had not yet developed so-called frailty, a term that describes a lack of robustness and physical reserves that leaves a person more vulnerable to disability when they become ill or experience an in
Reuters
added Aug 25, 2017 19:10
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Longitudinal Associations of Local Cigarette Prices and Smoking Bans with Smoking Behavior in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

We found no association between smoking bans and outcomes, and no evidence that price effects were modified by the presence of bans. Conclusions: Results underscore the importance of local prices, but not hospitality smoking bans, in influencing older ad
Epidemiology
added Aug 21, 2017 13:22
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Smokers 20 percent more likely to quit when cigarettes cost $1 more

The study, published in Epidemiology, used 10 years of neighborhood-level price data to determine how it affected nearby smokers, focusing on those who skewed older. "Older adult smokers have been smoking for a long time and tend to have lower rates of s
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Aug 21, 2017 13:21
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Cigarette smoking is associated with amplified age-related volume loss in subcortical brain regions

• Smokers showed greater age-related subcortical brain volume loss than non-smokers. • In these adults, 22–70 years of age, older smokers showed the most volume loss. • Subcortical white matter (WM), thalamus, cerebellar cortex, and corpus callosum were
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
added Aug 19, 2017 00:07
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Cigarette smoking is associated with amplified age-related volume loss in subcortical brain regions [FREE FULL TEXT]

• Smokers showed greater age-related subcortical brain volume loss than non-smokers. • In these adults, 22–70 years of age, older smokers showed the most volume loss. • Subcortical white matter (WM), thalamus, cerebellar cortex, and corpus callosum were
Drug and Alcohol Dependence
added Aug 19, 2017 00:07
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[UK] Does current smoking predict future frailty? The English longitudinal study of ageing [FREE FULL TEXT]

current smokers compared with non-smokers were significantly more likely to develop frailty over 4 years among community-dwelling older people. Given that smoking is a modifiable lifestyle factor, smoking cessation may potentially prevent or delay develo
Age and Ageing
added Aug 18, 2017 18:11
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[UK] Cost of smoking to social care

The research shows that smoking not only contributes to the social care bill but also has a significant impact on the well-being of smokers who need care on average four years earlier than non-smokers. Costs are also estimated for each local authority ba
ASH London (uk)
added Aug 18, 2017 18:07
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