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Tobacco's Harms May Come Sooner Than Smokers Think

Researchers found that compared with nonsmokers, those who smoke generally believe that any health problems -- from yellow teeth to lung cancer -- would strike later in life. It's a perception, researchers said, that might delay some people's efforts to
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 24, 2018 04:46
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[UK] This Could Be Why Your Loved One Refuses To Try And Quit Smoking

Smokers are refusing to kick the habit because they believe the damaging health effects won’t hit until later in life, a new study suggests. The first-of-its-kind research surveyed 162 smokers and non-smokers on their understanding of the onset of nega
Huffington Post (blog)
added Jan 23, 2018 14:34
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Smoking and the Heart

Each year, in the United States alone, cigarettes are responsible for up to a third of all deaths from heart disease...Smoking increases your risk of cardiovascular disease two to four-fold. Your risk goes up with the number of cigarettes you smoke, start
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 23, 2018 00:47
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Smoker's Face

The term was first coined in 1985 by Douglas Model, a British doctor. Model saw a pattern between smoking and wrinkling, so he began surveying patients at an outpatient clinic to see if he could guess, by their faces alone, whether or not they smoked. He
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 23, 2018 00:46
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Distorted view amongst smokers of when deadly damage caused by smoking will occur

surveyed 162 smokers and non-smokers on their understanding of the onset of negative health conditions associated with smoking. Participants were asked to estimate the timings of when smoking-related conditions might develop in a person who starts smoking
ScienceDaily
added Jan 18, 2018 19:39
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Quitting smoking can add years, quality of life

Dr. J. Taylor Hays, director of the Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center, says it's never too late to quit the habit. To younger smokers, those younger than 40-years-old, Dr. Hays asks, "Do you want to add 10 years to your life?"
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Jan 15, 2018 23:53
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Old Age Alone Not to Blame for Surgical Complications

A review of 44 studies that included more than 12,000 people aged 60 and older found that frailty, mental impairment, depressive symptoms and smoking increased the risk for complications after surgery. Age did not. The researchers, from St. Michael's Ho
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 14, 2018 21:02
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Tobacco Use Common in U.S. Vets

three in 10 veterans using some form of tobacco product, according to CDC researchers... A total of 21.6% reported smoking cigarettes, compared to about 15% of the overall U.S. adult population. Tobacco use was higher among veterans than among non-vetera
MedPage Today
added Jan 14, 2018 15:47
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QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Currently Use E-Cigarettes,† by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey,§ 2016

in 2016, 3.8% of men and 2.6% of women aged ≥18 years currently used e-cigarettes. Among men, current e-cigarette use decreased with advancing age, from 7.1% among men aged 18–24 years to 4.8% among men aged 25–49 years, 2.6% among men 50–64 years, and 1
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Jan 11, 2018 19:29
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[Norway] Association of occasional smoking with total mortality in the population-based Tromsø study, 2001–2015 [FREE FULL TEXT]

Occasional smoking is not a safe smoking alternative. There is a need for information to the general public and health workers about the health hazards of occasional smoking. More work should be done to motivate this often well-educated group to quit smok
BMJ Open (uk)
added Jan 11, 2018 18:40
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