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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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[UK] Study: Smoking linked to frailty in older adults

Researchers have found an association between current smoking habits in older adults and an increased risk of developing frailty... The study, published today in Age & Aging, examined the association of smoking, which increases the risk of chronic obstruc
UPI
added Aug 18, 2017 18:06
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E-Cigarette Use Accelerates Effects of Cardiovascular Aging

a single exposure to e-cigarette (e-cig) vapor may be enough to impair vascular function....Long-term exposure to e-cig vapor (20 hours per week over a period of eight months) also produced negative effects of chronic e-cig use... “These data indicate th
American Physiological Society
added Aug 18, 2017 03:06
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Life Expectancy in Russia Reaches 72 Years for First Time

In 2015, the OECD attributed Russia's slow increase in life expectancy to “the impact of the economic transition in the 1990s and a rise in risk-increasing behavior among men,” including heavy drinking and smoking.
Moscow Times (ru)
added Aug 15, 2017 17:00
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[Kentucky] LETTER: Death by smoking saves money

Smokers reduce health care costs by billions of dollars by dying younger. Chesney ignores that thousands of small farmers in Kentucky and North Carolina in the U.S
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Aug 10, 2017 03:36
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Emissions from Electronic Cigarettes: Assessing Vapers’ Intake of Toxic Compounds, Secondhand Exposures, and the Associated Health Impacts

The integrated health damage from passive vaping was derived by computing disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost due to exposure to secondhand vapor. Acrolein was the dominant contributor to the aggregate harm. DALYs for the various device/voltage co
American Chemical Society
added Aug 3, 2017 14:32
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Gum Disease Tied to Cancer Risk in Older Women

Researchers followed more than 65,000 women, average age 68, participating in a larger health study. ...Gum disease was associated with an overall 14 percent increased risk for cancer, and a 12 percent increase even in women who never smoked.
New York Times
added Aug 3, 2017 01:00
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Gum disease linked to cancer risk in older women

Postmenopausal women who have a history of gum disease may also have an increased risk of certain types of cancers such as cancer of the oesophagus and the gallbladder... The women with gum disease were also more likely to report having a history of smoki
WebMD
added Aug 1, 2017 22:05
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