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U.S. Smoking Deaths May Be Underestimated, Study Suggests

According to the U.S. Surgeon General, about 480,000 Americans die of smoking-related causes each year, but that figure may be closer to 540,000, researchers from the American Cancer Society report.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 11, 2015 22:28
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Smoking’s Health Toll Worse Than Previously Thought, Study Says

However bad you thought smoking was, it’s even worse. A new study adds at least five diseases and 60,000 deaths a year to the toll... The new findings are based on health data from nearly a million people who were followed for 10 years. In addition to t
New York Times
added Feb 11, 2015 17:45
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Smoking and Mortality — Beyond Established Causes

A substantial portion of the excess mortality among current smokers between 2000 and 2011 was due to associations with diseases that have not been formally established as caused by smoking. These associations should be investigated further and, when appro
New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
added Feb 11, 2015 17:22
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Tobacco May Cause More Deaths than Currently Estimated

During the approximately 10 years the cohorts were followed, there were over 180,000 deaths. ... In particular, smoking was associated with at least a doubling of risk of death from several causes including renal failure, intestinal ischemia, hypertensive
American Cancer Society
added Feb 11, 2015 17:19
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[Australia] Most smokers can't identify more than two cancers linked to smoking

The Cancer Council WA has launched a confronting anti-smoking campaign after fresh research revealed most people do not know smoking can cause cancer in areas of the body other than the lungs, mouth and throat. ...has launched the "16 cancers" campaign,
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) (au)
added Feb 8, 2015 13:08
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Health effects associated with waterpipe smoking [FREE FULL TEXT]

Contrary to the widely held misconception, WPS is associated with a variety of adverse short-term and long-term health effects that should reinforce the need for stronger regulation. In addition, this review highlights the limitations of the published wor
Tobacco Control
added Feb 7, 2015 03:29
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[Florida] Fatal Brain Cancer’s Cause Looms Over Wrongful Death Tobacco Trial

As trial opened Thursday in Donald McMannis’ suit against tobacco manufacturers R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris, attorneys...sparred over whether the brain tumor that killed McMannis’ wife, Barbara, stemmed from smoking-related lung cancer.
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 6, 2015 20:37
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Smoking Tied to Higher Death Risk After Colon Cancer

Compared to nonsmokers, cancer survivors who smoked were more than twice as likely to die from any cause or from colon cancer during the follow-up period, the study found. The findings were published online Feb. 2 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 6, 2015 15:51
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[Florida] VIDEOS: McMannis v. R.J. Reynolds, et al.

McMannis claims defendant tobacco manufacturers R.J. Reynolds and Philip Morris concealed the dangers of smoking and furthered Barbara McMannis' addiction to cigarettes, which caused her smoking-related lung cancer that spread to her brain and ultimately
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Feb 6, 2015 20:38
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Americans Confused About Cancer Risks

people worry about cancer-causing claims that aren't back by scientific evidence -- such as stress or hormones in foods..."About half of cancer deaths in the U.S. could be prevented through lifestyle choices -- like not smoking, eating a healthy diet, get
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Feb 6, 2015 15:55
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