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Doctors Chief: CDC Curbs Secondhand Smoke More Than Ebola

has more safeguards against secondhand smoke than it does regarding Ebola, Dr. Jane Orient, director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, said on Thursday. "If you look at the precautions against secondhand smoke, they are absurd," Ori
added Oct 17, 2014 11:33

[Africa, Russia] EDITORIAL: The Ebola Twilight of Public Institutions / The WHO and CDC are failing in their core health mission

WHO has long been a growing irrelevance, as director-general Margaret Chan spent the week not in Monrovia but Moscow, pontificating at a WHO conference aimed at raising global tobacco taxes. More disquieting are the failures of the Centers for Disease Co
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Oct 16, 2014 11:40

[New York] C.D.C. Director Becomes Face of Nation’s Worry and Flawed Response

Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, the nation’s top public health official, has always overcome obstacles....He took on issues like smoking and obesity. Some said New York was becoming a nanny state, but life expectancy grew during his tenure.
New York Times
added Oct 15, 2014 22:45

Cigarette smoking remains a leading cause of preventable medical problems

Based on data from the National Health Interview Survey and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, there were 14 million cigarette smoking-attributable medical conditions in the US in 2009, with about 7.5 million of them being COPD.
2 Minute Medicine
added Oct 13, 2014 20:39

Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million, Report Finds

"For each annual death, there are 15 to 20 people living with major disease caused by smoking," said senior study author Terry Pechacek ..."Smoking not only will kill you, it will damage your health and make your life worse."
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 13, 2014 20:15

CDC: Banning Smoking in Public Housing Could Save States Millions

At a time when public housing agencies are increasingly considering smoking prohibitions, a new study shows that a ban would save nearly $500 million a year.
Governing Magazine
added Oct 11, 2014 22:54

Study: Smoking ban in public housing saves Maine $1 million annually

Maine is the only state that prohibits smokers from lighting up in all of its public housing units, which saves the state $1.09 million annually, according to the study published in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease.
Bangor (ME) Daily News
added Oct 10, 2014 02:46

U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years: CDC

Preventing illness, by lowering blood pressure and cholesterol and quitting smoking, have gone a long way in preventing heart disease and stroke. In addition, screening has reduced deaths from breast, colon and other cancers.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 8, 2014 12:59

Marketing e-Cigarettes to Teens

The new CDC data show that the number of US middle school and high school students who have tried e-cigarettes but not tobacco cigarettes tripled between 2011 and 2013, for an estimate of 260 000 young people. Those who have used e-cigarettes are nearly
Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
added Oct 8, 2014 03:52

#20Million Memorial

Fifty years ago, the U.S. Surgeon General released the first report ...This online memorial honors those #20million people – spouses, mothers, fathers, children, sisters, brothers, friends, – who we have lost. View their stories below and honor your love
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
added Oct 7, 2014 11:32
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