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What to Know Now About COPD

With the action plan as a guide, NHLBI is working across the country to encourage earlier recognition of the disease. But it is giving particular attention to rural areas, where the disease is especially prevalent.
Hillsboro (IL) Journal-News
added Oct 20, 2018 14:58
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[Massachusetts] Proposal to ban smoking in business districts gets airing

The Board of Health held a forum to get input on its proposal to ban smoking in most areas of downtown Northampton and Florence Thursday. And although most of the handful of commentators who addressed the board enthusiastically supported the floated chang
Hampshire (MA) Gazette
added Oct 19, 2018 17:52
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Poverty tied to worse heart health among U.S. teens

Adolescents from low-income families are more likely than their affluent peers to have risk factors for cardiovascular disease like obesity, inactivity, poor nutrition and tobacco use, a U.S. study suggests.
Reuters
added Oct 19, 2018 11:12
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[Ireland] Famine victims had badly rotten teeth due to heavy smoking new study reveals

New research has found that smoking was rampant among Irish during the time of the famine, and the majority of adults had rotten teeth due to the habit. A study carried out by leading bioarchaeologist Dr. Jonny Geber examined the teeth of 363 impoverishe
IrishCentral LLC (New York, NY)
added Oct 19, 2018 01:55
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[Wisconsin] How Tobacco Companies Target Minorities

If you live in predominantly African American or Latinx neighborhoods in Milwaukee, your children are far more likely to be targeted by tobacco companies trying to turn them into smokers. A recent study by researchers at UW-Milwaukee’s Zilber School of
Urban Milwaukee (WI)
added Oct 15, 2018 16:33
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Comprehensive Report Says Tobacco Control Must Be Highest Priority in Cancer Control

More than half of the 26% decline in cancer mortality rates in the U.S. since 1991 is due to reductions in tobacco smoking. Despite this progress, tobacco smoking remains the most common cause of cancer and cancer death The highest priority in a national
American Cancer Society
added Oct 12, 2018 14:18
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E‐cigarette use in England 2014‐2017 as a function of socioeconomic profile.

From 2014‐2017 in England, e‐cigarette use was greater among smokers from higher compared with lower socioeconomic status (SES) groups, but this difference attenuated over time. Use during a quit attempt was similar across SES groups. Use by long‐term ex
Wiley Online Library
added Oct 12, 2018 13:58
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[UK] E-cigarette use shifts towards lower socioeconomic groups

The use of e-cigarettes among smokers has shifted from more affluent early adopters to being used more widely across all socioeconomic groups, according to new UCL research.
University College London (uk)
added Oct 12, 2018 13:57
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Tobacco industry’s carbon footprint mirrors entire countries — cost of cigarettes should reflect the environmental damage, WHO says

there are now more smokers than ever before, in absolute numbers. Overall, 933 million people smoked every day in 2015, 80% of which are men. To meet this demand, six trillion cigarettes are manufactured each year — that’s a lot of tobacco. According to
ZME Science
added Oct 9, 2018 17:23
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[Montana] LETTER: Don't buy tobacco industry's lies on I-185

the tobacco industry targets low-income communities, marketing flavored brands that are thought to be especially addictive and giving huge discounts to hook people on tobacco products. We don’t have to take this — that’s what citizens' initiatives are f
The Missoulian
added Oct 9, 2018 17:14
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