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Total and state-specific medical and absenteeism costs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among adults aged ≥18 years in the United States for 2010 and projections through 2020

Costs attributable to COPD and its sequelae are substantial and are projected to increase through 2020. Evidence-based interventions that prevent tobacco use and reduce clinical complications of COPD may result in potential decreased COPD-attributable co
added Jul 25, 2014 10:20

CDC reports annual financial cost of COPD to be $36 billion in the United States

The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) announced today the Online First publication of 'Total and State-Specific Medical and Absenteeism Costs of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Among Adults Aged ≥18 Years in the United States for 2010 an
Medical Xpress (
added Jul 25, 2014 10:18

[Australia] Novel approach to helping long-term smokers

A novel program to identify and support long-term smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is being trialled by Australian researchers. COPD, a chronic lung condition, is a major public health concern affecting up to 50 per cent of smok
Medical Xpress (
added Jul 15, 2014 12:20

[Colorado] BEST: Climate change and my pack-a-day habit of 25 years ago

effects of greenhouse gas emissions will mostly become clear only in retrospect. That puts us in a difficult place. Wait until the evidence is incontrovertible? It's like waiting to quit smoking until you've been diagnosed with lung cancer. Unlike my sm
Denver (CO) Post
added Jul 15, 2014 04:52

[Texas] Coalition urges Lubbock council to adopt smoking ban; leaders mixed

For more than just health reasons, the West Texas Smoke-Free Coalition again asked the Lubbock City Council to completely ban smoking at local businesses. This time, the coalition also cited what its proponents called economic benefits.
Lubbock (TX) Avalanche-Journal
added Jul 11, 2014 05:34

Lung Groups: Governments Should Limit or Ban Use of E-Cigarettes

Governments should ban or limit the use of electronic cigarettes until more is known about their health effects, say experts from the world's leading lung organizations. The position statement was issued Wednesday by the Forum of International Respirator
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 10, 2014 15:20

World’s Leading Lung Societies Release Position Statement on E-Cigarettes

Experts from the world’s leading lung organizations have released a position statement on electronic cigarettes, focusing on their potential adverse effects on human health and calling on governments to ban or restrict their use until their health impacts
added Jul 10, 2014 03:57

Restrict or Ban E-Cigarettes, Lung Societies Say

should be restricted or even banned, pending better safety data, lung societies urged. The American Thoracic Society and American College of Chest Physicians joined their counterpart organizations in the Forum of International Respiratory Societies in a
MedPage Today
added Jul 10, 2014 02:16

Nepal’s Premier Is Being Treated for Lung Cancer

Mr. Koirala, 75, had previously suffered from tongue cancer, but his chronic emphysema from a longtime smoking habit makes surgery on his lung too dangerous, said Dr. Kabirnath Yogi, the prime minister’s consulting physician.
New York Times
added Jun 28, 2014 09:35

[UK] Why smoking is MORE deadly and addictive than it was 50 years ago: Charity reveals the underhand tactics tobacco companies now use to make sure we're hooked

Chemicals added to cigarettes to ensure addiction, make smoke easier to inhale, reduce harshness and increase the speed nicotine hits the brain Today's smokers have a higher risk of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease than in 1964 despi
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 25, 2014 00:25
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