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[Spain] Changes in use, knowledge, beliefs and attitudes relating to tobacco among nursing and physiotherapy students: a 10-year analysis

Active programmes should be implemented to encourage those university students who smoke to break this habit. The decline over the years in knowledge about smoking provided evidence of a significant deficit in undergraduate training.
Journal of Advanced Nursing (uk)
added Jul 3, 2015 14:56
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[UK] 'I’d got to the point where I struggled for breath even while talking': The valve in your lungs to help you breathe

Then, two years ago, doctors told me about a new procedure, which involved putting special valves into the lungs to stop them over-inflating. The valves stop air getting to the damaged part of the lung but still allow air to be exhaled.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jul 1, 2015 22:39

[Latin America] Effect of Uruguay’s National 100% Smokefree Law on Emergency Visits for Bronchospasm

Uruguay’s 100% smokefree law was followed by fewer emergency visits for bronchospasm and less need for treatment, supporting adoption of such policies in low- and middle-income countries to reduce the disease burden and healthcare costs associated with sm
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jun 25, 2015 15:16

Lung Scans May Help Track Suspicious Masses, Study Says

For people with noncancerous lung nodules, which are small masses of tissue, annual CT scans may be all that's needed to monitor their condition, a new study suggests. Such monitoring could potentially save people from unneeded treatments, the researcher
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jun 23, 2015 17:48

Engle Plaintiff Denied New Federal Trial Against RJ Reynolds ($$)

Lennox, a COPD sufferer who lost a jury verdict in February, had argued ... that the jury had received improper instructions relating to R.J. Reynolds' statute of limitations defense, according to her motion for a new trial filed in April.
added Jun 22, 2015 17:44

Millions of smokers AND ex-smokers may have deadly undiagnosed lung diseases not picked up by regular tests

Study found 55% of smokers and ex-smokers dubbed 'disease-free' after passing lung function tests actually did have respiratory impairments
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jun 22, 2015 17:31

Significant reduction of AECOPD hospitalisations after implementation of a public smoking ban in Graubünden, Switzerland

supports the limited body of evidence demonstrating that a reduction of secondhand smoke by legislated bans on smoking is associated with reduced rates of admission to hospital for respiratory conditions, hereby shown for AECOPD, in addition to the meanwh
Tobacco Control
added Jun 22, 2015 17:27
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[Switzerland] GLANTZ: Evidence that smokefree laws have immediate health benefits keeps piling up, this time for COPD

Frank Dusemund and colleagues just published a paper in Tobacco Control reporting a 22.4% drop in hospitalizations for acute exacerbated chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Graubünden, Switzerland after it passed a strong comprehensive smokef
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jun 22, 2015 17:26

Millions of Smokers May Have Undiagnosed Lung Disease

Fifty-five percent of those who pass lung function tests still have a respiratory impairment, researchers report. But, using advanced imaging techniques along with walking and quality-of-life tests can reveal early signs of chronic obstructive pulmonary
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jun 22, 2015 17:20

[UK] Smoke-free legislation and childhood hospitalisations for respiratory tract infections.

The introduction of national smoke-free legislation in England was associated with ∼11 000 fewer hospital admissions per year for RTIs in children.
National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)
added Jun 22, 2015 07:43
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