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UK air pollution 'linked to 40,000 early deaths a year'

"There is now good awareness of the risks from badly maintained gas appliances, radioactive radon gas and second-hand tobacco smoke, but indoors we can also be exposed to NO2 [nitrogen dioxide] from gas cooking and solvents that slowly seep from plastics
BBC Online
added Feb 23, 2016 15:43
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[UK] Winter babies have weaker lungs than those born in warmer months - raising the risk of asthma

Other factors that make the lungs worse in older age are having respiratory infections as a child, being born to an older mother and having a mother who smokes.
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 17, 2016 18:15
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[New York] Secondhand Smoke Poses Health Risk for Hookah Bar Workers

When they tested markers of active smoking and secondhand smoke in 10 hookah bar workers in New York City who did not smoke cigarettes, they found that the average level of exhaled carbon monoxide rose significantly after the workers' shifts. Specificall
MedPage Today
added Jan 26, 2016 14:41
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Exclusive: ResMed to buy oxygen therapy aid maker Inova Labs

ResMed Inc, a leading maker of breathing aids for people suffering from sleep apnea, on Monday said it agreed to buy privately held Inova Labs in a move to expand its oxygen therapy offerings for chronic lung disease patients. Terms of the deal were not
added Jan 11, 2016 17:38
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[UK] 'Smoker's cough' should not be ignored as it could be a sign of chronic lung disease

'The single best thing a smoker can do to reduce their chances of developing this devastating disease and prolong their life, is to stop smoking,' says chief medical officer Professor Dame Sally Davies
The Independent (uk)
added Jan 4, 2016 16:20
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[UK] Smokers warned not to ignore cough - it could be the sign of something much worse

Public Health England has released a new hard hitting short film featuring Olympian Iwan Thomas, whose mother has recently been diagnosed with COPD. Together with four smokers, Iwan takes part in an experiment to illustrate the difficulties of living wit
The Mirror (uk)
added Dec 29, 2015 23:01
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[UK] Video: Many Smokers Are Apparently Unaware Of The Risks Of Serious Lung Disease

The damage that smoking can do to your health is well known, but many smokers are apparently unaware of the risks of serious lung disease. Public Health England has launched a campaign warning smokers not to ignore the early signs of the debilitating cond
Sky News (uk)
added Dec 29, 2015 22:48
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Few get Rx to help quit smoking after COPD hospitalization

A minority of patients discharged with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) receive pharmacologic treatment for tobacco use, and treatment is not associated with smoking cessation, according to a study published online Dec. 14 in the Journal of Ho
Medical Xpress (
added Dec 22, 2015 23:02
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Rebuttal From Dr Middlekauff [FREE FULL TEXT]

Rather than demanding an all-out ban on e-cigarettes reminiscent of the ill-fated prohibition of alcohol, we should actively support regulation. For example, opportunities to respond to the FDA’s requests for comments on its proposal to deem e-cigarettes
added Oct 21, 2015 11:31
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Smoking and lung disease found to have genetic links

has sought to understand the genetic basis of airflow obstruction and smoking behavior, which they believe is key to determining what causes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It examines the "genetic architecture of smoking behavior and lung f
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Oct 8, 2015 10:56
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