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Polluted environments kill 1.7 million children each year, WHO says

Holloway also stressed that this is not a concern solely for developing countries. "Exposures such as air pollution and secondhand tobacco smoke affects the health of children in developed countries such as the UK as well," he said.
CNN
added Mar 6, 2017 01:49
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[New York] Remembering a City Where the Smog Could Kill

Whether from polluted air or heavy cigarette smoking, the fastest-growing cause of death in New York during the 1960s was pulmonary emphysema. Deaths from chronic bronchitis also soared. “On the autopsy table it’s unmistakable,” a city medical examiner
New York Times
added Mar 1, 2017 03:49
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[Netherlands] Living next to a busy road is as bad for you as passive smoking 10 cigarettes a day, warn scientists

Breathing in polluted air on busy roads is as harmful as passively smoking ten cigarettes a day, new research has found. Dutch scientists compared the effects of smoking with those of living near a busy road, looking at increased risks of heart disease,
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 18, 2017 21:44
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Annual Lung Cancer Screenings Still Lacking Among Heavy Smokers

From 2010 to 2015, the results of the study showed that the percentage of eligible smokers who reported LDCT screening in the past 12 months remained low and constant, from 3.3% in 2010 to 3.9% in 2015. Additionally, there was an even lower proportion of
Specialty Pharmacy Times
added Feb 15, 2017 14:47
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[Florida] RJ Reynolds Cast Doubt On Dangers Of Smoking, Jury Told ($$)

A World War II hero who died of lung disease never knew how bad smoking was for him because R.J. Reynolds and other tobacco companies sowed doubt around many scientific findings about the dangers of cigarettes, his family's lawyer told a Florida jury Tues
Law360
added Feb 8, 2017 03:06
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[UK] Genes point to who develops lung disease, study finds

The world's biggest probe of the genetics of lung health yielded 43 new gene variants linked to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a major cause of death....People with the wrong genetic makeup who also smoke are especially at risk, a team of s
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Feb 7, 2017 16:53
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[UK] The tiny hoops that help you breathe easier again: Breakthrough procedure uses tiny metal coils to ease symptoms of lung disease

Fuller would puff his way through something like 40 cigarettes / Soon the simplest task can take days to complete, as his body lacked the oxygen / The new procedure has significantly improved the 68-year-old's quality of life
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 7, 2017 16:23
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[UK] Health experts back vaping as healthier alternative to regular cigarettes

The new findings also show that to be safe it is necessary for smokers to switch over completely to e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). Study participants who failed to make a clean break still had significant amounts of tobacco-related
Press Association (uk)
added Feb 7, 2017 00:07
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[UK] Study of cancer-causing toxins finds e-cigarettes much safer than smoking

Researchers found that people who switched from smoking regular cigarettes to e-cigarettes or nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) such as gum or patches for at least six months had much lower levels of toxins in their saliva and urine than those who conti
Reuters
added Feb 7, 2017 00:06
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[UK] E-cigarettes ARE safer than tobacco, study confirms: Vaporizers harmed just 2 genes in human lungs - compared to 123 genes mutated by cigarette smoke

But a new set of experiments performed in the UK have shown lung tissue is barely affected at all by e-cigarettes - compared to the crippling affect cigarette smoke has one our organs. Lungs exposed to tobacco suffered changes in 123 genes - mutating c
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Feb 7, 2017 00:03
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