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[UK-Scotland] Second-hand smoke risks highlighted

People who smoke near children are being targeted in a public health campaign to create a tobacco-free generation. Second-hand smoke is estimated to cause more than 20,000 cases of respiratory infection in children and account for one in five cot deaths
Press Association (uk)
added Mar 25, 2014 10:14
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7 million premature deaths annually linked to air pollution

more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health ... Outdoor air pollution-caused deaths ... 40% – ischaemic heart disease; 40% – stroke; 11% – chronic obstructive pulmonary diseas
World Health Organization (WHO)
added Mar 25, 2014 06:57
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Smoking more than doubles chance of tuberculosis recurrence, study shows ($$)

heavy smoking more than doubles the risk that someone who has been cured of TB once will develop the disease again. So-called recurrent TB cases are tougher and...
The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition
added Mar 25, 2014 05:04
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COPD May Damage Aging Brain

Seniors with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have an increased risk of developing mental decline, especially thinking problems without apparent memory loss, a new study suggests. This diminished brain function -- called "nonamnestic" mild co
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 18, 2014 22:08
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[California] Chronic condition most often caused by tobacco exposure

It’s a group of conditions caused almost exclusively by tobacco exposure in which limited or reduced airflow is the universal trait. For emphysema, the limitation is caused by loss of lung tissue. For chronic bronchitis, it’s persistently inflamed airways
U-T San Diego [San Diego Union Tribune]
added Mar 18, 2014 10:14
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[Spain] Neumólogos: el caso de neumonía por cigarrillo electrónico no será el último [Pulmonologists: The case of pneumonia electronic cigarette will not be the last]

Doctors at the University Hospital of A Coruña (Chuac) have diagnosed the second case in the world and first in Spain in lipoid pneumonia caused by the consumption of these devices, which demonstrates "a possible link between the two," as said Jimenez, t
LaVanguardia.com (es)
added Jul 31, 2014 09:17
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Spain patient gets pneumonia by e-cigarettes

"He was diagnosed with exogenous lipoid pneumonia caused by an excessive use of electronic cigarette," said the source at the A Coruna University Hospital, who asked not be named. The disease was caused by a vegetable-based ingredient in the replaceable
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Mar 14, 2014 08:44
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2-Mile Daily Walk Might Help Fight COPD

Taking daily walks of at least two miles can reduce hospitalizations from severe episodes of a life-threatening breathing disorder, new research suggests. Scientists found that chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients without regular walking
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Mar 6, 2014 00:32
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Donor lungs from heavy smokers 'safe for transplantation'

patients transplanted with lungs from donors who smoked or were heavy smokers did not experience any severe negative outcomes following surgery, compared with patients transplanted with lungs from donors who did not smoke. The United Network for Organ Sh
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Feb 28, 2014 12:08
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Hookah is not harmless, experts say

in the new review, published in Respiratory Medicine. "One-time use can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning or other diseases, including but not limited to tuberculosis, herpes, respiratory illnesses including the flu, and long-term use can lead to heart d
Reuters
added Feb 25, 2014 13:17
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