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[USA] For Americans Under 50, Stark Findings on Health

The United States had the second-highest death rate from the most common form of heart disease, the kind that causes heart attacks, and the second-highest death rate from lung disease, a legacy of high smoking rates in past decades.
New York Times
added Jan 10, 2013 08:31


* How Eliminating the Global Illicit Cigarette Trade Would Increase Tax Revenue and Save Lives If the global illicit trade were eliminated, governments would gain at least $31 billion, and from 2030 onwards would save over 160,000 lives a year. more...
World Lung Foundation
added Jan 6, 2013 13:09

[Denmark, Tanzania] Smoking leads to false negatives in TB test

A recent study conducted in Tanzania and Denmark found that cigarette smoking caused false negative and indeterminate interferon gamma release assay results for tuberculosis testing.
Vaccine News
added Dec 29, 2012 12:59
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[Alabama] EDITORIAL: Fresher air High prevalence of COPD gives smokers ample reason to quit

Added together, Alabama represents a toxic combination of anti-tobacco tax laws, few bans on smoking in public places, high rates of smoking and high incidences of COPD. (And that says nothing about the state’s high rate of cancer.) Alabama is its own w
Anniston (AL) Star
added Dec 28, 2012 05:17

[UK] Double-lung transplant gran’s warning to smokers

A GRANDMOTHER who owes her life to a double-lung transplant wants to urge people to stop smoking. Anne Slevin had smoked for more than 30 years — from the age of 14 until she quit seven years ago when she was diagnosed with emphysema.
This is Bolton / Bolton Evening News (BEN) (uk)
added Dec 26, 2012 23:05

Smoking Bans Linked To Lower Hospitalizations For Heart Attacks And Lung Disease Among Medicare Beneficiaries

We investigated the association between smoking bans targeting workplaces, restaurants, and bars passed throughout the United States during 1991–2008 and hospital admissions . .. Risk-adjusted hospital admission rates for acute myocardial infarction fell
Health Affairs (ca)
added Dec 16, 2012 16:23

Smoking bans = fewer hospital visits

Hospital admissions for acute heart attacks fall about 20 percent 36 months after restaurant, bar and workplace smoking bans, U.S. researchers say. The researchers investigated the association between U.S. smoking bans targeting workplaces, restaurants a
added Dec 16, 2012 16:15

[Vietnam] Smoking gets blame for high bronchitis rate

Cigarette smoking is blamed for a high 7 per cent per cent rate of chronic bronchitis in Vietnamese men. The disease, also known as emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), often causes shortness of breath and leads to a high rate of st
Vietnam Net
added Dec 12, 2012 13:22

[Bahrain] Smoking alert for young

DOCTORS have warned of an alarming increase in smoking-related diseases among young people in Bahrain. They say children as young as 10 years have picked up the habit which results in chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) at an early age.
Gulf Daily News (bh)
added Dec 8, 2012 15:09

'Smoking kills 100000 in Pakistan annually'

This statistic was imparted by Dr Nadeem Rizvi, of the Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical Centre’s Department of Chest Medicine while addressing a seminar titled, “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD):causes and remedies”, at a local hotel under the j
The News (pk)
added Nov 30, 2012 21:42
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