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[Arizona] Jim Nelson: Living with chronic lung disease

I was deeply disappointed to see the front-page article in the Star regarding the popularity of hookah smoking ... A lung transplant like mine is the only cure for COPD. That’s the good news. On the other hand, I will live the rest of my days with a seve
Arizona Daily Star
added Oct 24, 2013 09:31
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Laboratory Equipment Mom's Smoking May Impair Infant Immunity

Maternal smoking is associated with both respiratory and non-respiratory infections in infants, resulting in increased risk for hospitalization and death, according to an abstract to be presented Sunday, Oct. 27, at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AA
Laboratory Equipment
added Oct 21, 2013 19:36
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Smokers Have Higher Complication Risk After Colon Surgery, Study Finds

found that smoking raised the risk of complications such as pneumonia and other infections by about 30 percent. "Anecdotally, we know that many patients don't take the opportunity to quit or join a smoking cessation program before surgery," study lead au
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 7, 2013 15:00
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[Kentucky] CARTER: Respiratory therapist with roots in tobacco country encourages smokers to kick the habit

Tobacco has been part of my life for nearly 60 years. My grandparents and other family members grew tobacco as their main source of income for decades. As a youth I sometimes helped with planting the tobacco in the spring. As the plants matured, I would
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Oct 7, 2013 11:37
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[Taiwan] Smokers ignorant of risks: foundation

at a John Tung Foundation press launch of its online COPD self-assessment. Yang said 80 percent of smokers have little knowledge of the threat of COPD posed by smoking, with only a small portion of them actually seeking medical attention.
Taipei Times (tw)
added Sep 28, 2013 15:41
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[Indiana] Smoking ranks as the number one cause of COPD

In June, the American Lung Association released a disheartening report about the rise of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in women. The report showed that women are 37 percent more likely to have COPD than men and account for more than half of all d
Goshen (IN) News
added Sep 26, 2013 01:24
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Young People May Respond Better to Upbeat Health Messages

Health and safety campaigns with positive messages might better persuade young people to avoid risky behaviors such as smoking and unprotected sex than campaigns that highlight health dangers, a new study suggests.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 20, 2013 12:05
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Third-Hand Smoke Impacts Kids' Breathing

Third-hand smoke -- residue that remains on the skin, clothes, and furniture of smokers, even if they do their smoking out of the house -- still impacts children's breathing, researchers reported here. The risk of respiratory tract infections in children
MedPage Today
added Sep 13, 2013 14:12
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Third-hand tobacco smoke exposure and respiratory complaints in children: A cross-sectional study

THS exposure was significantly associated with increased risk for respiratory complaints in children. This adds to the limited knowledge about the health effects of THS exposure in children and suggests that more research on this topic is needed.
European Respiratory Society (ch)
added Sep 12, 2013 14:42
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Third-Hand Smoke Impacts Kids' Breathing

Third-hand smoke -- residue that remains on the skin, clothes, and furniture of smokers, even if they do their smoking out of the house -- still impacts children's breathing, researchers reported here. The risk of respiratory tract infections in children
MedPage Today
added Sep 12, 2013 14:39
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