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Age and smoking may predict COPD

A patient's age and the number of cigarettes smoked over time can predict mortality in cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, researchers say. Spirometry results were not a predictor, they reported at the European Respiratory Society's annual me
Reuters
added Sep 11, 2012 13:07
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[Florida] Decades-long Smoker Couldn't Know Cigs' Danger, Jury Hears ($$)

A woman who died from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder after smoking Winstons for decades should not be held responsible for decades of smoking in which she had no way of knowing the danger she was putting herself in, a lawyer told a Florida jury T
Law360
added Feb 8, 2017 16:19
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Only 19% of seniors with lung disease quit smoking within two years

A recent study of adults age 50 to 85 found that only 19 percent of those diagnosed with lung disease quit smoking within two years. Furthermore, the research showed that the vast majority of older adults who learn they have a chronic condition do not ad
News-Medical.net
added Aug 2, 2012 07:36
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[Florida] BROWN, Plaintiff, V. REYNOLDS TOBACCO COMPANY, Defendant: VERDICT (PDF)

We, the Jury, return the following verdict: Was Arthur Brown addicted to cigarettes containing nicotine and, if so, was such addiction a legal cause of his COPD/emphysema? YES/NO Was Arthur Brown a citizen or resident of Florida when his COPD/emphys
Amazon CloudFront
added Mar 28, 2018 04:37
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[Indiana] Secondhand smoke: A silent killer for pets

Research indicates that nearly 30 percent of pets live with at least one smoker. According to Dr. Sharon Gwaltney-Brant, medical director of the ASPCA’s Animal Poison Control Center, secondhand smoke can damage the nervous systems of both cats and dogs.
Terre Haute (IN) Tribune-Star
added Feb 19, 2017 16:12
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[Florida] 11th Circuit Panel Affirms $634,201 Engle Progeny Judgment ($$)

affirmed a final judgement in an Engle progeny action after finding that a trial court did not err in reducing the final judgment in the suit in which a man claimed that he developed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (Patrick O. Griffin v. Phil
Lexis Nexis
added Apr 19, 2018 19:29
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[Florida] Tobacco Companies Ordered To Pay $35 Million

Pointing to “intentional” wrongdoing...appeals court has ordered two cigarette makers to pay a full $35 million jury award...overturned a lower-court decision that would have reduced the payment because of a finding that former smoker Richard Boatright wa
CBS Local CBS4/TV33
added Apr 12, 2017 19:59
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More Americans Questioning Safety of E-Cigarettes

Public perception about these battery-operated devices is changing, even though studies investigating their health effects have had mixed results, the researchers said. "It's a good thing that information about e-cigarettes' possible adverse health effe
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 9, 2017 17:30
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[Norway, UK] A new diagnosis of asthma or COPD is linked to smoking cessation – the Tromsø study

Increased rates of smoking cessation were associated with a new diagnosis of heart or lung disease, and obstructive lung disease was just as strongly linked to smoking cessation as was CHD. This should encourage the pursuit of early diagnosis of COPD.
International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
added Jul 1, 2016 21:18
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Pretty much everyone in China smokes, is going to die from COPD

Virginia Hughes has a long piece in September's issue of the scientific journal Nature, in which she examines the state of smoking and respiratory disease in China. Hughes quotes World Health Organisation estimates which suggest chronic obstructive pulmo
Shanghaiist (blog)
added Oct 6, 2012 05:49
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