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Statistical analysis finds correlation between high BMI, cigarette smoking in teens

A study examining whether overweight or obese teens are at higher risk for substance abuse finds both good and bad news: weight status has no correlation with alcohol or marijuana use but is linked to regular cigarette smoking.
News-Medical.net
added Aug 29, 2014 14:06
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Are Heavy Teens More Likely to Smoke Cigarettes?

recent findings have also shown that overweight teens are more likely to smoke than their normal-weight counterparts. However, study results show that this information did not influence these teens' decision to use alcohol or marijuana.
ScienceWorldReport
added Aug 29, 2014 14:00
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[Europe, UK] Heart Disease Costing Britain £18.4bn by 2020 Amid Obesity and Smoking Epidemics

direct and indirect costs linked to heart disease will hit £97bn across France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden and the UK, says CEBR. Only Germany is expected to beat the UK in heart disease related costs in the future. CEBR says Germany's total bill will
IBTimes (uk)
added Aug 28, 2014 10:51
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NEAL: E-Cigarettes: Now with Vitamins

VitaCigs are disposable, flavored e-cigs infused with vitamins. They're also nicotine-free, which on its own makes them at least a bit healthier than most e-cigarettes on the market, which are already a bit healthier than analog tobacco cigs. But nutriti
Vice.com
added Aug 22, 2014 12:50
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[Africa, Kenya] Hunger fears over tobacco

OVER reliance on tobacco farming in Migori county might create food shortage, a local NGO has said ... tobacco cultivation is to blame for widespread school dropout rates and child labour...more farmers will take up tobacco farming because of the current
Nairobi Star (ke)
added Aug 22, 2014 09:29
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[Africa, South Africa] EDITORIAL: Learn from cigarette tax

using taxes as a blunt instrument to achieve social goals does not work. Alcohol is also heavily taxed, yet alcohol abuse remains rampant. Sales of fuel-guzzling SUVs have actually increased since an emissions tax was imposed. Taxing sugar is not the way
Business Day (za)
added Aug 21, 2014 07:00
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Smoking during pregnancy affects future grandkids' growth

found that if a maternal grandmother smoked during pregnancy, her grandsons became heavier than expected during adolescence, with increased lean mass, grip strength and cardiovascular fitness. When both the maternal grandmother and the mother had smoked,
ANI (in)
added Aug 19, 2014 07:34
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Eighth Day of Virginia Ex-Governor’s Trial Focuses on Role of His Wife’s Chief of Staff

that her chief of staff — and not Ms. McDonnell — had inappropriately wooed the support of the donor at the core of the corruption case against Ms. McDonnell and her husband, Bob McDonnell, the former governor of Virginia.
New York Times
added Aug 9, 2014 11:11
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The Relationship Between Waterpipe Smoking and Body Weight: Population-Based Findings From Syria

Conclusion: Results indicate that daily waterpipe users, compared to never-users, have higher BMI, translating into 6 extra kilograms of weight on average, and are 3 times as likely to be obese.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Aug 5, 2014 12:19
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[Austria] Smoking might lead to weight gain

A new Austrian study has claimed that contrary to popular belief, smoking does not have the slimming effect people believe it has, but may actually contribute toward putting on weight, a medial journal said on Monday.
China Daily (cn)
added Aug 5, 2014 07:21
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