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Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain

If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you're trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you're still better off in the long run. Compared with smokers, even the quitters who gained the most weight had at l
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 15, 2018 23:34
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Weight gain after quitting smoking increases a person’s type 2 diabetes risk by more than 20%

a new study has found that those who don't watch their waistlines after cutting out cigarettes could be increasing their risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Researchers say that quitters who indulge in snacks after swapping them for tobacco are 20 percen
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Aug 15, 2018 23:33
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Why You Should Watch Your Weight After You Stop Smoking

In a new study, quitters who gained a lot of weight faced a higher short-term risk of developing type 2 diabetes, the researchers found. But the health benefits of quitting were so potent among former smokers in the study that they all had a substantial
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 15, 2018 23:24
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[UK] Vaping disables the lung’s cleaning systems and could cause chronic diseases, study finds

E-cigarette users could be putting themselves at risk of lung disease as a new study shows how the liquids they use hamstring the immune system’s ability to clear the lungs and prevent harmful chemical buildups. A study by Birmingham University research
The Independent (uk)
added Aug 15, 2018 17:37
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ARCHIVE: Estimating the Harms of Nicotine-Containing Products Using the MCDA Approach [FREE FULL TEXT]

Clearly this exercise speaks to a continuum of harm from nicotine-containing products with cigarettes at one end and NRT products at the other end. The differences between the products are substantial and if policy actions could help to switch use away f
European Addiction Research
added Aug 15, 2018 17:35
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E-cigarette vapor tied to changes in lung cells

The vapor from e-cigarettes may boost the production of inflammatory chemicals in the lungs, while disabling key cellular defenders against infection, a new study suggests. In a series of laboratory experiments, researchers found that e-cigarette vapor i
Reuters
added Aug 15, 2018 17:18
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Lung Cancer Screening's Downside Not Discussed Enough

Those risks include a high rate of false positives, which can lead to unnecessary follow-up procedures. And in some cases, screening can reveal lung cancer that, left untreated, would not have affected patients in their lifetime, the study authors said.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 15, 2018 17:08
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[France] Secondhand Smoke Exposure as Kids Tied to Women's Arthritis cigarettes in ashtray

omen who were regularly exposed to secondhand smoke as children might be at slightly increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis, a new study hints. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the lining of the
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 15, 2018 17:07
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Why Australian prisoners are smoking nicotine-infused tea leaves

Simply providing nicotine lozenges isn’t enough to change the entrenched behaviour of long-term smokers. We need to provide better support for Australians in prison to quit smoking and improve their long-term health. They deserve the same quitting servi
The Conversation (au)
added Aug 15, 2018 17:01
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Quitters: Americans, even younger ones, drop smoking to lowest rate ever

The national smoking rate among Americans has plummeted to a record low of 16 percent. In the early 1950s, nearly half the country (45 percent) smoked, according to regular Gallup surveys.
Hot Air (blog)
added Aug 15, 2018 16:57
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