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[UK] MPs unaware of smoking and blindness link

Less than 8% of MPs are aware of the link between smoking and macular degeneration, according to a poll performed on behalf of the Macular Society. Conducted by Dods communications, the charity has said that it is “horrified” about the ignorance among
Optometry Today (uk)
added Sep 30, 2014 14:58
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[Russia] Slim cigarette smokers not exposed to more harmful chemicals

To determine the chemical exposure to smokers of slim cigarettes, scientists at British American Tobacco conducted a study in Russia, where slim cigarettes are popular. The study group contained 360 smokers of regular and slim cigarettes and their exposu
EurekAlert
added Sep 30, 2014 14:41
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[Australia, France] When all cigarette packs look the same, fewer people buy them

But Australia's success is hardly the only reason why unbranded cigarette packages could spread. A deluge of research nods to the power of neutral packs. A 2008 study found that the fewer design elements a cigarette packaged contained, the less desirable
Duncan (OK) Banner
added Sep 30, 2014 14:37
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McKEE / SALNER: A Cancer Battle We Can Win

We can achieve a solid win against cancer. CT lung screening for high-risk populations, with high quality standards, is ready for prime time. The government should move quickly to cover this lifesaving intervention for Medicare users.
New York Times
added Sep 30, 2014 05:42
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LETTERS: Screening Smokers for Lung Cancer

reducing the number of lung cancer deaths by 20 percent may be significant, but we already know how to reduce the number of lung cancer deaths by 90 percent — regulate cigarettes out of existence. All the steps required have been mapped out by the Centers
New York Times
added Sep 30, 2014 05:40
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Should Iowa cities ban e-cigarettes?

“At some point cities will get a better feel for, ‘Do these have the same danger as a cigarette?,’” said Alan Kemp, Iowa League of Cities executive director. “It’s always been my impression that the reason cigarettes have been regulated and smoking in pu
Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette
added Sep 30, 2014 05:36
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$211 Million in Community Prevention Grants go to 193 Organizations in Every State / TFAH Applauds CDC for the Announcement

Trust for America's Health (TFAH) applauds the awarding today of a new set of Community Prevention Grants by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).... These grants: Support community-driven prevention efforts targeted at reducing toba
PR Newswire
added Sep 30, 2014 05:24
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Call Widens for Medicare CT Lung Cancer Screening Coverage

More than 60 patient advocacy and medical organizations have joined a coalition headed by the Lung Cancer Alliance, the American College of Radiology and The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, in urging Medicare to cover low dose computed tomography (LDCT) scr
PR Newswire
added Sep 30, 2014 05:21
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LEVIN: Tobacco Industry Batting A Thousand With Federal Judge, While FDA Strikes Out

The three cases...blocked graphic cigarette warning labels and delayed regulation of e-cigarettes...by the same federal judge, Richard J. Leon... the fact that Leon was assigned all three is extraordinary—and extraordinarily good luck for the industry.
FairWarning
added Sep 29, 2014 12:13
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Dire Warnings by Big Tobacco on E-Smoking

are putting out among the strongest health warnings in the fledgling e-cigarette industry... “Nicotine is addictive and habit forming, and is very toxic by inhalation, in contact with the skin, or if swallowed.”
New York Times
added Sep 29, 2014 06:15
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