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CT scans can be effective in spotting lung cancer early

The best way to prevent lung cancer, all agree, is to stop smoking. From 80 to 90 percent of lung cancers occur in persons who smoke or have been exposed to secondhand smoke. If you are a 30-year smoker, you should talk to your doctor about whether you s
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Oct 21, 2016 21:46


According to the results of a new study, the majority of the British public disagree with Public Health England’s plan to give vapers preferential treatment over tobacco smokers when it comes to breaks at work. Not only do 76% feel that e-cigarette smoke
added Oct 21, 2016 21:42
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Health, Secondhand Smoke Exposure, and Smoking Behavior Impacts of No-Smoking Policies in Public Housing, Colorado, 2014–2015 [FREE FULL TEXT]

no-smoking policies reduce resident exposure to secondhand smoke, lower the incidence of secondhand smoke–associated breathing problems, decrease daily smoking and cigarette consumption, encourage smoking cessation, and increase quit attempts. If implemen
Preventing Chronic Disease (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC)
added Oct 21, 2016 21:32

[Colorado] Smoke-Free Public Housing Popular With Residents

Smoke-free housing policies successfully reduced exposure to secondhand smoke and increased smoking quit attempts, according to a survey of residents living in multi-unit public housing in Colorado.
MedPage Today
added Oct 21, 2016 21:30
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Many Adults Unaware That Using E-Cigarettes Can Hurt Kids

don't know that indoor use of electronic cigarettes exposes children to nicotine and leaves nicotine deposits on surfaces, a new survey shows. "E-cigarettes primarily emit a toxic aerosol, not harmless water vapor," said Robert McMillen, an associate pro
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Oct 21, 2016 21:16

Association of Secondhand Smoke With Stroke Outcomes

Individuals with previous stroke have 50% greater odds to have been exposed to SHS; SHS is associated with a 2-fold increase in mortality after stroke. This study highlights the importance of obtaining exposure to SHS history and counseling patients and t
added Oct 21, 2016 20:19

Men Need Help. Is Hillary Clinton the Answer?

If Hillary Clinton wins this election...American men may well be one of her most urgent problems...Smoking... accounted for a third to a fifth of the gap in life expectancy between men with college degrees and men with high school diplomas
New York Times
added Oct 21, 2016 20:16

[Asia-pacific, Korea - North] North Korea’s newest zoo attraction is a chimpanzee trained to smoke cigarettes

animals are not exempt from the negative effects of cigarettes simply by virtue of being nonhuman. Secondhand smoke is known to harm dogs and cats. Even fish can be hurt from errant cigarette stubs, as one San Diego State University study found that a sin
Washington Post
added Oct 21, 2016 20:16

SHAW: Delaying surgery for obese patients or smokers is a bad idea

Why should obese people and smokers be singled out? The rationale cannot be clinical risk: though surgery is riskier for morbidly obese patients, and smoking is bad for your health in the long term, mildly obese patients and smokers are just as likely …
British Medical Journal
added Oct 21, 2016 20:16
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Secondhand smoke linked to higher risk of stroke

The increased risk of stroke that comes with smoking may extend to nonsmokers who live in the same household and breathe in secondhand smoke, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers found that never-smokers who had a stroke were nearly 50 percent more likely
added Oct 21, 2016 20:15
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