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Silica and Smoking Synergistically Boost RA Risk

Whereas smoking and silica exposure each significantly boosted the likelihood of developing anti-citrullinated protein/peptide antibody (ACPA) positive rheumatoid arthritis, the risk was turbo-boosted more than eight-fold when both factors are combined, a
MedPage Today
added Nov 22, 2014 13:10
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Affordable Care Act Aimed to Increase Smoking Cessation

Several provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) intend to improve smoking cessation rates by increasing insurance coverage for effective interventions, according to a perspective piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine on November 19,
Pharmacy Times
added Nov 21, 2014 23:56
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[North Carolina] Rogers: Whether you smoke it or work in it, tobacco is fraught with danger

I spent four summers in the early 1950s putting in tobacco in Columbus County. I’ve seen grown men cry, fight, pass out...illegal to sell cigarettes to minors but we can hire them to work all day in it. Does that make sense? Tobacco has been a golden cr
Raleigh (NC) News & Observer
added Nov 21, 2014 23:15
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[Virginia] Tobacco commission changes plan for Va. medical school grant

The group awarded a $25 million grant to create a medical school in southwest Virginia says a plan to create a “virtual” health science center with multiple partners is a better option.
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 21, 2014 17:47
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What do you believe is the most significant clinical issue in COPD today and why is the issue important to clinicians?

That's the question MedPage Today asked R. William Vandivier, MD, professor of medicine and director of the COPD Center at the University of Colorado Denver.
MedPage Today
added Nov 21, 2014 17:31
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[Florida] Big Tobacco Says Using Engle Findings Violates Federal Law

Reynolds Tobacco Co. and Philip Morris USA Inc. on Thursday argued before the Eleventh Circuit that Engle progeny plaintiffs cannot rely on the findings of that landmark suit to establish their strict liability and negligence claims against the tobacco co
Law360
added Nov 21, 2014 12:48
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Hookah smokers and nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke at higher risk for leukemia

Hookah smokers are exposed not only to the tobacco smoke but also to toxic and carcinogenic emissions generated from the burning coal that's used to heat the tobacco, Kassem said. The study, published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, in
The Oregonian
added Nov 21, 2014 12:47
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[Kentucky] Editorial: Who’s blowing smoke about secondhand smoke?

We Kentuckians like to be No. 1 but that ranking should not be a source of pride when it says we have the highest percentage of smokers and the greatest number of persons with lung cancer... failure to pass this law in Kentucky could bring us a new motto
Morehead (KY) News
added Nov 21, 2014 12:44
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The Great American Smokeout: a great day to quit smoking

In 1974, the Monticello Times in Minnesota launched the first "Don't Smoke Day" (or "D-Day") in the state. D-Day led to the California Division of the American Cancer Society holding the first Great American Smokeout on 18th November, 1976.
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Nov 21, 2014 11:57
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[Utah] Logan Municipal Council discusses possible e-cigarette ban

Members of Logan’s Municipal Council expressed doubts about banning e-cigarettes with little information about their harmful second-hand effects Tuesday night and asked the health department to do a presentation on the subject in January.
Logan (UT) Herald-Journal
added Nov 21, 2014 01:28
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