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Smoking Rate Among U.S. Adults Remains at 15%

The smoking rate among adults has dropped precipitously during the last 5 decades, from a high of around 43% in the mid-1960s to the current rate of 15.5%. But for the first time in a decade in 2016, the rate at which adults smoked cigarettes inched upw
MedPage Today
added Jan 20, 2018 16:34
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[California] Study Shows Public Smoking Bans Benefit Children

theory that as the number of smoke-free public locations rise, adult smokers are more likely to light up inside their homes... But that is not the case, according to a new San Diego State University study examining the impact of anti-smoking laws on tha
San Diego State University
added Jan 20, 2018 01:36
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Oral Contraceptives Reduce Risk for Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers

The long-term use of oral contraceptives reduces the risk for ovarian and endometrial cancers, and the effect is especially evident in smokers, the obese and those who exercise infrequently, a new study found.
New York Times
added Jan 20, 2018 01:29
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Genetic Lung Variants May Identify COPD Risk

Genetic variations in the anatomy of the lungs could potentially identify smokers at high risk for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), researchers reported.
MedPage Today
added Jan 19, 2018 21:17
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[Norway] Not to be sniffed at: more Norwegians turn from cigarettes to snuff

The preference for snus in Norway, is certain to revive debate over the health effects of the product, a moist powder tobacco that is popped under the lip. Though its sale is illegal across the EU, it is manufactured and used in Sweden, which has an exe
The Guardian (uk)
added Jan 19, 2018 21:17
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[UK-Wales] Plan to improve respiratory health in Wales

The plan, launched by Health Secretary Vaughan Gething, outlines work to improve smoking cessation services, better diagnose chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and reduce variation in prescribing.
ITV Network Limited (uk)
added Jan 19, 2018 21:14
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Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults — United States, 2016

The proportion of U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes declined from 20.9% in 2005 (45.1 million smokers) to 15.5% in 2016 (37.8 million smokers), but cigarette smoking prevalence did not change significantly during 2015–2016. Sociodemographic disparities in
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Jan 19, 2018 10:12
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[UK] E-cig smokers breathe easy as scientists declare 'vaping is safe'

Lead author Tanvir Walele, director of scientific affairs at Amsterdam based Fontem Ventures which makes e-cig brand blu, said: "This study shows after two years of continual e-cigarette use, there were no signs of serious health complications in smokers
Daily Record and Sunday Mail (uk)
added Jan 19, 2018 10:10
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Millions of Americans still use tobacco products, despite risks

"These results make clear that more action is needed to reduce the disease and death caused by cigarette use — and the FDA has announced a comprehensive approach to do just that," said FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. In hopes of combating the problem, t
Harvard Health Publications
added Jan 19, 2018 10:00
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[Indiana] EDITORIAL: Countering the ills of tobacco use

The fact is simple: Individual responsibility among smokers could significantly lower the threat to nonsmokers — and especially to unborn babies. It’s important for society to aggressively generate awareness about the harmful effects of smoking and to ma
Vincennes (IN) Sun-Commercial
added Jan 19, 2018 09:31
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