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50 years later, fewer smokers in Kentucky

With above-average cancer rates, Kentucky could see a dramatic reduction in cancer deaths if everyone in the state stopped smoking: 90 percent of lung cancer cases are related to smoking. “If we could eliminate smoking, we could almost eliminate lung can
Ashland (KY) Daily Independent
added Jan 21, 2014 03:12

[Minnesota] BRODY: Coming a Long Way on Smoking, With a Way to Go

I was a cub reporter at The Minneapolis Tribune when the historic report landed in the newsroom. ... Although Richard succumbed to a smoking-induced lung cancer 15 years later, statistics suggest that quitting when he did gave him four extra years to enj
New York Times Blogs
added Jan 20, 2014 00:32

CDC: US smokers dropped from 20.9% in 2005 to 18.1% in 2012

"Smokers today have a greater risk of developing lung cancer than they did when the first Surgeon General's report was released in 1964, even though they smoke fewer cigarettes," Lushniak said in a statement. "How cigarettes are made and the chemicals t
added Jan 18, 2014 21:50

Smoking-attributable burden of lung cancer in the Philippines

Considerable health gains could be achieved if smoking exposure were reduced in the Philippines. Strong enforcement of measures like increasing taxation to the WHO-endorsed rate, expanding smoke-free environments, and requiring large graphic warnings with
Tobacco Control
added Jan 17, 2014 10:38

OVERVIEW: The Health Consequences of Smoking—50 Years of Progress: A Report of the Surgeon General

The tobacco epidemic was initiated and has been sustained by the tobacco industry, which deliberately misled the public about the risks of smoking cigarettes. Despite significant progress since the first Surgeon General’s report, issued 50 years ago, sm
US Surgeon General Site (DHHS)
added Jan 17, 2014 10:19

[UK-Scotland] DUFFY: You are never too old to beat the smoking habit

The fastest and most important boost from giving up cigarettes at any age is cardiovascular. Advancing age is the biggest factor for developing dementia, so quitting has an additional benefit for older folk as it can help maintain mental sharpness and de
The Scotsman (uk)
added Jan 16, 2014 14:31

[UK] Lung cancer blood test set to improve detection rate ($$)

A simple blood test could greatly improve detection rates for lung cancer, according to research published on Monday, heralding a potential breakthrough against the world's deadliest form of cancer.
Financial Times (uk)
added Jan 13, 2014 23:03

NOCERA: The Asbestos Scam, Part 2

As to why anyone should care whether innocent companies have to pay millions to asbestos victims and their lawyers, I would offer three reasons. First, when victims get more than they should under the rules, it means that someone else down the road will
New York Times
added Jan 13, 2014 22:53

Arkansas Lung Cancer Rates Declining

“The drop in the nations’ rates of lung cancer has been trending down for years. Finally we are seeing that in Arkansas. Further, we are seeing a statistically significant drop in rates from 2005 - 2009 ... “Unfortunately, here in Arkansas the incidence
Arkansas Department of Health
added Jan 12, 2014 03:23

EDITORIAL: The war on smoking is working — and should continue

Some say that public health advocates have done enough; let those who still choose to light up, disproportionately from poor and vulnerable communities, smoke away their lives in peace. We disagree. It’s time for more taxes, more regulation and more outre
Washington Post
added Jan 11, 2014 14:38
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