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Secondhand Smoke

Secondhand smoke isn't quite as toxic as firsthand smoke, but that's small comfort. It still contains over 4,000 chemicals that have no business in your body, including carbon monoxide, a gas often used in suicides, and 40 cancer-causing agents, includin
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 23, 2018 00:46
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The Risks of Cigars

a cigar emits up to 90 times a cigarette's level of nitrosamines, which are potent cancer-causing compounds. Thanks to clever marketing and magazines such as Cigar Aficionado, cigars have come to symbolize the good life. But some of the glamor has alrea
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 23, 2018 00:46
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Smoker's Face

The term was first coined in 1985 by Douglas Model, a British doctor. Model saw a pattern between smoking and wrinkling, so he began surveying patients at an outpatient clinic to see if he could guess, by their faces alone, whether or not they smoked. He
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 23, 2018 00:46
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Teen Smokers

All across the United States, in small towns and large, kids are living in a haze of smoke... roughly 22 percent of all high school students are regular smokers. And each day, 4,000 kids under 18 try their first cigarette and another 1,140 become daily sm
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 23, 2018 00:45
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College Smokers

The good news is that smoking rates on college campuses have fallen to their lowest rate since 1980. In 2006, about 1 in 5 college students smoked... But there is still much work to be done to help students and colleges to break their addiction to tobacc
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 23, 2018 00:43
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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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U.S. Smoking Rate Falls, But 38 Million Still Light Up

Cigarette smoking rates among Americans 18 and older fell from nearly 21 percent in 2005 to 15.5 percent in 2016. Among those who have ever smoked cigarettes, the percentage who have quit rose from just under 51 percent to 59 percent during that time. T
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 19, 2018 10:10
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The Real Cost of Smoking by State

Since 1964, smoking-related illnesses have claimed 20 million lives in the U.S., 2.5 million of which belonged to nonsmokers who developed diseases merely from secondhand-smoke exposure. However, the economic and societal costs of smoking are just as hug
WalletHub
added Jan 17, 2018 20:18
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[UK] Lung cancer patients' medical records sent to US company linked with tobacco giant Philip Morris

Public Health England released the anonymised NHS data under the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act to William E Wecker Associates
The Independent (uk)
added Jan 16, 2018 00:08
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Tobacco's Grip on U.S. Veterans

Nearly 40 percent of U.S. military veterans smoke or use some form of tobacco...Among veterans, current tobacco use was highest among those: with no health insurance (60 percent); living in poverty (54 percent); ages 18 to 25 (57 percent); with serious me
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 12, 2018 13:00
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