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Study of cigarette and waterpipe tobacco smoking shows knowledge gap in perceived health risks

People who smoke both cigarettes and waterpipes - dual users - lack sufficient knowledge about the risks of tobacco smoking and are at considerable risk for dependence and tobacco-related diseases, such as cancer, heart disease and stroke later in life, a
EurekAlert
added Sep 27, 2012 13:17
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Stress, a 'Type A' Personality May Boost Stroke Risk

Experts suggest the anger and hostility of a hard-driven personality could be to blame . . . Smoking or having smoked in the past also doubled the chances, the investigators found.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Aug 30, 2012 12:27
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Brain shrinks, stroke risk rises in smokers

The three most common chemicals are carbon monoxide (car exhaust), tar (makes roads and blackens the lungs), and nicotine (used in bug spray). It is hard to imagine anyone wanting to contaminate their brains with these chemicals and poisons.
Fredericksburg (VA) Free Lance-Star
added Aug 12, 2012 16:51
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Healthy Lifestyle Trumps Genes for Stroke Risk

Individuals following a healthy lifestyle had lower stroke risk regardless of genetic risk factors compared to those with unhealthier habits such as smoking and poor diet, according to results of a prospective study of men and women in the UK Biobank dat
MedPage Today
added Oct 27, 2018 18:05
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Million Hearts 2022 / Small Steps Are Needed for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention [FREE FULL TEXT]

rates of ... cardiovascular disease (CVD) events have plateaued...the frustratingly slow rate of improving population-level measures of cardiovascular health...small but statistically significant reductions were observed in combustible tobacco use and phy
JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association
added Sep 7, 2018 02:28
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[UK] How your heart age is key to heart attack or stroke risk

Public Health England is urging people over 30 to take an online test to find out their heart age, which indicates if they are at increased risk of suffering a heart attack or a stroke...One year after quitting smoking, a person's risk of heart disease i
BBC Online
added Sep 4, 2018 19:33
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Tobacco: What You Don't Know Can Kill You

But many people do not know that it can also cause heart disease and stroke. That information comes from World Health Organization (WHO) officials in Geneva, Switzerland. The WHO marked May 31 as World No Tobacco Day. The WHO’s 2018 campaign focuses on t
Voice of America (VOANews.com)
added Jun 20, 2018 13:09
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Biological and psychological factors associated with smoking abstinence six years post-stroke

Intention of change, having the disruption criteria, and abstinence one year after stroke were predictors of abstinence at 6 years. An insular lesion in the acute phase of stroke does not determine the tobacco use status at six years.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jul 6, 2017 16:13
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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
Stroke
added Oct 21, 2016 20:19
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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
Reuters
added Oct 21, 2016 20:15
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