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[Europe, USA] Corrections: December 7, 2014

misstated the comparative risk of contracting lung cancer for smokers and nonsmokers who use the product. The risk is 15 to 30 times greater, not 15 to 30 percent greater. The article also misstated the rates of smoking in the European Union and United S
New York Times
added Dec 7, 2014 13:04
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[Asia, India] Elderly woman shot dead over cigarette shortage

When Mishro Devi checked her store for cigarettes, she didn't find any. When she told him, the man allegedly lost his temper and opened fire at the woman.
India TV (Independent News Service)
added Dec 8, 2014 13:17
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[Armenia] Number of women smoking in public places has also gone up

The results of the Public Awareness about the Harmful Impact of the Use of Cigarettes and Second-Hand Smoking Program were presented on December 5. As the PR Service of the Youth Foundation of Armenia reports to "ArmenPress", the program was carried out b
Armenpress (Armenian News Agency) (am)
added Dec 8, 2014 14:16
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New research shows risk of breast cancer is greater when women smoke before having their first child

Research presented yesterday at the World Cancer Congress shows that one in eleven breast cancer cases in mothers can be prevented if women do not smoke before having their first child. With the majority of female smokers starting before their first preg
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Dec 5, 2014 17:16
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[UK] Ashington Woman Urges Mums-To-Be To Quit Smoking

Three years ago, 31 year old Sophie Jones, from Ashington, suffered every pregnant woman's nightmare when she lost her baby boy, Korey, to a still birth. Now 20 weeks pregnant, Sophie has quit smoking once and for all to protect her unborn baby girl w
Heart (uk)
added Dec 5, 2014 11:27
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[UK] Mum who smoked during pregnancy and lost 2 babies warns: 'Don't make the same mistakes I did'

Sophie Jones' son Frankie died at just four days old in 2006 and then five years later her baby son Korey was stillborn. Today Sophie, 31, is bravely speaking out about her heartache as she believes smoking played a significant part in Korey's death and
The Mirror (uk)
added Dec 5, 2014 11:00
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[UK] Fewer women smoking during pregnancy

Statistics show that between April and June 2014 the percentage of North-East women who were smoking at the time they give birth had fallen from 20 per cent to 18 per cent compared to the same period last year. This is a significantly bigger fall than t
Northern Echo (Darlington, UK)
added Dec 5, 2014 11:01
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Y men are more likely to get cancer than women

Aside from the well-known dramatic increase it causes in the risk of lung cancer, smoking has now been found to obliterate a chromosome in blood cells that could offer vital protection against cancer growth elsewhere in the body.
New Scientist
added Dec 5, 2014 10:55
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Scientists find why male smokers may run even higher health risks

Male smokers are three times more likely than non-smoking men to lose their Y chromosomes, according to research which may explain why men develop and die from many cancers at disproportionate rates compared to women.
Reuters
added Dec 5, 2014 10:54
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Why Smoking Causes Cancer In More Men Than Women

Men who smoke may be at greater risk for lung cancer than their female counterparts, according to a new study in the journal Science. That might be because smoking reduces the number of Y chromosomes in blood cells. Previous research has shown that when
TIME Magazine
added Dec 4, 2014 21:18
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