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Smoking may strongly increase long-term risk of eye disease

Current and past smokers appear to have a higher risk of developing late ag...I and blood pressure were also measured. Current smokers were found to be four times more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration and past smokers...

News briefs from the journal Chest, August 2007

...assified the COPD stages of 396 current and former smokers enrolled in the National Lung Screening Trial. Sub...ional and total emphysema. Current and former male smokers were found to have more extensive CT emphysema at all levels of disease severity than females. Resea...

Study says COPD testing is not measuring up

...Education Program suggests that current and former smokers aged 45 years and older, as well as any patient who experiences cough, shortness of breath with exertion, or wheezing, ask their doctor about having a spirometry test performed....

New research finds high prevalence of smoking among physicians in China

...ion. Physicians can play a key role in encouraging smokers to quit, yet up to now, little has been known about Chinese physicians attitudes and practices regarding smoking. In this first-of-its kind-study, researchers found that 23 percent of 3,552 hospital-based physicians surveyed were smokers, substantial...

UQ researchers discover some of the oldest forms of life

...research site as it has ancient forms of the white smokers active at plate margins today and black sulfidic smokers found in sea floor vent systems in tectonically active sites, he said. These are the places where...

Smoking may interfere with alcoholics' neurocognitive recovery during abstinence

... diseases, and given our findings perhaps chronic smokers entering treatment for substance abuse and alcoholism should consider concurrent participation in a smoking-cessation program. This study did not include a group of alcoholics who had quit smoking at the time of discontinuing alcohol use, noted Nix...

Smoking rate has plummeted in New York City

...ed a year-long ad campaign aimed at prompting more smokers to quit. The new report is available online at ww...arteries, showing testimonials from sick and dying smokers and their children, including former smoker Ronaldo Martinez, who now breaths through a hole in his ...

Smokers given more help to quit since GP performance pay introduced

...th, South London. They found that thepercentage of smokers with diabetes who were given cessation advice byprimary care staff increased from 48% to 84% between 2003 and 2005. Morepatients with diabetes had their smoking status recorded in 2005 (99%)than in 2003 (91%). The percentage of people with diabetes w...

Steps needed to reduce smoking in the US

...age addiction have eroded the supposition that all smokers have freely assumed the risks of smoking and are s... the high rate at which teens start smoking. Most smokers start before they turn 18, and the rate of daily smoking among high school seniors has hovered aroun...

Choice is a key element in success for smokers who want to quit

...strate patient involvement in a quit plan leads to smokers who are more motivated to quit because they genuin...an. Williams' team of researchers found that smokers who were counseled in a manner that encouraged them to reflect on whether they wanted to smoke or no...

In utero exposure to smoking by mother can increase risk of ADHD

Philadelphia, PA, May 23, 2007 -- Women smokers who become pregnant have long been encouraged to reduce or eliminate their nicotine intake. A new study being published in the June 15th issue of Biological Psychiatry provides further reason to do so, as it presents new evidence that in utero expos...

Indoor smoking bans: Are they creating unhealthy outdoor zones for secondhand smoke?

...er of smoking bans in restaurants and bars driving smokers outside, researchers in Athens, Georgia, are hoping to find out whether secondhand smoke from smokers clustered outside these establishments is posing a health hazard of its own. On Monday, May 22, at ...

Persistent smokers may have higher risk to become depressed than never smokers

Based on a Finnish study, persistent smokers may have higher risk to become depressed in comparison to never smokers. Also those smokers who quit have an elevated risk of depressive symptoms in short run. However, in long run this risk d...

Marijuana worsens COPD symptoms in current cigarette smokers

...SCOMarijuana worsens breathing problems in current smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD),.... The study found that among people 40 and older, smokers were two-and-a-half times as likely as nonsmokers to develop COPD, while smoking cigarettes and mari...

'Healthy' children with smoking parents aren't really so healthy

ATS 2007, SAN FRANCISCO -- Children of smokers who dont show any signs of respiratory problems ma... Sunday, May 20. "Everyone knows that children of smokers have more respiratory problemsmore puffing, wheezing, cases of pneumoniabut until now we havent know...

Mayor of New York proposes preventing 100 million deaths from tobacco

...oke free. Within two years the proportion of adult smokers in the city dropped from 21.4% to 18.4%. It says: "Taxation is the most effective way to reduce tobacco use, and it accounted for more than half the decline attributed to New York's comprehensive programme." The effects of smuggling, anti-tobacco...

Better health twice as likely for nonsmokers who live and work with smoking restrictions

... "Particular attention must be paid to influencing smokers who are most likely to benefit from these policies but who are less likely to have smoke-free homes and whose families are most at risk," says Dr. Shelley. ...

Fingerprint instead of blood sample

...odies to differentiate between the fingerprints of smokers and nonsmokers. A fingerprint is of no use to an ...le by differentiating between fingerprints made by smokers and nonsmokers. To avoid false results from chance contact with tobacco products, they designed thei...

Tobacco and alcohol use independently increase risk of head and neck cancer

...olleagues examined head and neck cancer risk among smokers who never drank alcohol and people who drink but never used tobacco products. They pooled data from 15 casecontrol studies, which included 10,244 head and neck cancer patients and 15,227 controls. About 16 percent of the patients and 27 percent of th...

'Lite' low tar cigarettes impair blood flow as much as regular cigarettes

...ponse to increased blood flow. The two groups of smokers were similar in terms of their general health and ...y, CFVR, which was already lower in both groups of smokers than it was in the non-smokers, fell further still after smoking. This was irrespective of cigarette...

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