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The e-cigarettes phenomenon - BBC News

There has been a surge in the popularity of e-cigarettes. But what are they and should they be used as an alternative to smoking?  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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How has the smoking ban impacted on health of nations? - BBC News

How has the smoking ban impacted on the health of nations?  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)

Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) is due to atherosclerosis of arteries in the limbs. The level of arterial occlusion present is proportional to the symptoms. The pathogenesis and risk factors are the same as for coronary artery disease (CAD), and include: Hypertension Dyslipidaemia High LDL and low LDL levels Diabetes Obesity FH of arterial disease Smoking Age Male gender   Epidemiology  
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over 5 years ago
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Smoking bans are linked to reduction in preterm births and childhood asthma, says study

Rates of preterm births and paediatric hospital admissions for asthma fell by 10% within a year of smoke-free legislation taking effect, says a systematic review and meta-analysis on the issue.1  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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E-cigarettes are “gateway devices” for smoking among young people, say researchers

Adolescents who use electronic cigarettes were more likely to smoke conventional cigarettes and less likely to quit smoking, a study from the United States has found, leading the researchers to conclude that the nicotine delivery devices are “unlikely to discourage conventional cigarette smoking among youths.”  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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E-cigarette users in UK have 'tripled' since 2010 - BBC News

The number of electronic cigarette users in the UK has tripled over the past two years, says Action on Smoking and Health.  
BBC News
over 5 years ago
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Use of e-cigarettes in UK has tripled in two years, finds survey

The use of electronic cigarettes in the United Kingdom has tripled in the past two years, with 2.1 million people regularly using the devices in 2014, up from 700 000 in 2012, a survey for the antismoking charity Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) has found.  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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COPD: Pathophysiology and Diagnosis

Developed and produced for http://www.MDPracticeGuide.com, a CME resource for physicians and healthcare providers. Animation Description: Cigarette smoking i...  
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over 5 years ago
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Spontaneous pneumothorax

Primary spontaneous pneumothorax is associated with smoking but defined as occurring in the absence of known lung disease  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Should smokers be advised to cut down as well as quit?

Paul Aveyard and Nicola Lindson-Hawley say that reducing smoking is a worthwhile step towards cessation, but Gerard Hastings and Marisa de Andrade argue that the lifelong nicotine replacement therapy being recommended in support may benefit industry more than public health  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Screening for lung cancer using low dose computed tomography

Screening for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography can reduce mortality from the disease by 20% in high risk smokers. This review covers the state of the art knowledge on several aspects of implementing a screening program. The most important are to identify people who are at high enough risk to warrant screening and the appropriate management of lung nodules found at screening. An accurate risk prediction model is more efficient than age and pack years of smoking alone at identifying those who will develop lung cancer and die from the disease. Algorithms are available for assessing people who screen positive to determine who needs additional imaging or invasive investigations. Concerns about low dose computed tomography screening include false positive results, overdiagnosis, radiation exposure, and costs. Further work is needed to define the frequency and duration of screening and to refine risk prediction models so that they can be used to assess the risk of lung cancer in special populations. Another important area is the use of computer vision software tools to facilitate high throughput interpretation of low dose computed tomography images so that costs can be reduced and the consistency of scan interpretation can be improved. Sufficient data are available to support the implementation of screening programs at the population level in stages that can be expanded when found to perform well to improve the outcome of patients with lung cancer.  
bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Trafalgar and Parliament squares smoking ban call - BBC News

London's Health Commission calls for a ban on smoking in Trafalgar and Parliament squares and the city's parks  
BBC News
almost 5 years ago
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London set for smoking crackdown? - BBC News

Smoking in London's parks as well as Trafalgar and Parliament squares could be banned under proposals submitted to Mayor Boris Johnson.  
BBC News
almost 5 years ago
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COPD: Pathophysiology and Diagnosis

Developed and produced for http://www.MDPracticeGuide.com, a CME resource for physicians and healthcare providers. Animation Description: Cigarette smoking i...  
YouTube
almost 5 years ago
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Economic cost of smoking in people with mental disorders in the UK

Stream Economic cost of smoking in people with mental disorders in the UK by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
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almost 5 years ago
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First e-cigarette 'vaping' appear on TV - BBC News

The first TV advert showing e-cigarettes are broadcast on Monday, but critics warn the move could normalise smoking imagery.  
BBC News
almost 5 years ago
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Smoking facts and evidence

Find out the key facts and evidence around smoking and cancer risk.  
cancerresearchuk.org
over 4 years ago
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Smoking in the young

Stream Smoking in the young by BMJ talk medicine from desktop or your mobile device  
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over 4 years ago
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Lung cancer risks and causes | Cancer Research UK

Lung cancer is the second commonest cancer diagnosed in the UK. It is one of the few cancers where there is a clear cause, with the majority of cases caused by smoking.  
cancerresearchuk.org
over 4 years ago
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Are anti-smoking measures working? - BBC News

The UK has some of the strongest smoking legislation in the world. But do we know what impact they have had on smoking rates?  
BBC News
over 4 years ago