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New Western University study reveals exercise further combats cigarette cravings

Tobacco use kills more than five million people per year and smoking is the world's single most preventable cause of death.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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One in 4 high school seniors now try smoking water pipes

Despite declines in the number of youths who smoke cigarettes, hookah or water pipe use continues to rise among Canadian youth, a new study from the University of Waterloo reports.  
medicalnewstoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Experimental e-Cigarette Use in Youth on the Rise

E-cigarette use has been linked to current smoking, but low prevalence of regular use suggests a contribution to nicotine addiction is unlikely.  
medscape.com
over 5 years ago
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Cardiorespiratory fitness reduces disease risk among smokers

Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with reduced metabolic syndrome risk among smokers, according to researchers. Smoking is estimated to cause 443,000 deaths each year in the United States, primarily from cancer, cardiovascular diseases and respiratory disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  
sciencedaily.com
over 5 years ago
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Slow Medicine: Are We Too Quick With Rx for Smoking?

Too much emphasis on single study, these docs say.  
medpagetoday.com
over 5 years ago
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Link Between Heart Disease And Height Hidden In Our Genes

Doctors long ago noticed that, beyond the usual influences of diet and smoking, short people seem to get heart disease more often than tall people. But why?  
npr.org
over 5 years ago
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Cigarette warning labels may be more effective with imagery

Young adults are more likely to appreciate the dangers of smoking when warnings are presented in images as well as text, according to a new study. The labels used in the study emphasized negative consequences of smoking associated with lung cancer, heart disease and stroke, impotence, eye disease, neck, throat and mouth cancers, and vascular disease.  
sciencedaily.com
over 5 years ago
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Impact of smoking and smoking cessation on cardiovascular events and mortality among older adults: meta-analysis of individual participant data from prospective cohort studies of the CHANCES consortium

Objective To investigate the impact of smoking and smoking cessation on cardiovascular mortality, acute coronary events, and stroke events in people aged 60 and older, and to calculate and report risk advancement periods for cardiovascular mortality in addition to traditional epidemiological relative risk measures.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 5 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  
feeds.bmj.com
over 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  
feeds.bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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SGEM#62: Take My (Shortness of) Breath Away – Nebulized Furosemide for COPD

Case Scenario: 73yo man presents to the emergency department with an exacerbation of his COPD. He quit smoking two days ago when his breathing got worse. He has a history of hypertension but no history of congestive heart failure. He has been taking all his medication and puffers as prescribed. Vital signs are BP165/85, HR 95, Temp 37.2C, RR 22 and O2 Sat 92% on room air.  
thesgem.com
over 5 years ago
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Rise of waterpipe smoking

When we started investigating the waterpipe more than a decade ago,1 we knew that we were facing something that could have serious effects on global health. We did not know whether this was a passing fad or the full spectrum of risks the waterpipe poses to individuals and society.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Rise of waterpipe smoking

When we started investigating the waterpipe more than a decade ago,1 we knew that we were facing something that could have serious effects on global health. We did not know whether this was a passing fad or the full spectrum of risks the waterpipe poses to individuals and society.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Sudden infant death syndrome and advice for safe sleeping

Placing infants in the prone position (on their stomach) to sleep and exposure to maternal smoking are major risk factors for SIDS  
feeds.bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Sudden infant death syndrome and advice for safe sleeping

Placing infants in the prone position (on their stomach) to sleep and exposure to maternal smoking are major risk factors for SIDS  
feeds.bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Sudden infant death syndrome and advice for safe sleeping

Placing infants in the prone position (on their stomach) to sleep and exposure to maternal smoking are major risk factors for SIDS  
feeds.bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Emergency Medicine Literature of Note: Getting High, Getting Nauseated

I will have to try haldol the next time I have these patients. That and telling them to go home, take a hot shower, and STOP SMOKING MARIJUANA!!!  
emlitofnote.com
over 5 years ago
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Elderly people who exercise 'live five years longer' - BBC News

Regular exercise in old age has as powerful an effect on life expectancy as giving up smoking, a study suggests.  
bbc.co.uk
over 5 years ago
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Exposure to prescription opioid analgesics in utero and risk of neonatal abstinence syndrome: population based cohort study

Objective To provide absolute and relative risk estimates of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) based on duration and timing of prescription opioid use during pregnancy in the presence or absence of additional NAS risk factors of history of opioid misuse or dependence, misuse of other substances, non-opioid psychotropic drug use, and smoking.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Call for tobacco levy to help smokers quit - BBC News

A levy on the tobacco industry is needed to help fund anti-smoking measures, health campaigners say.  
bbc.co.uk
over 5 years ago