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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
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Anti-smoking campaigners want levy on tobacco - 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
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Canadian tobacco firms are ordered to pay £8bn for damage from smoking

Canada’s three major tobacco firms suffered a heavy defeat when the Quebec Superior Court awarded $C15.6bn (£8bn; €11bn; $US13bn) to smokers in what could be a forerunner of further awards in other provinces.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Flash cigarette burns: To intubate or not to intubate?

0 Getting warmed up with a multiple-choice question 0 A 70-year-old man with oxygen-dependent COPD is admitted following a flash burn.   He started smoking  
pulmcrit.org
over 5 years ago
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Smoking rates among pregnant women fall to all time low of 11%

Last year the number of women in England who were recorded as smokers at the time of giving birth fell to an all time low of 11.4%, down from 12% in 2012-13 and from 15% in 2006-07.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Half of US cardiovascular deaths are due to modifiable risk factors, study finds

If the five commonest modifiable risk factors for cardiovascular disease—high cholesterol concentrations, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and smoking—were eliminated in the United States, deaths from cardiovascular disease would be halved, a new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine has found.1 Cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease and stroke are the leading cause of death in the US, accounting for more than 780 000 deaths in 2010.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Psychosocial smoking cessation interventions help patients with heart attacks to quit. | Cochrane

Smoking is a risk factor for heart attacks and stopping smoking is recommended for patients after a heart attack. Psychosocial smoking cessation interventions like counseling can help such patients to stop smoking, if they are provided for over one month. Psychosocial interventions can help such patients to quit within 6 months but studies about the long term effects did not support the beneficial short-term findings. Most trials used a mixture of different intervention strategies, therefore no single strategy showed superior efficacy.  
cochrane.org
over 5 years ago
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Pharmacy chain leaves US Chamber of Commerce over tobacco policy

The second largest pharmacy chain in the United States, CVS Health, announced on 7 July that it would leave the US Chamber of Commerce after revelations that the trade group and its foreign affiliates had been actively lobbying against anti-smoking laws abroad, particularly in developing nations.  
feeds.bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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Smoking 'may play schizophrenia role' - BBC News

Smoking may play a direct role in the development of schizophrenia, researchers suggest.  
bbc.co.uk
over 5 years ago
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Aortic stiffness as a cardiovascular risk predictor

Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death worldwide, despite highly effective preventive treatments. Most current guidelines recommend treatment based on arbitrary thresholds or the risk of a future event. Although the guidelines are effective at identifying those most at risk, in whom to start treatment, many individuals are categorised as moderate-low risk, denied treatment, and go on to have events. This has created considerable interest in refining risk prediction with novel biomarkers, such as C reactive protein and carotid intima-media thickness. Frustratingly, the majority of these add little to risk prediction based on traditional risk factors such as blood pressure, lipids, cigarette smoking, and diabetes.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 5 years ago
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More pupils try 'vaping' than smoking - BBC News

More pupils in England aged between 11 and 15 have tried electronic cigarettes than have smoked a cigarette, according to official figures.  
bbc.co.uk
about 5 years ago
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BMA annual meeting: doctors vote to ban sale of tobacco to anyone born after 2000

UK doctors have called for a permanent ban on the sale of cigarettes to any person born after the year 2000 in a bid to protect the next generation from the harmful effects of smoking.  
feeds.bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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An elderly woman with postprandial abdominal pain

An 84 year old woman presented with a five month history of central, recurrent, severe epigastric pain, which occurred about 20 minutes after eating. This was associated with nausea, occasional diarrhoea, and vomiting. She had experienced early satiety and weight loss over the last few months. Her medical history included myocardial infarction two years earlier. She also had a 40 pack year history of smoking. On examination, she was cachectic, but physical examination and digital rectal examination were otherwise unremarkable. Blood tests—including full blood count, liver functions tests, amylase, and renal function—were normal. Chest and abdominal radiographs, abdominal ultrasound, and computed tomography of the abdomen were unremarkable. Computed tomography angiography was performed (fig 1⇓).  
feeds.bmj.com
about 5 years ago
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Can users of waterpipes be helped to quit through smoking cessation interventions? | Cochrane

Waterpipe smoking is a traditional method of tobacco use, especially in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, but its use is now spreading worldwide. It is smoked socially and often shared between friends or family at home, or in bars and cafes that provide waterpipes to patrons. In the absence of relevant data, many waterpipe tobacco smokers believe this form of tobacco use is less lethal and addictive than other methods of tobacco smoking, because the smoke passes through water on its way to the user. At least in some cultures, women and girls are more likely to use a waterpipe than other forms of tobacco, and it is popular among younger smokers. Current evidence suggests that waterpipe smoking may be as addictive as other forms of tobacco use, that some users have difficulty quitting on their own and that they may experience similar risks to health as cigarette smokers.  
cochrane.org
about 5 years ago
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A Roadmap To Better Health | Human Limits: Michael J. Joyner, M.D.

It is finally here! Our data packed and evidence based book on major issues affecting the health of the U.S. population, including smoking, diet, physical  
drmichaeljoyner.com
about 5 years ago