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Aha News: Where There's Wildfire Smoke, There May Be Heart Problems

MONDAY, July 22, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- When the Tubbs Fire swept through their neighborhood in Santa Rosa, California, in October 2017, there was little time for Richard Grundy and Jamei Haswell to think about how all the smoke...

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Priyanka Chopra Draws Flak For Asthma Hypocrisy After Smoking Photo Goes Viral

A Bollywood icon, Chopra participated in an asthma awareness TV campaign for Cipla called #BerokZindagi in an attempt to break the stigma surrounding the illness and inhaler usage.
Related topics: Asthma, Health Photos

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Letters To The Editor: We Need To Fight Social Media Addiction Like We Fought Smoking

We're lonely because we've replaced human interaction with social media addiction. A national effort is needed to overcome this public health crisis.
Related topics: Social Media

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Why Does Weed Make Some People Giggle And Some People Freak Out?

It has long been observed that marijuana — or cannabis, weed, grass, or pot, as you prefer — can produce seemingly contradictory psychological effects in the people who smoke (or, these...
Related topics: Psychology

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Cdc: Prevalence Of Smoking Quit Attempts Unchanged In Most States

THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 -- During 2011 to 2017, the prevalence of quit attempts in adult smokers did not change significantly in 44 states and increased in only four states, according to research published in the July 19 issue of the U.S. Centers...
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Medical Research

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Secondhand Smoke Still Endangers 20% Of Nonsmokers At Work: Cdc

One fifth of nonsmoking workers reported recent secondhand smoke exposure, CDC researchers found; the number of exposed workers was highest among those in the construction industry. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Medical Research

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E-cigarette's & Vaping: A Tool To Quit Smoking Or Growing Danger For Youth?

While cigarette use for high school students is at an all-time low (8%), 21% of students in the United States report using e-cigarettes in the past month; the highest level to date. The use of e-cigarettes--or electronic cigarettes often called...

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Legalized Recreational Marijuana A Substitute For Alcohol, But Not Tobacco

The recent wave of recreational cannabis legalization across the US could generate $22 billion in sales per year, but not everyone is happy about it. New research shows the alcohol industry could be impacted when the substance is legalized.
Related topics: Alcohol, Medical Research

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Massive Potential Health Gains In Switching To Active Transport

Swapping short car trips for walking or biking could achieve as much health gain as ongoing tobacco tax increases, according to a new study.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Study Linking Vaping To Heart Attacks Muddied Amid Spat Between Two Tobacco Researchers

Louisville professor Brad Rodu wants the Journal of the American Heart Association to retract a study by San Francisco professor Stanton Glantz.       
Related topics: Medical Research

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Bull Of The Day: Casey's General Stores (casy)

Casey’s General Stores, Inc. (CASY) is a convenience store chain that carries a broad selection of food (including freshly prepared foods such as pizza, donuts, and sandwiches), beverages, tobacco products, health and beauty aids, automotive...

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17 Ways Sitting Too Much Is Ruining Your Body

You’ve probably heard it before — sitting is the new smoking. But while smoking rates are declining, sedentary behaviors are only increasing. The average adult person spends more than half of...

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Medical News Today: 'simply Seeing Green Spaces' May Help Reduce Cravings

Access to a view of greenery from the comfort of your home reduces the frequency and intensity of cravings for alcohol, unhealthful food, and tobacco.
Related topics: Alcohol

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Newer Lung Cancer Screening Saves More Lives

MONDAY, July 15, 2019 -- A newer form of lung cancer screening may mean fewer deaths from the disease, a new study contends. Using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) instead of X-rays helped reduce lung cancer deaths in current and former...
Related topics: Lung Cancer, Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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New E-cigarette Laws Could Drive Some Users To Smoke More Cigarettes

Efforts by the FDA and some cities to limit the availability and appeal of e-cigarettes to young users could drive some existing users to smoke more tobacco cigarettes to get their fix, according to new research from Duke Health.
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Medical Research

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Smokers From Weber And Cuisinart Are On Sale For Prime Day

TL;DR: BBQ just tastes better with a smoker — pick this one up from Weber for just $219 during Amazon Prime Day, saving you $22, or get the 18-inch model for $329, saving you $55. Also, check out this smoker from Cuisinart — it's almost...
Related topics: Amazon

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Want A Shortcut To Better Living? Psychedelics May Be It.

Psilocybin trip may turn banal insights into "sticky" and "revealed truths" that change the way we live our lives. For instance, LSD may be able to help smokers cut their addiction. How so? By allowing them to have a perspective shift on its...

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Five Habits Can Reduce Dementia Risk—but You’ve Got To Go All In

The evidence is mounting that healthy lifestyle changes—exercising roughly 2.5 hours per week, eating a plant-based, low-carb diet, limiting drinking, quitting smoking, and engaging in mentally stimulating activities like crosswords—can help...
Related topics: Dementia, Diet, Alzheimer's Disease

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Gears 5 Will Remove All References To Smoking And Tobacco

The Coalition has confirmed that it’s going to remove all references to smoking and tobacco from Gears 5. This is part of a new collaboration with the non-profit organization Truth Initiative. It’s devoted to eliminating smoking and...

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Anxiety, Tourette Sufferers Will Soon Be Able To Legally Smoke Weed In Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has announced that anxiety disorders and Tourette syndrome will soon be added to the list of qualifying conditions for patients to obtain certifications to use medical marijuana. What are the details? PDHS...
Related topics: Anxiety, Tourette Syndrome

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