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2013-04-30 23:40:39

Smoking increased the risk for developing colon cancer, and female smokers may have a greater risk than male smokers, according to data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. "Globally, during the last 50 years, the number of new colon cancer cases per year has exploded for both men and women," said Inger Torhild Gram, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the Department of Community Medicine at the University of...

2013-04-30 10:53:54

Smoking prevention in schools reduces the number of young people who will later become smokers, according to a new systematic review published in The Cochrane Library. For young people who have never smoked, these programs appear to be effective at least one year after implementation. Smoking causes five million preventable deaths every year, a number predicted to rise to eight million by 2030. It is thought that around a quarter of young people may smoke by age 13-15. With a history...

2013-04-28 23:02:11

The Tobacco Product Manufacturing industry is under fire with smoking rates in the UK having fallen from over 50% in the 1960s to 20% in 2011 as people became aware of the link between smoking and diseases such as cancer and the subsequent increase in government regulations on smoking. The industry is expected to continue to decline over the next five years through 2018-19 as older smokers die off or kick the habit whilst less young people take up smoking to replace them. London, United...

Teenage Smoking Curbed By Half Hour Of Exercise
2013-04-10 09:36:26

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, taking a short daily walk may help teenagers quit smoking. For the study, researchers tracked 233 teenagers from 19 high schools in West Virginia, where nearly 13 percent of West Virginia teenagers are smokers. They found that those who increased their exercise to just 20 minutes a day were able to cut down on their habit, while spending 30 minutes of doing physical...

Genetic Markers For Smoking Predict Risk 032813
2013-03-28 11:19:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study in JAMA Psychiatry, a team of international scientists has developed a genetic profile that indicates a greater risk for a teenager's progression into becoming a lifelong heavy smoker. People who share the genetic profile showed a greater risk of daily smoking as teenagers and then progressing more rapidly to smoking a pack a day or more as adults, the study said. High-risk individuals who were assessed in...


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