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New insights into why obese cigarette smokers experience a high risk of heart disease suggest that cigarette smoke affects the activity of hundreds of key genes that both protect the heart and lungs and expose them to damage.
Many state and local governments have banned smoking in parks and on beaches on the basis that passive smoke is a risk for non-smokers, cigarette butts pollute the environment, and seeing people smoke poses a long-term risk to children.
Nearly one in ten smokers were no longer using traditional cigarettes after spending a year using e-cigarettes, according to new research appearing in the latest edition of the journal PLOS ONE.
The incidence of lung cancer in women affects an estimated 516,000 women worldwide, of which 100,000 are in the United States and 70,000 in Europe.
Free and equal access to medical treatment has been a staple of the Danish welfare state, but more and more Danes express the view that people treated for lifestyle diseases like smoker's lungs or obesity should pay for their own treatment – as these patients are thought to be responsible for their own medical conditions.
The researchers base their findings on over 1300 ten to 15 year old non-smokers whose exposure to tobacco advertising and subsequent behavior were monitored over a period of 2.5 years.
Smoking increased the risk for developing colon cancer, and female smokers may have a greater risk than male smokers.
Smoking prevention in schools reduces the number of young people who will later become smokers.