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Brazil Credits Strong Tobacco Control Policies For Saving More Than 400,000 Lives
2012-11-07 10:19:09

Georgetown University Medical Center High cigarette prices, smoke-free air laws, marketing restrictions and other measures, all part of Brazil's strong tobacco control policies, are credited for a 50 percent reduction in smoking prevalence between 1989 and 2010. The reduction contributed to an estimated 420,000 lives saved during that time period. Those are the findings of a new study published today in PLOS Medicine by a team of researchers from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer...

2012-10-30 19:11:10

A decline in the incidence of myocardial infarction (MI, heart attack) in one Minnesota county appears to be associated with the implementation of smoke-free workplace laws, according to a report published Online First by Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA Network publication. Exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) is associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) in nonsmokers, and research suggests that the cardiovascular effects of SHS are nearly as large as those with active smoking,...

Public Smoking Bans Are Driving Down Hospitalization Rates For Heart Attack
2012-10-30 10:36:32

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Despite a rise in ER visits due to obesity, diabetes and other common health issues, the ban on smoking in restaurants and other public establishments have led to a sharp decline in hospitalizations for heart attacks, strokes and respiratory illnesses such as asthma and emphysema, according to new analysis of several studies. The analysis, published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation, covers 45 studies from more...

Harmful Pollutants From Smoking In Cars Exceeds WHO's Guidelines
2012-10-16 15:50:37

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A study has found that smoking in cars pumps out harmful pollutants that exceed the World Health Organization's (WHO) indoor air quality standards. Authors, from the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, reported in the journal Tobacco Control that they found smoking in cars even with the windows open and the air conditioner switched on can affect the health of any child passengers. The researchers took measurements of seventeen...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.