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Old Smokers Still Die Earlier Than Non-Smokers
2013-09-02 09:31:00

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online That some smokers end up outliving their non-smoking peers has long been a preferred argument by those who choose to ignore all health warnings and light up every day. Now, a new study presented this week at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2013 has found even those smokers who live to be 70 could have lived four years longer if they had just snuffed the habit in their earlier years. Though this result makes sense, given...

Menthols On The Rise With The Young
2013-08-30 14:25:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While bans on cigarette smoking are more widespread than ever, and taxes on tobacco products continue to rise, young adults are embracing mentholated cigarettes more than ever, according to a new study in the journal Tobacco Control. “Our findings indicate that youth are heavy consumers of mentholated cigarettes, and that overall menthol cigarette smoking has either remained constant or increased in all three age groups we studied,...

2013-08-16 10:30:26

Patients who participated in a smoking-cessation program during hospitalization for mental illness were able to quit smoking and were less likely to be hospitalized again for their psychiatric conditions, according to a new study led by a Stanford University School of Medicine scientist. The findings counter a longstanding assumption, held by many mental-health experts, that smoking serves as a useful tool in treating some psychiatric patients. Smoking among such patients has been...

2013-08-06 12:12:07

Researchers have long suspected some kind of link between childhood abuse and smoking. But in an interesting twist, a new study from the University of Washington finds a connection not between whether or not abused children will ever begin smoking but to how much they smoke once if do start. “In other words, people are as likely to smoke whether or not they were sexually or physically abused, but they’re inclined to smoke more if they were abused and...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.