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Rodeo Insider: Cowboy takes it on himself to ride home a message

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

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Source: www.star-telegram.com Author: Brett Hoffman   Bronc rider Cody Kiser is trying to encourage cowboys to abstain from tobacco. Richard W. Rodriguez Star-Telegram   In a day when rodeo riders are approaching the sport from an athletic standpoint more than ever, there’s a heavier emphasis on physical fitness and many competitors are taking a closer […]

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Depressed Head and Neck Cancer Patients Have Lower Survival and Higher Recurrence Risk

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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Source: www.OncologyNurseAdvisor.com Author: Kathy Boltz, PhD   Depression is a significant predictor of 5-year survival and recurrence in patients with head and neck cancer, according to a new study published in Pyschosomatic Medicine (doi: 10.1097/PSY.0000000000000256). These findings represent one of the largest studies to report on the impact of depression on cancer survival. Although depression […]

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E-cigarettes contain flavouring chemical linked to deadly ‘popcorn lung’

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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Source: The Telegraph Author: Sarah Knapton, Science Editor Public health experts are sharply divided about e‑cigarettes Photo: ALAMY   Three quarters of e-cigarettes tested by Harvard scientists contained the chemical diacetyl which is known to cause lung damage. Vapers could be at risk of developing the deadly disease ‘popcorn lung’ after scientists found a toxic chemical […]

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Researchers Find Hookah Smoking Can Lead to Serious Oral Conditions – Equivalent To Smoking 100 Cigarettes

Thursday, October 29, 2015

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Source: www.multivu.com Author: PR Newswire   CHICAGO, Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2.3 million Americans smoke tobacco from pipes, and many of those who smoke waterpipes, or hookahs, believe it’s less harmful than cigarettes. However, research published in The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) suggests hookah […]

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Athletes drive increase in high schoolers’ use of smokless tobacco, CDC study shows

Monday, October 19, 2015

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Source: www.kyforward.com Author: www.kyforward.com web staff High-school athletes are using more smokeless tobacco, even though overall tobacco use among high-school students has declined, according to a study published by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. We can do more to protect America’s youth from a lifetime of addiction,” Tom Frieden, CDC director, said […]

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Alternative Tobacco Products as a Second Front in the War on Tobacco

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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Source: www.jamanetwork.com Authors: Samir Soneji, PhD; James D. Sargent, MD; Susanne E. Tanski, MD, MPH; Brian A. Primack, MD, PhD Associations Between Initial Water Pipe Tobacco Smoking and Snus Use and Subsequent Cigarette Smoking: Results From a Longitudinal Study of US Adolescents and Young Adults Importance Many adolescents and young adults use alternative tobacco products, […]

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UC Davis will use dogs to sniff out cancer

Sunday, September 13, 2015

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Source: www.willitsnews.com Author: staff UC Davis clinicians are hoping to advance cancer screenings with the innate olfactory skills of man’s best friend. A university team of physicians, veterinarians and animal behaviorists has begun training a pair of very special canines who may represent high-tech health care on four feet in the effort to better screen […]

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Testimony by otolaryngologists in defense of tobacco companies 2009–2014

Friday, July 31, 2015

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Source: www.onlinelibrary.wiley.com Author: Robert K. Jackler, MD   Abstract Objectives/Hypothesis To examine expert testimony offered by otolaryngologists in defense of the tobacco industry and to assess whether opinions rendered were congruent with evidence in the scientific literature. Methods Data sources include publically available expert witness depositions and trial testimony of board-certified otolaryngologists employed by the […]

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For the war against oral cancer, what’s in your arsenal?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

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Source: www.dentistryiq.com Author: Dennis M. Abbott, DDS The face of oral cancer has changed: No longer is oral cancer a disease isolated to men over 60 years of age with a long history of smoking and alcohol consumption. Today, the demographic for the disease includes younger people of both sexes with no history of deleterious […]

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Works Globally to Fight Antismoking Measures

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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Source: www.nytimes.com Author: Danny Hakim   A demonstration against World No Tobacco Day in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2013. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and its foreign affiliates have joined efforts to fight antismoking laws around the world. Credit Romeo Gacad/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images KIEV, Ukraine — A parliamentary hearing was convened here in March […]

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