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  1. Risk of heart disease in wives raised by smokers

    Posted Feb 07th 2007, 12:00am by Lilian Goh

    ... Lilian Goh Smoking husbands can increase their wives' risk of heart disease by one and a half to almost four times depending on how long and how heavily they smoke. This has emerged ... women suffering from heart disease, and 268 non-sufferers as a control group, between 2004 and last year. The study found that, on average, passive smoking in the home increased a wife's ...

  2. Passive smoking children face long-term health problems

    Posted May 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Obstructive Disease (TESAOD), a population-based, prospective study initiated in 1972 that enrolled 3,805 individuals from 1,655 households in the Tucson area in an effort to assess prevalence rates and risk factors of respiratory and other chronic diseases. Participants completed questionnaires issued every two years until 1996. For this study, the researchers used data from 371 individuals ...

  3. News - China - PUBLIC HEALTH

    China's inertia on tobacco control 'promises costly tsunami of illness'

    Posted May 31st 2013, 12:00am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer and lung disease, which account for 85 per cent of deaths on the mainland. More than 300 million mainlanders smoke, with another 740 million ... disease will increase dramatically, like a tsunami," she said this week, ahead of today's World No Tobacco Day. The WHO says tobacco is responsible for a million deaths on the mainland ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    China must declare war on tobacco

    Posted Feb 26th 2013, 12:00am by Cesar Chelala

    ... is an overwhelming medical and scientific evidence that smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema and other serious diseases." Today, while its use has diminished considerably ... diseases. According to a recent Brookings Institution report, the number could rise to 2 million a year by 2020. To combat smoking, it is necessary to mobilise communities, educate people about ...

  5. News - China - HEALTH

    WHO demands urgent smoking controls to curb number of deaths

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by ZHUANG PINGHUI

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com One million deaths a year are blamed on non-communicable diseases related to tobacco use, with warnings of grave economic consequences W.H.O. calls for urgent action to curb smoking The World Health Organisation has called for the urgent introduction of tobacco controls on the mainland to curb non-communicable diseases (NCDs), the biggest cause ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - SHORT SCIENCE

    Short Science, January 6, 2013

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Clinical Infectious Diseases. A 35-year-old HIV patient who did not smoke was likely to live to 78, while one who smoked was likely to die before 63, it found. The risk of early death from cancer or heart disease was higher among infected smokers. Smoking was more closely linked to early death than obesity, excess drinking or baseline viral load (the sickness of a patient at diagnosis). NYT ...

  7. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    US study links autism to roadside pollution

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 12:00am by Howard Winn

    ... cancer and other diseases. It also found that they had "denied and distorted the truth as to the addictive nature of their products for several decades" adding "defendants have ... include "second-hand smoke kills over 3,000 Americans each year. Smoking causes heart disease, emphysema, acute myeloid leukaemia, and cancer of the mouth, oesophagus, larynx, lung, stomach, ...

  8. News - World - TOBACCO

    European Union calls for ban on menthol cigarettes

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... smoking-related diseases, the costs of treatment for which run to €25 billion (HK$256 billion) plus a further €8 billion in lost productivity, the European Commission outlined a range of measures aimed ...

  9. Drug for smokers to quit could be a drag on resources

    Posted May 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... effective than a placebo. Authorities in other countries had also linked such drugs to suicidal tendencies and cardiovascular diseases, he said. And even though such drugs are covered by basic ... that the mainland only extended insurance coverage to serious diseases such as kidney failure and lung cancer in March. 'The point is you can't quit smoking solely because of the drugs ...

  10. There is no excuse for smoking

    Posted Jan 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... effects of smoking only happen on the inside. Lung cancer is the effect everybody knows about. Smoking can also cause other cancers, heart disease and hardening of the arteries. And that's ... As well as the diseases you mention, smoking can increase the risk of strokes, aneurysms, rheumatoid arthritis, dementia, gum disease, tooth loss, osteoporosis and cataracts. Smoking can make ...




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