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June 2008 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Singer Winehouse diagnosed with emphysema
June 25, 2008 5:46 PM by test test
British singer Amy Winehouse was smoking cigarettes Monday, just one week after checking into an exclusive London rehab program where doctors diagnosed her with early signs of emphysema, reports USmagazine.com. Despite her press agents' attempts to downplay the diagnosis, the news has spurred public interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and sent lay media scrambling to find experts to explain the diagnosis. Read More...
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Can Barack Please Have a Cigarette?
June 24, 2008 5:37 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
That's how graduate student and writer Paul Devlin started off his open letter to Michelle Obama at the end of April. He went as far as saying that the future of the free world and perhaps Barack Obama's campaign depends on him getting his nicotine fix: Maybe he could have one this weekend? He really needs to win Indiana. Also, keep in mind: tobacco and North Carolina, they kind of go together, you know. Sure, he'll probably win there anyway, but a larger margin is always good. Read More...
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Dear Abby Advises Smoker on How to Refuse Quitting Advice
June 21, 2008 11:50 AM by Colleen Mullarkey
Nowadays, the pressure is on for smokers to quit - but some feel their habit and its health risks are no one's business but their own. Dear Abby published a letter from "Not Ready to Kick the Butts in Kenosha," a smoker who was sick of hearing lectures Read More...
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