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New Opioid Use Among Older Adults with COPD Linked to Increased Risk for Respiratory-Related Death
July 14, 2016 1:18 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras (News-Medical.net) — Older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who start using opioids have a more than two-fold higher risk of dying from a respiratory-related complication compared to non-opioid users, St. Michael's Hospital Read More...
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Not Just Blowing Smoke
May 6, 2016 1:57 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras One of the great fallacies we sometimes entertain is the idea that smoking as a tempting boogeyman — particularly for curious adolescents — is largely a thing of the past, thanks to effective PSAs. The unfortunate truth of the matter, Read More...
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LUNGevity Launches #ThisIsHope Campaign
April 29, 2016 9:07 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras Cancer occupies a singular, ugly space in the hearts and minds of many. Those few unaffected — at least tangentially — by the disease dread the mere mention of it ever coming to their door. Those who have been affected, either personally Read More...
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The Kids Are Not Alright
April 15, 2016 1:49 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras In the late 1990s and early 2000s when I was growing up, the anti-smoking campaigns were at their apex. Beyond merely demonizing (deservedly) the harmful habit of smoking, legislation was being passed at the state and federal levels to Read More...
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Attack of the Ads
January 8, 2016 2:01 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras There are numerous wonderful things about how information is produced in the digital age. Entire publications which once required dozens of people under one roof to put together can now be written, edited and adorned with art and illustration Read More...
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Vaporizing the E-Cigarette Myth
December 9, 2015 12:01 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras In a BBC television adaptation of Anne Bronte’s “The Tenant of Wildfell Hall,” there is an insightful quote that ironically does not appear in the novel itself: “ We are all too eager to think our pleasures must be blessed.” Pulling back Read More...
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Lights Out
November 6, 2015 7:25 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
By Tamer Abouras It’s hard to believe that until only fairly recently, indoor smoking was still alive and well. Even at restaurants, a host asking if you would prefer to sit in the smoking or non-smoking section was standard. In recent years, however, Read More...
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Why Mesothelioma is Often Missed by Doctors
July 9, 2015 1:48 PM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Mesothelioma.us, a free online resource devoted to helping people with mesothelioma and their loved ones, has just posted a new study that says the symptoms of the deadly disease often slip by doctors. As the new article on http://mesothelioma.us/ notes, Read More...
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CVS Funds Smoking Cessation Program for Veterans, Others
May 28, 2015 9:15 AM by ADVANCE for Respiratory Care & Sleep Medicine
Easter Seals is marking World No Tobacco Day on May 31, by launching a national smoking cessation program to help veterans, people with disabilities and caregivers live healthier, tobacco-free lives. Funding for the new program is supported by a $400,000 Read More...
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Is It Time to Get Tobacco Out of Baseball?
October 20, 2011 10:35 AM by Valerie Newitt
Should tobacco in the ballpark count as a strike? "Smokeless tobacco" of the chewing variety is at the heart of a vile practice, giving way to the all-too-common distended cheeks, spit-spewing mouth, and discolored teeth found in many a major leaguer. Read More...
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Smoke-Free Apartments a Boon to Landlords
August 23, 2011 9:20 AM by Valerie Newitt
You've heard about smoke free restaurants, smoke-free workplaces, and even smoke-free beaches. Now landlords may have a greater incentive to opt for smoke-free apartment houses. Indeed, home-sweet-home for apartment dwellers may become another smoke-free Read More...
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Menthol Cigarettes Make Quitting Harder
August 16, 2011 3:34 PM by Valerie Newitt
Research from investigators at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ) and UMDNJ-School of Public Health suggests that menthol cigarettes are associated with decreased quitting in the United States, and that this effect is more pronounced for blacks Read More...
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Calling All Dads to Quit Smoking
June 19, 2011 10:57 PM by Sharlene George
One of my favorite stories my father told me when I was a little girl wasn't about princesses or ponies. It was a true story about the night he quit smoking. One evening when I was still brand-new, my dad bent over my crib to check if I was snug and content. Read More...
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Happy 'World No Tobacco Day'
May 31, 2011 3:57 PM by Valerie Newitt
It is estimated more than 5 million people will die this year from a tobacco-related heart attack, stroke, cancer, lung ailment, COPD, etc. (And another 600,000 will succomb to illness brought on by second-hand smoke.) And as those so-inflicted wend their Read More...
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Encouragement, Not Criticism, Helps Minorities Quit Smoking
May 5, 2011 9:31 AM by Valerie Newitt
A new study by the American Legacy Foundation, suggests that encouragement, not criticism, is the best way to influence African-American smokers to quit. Reported in the May/June issue of the American Journal of Health Promotion and distributed by the Read More...
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