Study Finds Cigar and Pipe Smoking Doubles Risk of COPD

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A study in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that in spite of being considered non-inhaled forms of smoking, cigar and pipe smoking doubled the risk for developing COPD over those who did not smoke at all.

Effect of the California Tobacco Control Program on Personal Health Care Expenditures

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Background Large state tobacco control programs have been shown to reduce smoking and would be expected to affect health care costs. We investigate the effect of California's large-scale tobacco control program on aggregate personal health care expenditures in the state. Methods and Findings Cointegrating regressions were used to predict (1) the difference in per capita cigarette consumption between California and 38 control states as a function of the...
Authors: James M Lightwood, Alexis Dinno, Stanton A Glantz

Effect of the California Tobacco Control Program on Personal Health Care Expenditures

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Stanton Glantz (of the University of California, San Francisco) and colleagues find that the California state tobacco control program is associated not only with reduced smoking, but with reductions in health care costs as well.

Lung Cancer Risks raised by Genetic Variations

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A research team led by scientists at MD Anderson Cancer Center report that 2 specific common inherited
genetic variations are associated with increased risk of lung cancer for smokers and former smokers.
Dr. Amos talks about how the findings are a major step forward in identifying those at high risk for
non-small cell lung cancer and for understanding how smoking and genetic factors interact to cause the disease.