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Norway’s oldest man, 107, shares his secrets for long life: Wine and Cigarettes

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While the hunt for the fountain of youth continues, Norway’s newly-crowned oldest man, George Melford Nygaard, has shared his thoughts on the secret to a long and fulfilling life without missing out on the finer things. Following the death of Torbjorn Ovrebo last week, Nygaard officially became Norway’s oldest man at the age of 107. He will celebrate his 108th birthday on January 12. In 2017,... 

Fidel Castro, Cuba's longtime communist dictator dies at 90

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After years of dealing with failing health, Fidel Castro, communist dictator of the Cuban revolution who steered the country through decades of a US economic blockade, has died, state media report. Castro died in Havana on Friday at 10:29pm local time, Cuban television said. His death was announced by his brother Raul, who took the reins after Fidel stepped down. “According to the will expressed... 

Democrats Join Big Tobacco to Stop Vaping Industry

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Democrats are joining forces with Big Tobacco to stop the exploding eCigarette industry. Under pressure from the Big Tobacco lobby, the Democratic Federal Drug Administration has extended regulations of tobacco products to eCigs, which ironically could flip hipster Bernie Sanders voters to Trump. Major tobacco companies fear the rise of vaping, but instead of competing with the upstart industry in... 

Cigarettes to kill 2 million in China in 2030

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Deaths caused by cigarette smoking in China will double to two million people in 2030, a study says. In the study published in The Lancet medical journal on Friday, researchers warned of a “growing epidemic of premature death” in the world’s most populous nation. The research showed that one in three young Chinese men will be killed by tobacco. It was conducted by researchers from... 

Lung cancer can go undetected for 20 years

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Smoking is responsible for nine out of every 10 diagnosed cases of lung cancer. Scientists have discovered that lung cancer cells can lie dormant for over 20 years before they turn deadly, helping to explain the disease’s persistence that kills 1.5 million people every year. According to two papers published in the journal, Science, scientists discovered that tumor cells quietly shape-shift into... 

Cancer takes the form of global threat

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According to a WHO report, in the next 20 years, the world will see an increase in the number of oncological patients. Over the period between 2014 and 2034 the number of cases each year will increase by 22 million people. Mortality will also increase up to 13 million people a year. Among other things, it is expected that the cost of treatment will increase significantly. The most common types of... 

Dad Calls Cops on Son to Teach Him a Lesson, Cops Shoot Son Dead

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A father’s attempt to teach his son a lesson for taking his truck without permission ended in tragedy Monday after a local police officer shot the teenager dead. James Comstock told the Des Moines Register he called the police on his son Tyler after the latter took the former’s truck in retaliation for refusing to buy him cigarettes. Ames Police Officer Adam McPherson reportedly spotted the lawn... 

Smoking ban comes into effect in Russia

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A law banning smoking in certain public places, including airports, railway stations and bus stops, comes into force on June 1 in Russia – the country where up to 40 % of the adult population regularly light up. From now on, smoking is officially outlawed in public transport, schools, unis, healthcare and sports facilities, state administration premises as well as in lifts and in stairways of apartment... 

Obamacare to hit smokers with huge penalties

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Smokers, beware: tobacco penalties under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act could subject millions of smokers to fees costing thousands of dollars, making healthcare more expensive for them than Americans with other unhealthy habits. The Affordable Care Act, which critics have also called “Obamacare”, could subject smokers to premiums that are 50 percent higher than usual, starting next Jan... 

Russia to ban smoking in bars, restaurants and clubs

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Smoking in public places, including bars, restaurants and clubs, will be banned in Russia from July 1, 2014. The ban on the sale of cigarettes in kiosks will come into force this spring. The State Duma Committee on Health approved 30 amendments to the anti-smoking law from the previously proposed 169. MPs did not approve the amendments expanding the list of public places where smoking should be prohibited.... 

EU to ban menthol cigarettes

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Flavoured cigarettes, including menthol, strawberry, or vanilla, are set to be banned in the European Union. The EU health commissioner also wants to make pictorial warnings occupy 75 per cent of the pack. ­The draft legislation on measures to curb smoking were unveiled on Wednesday. However, they still need to be approved by EU governments and the European parliament, which could take up to three... 

New Year's Resolution: Stop Smoking

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For those who (yet again) have earmarked giving up smoking for their New Year’s Resolution, then there is some good news on the way: Facilitas Healthcare has come up with some important new information: regular consumption of fresh fruit and vegetables reduces craving. The research divulged by Facilitas Healthcare is based on a study carried out by the University of Oxford, England, which revealed... 

­Smoking orang-utan to be forced to quit

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Keepers at a Zoo in Indonesia are planning to help an orang-utan named Tori give up smoking. The animal started ten years ago after visitors to the Zoo on the island of Java began throwing him cigarettes, reports the Jakarta Globe newspaper. “It is very common in Indonesian zoos for people to throw cigarettes or food into animals’ cages even though there are signs to not feed or give cigarettes,”... 

Safety fears over Electronic Cigarettes because they are Unclean and Unregulated

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Health experts are demanding tighter controls on electronic cigarettes amid fears customers could be exposed to poisonous chemicals. The nicotine vapour inhaler devices are not subject regulation, and fears are growing that people could be subjected to ‘unclean’ and ‘unsafe’ products. The devices hit the headlines earlier this year when it emerged Standard Life had banned its... 

Australia deprives Tobacco Giants of their Brands

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Australia is introducing a single design model for cigarette packs of all the brands sold in the country. The respective law has been adopted by the country’s parliament, and after approval by the Governor-General it may come into force. Tobacco corporations have already sent their representatives to courts, and a number of countries are observing the attempt to null the cigarette brands. Australia... 
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