Tag Archives: Secondhand Smoke

Tobacco Use and Dementia (WHO / BBC News)

Summary This World Health Organization (WHO) document is part of a series of tobacco use knowledge summaries. It has been prepared with the help of Alzheimer’s Disease International, and summarises the current evidence. “Smokers have a 45% higher risk of … Continue reading

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Smoking Increases Risk of Stroke and Dementia (Public Health England)

Summary The Public Health England (PHE) “Smokefree Health Harms” campaign highlights the damage to health which can be caused by smoking. The inhalation of dangerous chemicals from cigarettes (such as arsenic and cyanide) can damage the vascular system and major organs, … Continue reading

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UK Health Performance: the Global Burden of Disease Study (NHS Choices / Lancet / BBC News)

Summary Health outcomes have improved over the past 30 years in the UK, but these improvements have been out-performed in other developed countries. When considering the top-ten causes of premature death in the UK during 2010, many of these (heart … Continue reading

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Secondhand Smoke / Passive Smoking and Dementia Risk (Occupational and Environmental Medicine / NHS Choices)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service has released a further critical appraisal concerning an investigation into smoking-related health risks and dementia. The cohort study in question investigated the possible relationship between environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) and the later … Continue reading

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