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Don't Blame Doctors for Nonadherence
Thu, 20 Jul 2017 16:30:00 -0400
Skeptical Scalpel, MD, examines how to get patients to take their medicine

WHO: Global Treaty to End Smoking Having an Impact
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:00:00 -0400
Tobacco industry remains biggest barrier to full adoption

Stop-Smoking Meds Underused in Post-MI Setting
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:00:00 -0400
Just 7% of smokers filled smoking cessation drug prescriptions

Non-Invasive Ventilation Reduces Death from COPD Breathing Failure
Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:30:00 -0400
Also reduces need for intubation, Cochrane reviewers find

10 Questions to Challenge Your Medical News Savvy
Sun, 16 Jul 2017 09:00:00 -0400
Weekly News Quiz: July 7-13

Worldwide Anti-Smoking Efforts Under Quiet Industry Attack
Sat, 15 Jul 2017 11:00:00 -0400
Tobacco firms work behind the scenes to weaken regulations

Phillip Morris Secretly Subverting WHO Treaty (Reuters)
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:09:13 -0400
Reuters investigation includes thousands of documents

Sinusitis Eventually Abates when Smokers Quit
Thu, 13 Jul 2017 15:00:00 -0400
Study: symptoms wane after about a decade

House Committee Looks to Dilute Tobacco Control Act
Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:30:00 -0400
Health advocates deem riders that weaken FDA authority as 'dangerous'

Frequent Exacerbator Phenotypes Rare in COPD
Sat, 08 Jul 2017 16:00:00 -0400
Just 2% of patients had two or more annual exacerbations over 3 years

CDC: More People are Lighting Up on Silver Screen
Sat, 08 Jul 2017 15:00:00 -0400
Tobacco use increased in PG-13 movies, reversing earlier decline

COPD Patients Who Live Alone are Less Active
Wed, 05 Jul 2017 11:00:00 -0400
Living with spouse or other caregiver linked to greater rehab uptake

New Opioid Use in Older COPD Patients Tied to Higher CV Death Risk
Sun, 02 Jul 2017 14:00:00 -0400
Opioids are commonly prescribed to COPD patients

Heart Deaths, Infant Mortality Down; Obesity, Rx Use Up (CDC)
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:45:00 -0400
Report examines 40 years of U.S. health trends

Spotlight on Asthma-COPD Overlap Needed, Panel Says
Wed, 28 Jun 2017 11:30:00 -0400
Group calls for inclusion of ACO patients in clinical trials