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It’s Never Too Late to Quit Smoking and Save Your Vision

Tweet Need a little extra incentive to kick the habit? Just in time for New Year’s resolutions, a UCLA study finds that even after age 80, smoking continues to increase one’s risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness in Americans over 65. The American Journal of Ophthalmology publishes the findings in its January edition. “The take-home message is that it’s never too late to quit smoki ... Jump to full article >>

Good intentions go up in smoke

Tweet More and more people are trying to give up smoking – but new research suggests the habit is still as hard as ever to kick. Up to 66 per cent of NSW smokers will try to quit in the next six months – seven per cent more than in 2005 – according to the Cancer Institute NSW’s Smoking and Health Survey 2009. Hard-hitting campaigns, health warnings and new laws governing thecigarettes camel are helping persuade a greater n ... Jump to full article >>