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The smoking habit kills 7 million people a year, according to the World Health Organization. A few weeks ago we published an article on the FDA’s efforts to motivate people to either stop smoking, or at least to use products that claim to be less damaging to the smoker. But might it be more effective to attack the wallets of people who smoke? Would drastically raising taxes on cigarettes deliver a more tangible – even painful – way to
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is busy executing an ambitious anti-smoking campaign to try to give smokers a major push to stop smoking. The question is, what exactly is the damaging activity that is harming people and that must be stopped? Is it smoking traditional cigarettes, i.e. drawing smoke from burning tobacco into your lungs? Is it ingesting nicotine, by whatever means? Is it being manipulated by the tobacco industry,
SEPTEMBER 2018 Here is a roundup of the articles, news & updates that we've published on the PERF blog site during the past month. Click on the "Read More" link at the bottom of each excerpt to read the full article. Physical Activity Benefits Old and Young, Frail and Healthy Did you ever wonder if those community-based exercise programs actually did much good for the people who participated? You know, programs like chair exercise and
Medication mistakes can cause illness, injuries, and even death. In the U.S. alone, hundreds of thousands of patients experience problems caused by taking the wrong medications, not taking them when needed, or taking more than what was prescribed. Among older patients, these mistakes pose a heightened risk, both because medications act differently on the body as a person ages, and because with age, compliance issues tend to arise. Older patients