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tobacco addiction, Tobacco and youth, tobacco advertising, cigarette health consequences, cigarette labeling, Smoking and children, Big Tobacco

ATS Spreads Message about the Dangers of Flavored Tobacco in New Video

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Educating the public about the dangers of tobacco addiction has long been a priority for the American Thoracic Society, which provides scientifically-supported arguments to counter Big Tobacco’s marketing and lobbying efforts. Now, the ATS is debuting a new video in which children help to highlight the dangers associated with candy-flavored tobacco, which experts fear will induce kids to use tobacco, leading to a lifetime of addiction.

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Clinical Guidelines, Lung Disease, rare lung diseases, lymphangioleiomyomatosis , Pulmonary

New Guidelines Issued for Diagnosis and Care of LAM, a Rare Lung Disease

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The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Japanese Respiratory Society (JRS) have published additional clinical practice guidelines regarding four specific questions related to the diagnosis of lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) and management of pneumothoraces in patients with LAM.

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Tobacco, Cigarettes, Big Tobbaco, tobacco addiction, tobacco advertising, Smoking and children, smoking and health, Lung Cancer, Tobacco and youth, Flavored, Smoking and cancer, Smoking Cessation

Editorial: Use Big Tobacco’s Nov 26 Corrective Statements to Reduce Smoking

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The court-ordered publication of “corrective statements” by major U.S. tobacco companies later this month should serve as a reminder that tobacco addiction remains a major health problem in the country and that Big Tobacco has a long history of marketing practices aimed at hooking a new generation on a lethal product, according to an editorial published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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Sleep Apnea, elderly adults, Alzheimer's, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Alzheimer's Disease, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Problems

Sleep Apnea May Increase Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s Disease

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may put elderly people at greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (Ipf), Lung Disease, lung disorders, Research Fellowships, Research Funding, rare lung diseases

New Research Fellowship in IPF Funded by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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The ATS Foundation continues to support researchers committed to improving the lives of patients with respiratory disease. Today, the Foundation announces its new ATS Foundation/Boehringer Ingelheim Research Fellowship in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The fellowship will award $100,000 over two years.

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ATS Objects to the EPA’s Move to Silence the Input of Scientists

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Today the EPA announced a new policy regarding who can serve on the agency’s scientific advisory boards. In earlier comments, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt had questioned the “independence, and the veracity and the transparency of those recommendations that are coming our way” from scientists who have received EPA research funding.

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E-Cigarettes May Trigger Unique and Potentially Damaging Immune Responses

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E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones that cigarettes trigger that can lead to lung disease, according to new research published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Clean Power Plan Repeal is Irresponsible in the Face of Scientific Evidence: ATS

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“The decision to repeal the Clean Power Plan flies in the face of scientific evidence of the dangers air pollution poses to public health, and we cannot keep silent on this,” said George Thurston, ScD, chair of the ATS Environmental Health Policy Committee.

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Repealing the Clean Power Plan Would Be Irresponsible: ATS

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Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disordered Breathing, Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine, transportation accidents, Health Screenings, Health And Safety

The ATS Applauds New Legislation Addressing Sleep Apnea Among Transportation Workers

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The American Thoracic Society applauds the efforts of New York Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and New Jersey Senators Booker and Menendez for their legislation to improve transportation safety by addressing sleep apnea. We believe screening for sleep disorders like sleep apnea and ensuring appropriate treatment for sleep related illness will improve the health of transportation workers and improve the safety of the U.S. transportation system for all travelers.







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