PROJECTING THE EFFECT OF CHANGES IN SMOKING AND OBESITY ON FUTURE LIFE EXPECTANCY IN THE UNITED STATES
We find that both changes in smoking and in obesity are expected to
have large effects on mortality. For males, the reductions in smoking have larger effects than the rise in obesity throughout the projection period.
By 2040, male life expectancy at age 40 is expected to have gained 0.92 years from the combined effects.
Among women, however, the two sets of effects largely offset one another throughout the projection period , with a small gain of 0.26 years expected by 2040
Was tobacco jury right to award West Palm widow nothing?
Farmers in Fukushima Prefecture have harvested leaf tobacco for the first time since cultivation was temporarily stopped due to the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, and are making preparations to ship the product around December.
This year, leaf tobacco farmers enthusiastic about reviving the product took measures to reduce the effects of radioactive substances. Currently, the farmers are awaiting the results of radiation tests on harvested tobacco leaves, and are pinning their hopes on making shipments this year.
But in the long list of things “not to do”, it was the smoking ban which caught the attention of Rathkeale area councillors last week.