The conclusions from these reports have evolved from a few causal associations in 1964 to a robust body of evidence documenting health consequences both from active smoking and exposure to secondhand smoke across a range of diseases and organ systems. A half century after the release of the first report, we continue to add to the long list of diseases caused by tobacco use and exposure.Acting Surgeon General Boris D. Lushniak • Discussing a report released Friday, 50 years after the release of the first government report linking smoking to various diseases, which links smoking to a number of new diseases. Among the diseases pinpointed: Type 2 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and erectile dysfunction. So in case it wasn’t clear before, smoking isn’t healthy.
Like some Americans, the complicated nature of the president’s case required an in-person sign-up. As you’d expect, the president’s personal information is not readily available in the variety of government databases HealthCare.gov uses to verify identities.Obama signed up for Obamacare today, but it was a staffer who had to wait in line.
poorrichardsnews said: Conservatives are not cheering the pain of regular people. We are cheering the failure of Obamacare and policies like it that HURT regular people. I have no shame in cheering Obama’s policy failures b/c they are harmful to the American people.
» SFB says: But where were the news conferences, the Fox News alerts, the parading of people who couldn’t get their lifesaving cancer treatments under the old system? Where was the media attention when thousands of people were routinely dumped once they got sick? When did Republicans in Congress hold an oversight hearing on the leading cause of personal bankruptcy—medical debt? — Ernie @ SFB
» Oh yeah, fun fact: Around 600 bugs are known on the site; about 200 have been fixed so far. So progress is still being made.