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2013-09-30 14:16:30

UMD researcher urges stronger regulation of tobacco advertising Nearly two-thirds of young children in low- and middle-income countries can identify cigarette brand logos, according to a study from researchers at the University of Maryland School of Public Health (UMD SPH) and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, examined the reach of tobacco and cigarette marketing among some of the world's most vulnerable...

2013-09-26 23:24:19

On September 24, 2013, following a three month trial and almost sixteen years of litigation, San Diego County Superior Court Judge Ronald S. Prager issued a long-awaited ruling (case No. 711400) against cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris USA, Inc., finding that over a period of several years the company had deceptively marketed its top-selling Marlboro Lights as being less harmful than regular full-flavored cigarettes. Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 In a 21 page ruling...

2013-09-26 23:23:23

Campaign Emphasizes “Children Are Smoke-Free Zones” Denver, Colo. (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 Evolve Communications, working with a coalition of Colorado county public health departments, has recently launched a secondhand smoke campaign that stresses children are “smoke-free zones.” “Our core messages that children are smoke free zones’ and ‘where you smoke matters’ are designed to cut through the myths surrounding secondhand smoke,” says Anne Smith, principal at Evolve...

FDA Urged To Regulate Electronic Cigarettes
2013-09-25 04:46:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online [ Watch the Video: The Risks Of Smoking E-Cigarettes For Teens ] A group consisting of 40 state attorneys general has petitioned the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calling upon the regulatory agency to start regulating electronic cigarettes in much the same way that they do tobacco products. In a letter dated September 24, members of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) urged the FDA to meet the...

2013-09-20 23:18:23

A New Mexico InventHelp Client has invented the Gaming Video Smoke Eliminator, which is being submitted to companies for review. (PRWEB) September 20, 2013 While playing video games in public, I was confronted by a person that was blowing his second hand smoke in my face, and neither of us wanted to move to a different video game machine because we were both winning our respective games," said an inventor and gaming enthusiast from Santa Fe, N.M. "He gave me the finger when...

Obesity And Smoking New Health Risks
2013-09-11 15:23:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In addition to well-publicized tobacco-related health risks like cancer and cardiovascular disease, new research suggests that obese men and women exposed to smoke could experience issues with their prescription medication or other medical problems. Speaking at the 246th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Indianapolis on Wednesday, Aaron Wright of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory...

2013-09-10 11:06:06

Scotland and other nations to set target year for ending tobacco use As the Tobacco End Game conference takes place in New Delhi, India, this week, The World Heart Federation today calls on countries worldwide to follow the example set by nations such as Finland, New Zealand, and Scotland to set a target year to end tobacco use in their populations. Ending tobacco use in this sense means reducing population smoking levels to 5% or below, as well as implementing further measures in the...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.