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2014-06-27 15:01:35

Johns Hopkins Medicine A Johns Hopkins-led research team has found that motivational interviewing, along with standard education and awareness programs, significantly reduced secondhand smoke exposure among children living in those households. Motivational interviewing, a counseling strategy that gained popularity in the treatment of alcoholics, uses a patient-centered counseling approach to help motivate people to change behaviors. Experts say it stands in contrast to externally...

2014-06-23 08:26:23

FDA Urged to Stop Harmful Changes Made by Tobacco Industry WASHINGTON, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Design changes and chemical additives introduced by tobacco companies in recent decades have made cigarettes more addictive, more attractive to kids and even more deadly, according to a report issued today by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO The report, titled Designed for Addiction, details how tobacco companies purposely...

2014-06-18 16:27:58

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The following is a statement of Susan M. Liss, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO In a big win for kids and public health, a federal judge today upheld New York City's new law prohibiting the use of coupons and other discounting schemes that make tobacco products cheaper and more appealing to kids. The new law is designed to prevent tobacco companies from...

Online Availability Of Electronic Cigarettes Is Exploding: Study
2014-06-17 08:45:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Both online and offline, e-cigarettes appear to be exploding in popularity and a new study from researchers at the University of California, San Diego has revealed the degree of diversity in complexity that has recently emerged in the industry. According to their report published in the journal Tobacco Control, the researchers found an average of 10 new e-cigarette brand names entered the online marketplace on a monthly basis from 2012...

2014-06-13 20:22:11

DUBLIN, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7c37qp/ecigarette) has announced the addition of the "E-cigarette Market in the UK 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7c37qp/ecigarette ]report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The E-cigarette market in the UK is witnessing changes in lifestyle and preferences. The introduction of...

2014-06-12 16:25:47

New CDC Data Reinforces Need for FDA Regulation of Cigars WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released the results of its 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) showing cigar usage rates among high school boys now match those of cigarette smoking (both 16 percent), and alarmingly, among 12(th) grade boys, cigar rates (23 percent) were higher than cigarette rates (20 percent). While the research shows...

2014-06-06 12:25:05

Initiative Aims to Protect Kids from Tobacco Industry's Harmful Practices WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids announced today that it is establishing a new initiative - the Max Shacknai Center: Shining the Light Project - to expose tobacco industry activities that encourage young people to smoke and support effective action to protect children from tobacco addiction. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO The new...

2014-06-03 08:28:10

Freudberg's edgy thriller takes audiobook fans inside a madman's solitary war against death-peddling tobacco companies. It doesn't end pretty. PHILADELPHIA, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the infamous underground novel of revenge Find Virgil, health fanatic Martin Muntor develops lung cancer from second-hand smoke, and he's not amused. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140602/93196 Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140602/93195 Muntor, a Philadelphia...

America's Youth Seeing More And More Ads For Electronic Cigarettes
2014-06-02 13:05:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Unlike conventional cigarettes – the advertising for electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, is not currently regulated at the federal level and a new study form RTI International in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina found that e-cigarette ads targeting adolescents has risen over 250 percent from 2011 to 2013. The study also found that e-cigarette ads targeting young adults rose more than 320 percent over that same time frame....

2014-05-27 14:51:13

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Allergists warn e-smokers of unknown risks Caveat emptor – or "buyer beware" holds true when it comes to the unknown health effects of e-cigarettes. An article in the June issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), examines risks, including the ongoing dependence on nicotine and the dual use of e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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