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WHO-commissioned Review On E-cigarettes Is Misleading

WHO-commissioned Review On E-cigarettes Is Misleading, According To Experts

King's College London World leading tobacco experts argue that a recently published World Health Organization (WHO)-commissioned review of evidence on e-cigarettes contains important errors, misinterpretations and misrepresentations putting...

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electronic cigarettes and substance abuse
2014-09-04 04:00:17

Karin Eskenazi, Columbia University Medical Center Nicotine, no matter the source, may function as a gateway to marijuana and cocaine Like conventional cigarettes, electronic cigarettes (or e-cigarettes) may function as a “gateway drug” — a drug that lowers the threshold for addiction to other substances, such as marijuana and cocaine — according to the 120th Shattuck lecture, presented to the Massachusetts Medical Society by Columbia researchers Denise and Eric Kandel and...

2014-09-04 08:30:17

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smoking cigarettes or drinking too much alcohol can cause addiction and other serious health issues. The risk of diseases associated with tobacco and alcohol increase for those who drink and smoke. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 443,000 people in the United States die of illnesses caused by tobacco each year. Meanwhile, about 88,000 die from alcohol-related illnesses. Diseases caused by smoking tobacco Smoking...

2014-09-03 08:33:32

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: CVS Health's announcement today that it has ended tobacco sales sends a resounding message to the entire retail industry: Responsible retailers - especially those that provide health care through pharmacies and clinics - should not be in the business of selling cigarettes and other tobacco products. There is a fundamental conflict between...

2014-09-03 08:33:12

Calls on Other Retailers to Halt Tobacco Sales CHICAGO, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association applauds CVS for removing cigarettes and all tobacco products from all CVS/pharmacy locations across the U.S. This is an important milestone for the health of the American people today and for generations to come. We are very pleased that CVS has accelerated its timeline to remove all tobacco products from its shelves. We urge all retailers - especially retailers with pharmacies...

electronic cigarette secondhand smoke
2014-09-02 05:11:51

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the single most easily preventable cause of death and disease is to eliminate tobacco use. Smoking can lead to many health issues including respiratory, cancer, heart disease, and blood problems. Over 480,000 Americans die each year due to cigarette smoking, and 41,000 of these deaths happen due to secondhand exposure to smoke. With the ever-growing popularity of...

2014-08-26 08:30:03

ALBANY, New York, August 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report, "Geriatric Care Services Market [http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis/213363 ] (Home Care, Adult Day Care, and Institutional Care) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.9 % from 2013 to 2019, to reach an estimated value of USD 850.0 billion by 2019. The geriatric care services market has been...

2014-08-25 16:27:49

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 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 The number of U.S. youth who used electronic cigarettes, but have never smoked a regular cigarette, has more than tripled in the past three years, from 79,000 in 2011 to over 263,000 in 2013. And these youth are nearly twice as likely to intend to smoke regular cigarettes as...

2014-08-25 12:23:22

truth® Rallies Teens To Harness Their Online Influence To Become The First Smoke-Free Generation WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, August 24, truth®, the nation's largest and longest running youth smoking prevention campaign, premiered the latest advertisements in its new Finish It campaign, titled "Unpaid" and "Response". Both aired during the hugely popular MTV Video Music Awards broadcast - an annual music awards ceremony that attracts millions of viewers and sparks...

2014-08-25 08:29:26

The following is being released by Joseph A. Califano, Jr., former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare, Carter Administration and Chairman, Citizens' Commission to Protect the Truth and Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, former Secretary of Health and Human Services, Bush Administration and Vice Chairman, Citizens' Commission to Protect the Truth NEW YORK, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Legacy's new truth campaign 'Finish It' sets the stage to end cigarette smoking once...

2014-08-20 16:26:32

PHOENIX, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Smoking Vapor's brand new website sports a look and feel that is going to keep its customers cool during the heated public policy debates surrounding e-cigarettes. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140820/137744 The site features a responsive design, highly enhanced usability functions, and a complete visual overhaul to accompany the company's new brand. Smoking Vapor, or "SV," as their stylish new packaging denotes, has...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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