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2014-01-08 12:26:31

But Groups Say Work Remains to Further Reduce Number Of Lives Lost to Smoking-Related Cancers ATLANTA, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation marks the 50(th) anniversary this month of the first U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Tobacco and Health, the American Cancer Society and its nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), point to remarkable progress in the fight against tobacco and the resulting lives saved from...

2014-01-08 11:47:21

Among cigarette smokers, the combined use of the smoking cessation medications varenicline and bupropion, compared with varenicline alone, resulted in better rates of smoking abstinence at 12 weeks, but rates were similar after one year, according to a study in the January 8 issue of JAMA. Smoking accounts for 62 percent of deaths among female smokers and 60 percent of deaths among male smokers. Innovative pharmacotherapeutic approaches to tobacco-dependence treatment need investigation to...

Since First Surgeon General Report On Tobacco Products 50 Years Ago, Tighter Government Regulations Have Saved Countless American Lives
2014-01-08 11:02:08

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online The first Surgeon General’s Report about smoking and its health risks was issued in 1964. This year marks its 50th anniversary. Since then, much progress has been made, with the number of adults smoking being cut by half. However, the use of tobacco products is still the number one cause of disabilities and death in the country. According to a study published January 7, 2014 in the Journal of the American Medical Association...

2014-01-08 08:25:28

Frank Freudberg's edgy new thriller Find Virgil takes readers inside one man's war against death-peddling cigarette companies. And it doesn't end pretty. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Surgeon General's "Smoking and Health" report from 1964 didn't do it. The $206 billion Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement from the 1990s didn't do it. Hundreds of successful lawsuits by dying victims didn't do it. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140108/PH42314-a ) (Photo:...

2014-01-07 16:25:46

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: As the United States marks the 50(th) anniversary of the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health, a new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) powerfully illustrates how much our nation's health has benefited from reductions in smoking over the past 50 years - and how far we still have to go to end the epidemic...

2014-01-06 08:28:46

NEwhere Electronic Cigarettes continues to innovate in the disposable electronic cigarette industry, preparing for the release of their highly anticipated ZERO Nicotine Hookah Flavored E-Cigars. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Fresh off the red hot launch of the NEwhere ZERO Nicotine E-Hookah Pen, company executives are announcing the release of their brand new ZERO Nicotine Hookah flavored E-Cigar: The NEwhere BOSS. (Photo:...

2014-01-04 23:21:52

Noexamlifeinsurance.us (http://noexamlifeinsurance.us), announces new blog, “Quit Smoking Tobacco In Order To Be Eligible For Life Insurance Coverage!” (PRWEB) January 03, 2014 Noexamlifeinsurance.us has released a blog explaining how to become eligible for no exam life insurance coverage. Cigarettes and other tobacco products are harmful for a person’s health. Tobacco is linked with a number of serious medical issues like pneumonia, lung cancer, heart attacks etc. Because of the...

Quit Smoking For A Good Night’s Sleep
2014-01-02 16:40:30

[ Watch the Video: Quit Smoking! You Will Sleep Better ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online In addition to causing cancer and heart disease, tobacco smoke disrupts the body’s circadian rhythms and ruins sleep quality, according to a new study in The FASEB Journal. "This study has found a common pathway whereby cigarette smoke impacts both pulmonary and neurophysiological function,” said Irfan Rahman, a researcher at the University of Rochester in New York....

Tripling Tobacco Tax
2014-01-02 09:02:01

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While it may cause some grumbling among smokers, high taxes on tobacco products have been shown to be an effective way to reduce the use of cigarettes. A research review published Monday in the New England Journal of Medicine has called for these prohibitive taxes to be taken a step further – suggesting that a tripling of taxes could cut the number of smokers by one-third and stop 200 million premature deaths. Such a large tax...

Outgoing NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Signs Indoor E-Cigarette Ban
2014-01-01 06:10:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In one of his final acts as the mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg signed a law expanding the Big Apple’s ban on indoor smoking to include electronic cigarettes, various media outlets have reported. According to a CNN.com blog, Bloomberg gave his seal of approval Tuesday to an initiative expanding the city’s Smoke Free Air Act. Now, use of the battery-operated devices will be prohibited in offices, bars, restaurants and...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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