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2014-01-09 16:23:13

CDC report finds fastest drop in adults aged 35-44 years ATLANTA, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tobacco control efforts are having a major impact on Americans' health, a new analysis of lung-cancer data suggests. The rate of new lung cancer cases decreased among men and women in the United States from 2005 to 2009, according to a report in this week's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The study also found that lung cancer incidence rates went down 2.6 percent per...

2014-01-08 23:02:26

Effort to support smokers who want to quit; celebrate former smokers, hits the road. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Project Quit, a part of the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline, an online community of Arizonans trying to quit tobacco use, is kicking off the year in partnership with Vestar centers across the Valley. The goal is to help and encourage the many Arizonans who will make quitting the use of tobacco their New Year’s resolution. “We’re supportive of Project Quit and their...

2014-01-08 12:31:10

Statement by Georges Benjamin, MD, Executive Director, American Public Health Association WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "We celebrate the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health this week. "Released during an era when smoking was prevalent and tobacco use promoted as an acceptable part of a healthy lifestyle, the report led to dramatic changes in community norms and expectations. Since its release in 1964, the...

2014-01-08 12:30:15

Nation Challenged to Cut Smoking Rates to Under 10 Percent in 10 Years and Protect All Americans from Secondhand Smoke within 5 years WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the United States marks the 50(th) anniversary of the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, seven leading public health and medical organizations today called for a new national commitment to end the tobacco epidemic for good. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) At...

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:...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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