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2014-07-18 06:23:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many mental health professionals look the other way when it comes to their patients smoking cigarettes, as they may appear to have a soothing effect. However, a new study has found that smoking cigarettes may have negative effects on mental health – in addition to the habit’s well-known physical effects. In the study, researchers from Washington University School of Medicine and the University of Illinois took advantage of a...

2014-07-17 16:15:14

University of York Research led by the University of York has highlighted the potential cancer risk in non-smokers – particularly young children – of tobacco smoke gases and particles deposited to surfaces and dust in the home. Until now, the risks of this exposure known as 'third hand tobacco smoke' have been highly uncertain and not considered in public policy. However, a new study published in the journal Environment International, has estimated for the first time the...

2014-07-15 12:30:27

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO The proposed merger of the Reynolds American and Lorillard tobacco companies raises important questions that go beyond antitrust. It raises important public health issues as well because it would bring together two tobacco giants with a long history of marketing to kids and deceiving...

2014-07-10 09:55:38

BMJ-British Medical Journal Smoking prevalence is 50 percent higher in this group; more effort needed to help them quit, say researchers People with mental health issues who smoke cost the UK economy nearly £2.5 billion a year, reveals research published online in Tobacco Control. The total costs are more or less equally divided among losses sustained from premature death, lost productivity, and healthcare costs to treat smoking related diseases in this group. As the prevalence...

Rise In High School Seniors Using Hookah Smoking Products
2014-07-07 10:51:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As smoking cigarettes becomes less and less socially acceptable, other forms of smoking appear to be on the rise. A new report in the journal Pediatrics has found about 20 percent of high school seniors have used a hookah in the past year. The new research was based on information from Monitoring the Future (MTF), an ongoing nationwide study of the actions, attitudes, and values of American high school students. The survey includes 130...

2014-07-02 23:02:56

Leading US Anti-smoking Company Freedom Laser Therapy Reports- FIFA pressured Brazil into lifting its alcohol ban at Stadiums for the World Cup to make way for their official sponsor Budweiser. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Los Angeles based Freedom Laser Therapy finds it intriguing how easily governmental restrictions to protect the public can be overturned, if enough pressure is applied by powerful corporations whom are backed by strong corporate sponsors. Craig Nabat, President...

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...

Teenagers Smoke More When They Are Lighting Up Menthol Cigarettes
2014-06-20 14:08:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new Canadian-based study from the University of Waterloo found that teens who smoke menthol cigarettes smoke more of them per day than teens who prefer regular cigarettes. Published in the journal Cancer Causes and Control, the study is the first to connect menthols to greater degrees of nicotine use in Canadian teens. “The appeal of menthol cigarettes among youth stems from the perception that they are less harmful than regular...

2014-06-19 16:27:37

Citizen eCigs and eCigars Launch in Thousands of Retail Outlets Nationwide LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationwide taste test winner Citizen eCig, has burst onto the forefront of the eCig product landscape. The Southern California-based Citizen Electronic Cigarette company, has introduced the highest-quality, best tasting disposable eCig line, best priced rechargeable eCig starter pack and a revolutionary first-to-retail eCigar! The Citizen Electronic Cigarette line is...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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