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2012-02-21 11:43:46

Social smokers' management of conflicted identities Extending the smoking ban outside bars could help curb "social smoking" because this goes hand in hand with drinking, suggests a small qualitative study published online in Tobacco Control. The international evidence suggests that while the prevalence of smoking per se has decreased, social smoking - smoking intermittently or only in given situations - has increased among young adults, say the authors. The authors carried out...

2012-02-14 11:21:06

Impact of national smoke free legislation on home smoking bans: Findings from the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project Europe Surveys Smoking bans in public/workplaces don't drive smokers to light up more at home, suggests a study of four European countries with smoke free legislation, published online in Tobacco Control. If anything, a ban may prompt smokers to smoke less at home, the research suggests. The authors base their findings on two waves of the...

2012-02-09 23:47:12

Researchers at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., have discovered that the immune response regulator IKBKE (serine/threonine kinase) plays two roles in tobacco-related non-small cell lung cancers. Tobacco carcinogens induce IKBKE and, in turn, IKBKE induces chemotherapy resistance. "IKBKE is a newly identified oconogene, a gene linked to cancer," said study lead author Jin Q. Cheng, Ph.D., M.D., who studies genetic alterations and their molecular mechanisms in cancer. "In our study, we...

2012-02-08 13:08:29

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered Coloradans who smoke are not thinking about quitting or getting ready to quit, and a quarter are uncomfortable approaching their doctors for help, report University of Colorado Cancer Center researchers in a recent article published in Nicotine & Tobacco Research. These and other findings from the study may help identify new approaches to encourage GLBT smokers to quit. “Among most smoking populations, we almost always find 20 percent...

Men Suffer Dementia From Smoking More Than Women
2012-02-07 08:46:01

Researchers know smoking is a risk factor for dementia in the aged, but they are also learning that men can experience more rapid cognitive decline than peers who have never smoked or who have been ex-smokers for at least 10 years. The study, from the University College London´s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health looked at data collected from 5,099 men and 2,137 women. All were employees of the British Civil Service who had participated in the study, which launched in 1985...

2012-02-06 08:35:00

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for health. Quit smoking is difficult for most smokers, but smokers can choose e cigarette as an alternative for tobacco smoking. Electronic cigarettes replace most of the harmful effects of smoking while providing the sensations and flavor of inhaled tobacco smoke.Now Innokin Technology provides a solution with its patented electronic cigarette in 2012. (PRWEB) February 06, 2012 Everyone knows that smoking is bad for health. Quit smoking is difficult for...

Child's Greatest Secondhand Smoke Exposure Coming From Inside Vehicles: CDC
2012-02-06 10:48:41

Anti-smoking advocates have snuffed out virtually all smoking in public places, even many outdoor public areas such as parks, and the zealots are now focusing on private vehicles with armloads of data showing they are potentially more dangerous than smoke-filled bars and other less confined areas, reports the Associated Press (AP). A report from government researchers has found that more than 1 in 5 high school and middle school children are passengers in cars while others are smoking....

2012-01-26 09:34:15

Telephone counseling services (also known as quitlines) are an effective intervention for Chinese-, Korean-, and Vietnamese-speaking smokers living in the U.S., and should be incorporated into current smoking cessation services, according to a study published January 25 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Quitlines have played an essential role in helping people quit smoking in the U.S. These services, however, had never been tested with Asian immigrants who may have limited...

2012-01-25 04:33:55

Tobacco smoking and high blood pressure are biggest killers of Japanese adults The life expectancy of a person born in Japan is among the highest in the world (82.9 years) yet tobacco smoking and high blood pressure are still the major risk factors for death among adults in Japan, emphasizing the need to reduce tobacco smoking and to improve ongoing programs designed to help people manage multiple cardiovascular risk factors, including high blood pressure, according to a study published in...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.