Latest Health effects of tobacco Stories

2012-03-15 17:16:35

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center led the NIH-funded research consortium Declines in cigarette smoking among Americans since the mid-1950s — particularly since tobacco-control policies and interventions were implemented after the U.S. Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health was released in 1964 — prevented nearly 800,000 lung cancer deaths between 1975 and 2000, according to a study led by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Results of the...

2012-03-06 09:40:00

The highly publicized and misrepresented analysis by the FDA found that the e-cigarettes it tested did not contain harmful levels of any toxic chemicals or carcinogens, e-cigarettes should be taken as 100% safe ( though there is no 100% safe item in this world). Innokin Technology recommends e-cigarettes as an acceptable smokeless alternative for smokers who wish to reduce or completely eliminate cigarette smoke exposure. Why not take the opportunity to participate in the National Vaping Day...

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...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.