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2011-04-21 00:00:28

Products commonly found in the medicine cabinet and shower may expose the family to harmful chemicals. Topical BioMedics offers information and tips for making cleaner, greener, healthier choices. RHINEBECK, NY (PRWEB) April 20, 2011 Studies have shown that toxins found in commonly used products in your medicine cabinet and shower may expose you to harmful chemicals"”including everything from over-the-counter pain relief pills to toothpaste, shampoo, and moisturizers. But now thanks...

2011-03-24 10:40:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J., March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A survey conducted this month, sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, uncovers the perceptions and habits of menthol cigarette smokers, particularly among African Americans, who disproportionately smoke menthols over any other group.(1) The survey shows that menthol smokers feel "twice-addicted" - both to the menthol and to the tobacco - and most are attracted by the taste and feel of menthol cigarettes.(1) Almost three-quarters...

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2011-03-24 10:05:00

On March 23, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute published findings on the effects of mentholated cigarettes on developing lung cancer in black and white smokers. They were expecting the study to support that mentholated cigarettes were more toxic to smokers, but were surprised to find that the risk of lung cancer was not higher in menthol smokers than non-menthol smokers. In the study, William Blot of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center in Nashville, Tennessee says, "In fact, it...

2011-03-24 04:58:00

WASHINGTON, March 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Med Page Today reports that: "Menthol cigarettes are no harder to quit than nonmenthol cigarettes...The findings stand in sharp contrast to the FDA advisory committee report released last week that called menthol cigarettes a public health threat......The study, published Wednesday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute....." The NCI study provides additional evidence which compels the FDA to react favorably to the CRE Data...

2011-03-18 15:31:00

NEW YORK, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The action of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee may be the most important thing that has happened for the health of African Americans in decades. It is imperative for the FDA to act swiftly to ban menthol flavoring in cigarettes. It will not only be a big boost to the health of the African American community but to young Americans who are also exploited by the pushers of menthol...

2011-03-18 12:57:00

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association and Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) Finding that the availability of menthol cigarettes increases the number of children and African Americans who smoke, the Food and Drug Administration's Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee today...

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2011-03-18 14:00:13

U.S. advisers said on Friday that banning sales of menthol-flavored cigarettes would improve public health. "Removal of menthol cigarettes from the marketplace would benefit public health in the United States," Dr. Mark Clanton of the American Cancer Society said in a statement sent to Reuters Health. The committee will send the final report to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) by next Wednesday.  The FDA will consider the advisers' view as it decides whether to ban or otherwise...

2011-03-18 11:46:00

GREENSBORO, N.C., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO), the third largest manufacturer of cigarettes in the United States, announced its response to the conclusions reached at today's meeting of the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC). TPSAC is an advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and was charged with issuing a non-binding report and recommendations on the issue of menthol's impact on the public health by March 23,...

2011-03-18 08:54:00

Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee Takes Historic Step to Save Lives from Tobacco WASHINGTON, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) determined that the scientific evidence establishes that removal of menthol cigarettes from the market would benefit public health in the United States. This announcement has been long awaited by public health groups and many in the African...

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2011-03-15 09:25:00

The use of menthol cigarettes among teenagers, especially African-American and Hispanic teens, is on the rise, and US health officials are said to be considering a ban on the mint-flavored tobacco products, various media reports. According to Lisa Richwine of Reuters, "More than 80 percent of black adolescent smokers and more than half of Hispanic adolescent smokers use menthol cigarettes, advisers to the Food and Drug Administration said in a draft chapter for a report due next week."...