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2010-11-11 08:01:15

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Adult smokers who smoke in their house are creating a hazardous environment for their children every day.  New research from the University of Minnesota found that 90 percent of these children had tobacco-related carcinogens in their urine as a result of the secondhand smoke. What's more, the amount of said metabolized carcinogens was considerably high.  On average, the children in the study had 8 percent of the entire amount of carcinogens found in their...

2009-09-22 09:00:00

PETERSBURG, Va., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Star Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq: STSI) makers of low-nitrosamine smokeless tobacco products, announced today that the company will utilize a novel, patented method for cultivation, curing and preparation of tobacco to formulate dissolvable smokeless tobacco products. This new curing process was the subject of a patent application filed in December, 2008. Its use has resulted in tobacco leaf with significantly lower levels of tobacco-specific...

2009-06-23 11:04:40

New research which suggests a direct link between smoking and brain damage will be published in the July issue of the Journal of Neurochemistry. Researchers, led by Debapriya Ghosh and Dr Anirban Basu from the Indian National Brain Research Center (NBRC), have found that a compound in tobacco provokes white blood cells in the central nervous system to attack healthy cells, leading to severe neurological damage.The research centers on a compound known as NNK, which is common in tobacco. NNK is...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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