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US Judge Orders Cigarette Companies To Publicly Admit They Lied About Smoking Dangers
2012-11-28 08:47:56

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that an estimated 45.3 million adults in the US smoke cigarettes. It also reports that cigarettes, the single leading cause of preventable death in the US, account for nearly 443,000 deaths every year. Now, a US judge is ordering the top three cigarette makers–Philip Morris, Reynolds and Lorillard–to publicly admit that their products are killing America....

Smoking In The Car Quickly Exposes Children To Toxic Pollutants
2012-11-23 07:21:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Exposure to second hand smoke increases up to 30 percent for kids sitting in the back seat of a car with a smoker in the front, with pollutant levels exceeding those found in restaurants, bars, and casinos, according to new research published in the journal Tobacco Control. The findings are based on 22 assessments of the air quality inside a stationary vehicle after three cigarettes had been smoked over the course of one hour....

Kids Of Mothers Who Smoked During Pregnancy Show Reading Deficits
2012-11-20 08:44:19

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from the Yale School of Medicine recently discovered that mothers who smoked during pregnancy affected the reading scores of their infants, so much so that the children scored lower on exams that measured the accuracy of their ability to read aloud and to comprehend the reading material that they had in front of them. In particular, the mothers included in the research project smoked over one pack per day during their...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.