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2014-01-20 12:29:27

A new study shows that exposure to secondhand smoke at home or in the car dramatically increases the odds of children being readmitted to the hospital within a year of being admitted for asthma. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, raises the possibility that measurement of tobacco exposure could be used in clinical practice to target smoking cessation efforts and reduce the likelihood of future hospitalizations. To determine tobacco exposure, the researchers at Cincinnati...

2014-01-20 12:25:48

CINCINNATI, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study shows that exposure to secondhand smoke at home or in the car dramatically increases the odds of children being readmitted to the hospital within a year of being admitted for asthma. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, raises the possibility that measurement of tobacco exposure could be used in clinical practice to target smoking cessation...

2014-01-17 12:25:00

Legacy Foundation: 50th Anniversary of the 1964 Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health Underscores the Urgency to Eliminate Burned Tobacco Cigarettes, Save the Next Generation WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's release of the US Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health is a watershed moment, marking the 50th anniversary since the first report in 1964 that forever changed Americans' understanding of the deadly consequences of tobacco use and...

2014-01-17 00:21:50

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) Fifty years after the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health, the new Surgeon General's report released today shows that cigarette smoking is even more hazardous than previously thought. This report documents that smoking causes even more diseases, kills even more people and...

2014-01-15 23:01:01

Interviews with Arizona tobacco-control advocates; experts available for scheduling Phoenix, Arizona (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Fifty years after the release of the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health, remarkable progress has been made. Since 1964 smoking prevalence among U.S. adults has been reduced by half. Unfortunately, tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. On Friday, Jan. 17, 9:30 a.m. ET (7:30...

2014-01-15 23:00:54

Tobacco policy experts at The Heartland Institute react to today's vote by the Chicago City Council to ban the use of electronic cigarettes indoors. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 The Chicago City Council today banned the use of electronic cigarettes indoors – treating e-cigarettes, which emit harmless water vapor, exactly like tobacco cigarettes, which emit smoke. The following statements from tobacco policy experts at The Heartland Institute – a Chicago-based free-market...

2014-01-14 23:25:58

New studies indicate that THS may be more dangerous than secondhand smoke, since it does not dissipate quickly, and continuously emits respirable particles, long after smoking takes place. Manahawkin, NJ (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Want to avoid second and third hand smoke during a home, office or company move? Now, a 100 percent smoke-free moving experience is available for residential, business and commercial clients in New Jersey and the Tri-State area thanks to BD Movers, an...

2014-01-13 12:27:19

ST. PAUL, Minn., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- David Willoughby, Chief Executive Officer of ClearWay Minnesota, made this statement today, reacting to a bill requiring that Minnesota foster-care homes be smoke-free, introduced by Representative Tina Liebling (DFL-Rochester). "Foster families provide care to some of the most vulnerable children in our state," said Willoughby. "We applaud Representative Liebling for taking an important step to protect them from the dangers of...

2014-01-10 16:21:21

Statement of the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights and National African American Tobacco Prevention Network WASHINGTON, Jan.10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation marks the 50(th) anniversary of the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, the major cigarette companies are nearing the day when they must finally come clean to the American people and end...

2014-01-09 16:23:13

CDC report finds fastest drop in adults aged 35-44 years ATLANTA, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tobacco control efforts are having a major impact on Americans' health, a new analysis of lung-cancer data suggests. The rate of new lung cancer cases decreased among men and women in the United States from 2005 to 2009, according to a report in this week's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The study also found that lung cancer incidence rates went down 2.6 percent per...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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