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FDA Urged To Regulate Electronic Cigarettes
2013-09-25 04:46:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online [ Watch the Video: The Risks Of Smoking E-Cigarettes For Teens ] A group consisting of 40 state attorneys general has petitioned the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) calling upon the regulatory agency to start regulating electronic cigarettes in much the same way that they do tobacco products. In a letter dated September 24, members of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) urged the FDA to meet the...

2010-07-01 05:18:00

GAINESVILLE, Fla., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Smokers have been searching for an alternative to traditional cigarettes for decades, but they may have finally found their answer in the form of the e cigarette. The products are made of a battery, an atomizer, and a refill cartridge that contains a mixture of nicotine, water, and flavorings and since they came onto the market in the United States back in 2006, smokers have been switching to them in droves. "You wouldn't believe the number of...

2008-10-02 15:00:41

ON the face of it, you might think there had been a fine win by the anti-smoking lobby. The three big tobacco companies at present poisoning New Zealanders have agreed to stop labelling some of their products "light" and "mild" . This after two years of research from the Commerce Commission into a Smokefree Coalition complaint that the terms misled smokers to believe such tobacco was somehow less harmful. Not so as you'd notice on your deathbed, it isn't. The commission's...

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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.