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2014-06-30 23:23:11

Cigarette smoking continues to decline in workplaces, however use of smokeless tobacco products (snuff and chewing tobacco) remains steady. Journeyworks offers tools to help employers increase awareness of the health risks and tips for quitting. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 According to a recent study by the US. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. workers are continuing, and slightly increasing, their use of smokeless tobacco products. Smokeless tobacco...

2012-04-02 20:45:29

The chemical (S)-N'-nitrosonornicotine, or (S)-NNN, which is present in smokeless tobacco products, is a strong oral carcinogen, according to results presented at the AACR Annual Meeting 2012, held here March 31 - April 4. Although smokeless tobacco products have long been linked with certain cancers, including oral cavity cancers and esophageal cancers, this is the first study to identify a specific chemical present in smokeless tobacco products that induces oral cancer in animals,...

2010-12-14 11:19:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) It is troubling news for the nation's health that the 2010 Monitoring the Future Survey released today shows that smoking rates have stopped declining - and may have ticked up slightly - among 8th and 10th graders, while youth smokeless tobacco use has increased significantly in...

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2010-09-14 09:21:49

Smokeless tobacco products should not be used as an alternative to cigarettes or for smoking cessation due to the risk of addiction and return to smoking, according to an American Heart Association policy statement. Smokeless tobacco products such as dry and moist snuff as well as chewing tobacco may also increase the risk of fatal heart attack, fatal stroke and certain cancers, according to the statement published online in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. "No tobacco...

2010-09-14 09:01:52

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- If you're trying to kick a cigarette habit, using smokeless tobacco as an alternative isn't a good idea, according to a new policy statement released by the American Heart Association. Researchers warn that smokeless tobacco products can increase the risk of addiction and the likelihood that someone will smoke again. These products, such as dry and moist snuff and chewing tobacco, can cause serious health problems as well. Researchers say they increase the risk of deadly...

2010-09-13 15:00:00

Statement highlights: The American Heart Association advises against smokeless tobacco products for smoking cessation - they are not a "safe" alternative to smoking. Long-term use of smokeless tobacco products increases the odds of suffering a fatal heart attack or fatal stroke, according to analysis of several studies. DALLAS, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Smokeless tobacco products should not be used as an alternative to cigarettes or for smoking cessation due to the risk of...

2010-08-24 15:06:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Postal Service is modifying mailing regulations of tobacco shipments from the U.S. to APO/FPO/DPO destinations by expanding shipping options to include Priority Mail service with Delivery Confirmation. Beginning Aug. 27, customers mailing these items to Army Post Office (APO), Fleet Post Office (FPO) and Diplomatic Post Office (DPO) destinations where tobacco shipments are permissible will have Express Mail Military Service and...

2010-06-21 10:55:00

WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association and Legacy: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) A year ago, Congress and President Obama took a giant step to protect America's kids and health by giving the U.S. Food and Drug...

2009-12-14 10:24:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) The 2009 Monitoring the Future Survey released today by the National Institute of Drug Abuse shows that the nation continues to make gradual progress in reducing youth smoking, but declines have slowed significantly compared to the dramatic gains early in the decade. In especially troubling...

2009-11-24 13:00:00

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Conwood Company, LLC, is changing its name to American Snuff Company, LLC, effective Jan. 1, 2010. Conwood, the nation's second largest manufacturer of smokeless tobacco products, is an operating company of Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI). The company name change will not affect any of the company's operations, products or staffing levels. "Reassuming our historical company name emphasizes our commitment to the core values on which...


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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