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2014-09-08 23:02:00

Smoking rates have been falling due to rising public concern about the health risks of smoking, rising prices and anti-smoking campaigns. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on Tobacco Product Wholesaling industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 Operators in the Tobacco Product Wholesaling industry in Australia have been suffering due to falling consumption, increasing regulation, declining enterprise and establishment...

2014-08-25 12:23:22

truth® Rallies Teens To Harness Their Online Influence To Become The First Smoke-Free Generation WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, August 24, truth®, the nation's largest and longest running youth smoking prevention campaign, premiered the latest advertisements in its new Finish It campaign, titled "Unpaid" and "Response". Both aired during the hugely popular MTV Video Music Awards broadcast - an annual music awards ceremony that attracts millions of viewers and sparks...

2014-08-08 10:38:08

BMJ-British Medical Journal Smoking related deaths cut by up to 11 percent in prisons with long-term bans in place Prison smoking bans are associated with a substantial reduction in deaths from smoking related causes, such as heart disease and cancer, finds a US study published on thebmj.com today. Smoking related deaths were cut by up to 11% in state prisons with long-term bans in place. In the United States at year end 2011, there were 1.4 million people in state prisons. Fifty to...

2014-07-17 16:15:14

University of York Research led by the University of York has highlighted the potential cancer risk in non-smokers – particularly young children – of tobacco smoke gases and particles deposited to surfaces and dust in the home. Until now, the risks of this exposure known as 'third hand tobacco smoke' have been highly uncertain and not considered in public policy. However, a new study published in the journal Environment International, has estimated for the first time the...

2014-07-14 12:26:47

Some parents may not recognize that there are also dangers of secondhand smoke outside of the home. Leading Brooklyn Pediatrician, Dr. Michael Gabriel, weighs in on the dangers for children. BOHEMIA, N.Y., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Top Brooklyn Pediatrician Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics comments on an article concerning the dangers of secondhand smoke, specifically to children. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140711/126313 According to the article...

2014-07-10 09:55:38

BMJ-British Medical Journal Smoking prevalence is 50 percent higher in this group; more effort needed to help them quit, say researchers People with mental health issues who smoke cost the UK economy nearly £2.5 billion a year, reveals research published online in Tobacco Control. The total costs are more or less equally divided among losses sustained from premature death, lost productivity, and healthcare costs to treat smoking related diseases in this group. As the prevalence...

2014-07-02 23:02:56

Leading US Anti-smoking Company Freedom Laser Therapy Reports- FIFA pressured Brazil into lifting its alcohol ban at Stadiums for the World Cup to make way for their official sponsor Budweiser. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Los Angeles based Freedom Laser Therapy finds it intriguing how easily governmental restrictions to protect the public can be overturned, if enough pressure is applied by powerful corporations whom are backed by strong corporate sponsors. Craig Nabat, President...

2014-06-27 15:01:35

Johns Hopkins Medicine A Johns Hopkins-led research team has found that motivational interviewing, along with standard education and awareness programs, significantly reduced secondhand smoke exposure among children living in those households. Motivational interviewing, a counseling strategy that gained popularity in the treatment of alcoholics, uses a patient-centered counseling approach to help motivate people to change behaviors. Experts say it stands in contrast to externally...

2014-04-24 12:30:33

ARLINGTON, Va., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its proposed rules on the regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, hookahs (water pipes), nicotine gels, and certain dissolvables that are not smokeless tobacco. This is an important step in the process of regulating tobacco products currently free of regulation. The FDA currently regulates cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, roll-your-own tobacco, and smokeless...

2014-04-01 23:02:17

Campaign aimed at showcasing how far Louisiana has come in expanding smoke-free environments throughout the state. New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living (TFL), a program of the Louisiana Cancer Research Center and the Louisiana Public Health Institute (LPHI), recently launched its 2014 statewide media campaign, “On the Move.” The campaign features an interactive concept, utilizing print, broadcast and digital advertising, website...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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