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2012-06-11 23:02:55

Leading Customer Service Reviewer Presents Award to Green Smoke Miami,FL (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 Green Smoke® the maker of premium electronic cigarettes, has been awarded the StellaService ℠Excellent´ Award for their outstanding customer service. STELLAService is an independent company that rates the customer service performance of online businesses. They recognized Green Smoke for their customer care team´s quick response times, vast knowledge about their products, and...

2012-06-08 23:00:19

Electronic cigarettes available at http://electroniccigarettehub.org can cheat the smoking bans at U.S. airports. (PRWEB) June 08, 2012 E cigarette risk free trial kits from http://electroniccigarettehub.org are a legal and clever way to get around smoking bans at airports and restaurants. According to the American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation, indoor smoking is completely banned at 27 of the 35 busiest U.S. airports. Soon it will be 28 because Denver International Airport, currently the...

2012-06-08 02:22:15

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Comedians Randy and Jason Sklar are teaming up with the national public health non-profit Legacy® to help their fans quit smoking as part of a new original comedy series, The Tweekly News. Viewers will be driven to EX® (BecomeAnEX.org) which is a free online quit smoking program that arms smokers with a comprehensive plan - along with a heavy dose of humor -- to go smoke-free. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101101/DC86294LOGO)...

2012-06-06 05:34:28

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Around 23% of women enter pregnancy as smokers, and more than half continue to smoke during pregnancy despite the health risks to the baby, excess healthcare costs at delivery and in the future.  Now, a new study shows tobacco control policies can curb this habit in pregnant smokers in addition to preventing a return to smoking within four months, on average, after delivery. “This is one of the first studies of pregnant women´s smoking in the new...

2012-06-05 09:52:16

Impact of state spending on tobacco control not as clear, scientists report in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine It's estimated that almost 23% of women enter pregnancy as smokers and more than half continue to smoke during pregnancy, leading to excess healthcare costs at delivery and beyond. In one of the first studies to assess smoking bans and taxes on cigarettes, along with the level of tobacco control spending, researchers have found that state tobacco control policies can...

2012-05-22 06:25:20

National Public Health and Advocacy Groups Call on Family Dollar to Put Consumer Health Ahead of Profits and Reverse Its Decision to Sell Tobacco WASHINGTON, May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately a dozen national public health and advocacy organizations are urging Family Dollar to reconsider its decision to sell tobacco products in its stores nationwide. In a letter today to the CEO of Family Dollar, the groups said the announcement "comes as a dire disappointment to...

2012-05-22 02:27:47

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In a step toward understanding possible genetic differences in smoking behaviors, a team of researchers co-led by SRI International has identified a genetic marker associated with smoking quantity in people of African ancestry. The study's findings may help guide future public health decisions related to smoking, because the more people smoke, the higher their risk of lung cancer. The genetic variant, called rs2036527, appears to function as a...

2012-05-10 23:13:13

A citywide ban on public smoking in Colorado led to significant decreases in maternal smoking and preterm births, providing the first evidence in the U.S. that such interventions can impact maternal and fetal health, according to an article in Journal of Women´s Health, a peer-reviewed publication from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available free on the Journal of Women´s Health website. Prenatal exposure to tobacco smoke—whether the mother is a smoker...

2012-04-26 23:01:19

Fort Worth in Texas considers hiring non-smokers only for health care cost-cutting. To help smokers prepare themselves in case the proposal gets implemented, SolarCigarette.com//blog advised quitting smoking with use of a smokeless cigarette. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) April 26, 2012 More and more policies are being cooked to counter smoking and its negative effects. The city of Fort Worth in Texas is contemplating the idea of hiring only non-smoking applicants to reduce the financial effect of...

2012-04-26 10:53:19

Millions of smoking-related deaths could still be prevented by 2030 if the World Health Organization smoking reduction policy is applied immediately worldwide, say University of Michigan researchers. Further, the number of smokers could have been reduced by 34 percent had the WHO policy been implemented globally in 2010. Researchers developed two sets of projections predicting smoking outcomes from 2010 to 2020 and then again to 2030, with or without the implementation of the smoking...