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2012-04-03 09:21:09

Tips from Former Smokers campaign shows real lives and bodies damaged by tobacco Two weeks after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched the Tips from Former Smokers campaign, calls to the 1-800-QUIT-NOW quitline have more than doubled. Call volume rose from 14,437 calls for the period Monday, March 12 — Sunday, March 18, to 33,262 calls for the period Monday, March 19 — Sunday, March 25, and a record 34,413 calls for the period Monday, March 26 —...

Graphic Tobacco Ads Declared Constitutional
2012-03-20 09:26:39

An appeals court voted 2-1 Monday that a federal mandate requiring cigarettes and similar products to carry graphic warning images does not violate the free speech rights of tobacco manufacturers. According to Jennifer Corbett Dooren of the Wall Street Journal, the decision handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit deemed that the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which gives the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the right to regulate tobacco-based...

2012-03-15 21:55:22

Younger adolescents exposed to movies that depict smoking are at greater risk of smoking than older adolescents, according to a study published March 14 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Exposure to smoking depicted in movies can influence adolescent smoking habits; however, few studies have examined the relationship between exposure to smoking depicted in movies and the acquisition of established smoking behavior. Whether exposure to smoking depicted in movies carries a...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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