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Research Reveals When And Why Students Smoke
2011-11-17 03:44:37

Discovery of what triggers smoking could make interventions more effective Discovering when and why students smoke might lead to the development of better intervention methods, according to researchers at the University of Missouri. In an article published in the journal Substance Use & Misuse, the researchers showed that partying, drinking and work prompted college students to recall their smoking experience, and that smoking occurred most often at the start of the semester and on...

2011-11-16 22:22:09

A new study of twins led by the University of Colorado Boulder shows that today's smokers are more strongly influenced by genetic factors than in the past and that the influence makes it more difficult for them to quit. "In the past, when smoking rates were higher, people smoked for a variety of reasons," said sociology Professor Fred Pampel, a study co-author. "Today the composition of the smoking population has changed. Smokers are more likely to be hard-core users who are most strongly...

FDA Steps Up Tobacco Enforcement
2011-11-11 06:36:27

In an effort to curb underage smoking, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has conducted a sting operation to locate retailers who illegally sell tobacco to minors. The FDA made 27,500 inspections nationwide and found only 1,200 retailers who needed warning letters for allowing the sales to underage individuals. Ann Simoneau, Director of compliance and enforcement for FDA´s Center for Tobacco Products told Convenience Store News, “The fact that youths can walk into 1,200...

2011-11-08 10:37:58

But 50 percent of children in households with smokers still exposed, according to new studies in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Second hand smoke exposure among nonsmokers has declined over time as clean indoor air laws have been adopted. However, there has been concern that such laws might encourage smokers to smoke more in their homes or other private venues. Children living in a home with an adult smoker are up to twice as likely to take up smoking themselves. Now, a study...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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