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2013-04-16 11:04:11

Figures add up to around 1900 fewer such admissions among adults every year This adds up to around 1900 fewer such admissions every year, the authors calculate, and confirms the value of public health interventions, such as smoking bans, they say. They base their findings on the number of emergency admissions for asthma among adults aged 16 and over in England between April 1997 and December 2010. Smoking in all public places was banned in July 2007 in England, where the prevalence...

Researchers Develop Device To Detect Secondhand Smoke
2013-03-22 09:07:24

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at Dartmouth College have developed a device that is capable of detecting secondhand smoke — a gizmo that could be a powerful new tool in those attempting to avoid exposure to tobacco. The device, which is currently in the patent-pending prototype stage, weighs less than a cellphone and is approximately the same size as a Matchbox car, the researchers said. It uses polymer films to collect and measure the amount...

Heart Group Outlines Seven Simple Rules To Avoid Risk Of Cancer
2013-03-19 07:48:06

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is common knowledge that in order to live a healthier life we need to be active, eat right and avoid smoking. But a new study is taking common knowledge a step farther, or better yet several steps farther, to promote the idea of a healthier life, which includes a significant reduction in the risk of an early death. Publishing the study in the journal Circulation, the American Heart Association (AHA) has established seven...

2013-03-14 11:35:41

New research from Harvard School of Public Health (HPSH) shows that one year after the federal government passed a law banning word descriptors such as "light," "mild," and "low" on cigarette packages, smokers can still easily identify their brands because of color-coding that tobacco companies added to "light" packs after the ban. These findings suggest that the companies have, in effect, been able to evade the ban on misleading wording–thus still conveying the false and deceptive...

2013-03-08 01:00:49

Exposure to tobacco smoke may be more dangerous than previously thought, research says Nonsmokers, beware. It seems the more you are exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke–whether it was during your childhood or as an adult, at work or at home–the more likely you are to develop early signs of heart disease, according to research being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session. Researchers found that 26 percent of people exposed to varying...


Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.