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NYC Officials Try To Raise Smoking Age To 21
2013-04-23 12:31:12

Undeterred by his latest loss on a city-wide soda ban, NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is forging ahead with his newest health initiative – raising the smoking age from 18 to 21.

2013-04-16 11:04:11

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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