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Rise In High School Seniors Using Hookah Smoking Products
2014-07-07 10:51:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As smoking cigarettes becomes less and less socially acceptable, other forms of smoking appear to be on the rise. A new report in the journal Pediatrics has found about 20 percent of high school seniors have used a hookah in the past year. The new research was based on information from Monitoring the Future (MTF), an ongoing nationwide study of the actions, attitudes, and values of American high school students. The survey includes 130...

2014-07-02 23:02:56

Leading US Anti-smoking Company Freedom Laser Therapy Reports- FIFA pressured Brazil into lifting its alcohol ban at Stadiums for the World Cup to make way for their official sponsor Budweiser. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Los Angeles based Freedom Laser Therapy finds it intriguing how easily governmental restrictions to protect the public can be overturned, if enough pressure is applied by powerful corporations whom are backed by strong corporate sponsors. Craig Nabat, President...

2014-07-01 23:11:54

Grilling is a US national obsession, as is following sport. To celebrate team USA’s qualification for the last 16 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Creative Electronic Products Inc are sharing some fantastic Texan BBQ recipe that will prove a big hit with all the family. São Paulo, Brazil (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 USA face Belgium in the last 16 and are not being heavily tipped to go all the way, particularly as they are likely to face Argentina if they make the quarter-finals. Jurgen...

2014-07-01 16:25:38

LONDON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Nicotine Addiction - Pipeline Review, H1 2014http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/therapeutic/nicotine_addiction_pipeline_review_h1_2013.html Nicotine Addiction - Pipeline Review, H1 2014 SummaryGlobal Markets Direct's, 'Nicotine Addiction - Pipeline Review, H1 2014', provides an overview of the Nicotine Addiction's therapeutic pipeline.This report provides comprehensive information...

2014-06-30 23:23:11

Cigarette smoking continues to decline in workplaces, however use of smokeless tobacco products (snuff and chewing tobacco) remains steady. Journeyworks offers tools to help employers increase awareness of the health risks and tips for quitting. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 According to a recent study by the US. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. workers are continuing, and slightly increasing, their use of smokeless tobacco products. Smokeless tobacco...

2014-06-30 12:32:37

Law will protect kids and clean indoor air MINNEAPOLIS, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Freedom to Breathe coalition, a group of Minnesota's leading health organizations, responded to new restrictions on e-cigarettes that were passed during the 2014 Legislative Session and will be enacted tomorrow. "Minnesota is leading the nation in taking steps to regulate e-cigarettes, which have the potential to addict youth to nicotine," said coalition co-chair Molly Moilanen, Director of Public...

2014-06-27 15:01:35

Johns Hopkins Medicine A Johns Hopkins-led research team has found that motivational interviewing, along with standard education and awareness programs, significantly reduced secondhand smoke exposure among children living in those households. Motivational interviewing, a counseling strategy that gained popularity in the treatment of alcoholics, uses a patient-centered counseling approach to help motivate people to change behaviors. Experts say it stands in contrast to externally...

2014-06-26 16:25:19

Improves Clinical Outcomes in Persons with Slow and Irregular Gait, Builds on Clinically Validated Physical Activity Sensor StepWatch(TM) WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new healthcare technology company, modus health, has been launched to provide accurate, actionable physical activity data and analytics that will improve care efficiency and enhance clinical outcomes in patients with slow and irregular gait. modus measures what matters using its unique, clinically validated...

2014-06-26 08:30:11

TARPON SPRINGS, Fla., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes and the LEADING EDGE SERIES are pleased to announce their recently signed agreement to develop and deliver a 12 month educational, interstitial TV segment which will be distributed to Public Television stations nationwide. The purpose of the project is to provide the public with education and information relating to the manufacturing and development of electronic cigarettes. A representative for...

2014-06-24 08:25:18

Campaign returns with new participants who suffered tobacco harms ATLANTA, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching hard-hitting ads for its 2014 "Tips From Former Smokers" campaign. Beginning July 7, these ads will run nationwide for nine weeks on television, radio, and billboards, online, and in theaters, magazines, and newspapers. The launch of these ads comes as CDC is also releasing new data on how many U.S. adults use some...


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Nicotine Replacement Therapy
2013-03-04 16:06:28

Nicotine replacement therapy is the administration of nicotine by other means than smoking. This change in the way nicotine is delivered prevents the harmful effects of smoking and is usually used in smoking cessation. Types Nicotine replacement therapy can be administered in several forms. The type used depends on the patient and what fits into their lifestyle best. The forms available include: Nicotine patches – transdermal (through the skin) Nicotine gum – orally (through the...

Lung
2013-01-01 15:53:59

The lung is a vital organ that is a part of the respiratory system. Generally a person has two lungs; however, the body can function with only one. The lung’s main function is to move oxygen and carbon dioxide into and out of the bloodstream through gas exchange. The lungs are located lateral to the heart in the thoracic cavity. Each lung has a tip called the apex, which is superior in the body. The bases of the lungs rest on the diaphragm. They appear to be spongy due to their bundles of...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'