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2014-07-15 12:30:27

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO The proposed merger of the Reynolds American and Lorillard tobacco companies raises important questions that go beyond antitrust. It raises important public health issues as well because it would bring together two tobacco giants with a long history of marketing to kids and deceiving...

2014-07-15 10:29:05

BMJ-British Medical Journal Inability to register surprise strongest indicator; can help prioritize care, say doctors Patients with serious heart and lung conditions don't have the normal range of facial expressions, particularly the ability to register surprise in response to emotional cues, finds preliminary research published online in Emergency Medicine Journal. This finding could be used to help busy emergency care doctors decide whom to prioritize for treatment, and gauge who...

2014-07-15 08:30:16

Company Will Have Strong, Balanced Portfolio of Iconic Brands Across Key Categories WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. and GREENSBORO, N.C., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TRANSACTION HIGHLIGHTS Newport to Join Reynolds American's Operating Companies' Key Brands - Camel, Pall Mall, Natural American Spirit, Grizzly and VUSE Next Step in Transforming Tobacco for Reynolds American R.J. Reynolds to Sell Selected Brands and Assets to a subsidiary of Imperial...

2014-07-14 12:26:47

Some parents may not recognize that there are also dangers of secondhand smoke outside of the home. Leading Brooklyn Pediatrician, Dr. Michael Gabriel, weighs in on the dangers for children. BOHEMIA, N.Y., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Top Brooklyn Pediatrician Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics comments on an article concerning the dangers of secondhand smoke, specifically to children. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140711/126313 According to the article...

2014-07-14 08:27:26

Propeller connected health solution now available to Arizona Care Network patients ?with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease MADISON, Wis. and PHOENIX, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Propeller Health (formerly Asthmapolis), the FDA-cleared digital health solution for chronic respiratory disease, and Arizona Care Network, a physician and health system collaboration, jointly announced today that ACN will be the first Accountable Care Organization (ACO) to offer the Propeller platform...

2014-07-11 23:00:42

Senator Bill Nelson Introduces Bill Along with Nine Senate Co-Sponsors ALEXANDRIA, Va. (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 The American Association of Poison Control Centers and the experts at America’s 55 poison centers are commending Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) for his introduction of the Child Nicotine Poison Prevention Act of 2014 on July 10, 2014. Along with fellow Senate co-sponsors, this bill urges the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) to enact rules requiring safer,...

2014-07-11 08:24:26

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to United Kingdom disclosure obligations, today Imperial Tobacco PLC issued an announcement describing certain discussions among Imperial, Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard, Inc. Reynolds American (NYSE: RAI) confirms that it is in discussions with Lorillard regarding a possible acquisition of Lorillard. The discussions are consistent with RAI's strategy of considering a variety of options to enhance shareholder value....

2014-07-11 08:24:25

GREENSBORO, N.C., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO) today confirmed that Lorillard and Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) ("RAI") are engaged in discussions regarding RAI's potential acquisition of Lorillard. In connection with that transaction, RAI and Lorillard are in discussions with Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (LON: IMT) regarding the potential sale of certain assets and brands owned by RAI and Lorillard to Imperial. No agreement has been reached and...

2014-07-10 09:55:38

BMJ-British Medical Journal Smoking prevalence is 50 percent higher in this group; more effort needed to help them quit, say researchers People with mental health issues who smoke cost the UK economy nearly £2.5 billion a year, reveals research published online in Tobacco Control. The total costs are more or less equally divided among losses sustained from premature death, lost productivity, and healthcare costs to treat smoking related diseases in this group. As the prevalence...

2014-07-09 11:28:27

University of California - Los Angeles Despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that hookah smoking can be just as dangerous as cigarettes, many young adults believe that using the water pipes is not harmful to their health, according to a UCLA School of Nursing study. Researchers visited three Southern California hookah lounges and asked patrons between the ages of 18 and 30, "Do you believe smoking hookah is harmful to your health?" Fifty-seven percent...


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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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