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2014-08-05 12:22:44

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Snuff Company (ASC), an indirect subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI), has been awarded the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's (TDEC) highest award for sustainable business practices, the Tennessee Green Star Partnership Three-Star Certification. American Snuff Company is the first Memphis-based company and just the 13th company in the entire state of Tennessee to hold this award. "ASC - Memphis is...

2014-08-05 08:35:30

New site is filled with information, patient testimonials, easy-to-use tools and real-world tips for people affected by COPD RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE/NYSE: GSK) announced the launch of the redesigned COPD.com website, which provides disease education, interactive tools, tips and inspirational testimonials from patients living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), for an up-close and personal look at managing and...

2014-08-04 12:30:38

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Tobacco in the United Kingdom, Euromonitor International http://www.reportbuyer.com/consumer_goods_retail/tobacco/tobacco_packaging_united_kingdom.html With the exception of RYO tobacco, tobacco volume sales continued to decline in the UK in 2013. Sales continued to be hit by rising costs, duties, health and wellbeing considerations and a general development towards considering smoking as...

2014-08-04 08:27:41

New Study Published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine is First to Provide Strong Evidence Supporting Long-term NPPV in the Treatment of COPD SAN DIEGO, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Long-term non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NPPV) - also known as non-invasive ventilation -- significantly improved long-term survival, exercise capacity, and health-related quality of life when added to current guidelines for the treatment of patients with advanced-stage chronic obstructive...

2014-08-01 08:26:43

EDINBURGH, Scotland, August 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JAC Vapour, the UK's leading high quality e-cigarette brand, kick started a new experiential campaign last night by unveiling their first pop up 'vape space' in Edinburgh, the home of the brand. The sponsorship-led initiative will form part of a new six-month campaign, The JAC Vapour Exchange, which will encourage smokers to exchange their traditional cigarettes for a healthier alternative - a high quality e-cigarette....

2014-08-01 08:26:18

For U.S. Media Only RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Striverdi(®) Respimat(®) (olodaterol) Inhalation Spray 5 mcg as a long-term, once-daily maintenance bronchodilator treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema. STRIVERDI RESPIMAT is not indicated to treat acute...

2014-07-31 16:27:30

WASHINGTON, July 31, 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 A new government study published today shows that 17.4 million Americans - 7.3 percent of U.S. adults - smoke cigars every day, some days or rarely. This study shows that cigar smoking is a serious public health problem that must be addressed through strategies such as Food and Drug...

2014-07-30 08:35:28

GREENSBORO, N.C., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO) announced today its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Second Quarter Highlights -- Reported (GAAP) diluted earnings per share remained flat at $0.83 per share compared to the second quarter of 2013. -- Adjusted (Non-GAAP) diluted earnings per share increased 3.7% over last year to $0.84. -- Cigarettes adjusted operating income (Non-GAAP) increased 4.2% over last year...

COPD Costs
2014-07-30 05:03:01

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Smoking cigarettes is bad on all levels. It can bring on heart disease (the number one killer of men and women in America), aggravate pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, and lead to lung diseases such as cancer or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), just to name a few. Smoking has its dirty fingers in many of the mental and physical health conditions that ail Americans. COPD is one of the many chronic lower...

2014-07-30 04:21:49

LONDON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Increasing market share driven by its Global Drive Brands has contributed to a pleasing set of results for the first half of the year according to BAT's CEO Nicandro Durante, albeit the results were affected by sterling's recent appreciation. The tobacco company posted financial results with operating profits up 4% at constant exchange rates, and operating margins growing by 30bps with its FD Ben Stevens pointing toward further...


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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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