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Letter To WHO: Do Not Classify Electronic Smokes As Cigarettes
2014-05-29 10:18:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On May 27, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a statement calling for governments to raise taxes on tobacco products to encourage users to quit and stop others from becoming addicted to the deadly habit. The release followed 2012 data by the UN health agency that increasing tobacco taxes by 50 percent could reduce the global number of smokers by 49 million within three years and could save 11 million lives. Separately,...

2014-05-29 04:22:45

BLACKBURN, England, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Electronic Cigarette Company celebrates six years in business next month. Founded in 2008, it was one of the first e cig companies to open shop in the UK. But how has this small e-cig company, based in Blackburn managed to maintain it's footing in what has become such a highly competitive market? How has The Electronic Cigarette Company (TECC) survived six years and still be thriving? According to Neil...

electronic cigarette visual effects
2014-05-28 06:40:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you are a smoker, you know that watching someone else light up can give you the urge to smoke as well. Smoking seems to be as much a psychological and social addiction as it is a physical one. How do electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) fit into this pattern? In the first study to investigate the behavioral effects of exposure to e-cigarettes in a controlled setting, a team of researchers from the University of Chicago has found...

2014-05-27 14:51:13

American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology Allergists warn e-smokers of unknown risks Caveat emptor – or "buyer beware" holds true when it comes to the unknown health effects of e-cigarettes. An article in the June issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), examines risks, including the ongoing dependence on nicotine and the dual use of e-cigarettes and regular cigarettes....

2014-05-23 12:25:32

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) has announced the following: "Reynolds American operating companies creating 200 N.C. jobs, investing in manufacturing equipment for VUSE digital vapor cigarette." Go to RAI's website, www.reynoldsamerican.com, to read the full release. Web Disclosure RAI's website, www.reynoldsamerican.com, is the primary source of publicly disclosed news about RAI and its operating companies. We use the...

2014-05-22 08:32:27

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company has issued the following release: "R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company announces sale of iconic Reynolds Building." Go to R.J. Reynolds' website, www.rjrt.com, or Reynolds American Inc.'s website, www.reynoldsamerican.com, to read the full release. Web Disclosure RAI's website, www.reynoldsamerican.com, is the primary source of publicly disclosed news about RAI and its operating companies. We use the...

healthy diet for COPD
2014-05-22 07:32:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers has discovered a direct link between eating fish, fruit and dairy products with improved lung function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The study, which is being presented at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) 2014 International Conference, specifically examined COPD patients' lung function within 24 hours of consuming fish, cheese, grapefruit and bananas. "Diet is a...

2014-05-21 23:01:21

The e-cigarette study, conducted in collaboration with researchers from Poland, revealed that e-cigarette users may be exposed to increased levels of dangerous toxins, including carcinogenic compounds. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Parker Waichman LLP, a national law firm long dedicated to protecting the rights of victims injured by defective and dangerous products, notes that a new study, conducted by the Roswell Park Cancer Institute, reveals that e-cigarettes may...

2014-05-21 16:29:44

CLARENCE CENTER, N.Y., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- E-Cigarette Buying Guide has declared Clearette's menthol flavored Bullet to be Best Feel and Taste to Menthol Cigarettes. E-Cigarette Buying Guide judged Clearette's Menthol Bullet based on the product's look, taste, feel and quality in comparison to NJoy's King, a similar product offering the same perks as Clearette's Bullet. E-Cigarette Buying Guide judged the two brands based on their appearance and design. In comparison to...

2014-05-21 16:27:30

Studies will explore tobacco cessation, smoke-free policies and secondhand smoke exposure MINNEAPOLIS, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, ClearWay Minnesota's Board of Directors approved five new research grants. The grant awards, which total more than $974,000, will examine topics including tobacco cessation among African American smokers, various smoke-free policies and secondhand smoke exposure among children. The grant recipients are the University of Minnesota, the Center for Energy and...


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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
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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