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Smokeless Tobacco Contains Cancer Causing Chemical
2012-08-22 13:50:21

Scientists reported in Philadelphia at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society today that they have identified the first oral carcinogen in smokeless tobacco.

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2010-08-31 12:55:00

According to a study released Monday, eating a variety of fruits and vegetables may decrease the risk of some kinds of lung cancer for smokers.

2005-11-11 10:55:00

Smokeless oral tobacco products such as moist snuff and hard snuff lozenges are not a safe alternative to cigarettes for people trying to kick the habit, as these products contain high levels of cancer-causing compounds.

2005-11-11 10:35:00

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Smokeless oral tobacco products such as moist snuff and hard snuff lozenges are not a safe alternative to cigarettes for people trying to kick the habit, as these products contain high levels of cancer-causing compounds.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.