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2011-10-03 19:38:40

Not only are smokers twice as likely to have strokes, they are almost a decade younger than non-smokers when they have them, according to a study presented today at the Canadian Stroke Congress. Between January 2009 and March 2011, researchers studied 982 stroke patients (264 smokers and 718 non-smokers) at an Ottawa prevention clinic. They found the average age of stroke patients who smoked was 58, compared to age 67 for non-smokers. "The information from this study provides yet...

2011-08-25 14:44:18

Researchers find early-morning cigarette risk is independent of smoking frequency and duration Two new studies have found that smokers who tend to take their first cigarette soon after they wake up in the morning may have a higher risk of developing lung and head and neck cancers than smokers who refrain from lighting up right away. The findings by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Penn State College of Medicine may help identify smokers who have an...

2011-08-17 13:48:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) The tobacco companies' lawsuit to stop the FDA's implementation of new, graphic cigarette warning labels continues their long history of being wrong on the law and wrong on the science. There is overwhelming scientific evidence about the need for these warnings and their...

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2011-08-17 09:45:00

Four of the largest cigarette makers have filed suit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), seeking to void as unconstitutional the recent graphic labels and advertising requirement warning consumers about the risks of smoking in hopes of inducing them to quit, Reuters is reporting. The lawsuit by Reynolds American Inc's R.J. Reynolds unit, Lorillard Inc, Liggett Group LLC and Commonwealth Brands Inc, owned by Britain's Imperial Tobacco Group Plc, said the warnings required no later...

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2011-08-11 11:25:00

A new study has found that the risk of heart disease linked to smoking is 25 percent higher for women. Scientists believe that toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke may have a more potent effect on women due to biological differences. The team analyzed data on about 4 million individuals from 86 studies.  After adjusting for other risk factors, they found the increased risk of heart disease linked to smoking was 25 percent higher for women. The longer a women smoked, the greater her heart...

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2011-07-16 06:15:00

More than half of all Americans believe that smoking should be banned in all public places, but less than one in five US residents feel that the habit should be made completely illegal throughout the country, according to the results of a Gallop poll published on Friday. In a telephone poll conducted by the Princeton, New Jersey-based research firm, 59-percent of those contacted said that they supported the prohibition of smoking in public. It marked the first time since Gallop began asking...

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2011-07-13 05:43:17

Experts say that women who smoke while pregnant should be aware that they are increasing the chance their baby will be born malformed. According to the new data, published in the journal Human Reproduction Update, the risk of having a baby with missing or deformed limbs or a cleft lip is over 25 percent higher for smokers. University College London doctors said that this just adds another good reason for women to quit smoking. Seventeen percent of women in England and Wales smoke during...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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