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2010-04-23 05:00:00

TEMECULA, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hop-on (Pink Sheets: HPNN) and USAcig, Inc. announced that they sent their plea to the State Senator of New York, Thomas K. Duane, on banning electronic cigarettes. Who is really behind this legislation? Re: Health Committee legislation to ban sales of "electronic cigarettes" (S7234 & A9529) Who is really behind this legislation? Dear Senator Duane: USAcig, Inc. and its customers hereby request that you OPPOSE S7234 & A9529...

2010-02-24 07:30:00

ALBANY, N.Y., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Tobacco remains the leading cause of preventable death in the United States and a staggering six million people worldwide will lose their lives to tobacco next year. Today, Legacy(SM) and the Ad Council have partnered to help smokers "re-learn" life without cigarettes with EX®, a national quit smoking campaign sponsored by the National Alliance for Tobacco Cessation (NATC), in order to help the 43 million Americans who smoke to...

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2010-02-01 14:05:55

Smoking affects your cardiac health both before and after a major event like a heart attack. But how much? And does cutting back instead of quitting have a positive effect as well? There are definitive answers in a new study from Tel Aviv University, the largest and most comprehensive of its kind. The research found that quitting smoking after a heart attack has about the same positive effect as other major interventions such as lipid-lowering agents like statins or more invasive procedures....

2010-01-19 12:29:40

Adverse events in childhood have been linked to an increase in the likelihood of developing lung cancer in later life. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Public Health describe how the link is partly explained by raised rates of cigarette smoking in victims of childhood trauma, but note that other factors may also be to blame. David Brown and Robert Anda, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, USA, worked with a team of researchers to study the effects...

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2009-12-31 06:10:00

Scientists say one cigarette can take anywhere from 11-14 minutes off your life. Now think about lighting up right after having a heart attack, when your body is at its weakest. A new study shows people who stop smoking after having a heart attack live longer than people who keep up the dirty habit. Over 1,500 people were studied for 13 years after surviving a heart attack. Israeli researchers found that compared with first-time heart attack sufferers who continued to smoke, those who quit...

2009-12-18 05:20:00

GAINESVILLE, Fla., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey politicians have kept in line with today's politicians and thrown out warnings by expert physicians and public health experts concerning the e cigarette, a new product that is creating quite a stir in the U.S. right now. Letters, faxes and other forms of communications were used by top medical experts in the anti-smoking movement to defend the e cigarette from what one expert called "senseless regulations" and also claimed that the...

2009-11-18 10:10:00

Quit Resources, Tips Available at DeterminedtoQuit.com HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health is offering support to help Pennsylvania smokers give up tobacco for good during the 34th annual Great American Smokeout on Nov. 19. "The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just reported cigarette smoking among adults increased for the first time in 15 years. Approximately 46 million adults still smoke and about two million are Pennsylvanians," said...

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2009-11-15 06:20:00

Nearly a fifth of women who smoke while pregnant lie about their habit to health professionals, a study has said. Researchers at the University of Glasgow believe official figures underestimate the number of pregnant smokers by 17%. Even though most pregnant woman report not smoking, random blood tests suggest otherwise. The report, published on bmj.com, suggests that more accurate methods be used to establish the true level of smoking among pregnant women. Dr. David M. Tappin of the...

2009-11-09 09:20:00

National Alliance for Tobacco Cessation Promotes Program with Ads, PSAs and Web Resources WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the latest research estimating that nearly six million people worldwide will lose their lives to tobacco next year(1), an innovative approach is critical to helping the 43 million Americans who smoke to finally quit. This month, which is observed as Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the national quit smoking program, EX(R) will debut the second phase of...

2009-10-26 21:54:17

Exercise can help smokers quit because it makes cigarettes less attractive. A new study from the University of Exeter shows for the first time that exercise can lessen the power of cigarettes and smoking-related images to grab the attention of smokers. The study is published in the journal Addiction. The study involved 20 moderately heavy smokers, who had abstained from cigarettes for 15 hours before the trial. During two visits to our laboratory participants began by being shown...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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