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2009-07-05 12:35:12

An anti-smoking group says the Australian government should increase the taxes on cigarettes to help people quit the habit. Mike Daub, president of the Public Health Association of Australia, said a proposal to increase the excise tax on cigarettes currently being considered by the government could

2009-06-22 14:42:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Health today commended President Barack Obama for signing the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, which gives the Federal Drug Administration, or FDA, the authority to regulate tobacco. "This is a great day for the health of all Americans," said Secretary of Health Everette James.

2009-06-22 09:00:00

Pilot program kicks off in Northwestern PA HARRISBURG, Pa., June 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to educate pregnant smokers about the harms of tobacco use on their unborn babies, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Northwestern Pennsylvania (NWPA) Tobacco Control Program are launching a new smoking cessation campaign to target the 28 percent of pregnant women who smoke in that region of the state.

2009-05-29 08:24:36

The World Health Organization announced Friday that cigarette packages should incorporate pictures of the results of smoking tobacco, in addition to the written warnings.

2009-05-21 17:16:35

Health warnings on tobacco product packages are effective in highlighting the perception of health risk, a U.S. health report said.

2009-05-15 22:09:25

Fewer black youths than whites begin smoking as adolescents, but black adults are more likely to smoke than white adults, U.S. researchers say.

2009-05-15 11:45:00

UK researchers show that a gene can explain why some women find it more difficult to stop smoking during pregnancy

2009-04-24 22:36:42

The Danish Health Ministry plans to add pictures of the effects of smoking to cigarette packs, including images of smoke-blackened lungs and bodies in morgues. Health Minister Jakob Axel Neilsen told the Metro Xpress newspaper he expects the photographic warnings to be added as part of a national health plan based on prevention to be put into effect next fall. The proposal has the backing of the government and the major opposition party, although the Health Ministry has the authority to put...

2009-03-31 23:01:00

National Survey Highlights Lack of Communication, Uneasiness and Limited Resources Create Missed Opportunities for Smokers to Quit WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Health care providers (HCPs) are one of the most important allies a smoker can have, particularly when it comes to understanding health risks of smoking and learning about the quitting process.

2009-03-31 16:36:59

New York City smokers will soon pay $9 or more for a pack of cigarettes, or about $275 a month for those smoking a pack a day, health officials said.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.