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Graphic Warnings Ineffective On Young Smokers
2013-09-05 11:45:56

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new UK-based youth study, graphic images on cigarette packaging do not deter young smokers from lighting up. However, young people who said they had never smoked or only experimented with cigarettes reported being more affected by the cautionary graphic images depicting diseased lungs or heart surgery. The study, which was published in the journal Tobacco Control, considered data from two youth surveys: one taken in 2008...

2013-07-23 10:45:29

Early findings from Australia indicate that policy has an impact -- at least in the short term Plain packaging for cigarettes seems to make tobacco less appealing and increase the urgency to quit smoking, suggest early findings from Australia, published in the online journal BMJ Open. Australia formally introduced plain brown packaging, accompanied by graphic health warnings taking up three quarters of the front of the pack, for all tobacco products on December 1 2012. So far, it is the...

Quit Smoking Before Your Turn 40 And You Could Gain Those Years Back
2013-01-24 10:31:07

[ Watch the Video: Quitting Smoking Before Age 40 ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the risks of smoking have been widely studied in the past, shifting demographics and societal norms dictate that fresh data and analyses on the deadly habit will always be available. For women, smoking did not become socially acceptable until the 20th century and did not become widespread until the 1960s. The impact of a lifetime of smoking on that initial wave of female...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.