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Smoking Cigarettes Can Take A Full Decade Off Your Life
2013-10-14 06:02:50

Two-thirds of all smokers die as a result of their tobacco-based habit, and lighting-up on a regular basis can reduce a person’s lifespan by a full decade, researchers from the Sax Institute in Australia claim in a new study.

2013-09-30 14:16:30

Nearly two-thirds of young children in low- and middle-income countries can identify cigarette brand logos.

2013-09-26 13:09:13

Smoking is a major public health problem, killing approximately 443,000 people every year in the United States.

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

According to a new UK-based youth study, graphic images on cigarette packaging do not deter young smokers from lighting up.

2013-07-23 10:45:29

Plain packaging for cigarettes seems to make tobacco less appealing and increase the urgency to quit smoking.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • 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'.