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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...

2013-01-15 10:42:17

Disadvantaged groups stand to benefit from hard-hitting tobacco warnings Quitting smoking is a common New Year's resolution for Americans each year, but research has repeatedly shown it is not an easy task. Some groups, such as racial/ethnic minorities, have an even harder time quitting. New research suggests hard-hitting graphic tobacco warnings may help smokers of diverse backgrounds who are struggling to quit. A new study by researchers at Legacy® and Harvard School of Public Health...

Europe Wants To Crack Down On Cigarette Labels, Making Them More Graphic
2012-12-19 16:43:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new proposal may tighten-up the already tight grip on cigarette packaging within the European Union. The law would see that graphic visual and written warnings take up 75 percent of the surface of all cigarette packs, leaving just 25 percent or less for the brand. About 700,000 people die in Europe every year from smoking-related disease, and the costs of treatment run up to $32 billion. The proposed legislation would ban...

2012-12-02 05:04:36

Nicotine addiction is one of the major challenges smokers face when trying to quit smoking. In its support, http://electroniccigarettehub.org is distributing free electronic cigarette starter kits under its try before buy campaign. You don't need to wait until you need a cancer treatment. Whether you want to buy electronic cigarette or read best electronic cigarette reviews, you can always go to E Cig Hub. If you don't want to quit smoking and are looking for a safer alternative, try e...

Brazil Credits Strong Tobacco Control Policies For Saving More Than 400,000 Lives
2012-11-07 10:19:09

Georgetown University Medical Center High cigarette prices, smoke-free air laws, marketing restrictions and other measures, all part of Brazil's strong tobacco control policies, are credited for a 50 percent reduction in smoking prevalence between 1989 and 2010. The reduction contributed to an estimated 420,000 lives saved during that time period. Those are the findings of a new study published today in PLOS Medicine by a team of researchers from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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