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Australian Senate Passes Toughest Cigarette Packaging Laws Yet
2011-11-11 11:31:19

Australia´s new anti-smoking laws banning brand labels its last major legislative hurdle on Thursday and immediately faced the threat of court action from tobacco companies afraid of flagging future sales. Australia´s upper house of parliament agreed on new laws that will force cigarettes to be sold in plain olive packets, with no mention of the brand name starting December next year. The packages would continue to show graphic images of the harm smoking can cause. “Big...

2011-08-29 14:10:54

In this prospective cohort study, presented today at the ESC Congress 2011, discontinuation of smokeless tobacco after a myocardial infarction (MI) is associated with a lower risk of subsequent mortality. Investigators found that post MI snus quitters had a 44 % lower risk of total mortality. The association seems to be independent of smoking habits, but partly explained by concomitant changes in other lifestyle variables. Smokeless tobacco in the form of Swedish snus (oral moist snuff)...

2011-08-24 16:05:00

Salivary levels of cotinine, a breakdown product of nicotine, were measured in order to document asthmatic childrenâs exposure to tobacco smoke in their homes. This research is featured in the current issue of The Spit Report, the electronic newsletter on current salivary research published by Salimetrics. State College, PA (PRWEB) August 24, 2011 Many inner city youths are still being exposed to unhealthy levels of tobacco smoke, according to studies presented in the June...

2011-08-02 14:04:00

The American Lung Association in California's Center for Tobacco Policy & Organizing releases results from a new statewide survey about tobacco policies in the retail environment. SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California voters overwhelmingly support more regulation of tobacco products and greater enforcement of laws against the sales of tobacco products to minors, according to a public opinion survey conducted by the American Lung Association in...


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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.