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"Death Clock" Installed In Bangladesh To Raise Awareness For Smoking Dangers
2013-01-14 12:28:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Bangladesh has set up a "Death Clock" in its capital to try and raise some awareness about the dangers related to smoking. According to Sayed Badrul Karim from the Progga NGO, about 57,000 people die each year due to tobacco-related diseases in Bangladesh. The country is ranked as one of the world's highest in tobacco consumption. The "Death Clock" was installed on a road near Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's residence in the...

Smokeless Tobacco Contains Cancer Causing Chemical
2012-08-22 13:50:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists reported in Philadelphia at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society today that they have identified the first oral carcinogen in smokeless tobacco. Researchers said this is the first identification of a strong oral cavity carcinogen found in smokeless tobacco products. "Our results are very important in regard to the growing use of smokeless tobacco in the world, especially among...

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2012-08-15 22:12:05

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As of December 1, 2012, tobacco products in Australia will be sold in plain olive green packets with graphic health warnings, according to a new high court ruling. On Wednesday, the Australia court dismissed a challenge from global tobacco manufacturers regarding the new packaging regulations, which will feature graphic images like mouth cancer and other smoking-related illnesses. The law could have a major effect if it is adopted...

Cigarettes Down, Other Smoking Products Up: CDC
2012-08-03 06:06:48

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Gone are the days of “Mad Men” and big tobacco. Smoking cigarettes doesn´t quite have the cultural significance it had in the past in the U.S., with public health advocates promoting the benefits of quitting smoking. However, a study found that there´s been a shift in the tobacco products that are used in the country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that there has been a...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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