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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...

2012-07-28 23:01:34

Tobacco consumption has increased on a global basis over the past five years, although smoking rates have declined in several markets, including the United States, Australia and Japan. However, price increases have offset lower smoking rates in several cases, and increased demand for higher priced premium brands from developing countries has driven revenue growth over the past five years. As global economic conditions improve, demand for higher priced, premium products is expected to...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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