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2013-07-31 23:00:43

This colorful and humorous presentation is a wonderful way to educate our youth about the harmful effects of smoking Montana (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 More than 700 chemical additives are found in cigarettes. Many of these chemicals are toxic and 69 of them have been linked to cancer. Think Before Stink written by Kim Kins Dixon is a colorful anti-smoking comic book that humorously depicts the dangerous effects of smoking. Readers are introduced to non-smoking characters; the lab mouse,...

Menthols Alter Body Response To Tobacco Smoke
2013-07-24 14:49:51

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a research review on menthol cigarettes today that many observers say is a precursor to further restrictions or bans on the mint-flavored tobacco product. While adding peppermint oil extract probably doesn't make cigarettes more more likely to cause diseases, the agency said menthol conveyed an "altered physiological responses to tobacco smoke," which could add to tobacco's already...

2013-07-23 10:45:29

Early findings from Australia indicate that policy has an impact -- at least in the short term Plain packaging for cigarettes seems to make tobacco less appealing and increase the urgency to quit smoking, suggest early findings from Australia, published in the online journal BMJ Open. Australia formally introduced plain brown packaging, accompanied by graphic health warnings taking up three quarters of the front of the pack, for all tobacco products on December 1 2012. So far, it is the...

Ban On Smoking In Cars With Kids Popular
2013-07-22 14:58:47

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Banning smoking in cars with kids inside is a popular idea, according to a new survey from researchers at the University of Michigan (U-M). The researchers surveyed 1,996 adults over the age of 18 and found that 82 percent supported the idea of banning smoking in cars when children under 13 are riding in the vehicle. Despite the popularity of the idea, only seven states actually have laws on the books that prohibit this action....

2013-07-11 12:58:13

The combination of smoking and heavy drinking speeds up cognitive decline, according to new research published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. Researchers from UCL (University College London) found that smokers who drank alcohol heavily had a 36% faster cognitive decline compared to non-smoking moderate drinkers. Smoking and heavier alcohol consumption often co-occur, and their combined effect on cognition may be larger than the sum of their individual effects. The research team...


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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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