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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...

2013-07-10 15:25:34

New insights into why obese cigarette smokers experience a high risk of heart disease suggest that cigarette smoke affects the activity of hundreds of key genes that both protect the heart and lungs and expose them to damage. The study, published in ACS' Chemical Research in Toxicology, suggests that the effects may be especially profound in obese nonsmokers who inhale "sidesteam smoke" from cigarettes smoldering nearby. Diana J. Bigelow and colleagues point out that active smoking doubles...

2013-07-01 14:39:04

Tobacco control measures put in place in 41 countries between 2007 and 2010 will prevent some 7.4 million premature deaths by 2050, according to a study published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization today. The study is one of the first to look at the effect of measures since the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) was established in 2005. Jt demonstrates the success of the WHO FCTC in reducing tobacco use and, thus, saving lives....


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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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