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2014-04-16 16:32:00

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO Chicago has set an example for other cities and the nation as a whole by reducing its high smoking rate to a record low of just 10.7 percent in 2013, representing a decline of over 20 percent since 2011 and nearly 60 percent since 2001. Chicago's high school smoking rate is well below the national rate,...

2014-04-16 14:06:40

Young people who conform most strongly to norms of masculinity and femininity—the most "feminine" girls and the most "masculine" boys—are significantly more likely than their peers to engage in behaviors that pose cancer risks, according to a new study led by Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) researchers. The most feminine teenage girls use tanning beds more frequently and are more likely to be physically inactive, while the most masculine teenage boys are more likely to use chewing...

2014-04-16 08:35:59

KEYSVILLE, Va., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&M Brands, Inc., part of the American tobacco farming industry for over 100 years, and one of Virginia's largest privately held growers, manufacturers and distributors of premium quality tobacco products, announces expanding product lines within its LEX12(®) brand of premium tobacco products. It has introduced LEX12(®) Blend #7 Cigars, a proprietary blend composed of the finest dark air-cured tobaccos perfectly balanced with U.S....

2014-04-16 08:32:09

Late-Breaking Figures Reveal That the 777 eCigs Brand Provides the Widest Selection of Available Electronic Cigarettes BURBANK, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Health-conscious people everywhere are using electronic cigarettes as an alternative to tobacco cigarettes. They love the convenience of E-cigarettes and the way they protect both their health and the health of those around them. And now they have more choices than ever as to what kind of cigarettes they can...

2014-04-15 16:29:27

Customers Now Have Access to a Variety of Flavors Not Offered Anywhere Else, Which Means the Alternative to Tobacco Cigarettes is Looking Better All the Time BURBANK, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Electronic cigarette manufacturer 777 eCigs is offering a number of new, tantalizing flavors that their customers won't be able to find from any other company. The brand is already renowned for its variety of flavors and selections it offers to its customers. The new...

2014-04-14 16:26:35

FRANKFORT, Ky., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Murray S. Kessler, Chairman, President and CEO of Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO), the parent company of blu eCigs, today praised legislation signed into law by Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, which will bar minors from buying electronic cigarettes, as an example of responsible regulation. "Legislation that prevents the sale or distribution of electronic cigarettes to minors is the right thing to do," said Mr. Kessler, who attended the bill...

2014-04-11 23:01:16

$3.1 Million effort will bring together leading community-based and national organization partners in effort to ensure best health outcomes for all. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 “Cancer and tobacco use has had an impact on millions of American families. While we can do more than ever to address these critical health issues, even the best innovations to prevent and treat them have not benefitted everyone. We must do better and are launching an effort driven by community-based...

2014-04-11 12:24:21

GREENSBORO, N.C., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO), the third largest tobacco company in the United States, today announced that it will release first quarter 2014 results on Thursday, April 24, 2014. A conference call for analysts and investors will begin at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, April 24, 2014, which will be hosted by Murray S. Kessler, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, and David H. Taylor, Executive Vice President, Finance and...

2014-04-10 09:43:13

-Chronic cigarette smoking has a high co-occurrence with alcohol use disorders. -Postural instability is also common among alcohol dependent (AD) individuals. -New findings indicate that chronic cigarette use continues to impact the brain systems regulating postural stability even during abstinence from alcohol. Chronic cigarette smoking has a high co-occurrence with alcohol use disorders, and roughly 60 to 90 percent of alcohol dependent (AD) individuals seeking treatment are chronic...

2014-04-09 16:42:40

Large, graphic health warnings on tobacco packets in China would increase awareness about the harms of smoking, help to cut smoking rates, and in doing so save lives according to global studies. These are the key findings from a new report, Tobacco health warnings in China – Evidence of effectiveness and implications for action, from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the International Tobacco Control Policy Evaluation Project (ITC Project), released today. “This new report...


Latest Tobacco Reference Libraries

Cash crop
2013-08-05 12:49:51

Cash crop is a term used to reference a profitable crop for farmers. Plants like cotton and tobacco are a few cash crops farmer tend to deal with. These crops do not stay with the farmer for their livestock feed or used in the home, rather, in many cases they are exported; thus creating revenue for the farmer. The price of cash crops is largely based on supply and demand in more developed countries, where the supply is actually coming from lesser developed areas. When a bumper crop, that...

Nicotine Replacement Therapy
2013-03-04 16:06:28

Nicotine replacement therapy is the administration of nicotine by other means than smoking. This change in the way nicotine is delivered prevents the harmful effects of smoking and is usually used in smoking cessation. Types Nicotine replacement therapy can be administered in several forms. The type used depends on the patient and what fits into their lifestyle best. The forms available include: Nicotine patches – transdermal (through the skin) Nicotine gum – orally (through the...

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2011-02-23 21:08:22

Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) is a positive-sense single stranded RNA virus that infects plants, namely tobacco and other members of the family Solanaceae. It causes characteristic patterns on the leaves. In 1930 it was determined that an infectious agent was determined to be a virus. Adolf Mayer first described the disease in 1883. The disease can be transferred between plants similar to bacterial infections. Dimitri Ivanovski was the first to show that infected sap remained infectious even...

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Word of the Day
mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.