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Children More Likely To Become Heavy Smokers If Their Parents Are Addicted To Smoking
2014-05-12 03:59:49

[ Watch The Video: Children Of Nicotine-Addicted Parents More Likely To Become Heavy Smokers ] Georgetown University Medical Center The more time a child is exposed to a parent addicted to smoking, the more likely the youth will not only take up cigarettes but also become a heavy smoker. So warns a team of researchers led by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center scientists in Pediatrics. The study, published online today, is among the first to take a prospective,...

2014-05-09 08:28:02

Management to hold conference call on May 15th at 4:30 P.M. ET DANIA BEACH, Fla., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vapor Corp. (OTCQB: VPCO; "Vapor", the "Company"), a leading U.S. based electronic cigarette company whose brands include Krave®, Fifty-One®, VaporX®, Alternacig®, EZ Smoker®, Green Puffer®, Americig®, Fumare(TM), Hookah Stix® and Smoke Star®, today announced plans to release its financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014, on Thursday,...

2014-05-08 23:05:16

E-cigarette Market in the UK 2014-2018 a new research report added to Sandlerresearch.org store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 08, 2014 An e-cigarette/e-vaping device/personal vaporizer/e-nicotine delivery system is a type of electronic inhaler used to simulate tobacco smoking. It contains a heating element that vaporizes the liquid solution, which may be nicotine or a flavored liquid. In short, e-cigarettes are battery-powered nicotine inhalers that are designed to mimic traditional...

2014-05-08 20:24:33

Health groups praise move, urge Governor to sign ST. PAUL, Minn., May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Freedom to Breathe coalition, a group of Minnesota's major health organizations, responded today to the Minnesota Senate's passage of a Health and Human Services Policy omnibus bill that includes provisions restricting the use and sales of e-cigarettes. Molly Moilanen, a coalition co-chair and Director of Public Affairs at ClearWay Minnesota, said, "The Minnesota Senate has shown good...

2014-05-08 12:26:39

CHICAGO, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An article appearing in the April 2014 issue of the American Marketing Association's Journal of Marketing Research reports that graphic visual health warnings on cigarette packages aid adolescent smokers' thoughts of quitting primarily through the emotion of fear, whereas for young adult smokers, the warnings impact thoughts of quitting primarily through negative health beliefs and fear....

2014-05-07 20:27:23

FDA Must Act to Prevent Tobacco Companies from Using Flavors to Lure Kids WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO Tobacco companies are using the same flavor chemicals in their sweet-flavored tobacco products, including cigars of various sizes and smokeless tobacco, that are used in popular candy and drink products such as...

2014-05-07 16:28:04

CHICAGO, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With each passing day, the national pool of smokers seems to be going up in smoke, as Americans feel mounting pressure to quit for health and lifestyle reasons. When it comes time to put words into action and take that leap, many people are now turning to e-cigarettes to help vaporize their habit. Indeed, according to new research from Mintel, e-cigarettes have exhibited massive growth over the last two years, with sales increasing from $283...

Researchers Suggest To Ban Cigarette Filters To Save The Environment
2014-05-07 03:17:25

Springer Trillions of cigarettes smoked worldwide do not end up in an ashtray, but litter the environment Ban cigarette filters. Start a deposit-return scheme for used butts. Hold manufacturers responsible for clean-ups. Place warnings on packets about the impact of simply flicking one’s used cigarettes away. These are among the policy measures that Thomas Novotny of the San Diego State University in the US and Elli Slaughter advocate to curb the environmental harm done through the...

2014-05-07 12:23:09

Statement from Legacy on New Research Showing Tobacco Products Contain Actual Candy Flavorings WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2009, the landmark Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act banned flavorings in cigarettes, with the exception of menthol, because of their appeal to youth. We are now watching how the tobacco industry has adapted by offering other flavored tobacco products like cigars, little cigars and cigarillos, which are not included in...

2014-05-07 04:22:51

LONDON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a video interview, Imperial Tobacco CEO Alison Cooper gives an update on the company's performance at the half year, covering brands, markets, Fontem Ventures and the overall outlook. Cooper says the group has been on a "transition journey" with progress being made internally and externally. "Internally there has been fantastic progress against a number of initiatives to support the transition agenda. Externally, clearly the...


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
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'