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2014-09-03 08:33:32

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: CVS Health's announcement today that it has ended tobacco sales sends a resounding message to the entire retail industry: Responsible retailers - especially those that provide health care through pharmacies and clinics - should not be in the business of selling cigarettes and other tobacco products. There is a fundamental conflict between...

2014-09-03 08:33:12

Calls on Other Retailers to Halt Tobacco Sales CHICAGO, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association applauds CVS for removing cigarettes and all tobacco products from all CVS/pharmacy locations across the U.S. This is an important milestone for the health of the American people today and for generations to come. We are very pleased that CVS has accelerated its timeline to remove all tobacco products from its shelves. We urge all retailers - especially retailers with pharmacies...

2014-09-02 08:32:53

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) has announced the following: "RAI announces establishment of executive stock trading plans." Go to RAI's website, www.reynoldsamerican.com, to read the full release. Web Disclosure RAI's website, www.reynoldsamerican.com, is the primary source of publicly disclosed news about RAI and its operating companies. We use the website as our primary means of distributing quarterly earnings and other...

electronic cigarette secondhand smoke
2014-09-02 05:11:51

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the single most easily preventable cause of death and disease is to eliminate tobacco use. Smoking can lead to many health issues including respiratory, cancer, heart disease, and blood problems. Over 480,000 Americans die each year due to cigarette smoking, and 41,000 of these deaths happen due to secondhand exposure to smoke. With the ever-growing popularity of...

2014-08-29 08:25:23

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. and GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) and Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO) today announced that each company has received a request for additional information ("second request") from the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") in connection with Reynolds American's pending acquisition of Lorillard and divestiture of select brands to Imperial Tobacco Group, PLC (LON: IMT). The second request was issued under notification requirements of...

Direct Correlation Between Smoking And Mortality
2014-08-26 03:48:14

University of Copenhagen A study based on blood samples from more than 55,000 Danes conducted by the University of Copenhagen and Copenhagen University Hospital shows a direct correlation between smoking and mortality. A special gene variant increases the risk of heavy smoking. The findings have been published in the International Journal of Epidemiology. It is a fact that smoking is harmful and associated with deadly diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease. Researchers also...

2014-08-26 08:30:03

ALBANY, New York, August 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report, "Geriatric Care Services Market [http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis/213363 ] (Home Care, Adult Day Care, and Institutional Care) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.9 % from 2013 to 2019, to reach an estimated value of USD 850.0 billion by 2019. The geriatric care services market has been...

electronic cigarette
2014-08-26 05:14:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While the data suggests that the e-cigarettes appear to be less harmful than traditional cigarettes and could in some cases help people kick the habit, the American Heart Association said on Sunday that since the products contain nicotine, they should be classified as tobacco products and subject to all applicable laws. The policy statement, which has been published in the organization’s journal Circulation, explained that there...

2014-08-25 16:27:49

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Susan M. Liss, Executive Director, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO The number of U.S. youth who used electronic cigarettes, but have never smoked a regular cigarette, has more than tripled in the past three years, from 79,000 in 2011 to over 263,000 in 2013. And these youth are nearly twice as likely to intend to smoke regular cigarettes as...

2014-08-25 12:23:22

truth® Rallies Teens To Harness Their Online Influence To Become The First Smoke-Free Generation WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Sunday, August 24, truth®, the nation's largest and longest running youth smoking prevention campaign, premiered the latest advertisements in its new Finish It campaign, titled "Unpaid" and "Response". Both aired during the hugely popular MTV Video Music Awards broadcast - an annual music awards ceremony that attracts millions of viewers and sparks...


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
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'