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2014-08-08 10:38:08

BMJ-British Medical Journal Smoking related deaths cut by up to 11 percent in prisons with long-term bans in place Prison smoking bans are associated with a substantial reduction in deaths from smoking related causes, such as heart disease and cancer, finds a US study published on thebmj.com today. Smoking related deaths were cut by up to 11% in state prisons with long-term bans in place. In the United States at year end 2011, there were 1.4 million people in state prisons. Fifty to...

2014-08-07 20:25:26

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arguing for regulations that reflect "the unique character of the cigar industry," the Cigar Association of America, the national trade association representing cigar manufacturers, importers, distributors, and other suppliers, today submitted comments on Food and Drug Administration efforts to establish regulatory authority over the cigar industry. The FDA has proposed to regulate cigars and other tobacco products under the Family Smoking Prevention...

2014-08-07 20:23:52

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arguing for a "meaningful and feasible framework" that accommodates the unique characteristics of the pipe tobacco market, the Pipe Tobacco Council, the national trade association representing the pipe tobacco industry, today submitted comments on Food and Drug Administration efforts to regulate pipe tobacco. The FDA has proposed to regulate pipe tobacco under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The move would create new legal and...

2014-08-06 23:01:03

The Firm is investigating serious health issues that may be associated with E-Cigarettes, including hospitalizations for nicotine poisoning, pneumonia, heart attacks, strokes, atrial fibrillation, and congestive heart failure. New York, New York (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 As concerns surrounding the possible health consequences associated with E-Cigarettes (http://www.ecigregistry.com/) continue to mount, Bernstein Liebhard notes that 13 Democrats in the U.S. Senate are seeking a ban on the...

2014-08-06 16:31:31

PATERSON, N.J., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ElectronicHookahPens announces Clearette Electronic Cigarette's line of fruit-flavored ZERO nicotine E-Hookahs as the top-rated nicotine-free E-Hookah on the market. Clearette's line of ZERO E-Hookahs are designed to "taste exceptional without smoke or nicotine" and are marketed toward social and ex-smokers looking for a nicotine-free hookah or fruit-flavored E-Cig experience. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140806/134158...

2014-08-06 16:30:09

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 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 Nine leading economists have submitted a paper to the Food and Drug Administration that shows how the FDA's cost-benefit analyses of its proposed tobacco regulations are deeply flawed and vastly underestimate the benefits of these regulations. The paper was submitted as a public comment on the...

2014-08-05 12:22:44

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Snuff Company (ASC), an indirect subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI), has been awarded the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's (TDEC) highest award for sustainable business practices, the Tennessee Green Star Partnership Three-Star Certification. American Snuff Company is the first Memphis-based company and just the 13th company in the entire state of Tennessee to hold this award. "ASC - Memphis is...

2014-08-04 12:30:38

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Tobacco in the United Kingdom, Euromonitor International http://www.reportbuyer.com/consumer_goods_retail/tobacco/tobacco_packaging_united_kingdom.html With the exception of RYO tobacco, tobacco volume sales continued to decline in the UK in 2013. Sales continued to be hit by rising costs, duties, health and wellbeing considerations and a general development towards considering smoking as...

2014-07-31 16:27:30

WASHINGTON, July 31, 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 A new government study published today shows that 17.4 million Americans - 7.3 percent of U.S. adults - smoke cigars every day, some days or rarely. This study shows that cigar smoking is a serious public health problem that must be addressed through strategies such as Food and Drug...

2014-07-31 04:23:32

SINGAPORE, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of Indonesia's hotly contested presidential election, Wealth-X today released a list of the country's richest billionaires. The Hartono brothers, Michael and Robert, lead the list with US$9.7 billion each in assets, mostly derived from their clove cigarette company, Djarum, and Bank Central Asia, the country's largest private bank. Michael, 75, and Robert, 73, took over the family business after their father's death in 1963. As...


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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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.