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2014-07-14 12:26:47

Some parents may not recognize that there are also dangers of secondhand smoke outside of the home. Leading Brooklyn Pediatrician, Dr. Michael Gabriel, weighs in on the dangers for children. BOHEMIA, N.Y., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Top Brooklyn Pediatrician Dr. Michael Gabriel of GPM Pediatrics comments on an article concerning the dangers of secondhand smoke, specifically to children. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140711/126313 According to the article...

2014-07-11 23:00:42

Senator Bill Nelson Introduces Bill Along with Nine Senate Co-Sponsors ALEXANDRIA, Va. (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 The American Association of Poison Control Centers and the experts at America’s 55 poison centers are commending Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) for his introduction of the Child Nicotine Poison Prevention Act of 2014 on July 10, 2014. Along with fellow Senate co-sponsors, this bill urges the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) to enact rules requiring safer,...

2014-07-11 08:24:26

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to United Kingdom disclosure obligations, today Imperial Tobacco PLC issued an announcement describing certain discussions among Imperial, Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard, Inc. Reynolds American (NYSE: RAI) confirms that it is in discussions with Lorillard regarding a possible acquisition of Lorillard. The discussions are consistent with RAI's strategy of considering a variety of options to enhance shareholder value....

2014-07-11 08:24:25

GREENSBORO, N.C., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO) today confirmed that Lorillard and Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI) ("RAI") are engaged in discussions regarding RAI's potential acquisition of Lorillard. In connection with that transaction, RAI and Lorillard are in discussions with Imperial Tobacco Group PLC (LON: IMT) regarding the potential sale of certain assets and brands owned by RAI and Lorillard to Imperial. No agreement has been reached and...

2014-07-10 09:55:38

BMJ-British Medical Journal Smoking prevalence is 50 percent higher in this group; more effort needed to help them quit, say researchers People with mental health issues who smoke cost the UK economy nearly £2.5 billion a year, reveals research published online in Tobacco Control. The total costs are more or less equally divided among losses sustained from premature death, lost productivity, and healthcare costs to treat smoking related diseases in this group. As the prevalence...

2014-07-09 11:28:27

University of California - Los Angeles Despite warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that hookah smoking can be just as dangerous as cigarettes, many young adults believe that using the water pipes is not harmful to their health, according to a UCLA School of Nursing study. Researchers visited three Southern California hookah lounges and asked patrons between the ages of 18 and 30, "Do you believe smoking hookah is harmful to your health?" Fifty-seven percent...

Rise In High School Seniors Using Hookah Smoking Products
2014-07-07 10:51:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As smoking cigarettes becomes less and less socially acceptable, other forms of smoking appear to be on the rise. A new report in the journal Pediatrics has found about 20 percent of high school seniors have used a hookah in the past year. The new research was based on information from Monitoring the Future (MTF), an ongoing nationwide study of the actions, attitudes, and values of American high school students. The survey includes 130...

2014-07-02 23:02:56

Leading US Anti-smoking Company Freedom Laser Therapy Reports- FIFA pressured Brazil into lifting its alcohol ban at Stadiums for the World Cup to make way for their official sponsor Budweiser. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 Los Angeles based Freedom Laser Therapy finds it intriguing how easily governmental restrictions to protect the public can be overturned, if enough pressure is applied by powerful corporations whom are backed by strong corporate sponsors. Craig Nabat, President...

2014-07-01 16:25:38

LONDON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Nicotine Addiction - Pipeline Review, H1 2014http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/therapeutic/nicotine_addiction_pipeline_review_h1_2013.html Nicotine Addiction - Pipeline Review, H1 2014 SummaryGlobal Markets Direct's, 'Nicotine Addiction - Pipeline Review, H1 2014', provides an overview of the Nicotine Addiction's therapeutic pipeline.This report provides comprehensive information...

2014-06-30 23:23:11

Cigarette smoking continues to decline in workplaces, however use of smokeless tobacco products (snuff and chewing tobacco) remains steady. Journeyworks offers tools to help employers increase awareness of the health risks and tips for quitting. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 According to a recent study by the US. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. workers are continuing, and slightly increasing, their use of smokeless tobacco products. Smokeless tobacco...


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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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