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2014-06-12 23:01:27

Craig Nabat, President of Freedom Laser Therapy, commends Warren Buffett for his decision not to make new investments in cigarette companies and offers $10,000 worth of the new Freedom Quit Smoking System to help his employees quit. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 The Freedom Quit Smoking System blog honors an influential American who has begun to change his view about promoting smoking or investing in Big Tobacco. Warren Buffett was once quoted as saying, that he likes cigarette...

2014-06-12 23:01:13

The High Court continues to refuse review of petitions challenging individual tobacco damages verdicts, doing so with no comment and no noted dissents. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 National law firm Parker Waichman comments on a Supreme Court denial of 10 recently brought petitions that sought to challenge tobacco damages verdicts. The 10 petitions totaled more than $64 million and represent part of an ongoing legal fight that continues between Florida smokers, or their...

2014-06-12 16:25:47

New CDC Data Reinforces Need for FDA Regulation of Cigars WASHINGTON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released the results of its 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) showing cigar usage rates among high school boys now match those of cigarette smoking (both 16 percent), and alarmingly, among 12(th) grade boys, cigar rates (23 percent) were higher than cigarette rates (20 percent). While the research shows...

2014-06-12 16:25:43

But More Must be Done to Further Drive Down Cigarette Smoking and Stubbornly High Rates of Cigar and Smokeless Tobacco Use WASHINGTON, June 12, 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 In terrific news for America's health, the CDC's National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) released today shows that the smoking rate among high school students dropped to...

2014-06-09 12:32:10

NEW YORK, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- They're supposed to be better than smoking real cigarettes. At least that's what consumers are told. But, is that really the case? Electronic cigarette "e-cigarette" lawsuits are popping up everywhere lately and there's no telling what kind of information may come out about the possible detrimental side effects of using these products. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140123/NY51061LOGO It was recently revealed by the Food & Drug...

2014-06-06 16:24:49

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clearette Electronic Cigarette Company is broadening their reach into the European electronic cigarette market, with expansion plans now focusing on all EU member states in addition to Clearette's presence in the United Kingdom. Few U.S. based electronic cigarette companies have made the move into global markets, where the risk of establishing an unfamiliar brand can be offset by the huge reward of tens of millions of consumers....

Mobile Phone Program Helps Smokers Fight The Urge To Light Up
2014-06-06 03:35:10

George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health More than 11 percent of smokers who used a text- messaging program to help them quit did so and remained smoke free at the end of a six- month study as compared to just 5 percent of controls, according to a new report by researchers at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University (Milken Institute SPH.) "Text messages seem to give smokers the constant reminders they need to stay focused...

2014-06-06 12:25:05

Initiative Aims to Protect Kids from Tobacco Industry's Harmful Practices WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids announced today that it is establishing a new initiative - the Max Shacknai Center: Shining the Light Project - to expose tobacco industry activities that encourage young people to smoke and support effective action to protect children from tobacco addiction. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO The new...

2014-06-04 16:25:58

Use of free quit-smoking service jumps after launch of new tools and easier access MINNEAPOLIS, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 3, 2014, ClearWay Minnesota(SM) launched a new suite of QUITPLAN Services, the free cessation program available to any Minnesotan who wants to quit tobacco. In the three months following the launch (March through May) more than 5,400 Minnesotans have received tools and support to help them quit smoking. This number nearly matches the total number of...

2014-06-03 23:08:57

In the 20th century, COPD was considered a man's disease. Today, women account for more than half of all COPD deaths. Women who smoke or used to or have a family history of COPD should be tested. Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Not long ago, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) was considered a man's disease. But men no longer hold a monopoly on this chronic and progressive lung condition, according to the May 2014 Harvard Women's Health Watch. Today, more women than...


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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  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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