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2014-03-27 08:34:33

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Tobacco-Related Deaths Have Tripled In Past Decade
2012-03-23 04:39:07

The World Lung Foundation (WLF) said on Wednesday that tobacco-related deaths have tripled in the past decade.

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2011-05-31 13:40:00

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday that tobacco will kill about six million people this year, including 600,000 nonsmokers.

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2009-08-25 14:30:00

Tobacco use claims the lives of about 6 million people each year and requires about $500 billion annually, according to a new report.

2009-03-26 21:23:24

New York health officials said the number of tuberculosis cases in the city has dropped 2 percent to 895 reported cases last year from 914 in 2007. Dr.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.