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Obesity, smoking cause half of cancer cases in Turkey

health officials, who released figures on World Cancer Day yesterday. Overall, 159,000 cases were diagnosed last year in the country. Officials from the Ministry of Health and non-governmental organizations held a press briefing on the occasion. Figures
Daily Sabah (tr)
added Feb 4, 2015 14:16
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Alpha-tocopherol protects against prostate cancer in smokers

Taking a dietary supplement of alpha-tocopherol - a type of vitamin E, may help protect against prostate cancer in smokers or those who have recently quit smoking, according to a new study published in July 2012 in the journal PLoS One.
foodconsumer.org
added Jul 17, 2012 05:49
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Why Warning Labels May Increase Cigarette Sales: Psychological Scientists Explain How Side Effect Warnings 'Backfire'

Ironically, warning labels on cigarettes and over-the-counter drugs may actually increase the sales of the product. Psychological scientists have found that under certain conditions, a clear warning may be interpreted by consumers as an admirable attempt
Medical Daily
added Sep 25, 2013 05:27
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[North Carolina] Farmer suing tobacco company

W. Frank Lee is suing Universal Corp. and subsidiary Universal Leaf North America U.S. Inc.... claims the Richmond, Va.-based company stole and used his ideas, confidential information and trade secrets for processing sweet potatoes for sale.
Asheboro (NC) Courier-Tribune
added Apr 4, 2016 23:19
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[UK] Passive smoking raises risk of type 2 diabetes

Lancet journal’s meta-analysis says chance of diabetes for non-smokers inhaling ‘secondhand’ smoke raised by 22% / Pooled results of 88 studies covering almost six million people suggest heavy smokers have a 57% higher risk of diabetes than non-smokers.
The Guardian (uk)
added Sep 17, 2015 16:55
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Do side effect warnings lift sales?

Warnings about a product's side effects could actually lift sales of that product by making the consumer think the manufacturer is trustworthy, new research suggests. Crucially, the paradoxical effect was only apparent when there was a delay between see
New Zealand Doctor (nz)
added Sep 25, 2013 05:26
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Analysis: Is it fair to penalize smokers and overeaters? Yes, say experts. Here's why.

Because it’s not just about them, say some health economists, bioethicists and public health researchers. “Your freedom is likely to be someone else’s harm,” said Daniel Callahan, senior research scholar at a bioethics think-tank, the Hastings Center.
AP - Associated Press
added Feb 4, 2013 23:50
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Gadgets to Help the Party Host

The Smoking Gun has been on the market just under a year, said Greg Kirrish, culinary marketing manager for PolyScience ... The company has posted its own video of a chef infusing a Manhattan cocktail with cigar smoke.
New York Times
added Oct 16, 2013 17:04
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Star Scientific leaving smokeless business

Star Scientific Inc. said Monday it is getting out of the smokeless tobacco business, discouraged by the regulatory environment for its Ariva and Stonewall Hard products. The company, based in Glen Allen, Va., said it will concentrate on its pharmaceuti
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Dec 18, 2012 04:25
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Tobacco Warriors Set Their Sights On The Grocery Store

Plaintiffs’ attorney Don Barrett, who won record settlements from Big Tobacco ten years ago and is among a host of lawyers seeking big paydays over the labeling issue, summed up the activist position in just two sentences, stating that mislabeling “is a
Fast Company
added Aug 27, 2012 14:38
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