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[Africa, Ghana, UK] Tobacco companies turn to GMOs

they have turned to the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to get the toxins out of their raw material, tobacco, to make it less harmful for people who patronise their product. The Operations and Marketing Manager of the National Institute of Ag
GhanaWeb (nl)
added Apr 22, 2014 14:36
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[Denmark] Health minister no fan of electronic cigarettes

If Nick Hækkerup, the health minister, has his way, parliament will soon be taking action to curb the increasing use of electronic cigarettes. “It concerns me that children are using strawberry and licorice flavoured e-cigarettes,” Hækkerup wrote in a s
Copenhagen Post (dk)
added Apr 22, 2014 14:28
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[Connecticut] Smoking among mentally ill examined

A recent study at the Yale School of Medicine provides the most accurate estimates to date of the proportion of smokers in the general population and in populations with mental illness. The finding may provide the data required to tailor anti-smoking cam
Yale Daily News
added Apr 22, 2014 14:24
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Combination of Alcohol and Tobacco Increases Risk of Esophageal Cancer

rate of developing esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) nearly doubles in those who both smoke and drink compared to those who only smoke or drink, according to new research published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Although multiple stu
PR Newswire
added Apr 22, 2014 13:22
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Leading the way to better health

Psychologists have pioneered the science and policy of tobacco control since the first Surgeon General’s Report ... Here are some of the most influential psychologists in the area and a few of their accomplishments. David B. Abrams, PhD, Schroeder Insti
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
added Apr 22, 2014 13:19
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Youth Tobacco Prevention Sparks AAFP-convened Summit

On April 4, the Academy convened a number of tobacco-prevention stakeholders from both the public and private sectors to participate in an AAFP Youth & Tobacco Prevention Summit in Washington.
American Family Physician
added Apr 22, 2014 11:08
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CMS to weigh Medicare coverage of CT scans for smokers

Dr. Barry Kramer, director of the National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Prevention, once had doubts that using low-dose CT scans to detect early lung cancer is a good idea.In 2009, he co-authored a study that found one in three people who underg
Modern Healthcare Magazine
added Apr 21, 2014 21:55
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[Africa, Ghana, UK] Tobacco companies are trying to win fight against their products

The Operations and Marketing Manager of the National Institute of Agricultural (NIAB) Innovation Farm in North Cambridge, UK, Ms Claire Pumfrey, told media fellows of the Biosciences for Farming in Africa (B4FA) on April 10 that studies were currently in
SpyGhana.com (gh)
added Apr 21, 2014 21:53
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Should You Be Worried About Your E-Cigarette Exploding?

Here's a brief history of e-cigs blowing up—in your face, in your car, in your home, in your bar.
Mother Jones Magazine
added Apr 21, 2014 21:40
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Quitting smoking through e-cigarettes may not be effective

In a letter last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine, researchers from the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education and the Department of Medicine at the University of California-San Francisco noted that e-c
Rochester (MN) Post-Bulletin
added Apr 21, 2014 21:35
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