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E-cigarette brands for sale in the U.S. today, how safe they are

Electronic cigarettes are growing in popularity, with celebrities in advertisements touting them as a safer alternative to smoking the real thing. But experts say there isn’t enough science to back up those claims.It’s estimated that there are more than 250 different e-cigarette brands for sale in the U.S. today, and since they are unregulated, according to Terry Tolliver, deputy director for consumer protection in the Indiana Office of the Attorney General, manufacturers are not being held accountable for potential health risks.”It’s similar to what had been going on with tobacco in years past,” Tolliver declared. “In many ways, the arguments are the same and then the same issues are popping up again. It seems like we’re just going back in the past, so all the changes that were made for … Read entire article »

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Famous People Who Died in the Month of February Due to a Smoking Related Illness

The Freedom Quit Smoking Blog lists famous people whose lives were snuffed out by smoking.The Freedom Quit Smoking Blog lists famous people whose lives were snuffed out by smoking. 1) Nate King Cole, 45, Singer, Actor, First African-American TV show host; succumbed to lung cancer (January 15, 1965) Known for his sultry voice and hit songs- Mona Lisa, Unforgettable, The Christmas Song; Daughter Natalie; The King Cole Trio, He played legendary clubs like The Old Gold, Chesterfield Supper Club; and for his association with Capitol Records- known as ”The House that Nat Built”. 2) Boris Karloff, 81, Film Actor/Voice Over talent; died of heart and lung disease (emphysema) (February 2, 1969) One of the founding members of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Karloff is best known for his roles as Frankenstein’s monster in Frankenstein … Read entire article »

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Tobacco, smoking and health problems

The 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Surgeon General’s first report on smoking and health is cause for renewing efforts against smoking and tobacco. January 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Surgeon General’s first comprehensive report on the dangers of smoking and tobacco, a landmark document that signaled the start of the nation’s public health campaign against tobacco and its health consequences. Since that first effort in 1964, 36 additional reports on tobacco from the Surgeon General have followed, testifying to the topic’s critical importance. Many have focused on children, women, secondhand smoke and specific conditions such as heart and lung disease, cancer and nicotine addiction. The connection between tobacco — cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco and secondhand smoke — and disease is clear, convincing and undeniable. Tobacco use is linked to a … Read entire article »

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