Washington D.C.: Smoking marijuana may increase the risk of testicular cancer by as much as 70 percent, a study published on recently suggested.
The report-carried out by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and published in the website of the journal cancer-showed and elevated risk for long-term or frequent smokers.
After interviewing 369 men aged 18 to 44 who had been diagnosed with the disease, the authors concluded that those smoking marijuana at least once a week, or over and extended period since adolescence, had twice the risk compare to those who had never inhaled.
"Our study is not the first to suggest... read more
It's sex, vanity or gustatory pleasure. These are the themes of the sensory blast - provided by the giant road side billboards along EDSA. Well, talk about the power of advertising. Renowned motivational speaker Anthony Robbins stated that a person's reaction to any given stimuli is always associated with two basic instincts: pain and pleasure. Both advertising experts and political campaign strategists have exploited this principle so long.
Now, let's talk about the one habit that is perhaps the hardest to break smoking. Tobacco sells because advertisers then and now know how to craftily use strong images... read more
It is a toxin developed by plants to kill insects and discourage other herbivores. Spilling it in its pure form on your skin can lead to death. It only takes 40 mg to kill a person. It is classified as an extremely deadly poison, along with snake venom and arsenic. But millions imbibe this insecticide daily in small doses. That's because nicotine is addictive as well.
Nicotine, the stimulant found in cigarettes and other tobacco products, is more toxic than cocaine and just as addictive. But other drugs deemed dangerous, tobacco products are legal.
New York: Tobacco use could kill more than one billion people around the world this century unless governments and civil society act to reverse the epidemic, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report released recently.
"One hundred million deaths were caused by tobacco in the 20th century" said the report unveiled by WHO Director General Margaret Chan at a joint press conference with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
"If current trends continue, there will be up to one billion deaths in the 21st century," the report said.
"Unchecked, tobacco-related deaths will increase to more than eight million a year by 2030, and... read more