Items Tagged ‘nicotine’

April 5, 2012

The Post’s View: Waking Up to Dangers of Smokeless Tobacco

By Mystery User

BIG-LEAGUE BASEBALL’S season has begun with a rule change for players, who will no longer spit, squirt and dribble tobacco juice as they conduct televised interviews, sign autographs or appear at team-sponsored events…Like cigarettes, smokeless tobacco contains nicotine, which makes it addictive. While it may not be quite as lethal as cigarettes, it does raise […]

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Tags: baseball, nicotine, smokeless tobacco

December 29, 2009

Lifestyle a big determinant in healthy aging

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

After the age of 40, a bit of extra weight contributed to a more youthful look; a 4 point difference in BMI (equivalent to a 20 to 25 pound difference) apparently helped smooth out and softened wrinkles over their thinner twin.   According to Richard D. Hurt of the Mayo Clinic, the nicotine in cigarettes […]

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Tags: healthy aging, nicotine

November 11, 2009

Will Cigarette Maker Reynolds Try Kicking the Habit?

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

It would be either one of the most cynical diversifications ever—or a brilliant stroke of synergy.   If a report in The Wall Street Journal is correct, America’s second-largest seller of cigarettes may soon be peddling products that help people quit smoking. The Journal reported on Nov. 9 that Reynolds American (RAI), the distributor of […]

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Tags: nicotine, smoking cessation

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