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Smoking is a practice in which a substance is burned and the resulting smoke breathed in to be tasted and absorbed into the bloodstream. Cigarettes are most commonly smoked by people around the world.

Research & Studies

According to a study from Duke Medicine in 2015, Smokers who are able to quit might actually be hard-wired for success. The researches analysed MRI scans of 85 people taken one month before they attempted to quit. All participants stopped smoking and the researchers tracked their progress for 10 weeks. Forty one participants relapsed. The reserachers found greater connectivity among certain brain regions in people who successfully quit smoking.

Smoking in News

Gilla Closes Debenture; Strengthens Balance Sheet
Gilla Inc. ("Gilla" or the "Company") (OTCQB: GLLA), a designer, marketer and manufacturer of E-liquids for vaporizers and related accessories, is pleased to announce that the Company has closed a non-brokered private offering of unsecured subordinated convertible debentures (the "Debentures") and has restructured certain short term senior secured debt.

Cannabis Science Recaps "Your Money's Worth" Radio Interview: The Company Spoke of Its Market Prioritization, Progress to-Date, and Strategic Planning Moving Forward
Cannabis Science, Inc. (OTC PINK: CBIS), a U.S. company specializing in the development of cannabis-based medicines, was a featured guest on the long-running radio show, "Your Money's Worth" on Friday, December 18th, where they discussed the efficacy of cannabis-based treatments, the company's progress, and its strategy moving forward.

Sycuan Donates Over $75,000 to Charities at Gift Giving Ceremony
30 local charities received monetary donations from Sycuan last Thursday morning. A total over $75,000 was donated amongst the organization's Gift Giving Ceremony, an event that started back in 2006

Preterm Birth Places a Multi-Billion-Dollar Burden on Business Annually; March of Dimes and the Bay Area Council Economic Institute Launch New Platform to Estimate the Cost of Prematurity to Businesses
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - December 10, 2015) - The reality of preterm birth is heart-wrenching and costly. The statistics are sobering. 1 in 10 babies is born preterm (less than 37 weeks gestation) each year in the United States. Preterm birth is the number one killer of newborns in the United States. Those babies who survive are at greater risk for lifelong health complications

Ceridian Optimizes LifeWorks Wellness With Access to Activity and Health Tracking Through Wearable Fitness Devices
MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - December 08, 2015) - Ceridian announces that the LifeWorks Wellness program synchronizes with 17 wearable fitness tracking devices and apps for upload of exercise, steps and weight data

Atrial Fibrillation Market Size to Reach $16.17 Billion by 2020: Grand View Research, Inc.
The Global Atrial Fibrillation Market is expected to reach USD 16.17 billion by 2020 growing at a CAGR of 13.2%, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing incidences of atrial fibrillation, strokes and brain damage due to blood clots coupled with a growing global base of geriatric population is expected to be a key driver for this market

Gilla Closes Acquisition of the Mad Alchemist E-Liquid Brand
Gilla Inc. ("Gilla" or the "Company") (OTCQB: GLLA), a designer, marketer and manufacturer of E-liquids for vaporizers and related accessories, is pleased to announce that the Company has closed the acquisition of all of the assets of The Mad Alchemist, LLC (the "Vendor"), which includes The Mad Alchemist, a premium E-liquid brand available at

Hound Labs, Inc. Announces Major Breakthrough in Breath-Based Marijuana Measurement and Detection; Start of Clinical Trials
Hound Labs, Inc., announced today a scientific breakthrough that allows the company to detect and measure the level of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in breath. Hound Lab, Inc.'s proprietary technology will provide, for the first time, the measurements necessary to help determine if an individual is impaired from recent marijuana use

Ceridian Presents Webinar on Improving Employee Health & Productivity Through Tobacco Cessation Programs
MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwired - November 16, 2015) - Ceridian announces its free webinar: Tobacco Cessation: Boosting Health & Productivity at Work. Ceridian Wellness Program Specialist Sue Blankenhagen will discuss how organizations can motivate employees to improve their health and stop smoking by developing a tobacco cessation program or improving upon an existing program.

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong Unveils Almas Caviar Bar
The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong has been at the forefront of Hong Kong's dining scene since opening in 2011, and continues to excite food connoisseurs with its gourmet offerings. With its latest culinary addition -- Almas Caviar Bar -- officially opens on November 19, 2015, the 5-star hotel's broad spectrum of dining options goes from strength to strength

TYRA Beauty Partners With truth(R) to Inspire Tobacco-Free Lives for Holiday Campaign: "Smoke Your Eyes, Not Cigarettes"
Supermodel and super-CEO Tyra Banks' new cosmetics line, TYRA Beauty, announced today it is partnering with truth®, the life-saving national youth smoking prevention campaign. As the one-of-a-kind cosmetics experience, TYRA Beauty is changing the way people see beauty

Diadexus, Inc. Presents New PLAC(R) Activity Data From the REGARDS Study at 2015 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions
Diadexus, Inc. (OTCQB: DDXS), a diagnostics company developing and commercializing products that aid in the prediction of cardiac disease risk, today announced a poster presentation at the 2015 American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions taking place November 7-11, 2015 in Orlando, FL.

Central Valley Cities Among Highest Preterm Birth Rates in California; African American Preterm Birth Rate Nearly 50% Higher Than Whites; Oxnard has the Second-Lowest Preterm Birth Rate in the Country
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - November 05, 2015) - Premature birth is now the leading global cause of death for children under five years old. The United States preterm birth rate was 9.6 percent in 2014, according to the National Center for Health Statistics, and ranks among the worst in high-resource countries

Gilla Closes Acquisition of Craft Vapes E-Liquid Brand
Gilla Inc. ("Gilla" or the "Company") (OTCQB: GLLA), a designer, marketer and manufacturer of E-liquids for vaporizers and related accessories, is pleased to announce that the Company has closed the acquisition of all of the assets of 901 Vaping Company LLC (the "Vendor"), which includes Craft Vapes, a premium E-liquid brand available at

NicoBloc USA Names Dr. Gregory Jantz Chief Clinical Officer
Bloc Enterprises, the exclusive distributor of NicoBloc, a simple, drug-free approach to helping people quit smoking, has named noted mental health and addiction expert Dr. Gregory Jantz as Chief Clinical Officer.

The Cooper Institute Finds High Midlife Fitness and Cardiovascular Health Associated With Lower Healthcare Costs
For the first time, new research from The Cooper Institute, and partners including Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, shows middle-aged adults who are healthy and fit have reduced healthcare spending later in life

National Guild of Hypnotists Launches Educational Campaign
The National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH), the nation's oldest, largest and leading organization for professional consulting hypnotists, is launching a campaign to help educate the public regarding the safe, successful and highly effective use of hypnosis to address problems of daily life

Oral REVLIMID® Plus Dexamethasone Granted Approval for Treatment of Patients with Newly Diagnosed Multiple Myeloma in Japan
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MetLife’s China Employee Benefit Trends Study Reveals That Employees Are Less Loyal Than Employers Think
Business Wire IndiaMetLife’s China Employee Benefit Trends Study (EBTS) finds that 47% of employers in China are concerned that talent shortages will affect their business in the next 12 months

22nd Century’s Receives USDA Phytosanitary Certificate to Export Proprietary Tobacco Seeds
Business Wire India22nd Century Group, Inc. (NYSE MKT:XXII), a leader in tobacco harm reduction, announced that the Company is exporting multiple varieties of its proprietary tobacco seeds to Central America for testing and possible expanded agricultural production

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