Daily Archives: June 11, 2010

British oil company obligation to Florida

No one believes the $75 million that British oil company BP has offered Florida so far will come close to paying for the devastation caused by the oil British oil company BPcompany’s spill in the Gulf.

Association between smoking and flat precancerous polyps

According to a new study, smoking was found to have a strong association with the presence of flat adenomas (precancerous polyps) in the colon and may explain the earlier onset of colorectal cancer in smokers, as well as the advanced stage with which they present when compared to nonsmokers. Flat adenomas are more difficult to detect and have more aggressive pathology than the typical raised type of polyp detected during colorectal cancer screening. The study appears in the June issue of GIE: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, the monthly peer-reviewed scientific journal of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE).

Smoking hot and kicking arse: What makes a female superhero?

super women
It’s time for you lazy slugs to do some work. I have a book tour coming up in a few weeks, and I need to work on a couple of stump speeches. One of the topics I really wanted to look at was female action heroes.

Electronic cigarettes: healthy or harmful?

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - You may have heard them advertised on the radio or seen them at the mall. Electronic cigarettes are being sold as a healthier way to smoke. They’ve been here in the U.S. for about the past year, but originated in China. The ads say electronic cigarettes deliver only nicotine, and not all the other toxins in traditional cigarettes. But the FDA isn’t sure of that yet.

China’s Tobacco Industry Wields Huge Power

BEIJING — As the newlyweds kissed onstage to excited applause from the crowd, a minute-long smooch that transfixed me as well as the bride’s relatives gathered in the capacious red dining hall, my young son must have picked up a cigarette from a plate piled high with loose white sticks rotating on the lazy susan in front of us next to the sunflower seeds and wedding sweets.