tobacco smoke control Articles

  • Real-Time Measurement of Outdoor Tobacco Smoke Particles

    ABSTRACT The current lack of empirical data on outdoor tobacco smoke (OTS) levels impedes OTS exposure and risk assessments.  We sought to measure peak ...

  • Effects of tobacco (smoking and snuffing) in type 2 diabetic patients

    The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of tobacco on different biochemical and physical parameters in type 2 diabetic subjects from Dera Ismail Khan, NWFP, Pakistan. A total of 100 chronic type 2 diabetic patients of different age and sex with no tobacco addiction and with tobacco addiction were requested to volunteer their complete biodata on a given Performa. Blood biochemical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nitrogen Determination in Tobacco

    Nitrogen Determination in Tobacco according to the Kjeldahl Method It is considered that flavour and taste of smoke is correlated with the nitrogenous constituents. Accordingto Indian Central Tobacco Reseach Institute (CTRI) fluecured tobacco containing 1.6 to 2.3 % total nitrogen gives the most satisfying smoke, whereas the acceptable limit of total nitrogen is 1.0-3.0 %. High ...


    By BÜCHI Labortechnik AG

  • A new paradigm for tobacco control policy and legislation

    Substantial research on the effects of Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) has been published over the past few decades, which resoundingly warns of the severe health hazards caused by ETS. Tobacco control policy and legislation has also evolved rapidly over the course of the past few decades as a response to a variety of social, economic, political and legal forces. Consequently, the present realm ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Comprehensive analysis of tobacco smoke using TD–GC×GC–TOF MS with Tandem Ionisation

    The hazardous constituents of cigarette smoke have attracted considerable attention lately, especially with increasing regulation around the world limiting or banning smoking in public places – and even in private cars if children are present. From an analytical perspective, however, there is much that remains to be learnt about the composition of cigarette smoke, because of its high degree ...


    By SepSolve Analytical

  • Tobacco smoke-dependent changes in cytochrome P450 1A1, 1A2, and 2E1 protein expressions in fetuses, newborns, pregnant rats, and human placenta

    Tobacco smoke (TS) was described as a mixture of numerous cytochrome P450 (P450) substrates, inducers, and inhibitors. These inducers and inhibitors may modify drug clearance and xenobiotic or endogenous metabolism affecting P450s expression. In the present study, the effect of gestation and TS on: (1) cytochrome P450 CYP1A1, CYP1A2, and CYP2E1 protein expressions, and (2) cytochrome P450-linked ...


    By Springer

  • Effect of maternal obesity and passive smoking on neonatal nucleated red blood cells

    Passive cigarette smoking and obesity during pregnancy are risk factors for adverse outcome in infant. Elevated umbilical cord neonatal nucleated red blood cells (NRBCs) have been suggested as a marker of intrauterine foetal hypoxia. Aim to demonstrate whether maternal risk factors during pregnancy are capable of elevating circulating NRBCs measured at birth. We compared the count of NRBCs in the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Better health for all

    Ensuring basic health care for people in low-income countries is critical to the Plan B goal of eradicating poverty and stabilizing population. While heart disease and cancer (largely the diseases of aging), obesity, and smoking dominate health concerns in industrial countries, in developing countries infectious diseases are the overriding health concern. Besides AIDS, the principal diseases of ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Matrix Gemini Lims at work in Cancer research trials case study

    Executive Summary The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation (RCLCF) is a UK wide charity, dedicated to the defeat of lung cancer. It funds basic science research, tobacco control initiatives and work in lung cancer patient information, support and advocacy. RCLCF works towards defeating lung cancer through research, campaigning and education and gives practical and emotional support for patients ...


    By Autoscribe Informatics

  • Asbestos in cigarettes

    The original version of the Kent Micronite cigarette filter used crocidolite, a form of asbestos, from 1952 until at least mid-1956. Cigarettes from intact, unopened packs of the brand from this period were examined. One filter contained approximately 10 mg of crocidolite. Crocidolite structures were found in the mainstream smoke from the first two puffs of each cigarette smoked. At the observed ...


    By Queensland Laboratory

  • Pump up the volume

    On April 6 the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 will come into effect for any licensed premises or venue offering amplified music entertainment. Tim Turney, Product Manager with Casella CEL which manufactures noise measuring and dose meter technology takes a quiet look at the noisiest industry in town.When the smoking ban came into effect last June many clubs and pubs held a ‘farewell to ...


    By Casella

  • How to Deal with Asbestos Exposure in Your Workplace: Advice for Managers

    Industrial mangers are faced with hundreds of responsibilities each day. Ensuring worker safety should be at the top of their priority list – especially when it comes to asbestos. Do you work in management at a construction site or industrial occupation? Here’s what you can do to promote asbestos safety: Conduct ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • Formaldehyde problems for FEMA and many others

    There has been concern about the release of formaldehyde gas from construction material used in the trailer homes used by FEMA for temporary housing.  Why the concern over formaldehyde?  Formaldehyde is a gas at normal temperatures.  It is the simplest member of a class of organic chemicals called “aldehydes.”  Most common aldehydes, including formaldehyde, have a ...

  • Asbestos Diseases

    What happens when we breathe? When we take a deep breath, the air goes down the wind-pipe (or trachea) into the middle of the chest. There the trachea divides into two, then four, then eight - ...

  • Better safe than sorry: using the precautionary principle to prevent harm

    Concerned about the increase in disease, declining natural resources and the rate at which some species are becoming extinct, a group of environmentalists, farmers, industry leaders and health care professionals explored solutions. In 1998, they gathered at ...

  • ADO GL luxury coaches Mexico City, Mexico - Case Study

    Key Parameters Market Segment - Transportation Function - Luxury Coach Service Project Timeline - 2000 to present Challenge: Superior indoor air quality. ADO GL began in 1992 providing high-end coach service between Mexico City and Veracruz with a fleet of buses that were fitted for passenger comfort. Since then the company has ...

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