New Nymox Second-Hand Smoke Study Begins for NicAlert.Business Editors/Health & Medical Writers
MAYWOOD, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 20, 2002
Nymox Pharmaceutical Corporation (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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Dr. Montalto is Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at West Virginia University. He has been actively involved for over a decade in pharmaceutical and tobacco product addiction research, smoking cessation, and clinical trials. Dr. Montalto has numerous peer-reviewed publications in the field, and has served as expert speaker, reviewer and consultant for major pharmaceutical companies that specialize in cessation products. Dr. Montalto is Director of the Freedom From Tobacco Program at the Charleston Area Medical Center Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) is the name of a complex of hospitals in Charleston, West Virginia, formed via a merger of previously independent facilities. It is the state's largest hospital. and Physician Advisor for Tobacco Cessation Benefit Programs for Medicaid, the Public Employees Insurance Agency (PEIA PEIA Public Employees Insurance Agency
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Second-hand smoke or environmental tobacco smoke environmental tobacco smoke (ETS/passive smoke),
n the gaseous by-product of burning tobacco products, including but not limited to commercially manufactured cigarettes and cigars; contains toxic elements harmful to the health of adults and children (ETS) is increasingly being recognized around the world as a serious but preventable public health risk. Second-hand smoke has been linked to cancer and to increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
NicAlert(TM) is Nymox's simple-to-use test for the determination of tobacco use or exposure. It uses either urine or saliva samples to detect levels tobacco exposure for smokers and non-smokers. NicAlert(TM) is currently being used in research programs into tobacco used and exposure and is being marketed in the United States and Japan as a test to determine whether a person, such as a teenager, student, athlete or insurance applicant is using a tobacco product.
More information about Nymox is available at www.nymox.com, email: email@example.com, or 800-936-9669.
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