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"When women in America today are getting breast cancer at a rate that is three times the rate of 50 years ago, something is seriously wrong," state Assemblyman Dario Frommer said at a special joint meeting of the legislature's health committees.
California’s adult smoking rate dropped to 14.0 percent last year, the state’s lowest level on record, State Health Director Sandra Shewry announced today. The new mark is down from a rate of 14.6 percent in 2004 and represents a 38 percent decline since 1988, when California voters passed Proposition 99, which established the state’s comprehensive tobacco education and prevention program.
Originally posted by RFBurns
Oh for crying out loud what is this...attack all smokers week with pure bogus bull....?
This isnt a nation of tolorance anymore, its a nation of whinny petty weaklings just aching for that utopia world where we are all atomatons with absolutely no freedom to choose or free will to simply be human.
Hypochondriasis \Hy`po*chon"dri*a*sis\, n. [NL. So named because
supposed to have its seat in the hypochondriac regions. See
Hypochondriac, Hypochondrium, and cf. Hyp, 1st Hypo.]
A mental disorder in which melancholy and gloomy views
torment the affected person, particularly concerning his own
health; a morbid and deluded belief that one is afflicted
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Hypochondria \Hy`po*chon"dri*a\, n. [NL.] (Med.)
An excessive concern about one's own health, particularly a
morbid worry about illnesses which a person imagines are
affecting him, often focusing on specific symptoms; also
[1913 Webster +PJC]
From WordNet (r) 2.0 :
n : chronic and abnormal anxiety about imaginary symptoms and
ailments [syn: hypochondria]
From THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY ((C)1911 Released April 15 1993) :
HYPOCHONDRIASIS, n. Depression of one's own spirits.
Some heaps of trash upon a vacant lot
Where long the village rubbish had been shot
Displayed a sign among the stuff and stumps --
"Hypochondriasis." It meant The Dumps.