Smoking Affect Health

Many governments are trying to deter people from smoking with anti-smoking campaigns in mass media stressing the harmful long-term effects of smoking. 

Passive smoking, or secondhand smoking, which affects people in the immediate vicinity of smokers, is a major reason for the enforcement of smoking bans.

Most tobacco smokers begin during adolescence or early adulthood and often appeal to young people. The presence of high-status models and peers may also encourage smoking. Because teenagers are influenced more by their peers than by adults, attempts by parents, schools, and health professionals at preventing people from trying cigarettes are often unsuccessful.

Smokers often tells us that cigarettes help relieve feelings of stress, and when they got stressed then they'll smoke more, which means more bad things they inhaled. And even the dependent smokers need nicotine to remain feeling normal.

Risk Factor:
- Tobacco smoking is a known or probable cause of approximately 25 diseases.
- Smoking is a risk factor in Alzheimer's Disease
- Tobacco contributes to the hardening of the arteries, which can then become blocked and starve the heart of blood flow.
- Sudies have shown that men who smoke increase their chances of dying from the disease by more than 22 times, while women who smoke increase this risk by nearly 12 times.
- Smoking by parents following the birth is linked to sudden infant death syndrome, or cot death, and higher rates of infant respiratory illness, such as bronchitis, colds, and pneumonia.

Dead Nation

For anyone who didn't know, "Dead Nation" is a is a shooting video game for PlayStation 3, and it can be played multiplayer with PlayStation Network and FYI, the game engine has been noted for supporting large numbers of zombies on screen as well as impressive lighting effects.

Storyline:
Dead Nation takes place in a fictional world afflicted by a zombie apocalypse. Taking on the role of either Jack McReady or Scarlett Blake, two survivors who have somehow managed to remain impervious to the devastating virus.

Gameplay:
Players are awarded score multipliers and money when zombies are killed. Money is used to purchase and upgrade weapons and multipliers grant better scores. During the levels, players can find chests that hold ammunition, multipliers, money, or armor pieces.

Weapons:
You'll wield a huge arsenal of weapons including assault rifles, shotguns, machine guns, rocket launchers and a few unique gadgets. Aside from the guns, you also have grenades, mines, Molotov cocktails, TNT and flares.

Verjuice

First of all, what is "Verjuice"? Literally means "Green Juice" is a juice made by pressing unripe grapes and sometimes lemon, herbs or spices are added to change the flavour.

 It was used in many contexts where modern cooks would use either wine or some variety of vinegar, but has become much less widely used as wines and variously flavoured vinegars became more accessible.

Modern cooks most often use verjuice in salad dressings as the acidic ingredient, when wine is going to be served with the salad. This is because verjuice provides a comparable sour taste component.

And did you know that n the regional French of Ard├Ęche, a cider fermented from crab apple juice is called verjus. In medieval and early modern English cookery texts "verjuice" sometimes means apple juice or crab-apple juice.

And the last things, after opening, verjuice must be refrigerated and will keep for up to three months depending on fridge temperature.

Mint Julep Recipe

What is Mint Julep? The Mint Julep is a mixed alcoholic drink, or cocktail and traditionally made with four ingredients: mint, bourbon, sugar, and water. Then, how to make it?

Commonly used items are:
3 US fluid ounces (89 ml; 3.1 imp fl oz) Bourbon whiskey
4 to 6 sprigs mint leaves
granulated sugar, to taste

How to mix it:
*Put mint, sugar, and a small amount of crushed or shaved ice into the bottom of a julep cup or tall glass.
(Optional: Muddle the mint and sugar, then let stand for a bit to allow the broken leaves to release their flavor.)
*Add bourbon whiskey, top off with crushed or shaved ice, and stir well to mix and chill the mixture.

Or another recipe perhaps?
4 fresh mint sprigs
2 1/2 oz bourbon whiskey
1 tsp powdered sugar
2 tsp water

How to mix it:
* Muddle mint leaves, powdered sugar, and water in a collins glass.
* Fill the glass with shaved or crushed ice and add bourbon.
* Top with more ice and garnish with a mint sprig. Serve with a straw.

Dementia

Originally meaning "madness", from de- "without" + ment, the root of mens "mind". So what is Dementia? Dementia is a brain disease which often starts with memory problems, but goes on to affect many other parts of the brain.

Dementia can rarely start as early as 40 and affects about one in every 20 people over-65 have dementia. By the age of 80 about one in five are affected.

Signs or Symptoms:
* Sometimes It causes changes in mood, judgement, personality, and makes it difficult to communicate or cope with day to day tasks.
* Additional mental and behavioral problems often affect people who have dementia, and may influence quality of life. As dementia worsens individuals may neglect themselves and may become disinhibited, the individual may become incontinent as their condition worsens.

Types of Dementia:
* Alzheimer’s disease is the most common. Damaged tissue builds up in the brain and forms deposits called ‘plaques’ and ‘tangles’ which cause the cells around them to die. It also affects chemicals in the brain which transmit messages from one cell to another.
* Vascular dementia, where the arteries supplying blood to the brain become blocked which leads to small strokes when parts of the brain die as they are starved of oxygen.
* Lewy body dementia is caused by small protein deposits in the brain, and symptoms closely resembles Parkinson’s disease.
* Fronto temporal dementia is caused by damage to the front of the brain and is more likely to cause personality change.