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Date:1/22/2009

isease Control, tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of disease and deaths in the US, causing approximately 440,000 premature deaths each year resulting in 13.2 years of potential life lost for male smokers, and 14.5 years lost for female smokers. This is associated with an estimated $192 billion in annual medical expenditures and lost productivity.

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2004 found that excessive alcohol consumption is the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States and is associated with multiple adverse health consequences, including liver cirrhosis, various cancers, unintentional injuries, and violence. In 2001, an estimated 75,766 alcohol-attributable deaths (AADs) and 2.3 million years of potential life lost, or approximately 30 years of life lost on average per AAD, were attributable to excessive alcohol use in 2001.

According to the National Institutes for Drug Abuse, addiction to alcohol, nicotine, and illegal substances cost Americans upwards of half a trillion dollars a year, considering their combined medical, economic, criminal, and social impact. Every year, abuse of illicit drugs and alcohol contributes to the death of more than 100,000 Americans.

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MedX Health is a global leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of quality low level laser and light therapy technology for use in numerous medical settings that provide patients with non-invasive, drug-free solutions for improving clinical outcomes. MedX's innovative Laser/Light Therapy devices not only enhance the rehabilitation process and clinical outcomes for people seeking relief from pain and other physical ailments, but can now help individuals to overcome addictions.

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