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- 11-Apr-2013 : Can You Pay for Preschool With Cigarettes?
President Barack Obama has put a respectably high price tag on his preschool proposal -- $75 billion over the next 10 years. The spending would start modestly, amounting to $1.3 billion in the first year, but rise to about $10 billion annually by 2020.
- 09-Apr-2013 : Should e-cigarettes be banned indoors in D.C.?
Two D.C. Council members are proposing to add electronic cigarettes to the city's indoor smoking ban, arguing that the products may be a health risk and are an annoyance to non-smokers. Commonly referred to as e-cigarettes or e-cigs, electronic cigarettes have grown popular and are often used to help a smoker transition off tobacco.
- 04-Apr-2013 : EU minimum tax legislation for cigarettes has had no effect on smoking prevalence
Up to 2009 there is no statistically significant evidence of any reduction in smoking amongst men - and very little evidence of a reduction in smoking amongst women - resulting from the introduction of EU minimum tax legislation in Spain in 2006.
- 26-Mar-2013 : Israelis Get Kosher Cigarettes for Passover
Observant Jews in Israel craving a smoke during the week-long Passover holiday that starts at sundown Monday can now enjoy a rabbi-approved puff. It's the first time cigarettes have joined the long list of goods stringently checked to ensure they comply with Passover rules on what items are allowed, or kosher for the holiday - meaning they have not come in contact with grains or other forbidden ingredients.
- 21-Mar-2013 : Kashrut authority approves cigarettes for Passover
Despite Rabbi Ovadia Yosef's opposition to smoking, Badatz Beit Yosef puts kosher stamp on select cigarette brands. If you smoke, you may be glad to know that, with the right choice of brand, you may do so safe in the knowledge that your cigarettes are strictly kosher this Passover.
- 15-Mar-2013 : Lack of awareness puffs away smoking ban
Anti-smoking ban? What's that? Many people and shopkeepers are not aware of the ban on smoking of cigarettes in public places in the city. Also selling of cigarettes is banned within 100 yards of educational institutions.
- 10-Mar-2013 : Waging war on 'safe' cigarettes
AS REGULAR visitors to pubs and clubs know only too well, implementing the ban on real cigarettes has been patchy at best, yet - much to the chagrin of the makers of electronic cigarettes - the police and health officials are seeking to expand that ban to include electronic smoking cessation aids.
- 05-Mar-2013 : Increasing age for buying smokes would reap benefits
I was a teenage smoker. The first nauseating drag was inhaled at 16 to impress a girl at a high school party. And although this cigarette did not spark romance, I succeeded in becoming addicted to cigarettes.
- 28-Feb-2013 : One in Five U.S. Smokers Has Tried an 'E-Cigarette'
About one in five U.S. adult smokers has used electronic cigarettes, a new study finds. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that deliver nicotine, flavorings and other chemicals. They turn these substances into vapor that is inhaled by the user, which is referred to as 'vaping.
- 26-Feb-2013 : Long-term health effects of chewing nicotine gum
From patches to hypnosis to pills and even gum, there are many ways to quit smoking. But is there a downside to these common treatments? What are the long-term effects of using nicotine gum? There's no doubt about it that chewing nicotine gum is better than smoking cigarettes.
- 21-Feb-2013 : Cigarettes Getting Stubbed Out on Campus?
A group of students is out to change the Marlboro Man image on campus. Over the course of an hour, six students were able to pick up 1,558 cigarette butts around campus. That amounts to 260 butts per student.
- 17-Feb-2013 : New Zealand plans law that would force tobacco companies to sell cigarettes in logo-free packs
Strict against smoking already, New Zealand plans to make tobacco companies remove their logos from cigarette packs but will wait until a challenge to Australian legislation is resolved. The packaging law 'will remove the last remaining vestige of glamor from these deadly products,' Associate Minister of Health Tariana Turia said in announcing the plan Tuesday.
- 12-Feb-2013 : Do 'Sin Taxes' Make us Better People?
It was in the farm fields of western Pennsylvania that the United States of America saw one of its first public uprisings - the Whiskey Rebellion of the 1790s, where citizens used violence and intimidation to protest federal taxation.
- 09-Feb-2013 : Adults with Mental Illness Smoke One-Third of Cigarettes in U.S.
People with mental disorders are 70 percent more likely to smoke cigarettes than those without mental illness, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
- 05-Feb-2013 : How to enjoy your cigarettes guilt free
Recent scientific studies have shown that smoking cigarettes has its long-term health benefits. They provide effective relief for Kuntz Syndrome (named after Austrian physician Albert Kuntz): a rare medical condition in which the sufferer exhibits symptoms similar to acute hyperthermia and requires heavy doses of nicotine in order to feel cool.
- 31-Jan-2013 : 'Gangnam Style' used to market cigarettes in Canada
'Gangnam Style' is coming to Canada, though perhaps not in the way you'd expect. Made famous by K-pop sensation Psy, the term refers to the upscale lifestyle in Seoul's Gangnam district. However, a newly established cigarette company is piggy-backing on the song's popularity to sell their products.
- 28-Jan-2013 : Are electronic cigarettes more dangerous than regular ones?
Experts say electronic cigarettes could actually ne more damaging than regular smoking. E-cigarettes contain a heating element that turns nicotine-laced liquid in the cartridge into a vapour mist. This produces the sensation of smoking without the carcinogenic chemicals like tar, the Daily Mail reported.
- 25-Jan-2013 : Generic Cigarette Packs Could Cut Smoking, Study Suggests
Could plain cigarette packaging send the tobacco industry up in smoke? A new study suggests generic packaging could significantly decrease the number of adults who smoke and lead to a decrease in the number of children who try cigarettes.
- 21-Jan-2013 : Risk factors for throat cancer
Throat cancer is the cancer of the throat; it is a type of head and neck cancer. The throat (pharynx) is a 5-inch-long tube that runs from your nose to your neck. The throat and the voice box are the two main places throat cancer forms.
- 17-Jan-2013 : New Study Finds Misconceptions About Electronic Cigarettes
A new study finds there are misconceptions about electronic cigarettes, or e-cigs, and what they can and cannot do for smokers. ABC News' senior medical correspondent, Dr. Timothy Johnson, explains. It's called an electronic cigarette, e-cigarette (e-cig), or personal vaporizer (pv).
- 14-Jan-2013 : In Praise of Cigarettes
I begin with a generous pinch of finely cut tobacco, cradled inside a creased, rectangular sheet of paper, with a thin stripe of glue affixed to the outer edge that faces me. A tiny tobacco envelope. I massage back-and-forth between thumbs and forefingers until the tobacco shrinks into a tight cylindrical bundle.
- 10-Jan-2013 : Indonesia to add photo warnings to cigarette packs
The regulations were watered down following opposition by tobacco farmers and cigarette companies, and fall far short of those in many Western countries and other Asian markets. Billboard and television advertising remains widespread, as is sponsorship of sports and pop music events.
- 08-Jan-2013 : Tobacco-free Electronic Cigarettes Remain Under Study
What's the primary difference between electronic cigarettes - a relatively new invention that first surfaced commercially in 2004 - and their age-old, combustible predecessors? So-called 'e-cigs' don't contain tobacco.
- 03-Jan-2013 : Cigarettes Still Aren't Cool, But Recycling Butts Is a New Trend
Even the most passionate recycler will probably admit that there are certain things he or she might throw away from time to time-like cigarettes. Founded in 2001 by CEO Tom Szaky, TerraCycle's anti-butt campaign, dubbed Cigarette Waste Brigade, is a essentially a war on the seemingly countless discarded cancer sticks that litter our beaches, streets, and waterways.
- 31-Dec-2012 : Medical Myth: Are e-cigarettes safer than regular cigarettes?
Dr. Michael Cummings, a tobacco researcher at the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center, says e-cigarettes could be an effective product to help people quit smoking, but the research hasn't proven the product's safety or efficacy.
- 27-Dec-2012 : Why Smoking Makes Hangovers Worse
Gearing up for a wild 'n crazy night out? A New Year's Day hangover might be a holiday tradition, but think twice before reaching for that pack of cigarettes while out on the town. New research shows smoking while drinking ups the ouch factor of hangovers.
- 25-Dec-2012 : Make cigarettes shorter to redress levels of inhalation
THE smoking ban has changed smoking. Now, smokers stand outside without the glass of beer or cup of tea that used to accompany a cigarette. Watch them pulling on their fags and you will see how without the cup that cheers, or the beer, the cigarette is all there is.
- 20-Dec-2012 : Cigarette beetles graze far beyond tobacco
When I was very young, very strong, very handsome and very stupid, I started smoking. This all began in basic training. My drill sergeant was a chain smoker. When we stopped for a break, the smoking lamp came on and those who smoked could light up and those who didn't had to police the area.
- 17-Dec-2012 : Cigarettes for Homeless on Christmas?
NPQ has often covered stories where the missions and programs of nonprofits are in conflict. So it is really no big surprise that when an organization that distributes cigarettes to homeless people during the holidays did so again this year, it got flak from Swedish health groups.
- 14-Dec-2012 : Lower tax suggested for low nicotine cigarettes
Introducing a low tax category for very low nicotine content cigarettes would rapidly reduce smoking rates to much lower levels, according to a public health medicine specialist. In his study, published in the New Zealand Medical Journal, End Smoking NZ Trust chairman Murray Laugesen found that imposing less tax on denicotinised, or denic, cigarettes would reduce consumption of normal, addictive cigarettes.
- 10-Dec-2012 : Smokers celebrate as Wash. legalizes marijuana
The crowds of happy people lighting joints under Seattle's Space Needle early Thursday morning with nary a police officer in sight bespoke the new reality: Marijuana is legal under Washington state law.
- 08-Dec-2012 : Smokers' ranks grew despite jump in tax
The percentage of people who smoked increased even after the sharp cigarette tax hike came into effect in October 2010, a survey by the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said Thursday. The survey, conducted in November 2011, found that 32.
- 04-Dec-2012 : City birds use cigarette butts to smoke out parasites
Stuffing cigarette butts into the lining of nests may seem unwholesome. But a team of ecologists says that far from being unnatural, the use of smoked cigarettes by city birds may be an urban variation of an ancient adaptation.
- 29-Nov-2012 : Cigarette tax could help cut federal deficit
Increasing the federal income tax on cigarettes by 50 cents a pack could help reduce the federal deficit, despite the fact that people would be living longer on Medicare, study data suggests. An additional tax could result in 1.
- 27-Nov-2012 : Study to investigate effect of cigarette prices rises
With the price of cigarettes set to go up again on New Years' Day, a new survey will look at how smokers are planning to cope with the hikes. Researchers from the University of Canterbury will be interviewing smokers on their habits now, compared with what they will do next year - and in the years after that, as prices continue to increase.
- 22-Nov-2012 : Teen Smoking has Fallen Across Most of the US
A new study suggests that there is a decline in the number of teen smokers across the U.S. and that now, the overall percentage of youth smoking is under 9 percent nationwide, with Wyoming leading with the highest rate of smokers and Utah having the lowest.
- 19-Nov-2012 : Smokers face backlash from colleagues
Many UK workers think smokers should be docked pay for excessive cigarette breaks, a survey has found, and the view is supported in the Bay of Plenty. The poll for UK consumer website Watch My Wallet said 75 per cent of employees thought smokers' pay should be adjusted for time lost to smokos.
- 16-Nov-2012 : Cigarette tax has saved lives, health-care costs
In November 1992 voters from across the commonwealth took the courageous step of voting in favor of a referendum that would add a 25-cent tax to each pack of cigarettes sold in Massachusetts. This tax would be used to help current smokers get the resources to quit when they were ready to make that life-saving decision.
- 13-Nov-2012 : 'Higher cigarette taxes good for health, government'
Doubling the price of cigarettes by levying higher taxes on manufacturers will avert 3.5 million deaths in the Philippines aside from allowing the government to increase its revenues, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Tuesday.
- 08-Nov-2012 : Researchers find why nicotine in cigarettes may relieve anxiety in smokers
Preclinical data suggests inactivation of a specific sub-class of nicotinic receptors may be an effective strategy to help smokers quit without feeling anxious, according to Virginia Commonwealth University researchers.
- 05-Nov-2012 : Commission To Consider Resolution Against Candy Flavored Tobacco Sales
As soon as Halloween kicked in, candy is here to stay through the New Year. But year-round, candy is one of the tobacco industry's favorite tricks. Fruit and candy-flavored cigarettes were banned under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act in 2009.
- 02-Nov-2012 : No more cigarette advertising? Never mind, there's an app for that
'Every time a door closes a window opens.' This cliched greeting card sentiment must be the catch-cry of tobacco marketers globally. Every since tobacco advertising was first forced off our television screens in the 1970s, the tobacco industry has been at pains to splash its logos and brands just about anywhere it can.
- 29-Oct-2012 : Smoking and ADHD Risk Are Influenced by the Very Same Gene
Researchers have identified a specific allele that may raise the risk of both smoking and ADHD by influencing a patient's behavior and cognitive function. The Gist Why is it that ADHD patients are so much more likely to smoke, and so much less likely to quit? Smokers say that cigarettes have a calming effect on the body and brain, which may motivate some young people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to start smoking.
- 25-Oct-2012 : Future of Tobacco Industry Depends on Innovation, Not Cigarettes
When people consider innovation, the tobacco industry isn't likely the first thing that comes to mind. However, the market is undergoing big changes, driven largely by health concerns, higher tax rates and the availability of new options for smokers to get their nicotine fix.
- 23-Oct-2012 : Marlboro sales, market share eyed as cigarette maker Altria reports 3Q results Thursday
Altria Group Inc., parent of the biggest U.S. cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, should give investors a sense of whether its top-selling Marlboro brand can keep its command of the market when it releases third-quarter financial results before the stock market opens Thursday.
- 19-Oct-2012 : Smoking in Scotland: A history of the habit in the 2000s
The noughties marked a significant shift in Scotland's association with the cigarette as the public smoking ban came into force. A call for a complete ban on smoking in public places was made by the British Medical Association in 2002 during their annual conference.
- 15-Oct-2012 : Cigarette tax goes to cancer research
This year the New Mexico Legislature passed a bill distributing a percentage of cigarette taxes toward cancer research. Tobacco is the number one preventable cause of death in the United States and according to Medicinenet.
- 11-Oct-2012 : Scottish cigarette vending appeal rejected
A legal challenge by the tobacco industry to a ban on cigarette sales from vending machines in Scotland has been rejected by senior judges. The ban is one of several measures being introduced under the Tobacco and Primary Medical Services (Scotland) Act 2010.
- 08-Oct-2012 : Cigarette tax hike tabbed for education
This November Missourians will vote on whether to approve a cigarette tax hike. The initiative, Proposition B, would put on an additional 73 cents per pack on cigarettes, increasing the total tax to 90 cents per pack.
- 04-Oct-2012 : Australia's Gross-Out Cigarette Warnings
Remember when a pack of smokes came with glitzy logos, rich foil sleeves, and romanticized language about the pleasures within? The future of cigarette packs is now on display in Australia, and it's not romantic: large, graphic images of gangrenous limbs and cancer victims, with brand names printed in a uniform font on a background legally mandated as 'drab dark brown.
- 01-Oct-2012 : Marijuana withdrawal similar to quitting cigarettes
An Australian study sheds new light on cannabis addiction, finding that when people quit smoking pot, they are likely to experience withdrawal symptoms similar to that of quitting nicotine. In the study, researchers from the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre at the University of New South Wales looked at nearly 50 habitual pot users who abstained for two weeks.
- 27-Sep-2012 : Smoke-free policy on campus is outrageous
With a new school year underway, we have a new policy on campus affecting many students. The Oregon State University Smoke-Free Policy bans smoking on campus. I've never smoked a cigarette in my life, and don't plan to, but this new policy is outrageous.
- 25-Sep-2012 : City says proposed cigarette tax will need to shrink
The scope of a proposed Omaha occupation tax on cigarettes will shrink dramatically, though the lower tax rate would still fund a $35 million city contribution to a University of Nebraska Medical Center construction project.
- 21-Sep-2012 : Encouraging new, 'fun' ways to smoke
'Hook 'em early, hook 'em for life.' This is a quote from an internal tobacco industry document regarding their marketing strategy: Find new young tobacco users to replace smokers who continually die prematurely of tobacco-related diseases.
- 17-Sep-2012 : Cigarette taxes 'disproportionately burden' the poor
New research finds that high cigarette taxes take a heavy toll on low-income smokers, compared to those who are wealthier. In a study, researchers at RTI International found that poor smokers in New York state -- which has the country's highest state cigarette tax at $4.
- 14-Sep-2012 : Tax credited for smoking decline
Recent reports indicate that some legislation tough on tobacco companies is beginning to lead to a decrease in the amount of smokers in both Wisconsin and the United States. A statement yesterday from SmokeFree Wisconsin said since April 1, 2009, when President Barack Obama raised the tax on cigarettes from $0.
- 11-Sep-2012 : Two-thirds of Indonesian men smoke, tops in world
Indonesian men rank as the world's top smokers, with two out of three of them lighting up in a country where cigarettes cost pennies and tobacco advertising is everywhere. A survey released Tuesday found that 67 percent of all males over 15 years old smoke.
- 06-Sep-2012 : The cigarette pipeline starts in Va.
Somehow it seems as quaint as a black-and-white crime movie from the 1950s. A van pulls up to a country store in the dark of night. A gang of men led by gravel-voiced Robert Mitchum loads up on cartons of cigarettes and sets off for the big city Up North, where they can sell the bootleg smokes at a huge profit.
- 03-Sep-2012 : Shisha smoking as bad as cigarettes for lungs: study
Water-pipe smoking is as bad as deeply inhaling cigarette smoke when it comes to causing respiratory problems, according to a study published on Thursday. Researchers led by Mohammad Hossein Boskabady at Masshad University of Medical Sciences in Iran monitored lung functions among 57 local water-pipe smokers, 30 deep-inhalation cigarette smokers and 51 normal-inhalation smokers.
- 31-Aug-2012 : What's Really in Your Cigarette?
There are lots of myths about cigarettes: that 'lights' offer protection, for one, or that filters actually filter. Yet another myth is that cigarettes are just tobacco rolled in paper. Nothing could be further from the truth.
- 27-Aug-2012 : Cigarettes, Money Market Funds, Basel Rule: Compliance
Tobacco companies defeated a U.S. law forcing cigarette packaging and advertisements to display images such as diseased lungs, persuading a federal appeals court that the requirements violate their free speech rights.
- 24-Aug-2012 : NH Supreme Court Sides with Philip Morris in Light Cigarette Case
Tuesday was a big day for Philip Morris USA Inc. in litigation over light cigarettes. On Tuesday the New Hampshire Supreme Court threw out a rare class certification in a case brought on behalf of state residents who bought Marlboro Lights.
- 21-Aug-2012 : Arena complex to rely heavily on cigarette taxes
Allentown's $220 million downtown arena, office and hotel complex looks to get a substantial boost from cigarette tax revenues. The boost comes in the form of taxes generated by City Center Wholesale, a cigarette and candy distributor relocated to the city's arena-financing Neighborhood Improvement Zone last year by hotel and office developer City Center Investment Corp.
- 16-Aug-2012 : What do egg yolks and cigarettes have in common?
Too much of either one may clog your arteries. That's according to a study published on line Monday in the journal Atherosclerosis, which examined the effects of egg-yolk consumption on the thickening of arterial walls.
- 14-Aug-2012 : Australian court OKs logo ban on cigarette packs
Australia's highest court upheld the world's toughest law on cigarette promotion on Wednesday despite protests from tobacco companies that argued the value of their trademarks will be destroyed under new rules that will strip all logos from cigarette packs.
- 10-Aug-2012 : Ramadan fast-dodgers indulge in secret
Alongside hundreds of millions of Muslims observing the sunrise-to-sundown fast of Ramadan, a minority in the community goes underground each year during the holy month, sneaking sandwiches and cigarettes when no one is looking.
- 06-Aug-2012 : CDC study: Are cigarette taxes driving people to pipes and cigars?
Loopholes in the tobacco tax structure could be affording a dramatic increase in the use of smokable products other than cigarettes. Smoking cigarettes and exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke kill an estimated 443,000 Americans each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- 02-Aug-2012 : Cigarette smoking down, tobacco use up
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention fired off a good-news, bad-news press release Thursday, explaining that while cigarette consumption continued an 11-year downward trend with a 2.5 percent decline from 2010 to 2011, consumption of pipe tobacco and cigars rose like a plume of smoke.
- 31-Jul-2012 : How many cigarettes does it take to be considered a smoker?
We're always told quitting smoking is one of the best ways to lower your cancer risk. But at what point are you considered a smoker? Believe it or not, you can have smoked a few cigarettes in your life and still be considered a never-smoker.
- 27-Jul-2012 : Cigarette manufacturers: FBR accused of introducing complicated FED system
The Federal Board of Revenue (FBR) has introduced a very complex 'slabs system' of the Federal Excise Duty (FED) for the cigarette manufacturers which has only benefited the multinational companies with stagnation in the incidence of taxes ie sales tax/FED on most popular brands of the product.
- 24-Jul-2012 : It's Ups and Downs for Imperial Tobacco
Imperial Tobacco delivered a mixed bag of numbers on Tuesday, with sales rising and volumes falling. Chief Executive Alison Cooper sounded an upbeat tone as the tobacco group posted a 3% rise in nine-month revenue.
- 19-Jul-2012 : What's Worse: Smoking or Obesity?
Which is a more serious problem for America, smoking or overeating? According to a Gallup poll released this week, 67 percent of the nation's adults think of cigarettes as an 'extremely serious' or 'very serious' social problem, compared with 81 percent who say the same for obesity.
- 17-Jul-2012 : Europe's Smoking Problem
For a continent that spearheaded workplace smoking bans and slaps some of the highest tax rates on cigarette sales of any region in the world, Europe has a smoking problem. In 2011, according to a report commissioned by the European Union and carried out by auditing firm KPMG, one in ten cigarettes sold in the 27-nation bloc was contraband - that's around 65 billion cigarettes.
- 13-Jul-2012 : KS: Where will tobacco money go?
Kansas is getting more than $1 million in tobacco-settlement money from a Canadian cigarette maker, the state attorney general says. But whether the intended recipients see any of that money is unclear.
- 10-Jul-2012 : Appeals court: NYC can't scare smokers with images
An appeals court says New York City cannot scare smokers by requiring grotesque images at stores that sell cigarettes. It says the federal government gets to decide how to warn people about the dangers of cigarettes.
- 06-Jul-2012 : Who Made That Cigarette Filter?
'Moist lips are thrilling lips! Keep them soft, alluring.' So proclaimed a 1936 ad for a novelty cigarette, designed for women. At the time, almost all cigarettes were unfiltered. Companies sometimes added special mouthpieces - called beauty tips, often made of cork - for women.
- 02-Jul-2012 : Authorities work to keep kids away from summer vices
Children are more likely to begin experimenting with drugs and alcohol in the summer months, a recent study suggests, and anti-drug advocates in the D.C. region say they've been working to keep area kids out of temptation since school let out two weeks ago.
- 28-Jun-2012 : 40 Million Americans Addicted to Cigarettes, Alcohol or Drugs
About 40 million Americans are addicted to cigarettes, alcohol or drugs, new research finds. That represents about 16 percent of the U.S. population aged 12 and older. Another 80 million people -- 32 percent of the population -- are 'risky' substance users, defined as using substances in a way that threatens health and safety.
- 24-Jun-2012 : Illinois Smokers Stocking Up Before Cigarette Tax Begins
Illinois smokers are bracing for the $1-a-pack cigarette tax increase that takes effect Sunday, with some stocking up and others vowing to kick the habit. The (Peoria) Journal Star reports that some business owners are doing a brisk business now, but worry that could change once the increase kicks in.
- 22-Jun-2012 : Photo smoking warnings studied
'Graphic warning labels on cigarette packs work better' than written warnings, the BBC reported. The broadcaster said researchers have found that graphic images of health problems are more effective than written warnings when placed on cigarette packets.
- 19-Jun-2012 : Cigarettes lead to odd shooting
A nonstop nightmare kept Jack tossing and turning. Over and over, he dreamed that he'd been shot. And all the while, he kept scratching his leg. Semiconscious, he didn't understand the connection. But sometimes, dreams are weird and wild.
- 15-Jun-2012 : Company Working To Recycle Cigarette Butts Into Plastic
A Dublin man developed a patented process of recycling cigarette butts into plastic, 10TV's Josh Poland reported on Friday. Blake Burich's Dublin garage is filled with cigarette butts collected from a number of partnerships, including Kick Butt Columbus.
- 11-Jun-2012 : Plain cigarette packaging 'won't work'
Tobacco giant Philip Morris claims plain packaging won't affect cigarette sales but may infringe intellectual property rights. Company spokesman Christopher Bishop spoke to TV One's Q+A yesterday in response to fears of a repeat of legal action now in progress in Australia.
- 08-Jun-2012 : Marijuana use is more popular among teens than cigarette smoking
A government survey shows more teens are now smoking pot than cigarettes. This story comes from the Associated Press. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday that: - 23 percent of high school students said they recently smoked marijuana - while 18 percent said they had puffed cigarettes The survey asked teens about a variety of risky behaviors.
- 05-Jun-2012 : Voters in California Weigh Cigarette Tax to Fund Cancer Research
While you were watching the news-leading story of the recall election in Wisconsin, voters in California today were deciding whether to raise taxes on cigarettes to fund cancer research. The tobacco fight on the West Coast has gotten the attention of a presidential primary.
- 03-Jun-2012 : Children lighting up - Girls leading the list of new cigarette smokers
More youngsters, especially girls, are being attracted to smoking despite the relentless efforts of local anti-tobacco agitators and programmes set up to dissuade cigarette appeal. A recently conducted survey suggested that young people are lighting up regardless of the push against doing so.
- 29-May-2012 : An Update on FDA Tobacco Issues
On June 12, NATO representatives will meet with Dr. Lawrence Deyton, the director of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration's Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), in a stakeholder's meeting to discuss current tobacco regulatory issues.
- 25-May-2012 : Smoke-free country?
There are smoke-free bars, smoke-free parks, even smoke-free college campuses. But a smoke-free country? New Zealand's government on Thursday squeezed smokers more than ever by announcing a 40 percent hike in tobacco taxes over the next four years.
- 22-May-2012 : Smoking Gene May Reveal Why Some People Smoke More
A 'smoking gun' gene may play a role in how many cigarettes certain smokers puff each day. Researchers from 50 medical institutions across the country analyzed genetic material of more than 32,000 African-American smokers and non-smokers to see if certain genes predicted when they began smoking, how many cigarettes they smoked, and how easily they were able to quit.
- 18-May-2012 : Camel Crush Cigarettes Favored By Teen Smokers, Increasing Market Share By Over 20 Percent
Which tobacco brand is increasing its cigarette sales among youngsters? Camel gained over 20 percent more market share among 12-17 year olds and over 60 percent among 18-25 year olds in 2010, the most recent year analyzed, according to Citi's decade-long brand-specific study of youth smoker trends.
- 14-May-2012 : White Women More Likely Than Black Women to Smoke Cigarettes While Pregnant
Twelve percent of all American babies are born premature - before 37 weeks - which translates into roughly half a million babies a year. And while lack of access to quality prenatal care, obesity, stress and other diseases such as high blood pressure and diabetes play a role in those numbers, so does substance abuse.
- 10-May-2012 : About 20% of White Women Smoke While Pregnant
White women who are pregnant are more likely to smoke cigarettes than African-American or Hispanic mothers-to-be, a new government report shows. The study found that pregnant white women had high rates of cigarette smoking at 21.
- 08-May-2012 : Medical Myth : Are e-cigarettes safer than regular cigarettes?
Multiple studies have been conducted so far on the ingredients present in the e-Cigarette. According to the Director of the tobacco Research Project at the Hollings Cancer Center the vapor that is consumed while smoking an e-Cigarette contains approximately 20 ingredients including nicotine and glycerine.
- 04-May-2012 : Higher cigarette tax will benefit students
If a ballot initiative succeeds, Missourians will be able to decide whether to raise the cigarette tax in November. As residents of a state begging for more revenue, we support this initiative and a cigarette tax increase.
- 01-May-2012 : Anger over candy cigarettes
The sale of look-a-like lolly cigarettes, whose consumption by children is linked to becoming a smoker, has been condemned by Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia. Lucky Lights bubblegum, Victory candy and other American brands of mock cigarettes are on sale in New Zealand, alongside the local Spaceman candy sticks - all quite legally.
- 28-Apr-2012 : Tobacco Companies Say Warnings Impede Freedom of Expression
Freedom fighters are just looking out for Canadians' right to sell addictive cancer-causing products as easily as possible. Oh, the tobacco industry - what a lovable bunch of soulless death merchants they can be sometimes.
- 25-Apr-2012 : China to ban gigarettes with more than 11 milligrams of tar
China will ban the sale and import of cigarettes containing more than 11 milligrams of tar from next year as the government seeks to reduce the health-care costs associated with smoking. The ban is effective from Jan 1, 2013, according to a statement by the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration that was posted today to the central government's website.
- 18-Apr-2012 : A Flavor Prohibition in N.Y.?
New York State Assemblyman Sean Ryan (D) is calling for an immediate ban of all flavored tobacco products in New York State. The legislation, which Ryan co-sponsored, has already passed in the New York State Assembly and is currently in the Senate Health Committee.
- 15-Apr-2012 : Public backs plans to remove branding from cigarette packets
On Monday, the UK government will likely publish a consultation which will assess the plan to strip all branding from cigarette packs sold in England --- a move which has been hailed by the health groups, as it is essentially aimed at giving a less attractive appeal to smoking.
- 12-Apr-2012 : Smokers of the World Unite!
'If I know better than you know what I am up to, it is only because I spend more time with myself than you do.' ~ Daniel C. Dennett, Freedom Evolves I was appalled. Not only had the young lady behind the counter in Sainsbury's sniggered at my request for a pack of Vogue Menthol's, but what was truly shocking was the prison gate she had to open in order for one to witness what cigarettes this store had to sell.
- 09-Apr-2012 : Smokers Deserve a Medal for Funding Health Care Programs for Kids, Not Government Persecution
From TheHill.com: 'Two weeks after fighting for the survival of its signature health care reform law before the Supreme Court, the Obama administration will be back in court Tuesday to defend another part of the president's agenda to make Americans healthier.
- 06-Apr-2012 : New legislation comes into force over display of cigs and tobacco products
New legislation which bans the display of cigarettes and other tobacco products has come into force today. The ban will initially begin at larger shops (with a floor area of more than 280 square metres) with effect from today.
- 03-Apr-2012 : Do coffee and cigarettes make you smarter?
You already know that your morning cup(s) of coffee make(s) you a better person: more alert, more outgoing, increasingly optimistic, better looking, better smelling, nicer, etc. But did you know that coffee actually makes you smarter? It does, really.
- 31-Mar-2012 : Tobacco companies must report chemical levels in cigarettes
Tobacco companies will be required to report the levels of dangerous chemicals found in cigarettes, chew and other products under the latest rules designed to tighten regulation of the tobacco industry.
- 27-Mar-2012 : Will Removing Menthol From Cigarettes Improve Health?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently considering whether to ban the use of menthol as an additive to cigarettes. Mentholated cigarettes account for roughly 30 percent of cigarettes sold in the United States, and they are favored by African-American smokers by roughly a threefold margin compared to white smokers.
- 23-Mar-2012 : Melt-in-your-mouth tobacco has fewer health risks, but might lead to more users: FDA
A nicotine fix as simple as a Listerine strip could carry fewer health risks than smoking cigarettes, officials say. With dissolvable tobacco, users bypass the toxins that are delivered with regular cigarette smoking, The Associated Press reported.
- 19-Mar-2012 : Nicotine level in cigarettes may be reduced
The Health Ministry is considering reducing the nicotine content in cigarettes to curb the smoking addiction. Its minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said he had ordered the ministry's director-general to conduct a study into the implementation of the step.
- 16-Mar-2012 : Electronic Cigarettes Are Gaining Popularity
Smoking a normal tobacco cigarette creates pollution and is the biggest source of passive smoking. Therefore most of the public places are seen with 'No Smoking' banners. Most of banners that are created mean that anything that emits smoke or create pollution are banned.
- 13-Mar-2012 : Freedom Cigarettes Support National No Smoking Day (14th March) for the Second Year Running
Freedom supports all smokers who want to quit smoking tobacco cigarettes on this national No Smoking Day. Freedom also understands that some people want to continue smoking but are fed up with the stigma and negative aspects of smoking tobacco.
- 08-Mar-2012 : Utah lawmakers OK ban on hookahs, e-cigarettes
The Senate gave final approval Thursday to a ban on smoking hookahs and electronic cigarettes in indoor public places. However, HB245 exempts hookah bars and e-cigarette shops from the ban for five years, when the exemption will sunset, and the Legislature may revisit whether to extend it.
- 04-Mar-2012 : Cigarettes: The Most Stable International Currency
The way to a corrupt official's heart is through his lungs. Or at least his smokes. Cartons of Good Cat brand cigarettes are selling for as much as RMB5,600 (US$890) per carton in the city of Xi'an, in the Chinese province of Shaanxi.
- 01-Mar-2012 : Chinese Internet Fumes Over Luxury Cigarettes
Chinese social media users were up in arms Thursday over the latest addition to China's lineup of luxury cigarettes: an extremely high-end version of the Good Cat brand, which features a demure red feline stamped on a gold cigarette pack.
- 27-Feb-2012 : Remember When Restaurants Had Cigarettes On The Menu?
Cigarettes, they're what's for dinner? Yup, long before Nanny Bloomberg came and kicked New York City's smokers to the curb, the scent of burnt tobacco used to permeate the city-restaurants used to even sell smokes as an after dinner treat! For almost a year now the New York Public Library has been in the process of digitizing its menus (with the help of YOU) and one of the benefits of all that work is you can now search for terms found in many of the menus.
- 23-Feb-2012 : Should electronic cigarettes be banned on airplanes?
A flight out of Portland, Ore., was cut short after a passenger refused to turn off his electronic cigarette, the Oregonian reported. The man turned on his e-cigarette shortly after his plane took of from Portland International Airport en route to Houston Tuesday, authorities told the paper.
- 21-Feb-2012 : Report Questions Benefits of Plain Cigarette Packaging
According to a new report by the Adam Smith Institute (ASI), a self-described 'leading libertarian think tank,' a plan to require plain packaging for cigarettes in the U.K. would produce little effect on smoking rates, ASI called the government's proposal 'profoundly illiberal,' warning the policy would set in place a dangerous precedent, as plain packaging could then extend to other products such as fatty foods.
- 17-Feb-2012 : Roswell Park releases study on smoking
Smokers would prefer to use less-addictive cigarettes, according to new research from Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Roswell Park researchers conducted a survey of U.S. smokers as part of a series of International Tobacco Control surveys around the world, designed to evaluate the impact of tobacco control policies.
- 14-Feb-2012 : Cigarette smoke's infertility link
BEING exposed to cigarette smoke as a baby or foetus could reduce a female's fertility, new Australian research has found. The three-year study examined the effect that three chemicals found in cigarettes had on ovarian development and egg fertilisation.
- 10-Feb-2012 : Spending 1 Month in Beijing's Smog Is Like Smoking 5 Cigarettes
Crazy bad days [in Beijing], according to [Dr. Richard] Saint Cyr, are the equivalent of 75 percent of one cigarette a day. 'So if you don't smoke and you are really healthy, it is something to think about,' he admits, although he argues that the health effects of being overweight and inactive are far worse than a little air pollution.
- 07-Feb-2012 : Cigarette rolling machine controversy
A controversial new machine is popping up in Bay State stores and it helps smokers roll their own cigarettes and makes lighting up a whole lot cheaper. A pack of cigarettes goes for nearly $10, with roughly $2.
- 03-Feb-2012 : Facebook More Addictive Than Cigarettes, Study Says
Forget the Marlboro Reds and whiskey, what you're developing the biggest dependency on might not be chemical at all: it's social media. According to a study from Chicago University, texting and checking Facebook and Twitter come in just below sex and sleep on impossible to resist urges.
- 29-Jan-2012 : One-a-day smokers 'feel they quit'
More than half of smokers who light up once a day believe they have quit, according to a poll. Some 51% do not consider themselves smokers even though they have one a day, while one in eight (13%) believe they have given up but still admit to smoking the 'odd one'.
- 26-Jan-2012 : Plenty of regulations on smoking exist already
1. It's very clear from the numbers that education is working Cigarette smoking isn't healthy. Everyone gets it. Tobacco products are taxed to the maximum to fund a variety of education programs. There are reasonable laws in place.
- 23-Jan-2012 : 39% of lung cancer patients still smoking within a year of diagnosis, say researchers
A third of smokers continued to light up despite being diagnosed with lung cancer, according to a study. Of the approximately 5,000 U.S. lung and colorectal cancer patients surveyed, 39 per cent of the former were still smoking within the year of their diagnosis.
- 19-Jan-2012 : QC Bans Smoking On Campus
If you're going to light up a cigarette at Queens College these days, you'll have to stroll out to Kissena Boulevard and smoke with the traffic. The college has joined its CUNY siblings by banning all tobacco products on campus, including cigarettes and chewing tobacco.
- 16-Jan-2012 : Marijuana Smoke Not As Damaging to Lungs As Cigarette Smoke
Using marijuana carries legal risks, but the consequences of occasionally lighting up do not include long-term loss of lung function. Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States, according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.
- 11-Jan-2012 : Extra NY tax revenue all smoke and furors
The Rolling Stones said it best: 'You can't always get what you want.' But it seems New York state never gets what it wants. That's especially true when it comes to increasing tax revenue. Case in point: cigarette taxes.
- 06-Jan-2012 : 1 In 10 Smokers Hides Cigarette Use From Doctor, Study Shows
A new study shows that 13 percent of smokers don't tell their doctor that they smoke, likely because they fear the social stigma that comes with being a cigarette-smoker. 'There has been a significant shift in the social climate around tobacco and smoking in our country in recent years as people recognize the health consequences of tobacco and secondhand smoke,' Chery, G.
- 03-Jan-2012 : Scientists develop healthier cigarette
As many of us realise that, yet again, our New Year's resolutions have gone up in smoke, Cornell University researchers say they can make cigarettes safer. They say their tests show that the natural antioxidant extracts lycopene and grape seed extract, when added to a cigarette filter, drastically reduce the quantity of cancer-causing free radicals passing through.
- 30-Dec-2011 : Trying to Pull the Plug On Electronic Cigarettes
Stephanie Lemmons, Manager of Twin Stop #3 says, 'I think we got them six months ago and we've gone through a couple of displays since then.' Electronic cigarettes are popping up on store counters throughout the nation.
- 27-Dec-2011 : 100 days until end of tobacco displays
With just 100 days to go before tobacco displays in supermarkets must be removed, retailers are today reminded that they need to start getting their shops in order. From 6 April 2012, large shops will no longer be able to display tobacco products to the public except on occasions for instance when staff are serving customers or when they are carrying out stock control or cleaning.
- 23-Dec-2011 : Teens who view smoking in movies likely to use cigarettes for the first time
Teens who see movie characters using cigarettes are quicker to try smoking than their peers who did not watch the same scene, a new study finds. However, the exposure to movie images involving cigarettes does not appear to lead teens who have tried smoking to become regular smokers sooner, said Sonya Dal Cin, an assistant professor of communication studies at the University of Michigan and the study's lead author.
- 19-Dec-2011 : Cigar smokers resist possible FDA rules
Cigar smokers are trying to raise their profile in Washington, D.C., in advance of what they expect will be new regulations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Cigar Rights of America, a group that represents smokers, filed registration papers on Thursday to lobby Congress on legislation that would eliminate any FDA authority over cigars.
- 15-Dec-2011 : Good News, Bad News Scenario for US Teen Drug, Alcohol Use
Cigarette and alcohol use by teens is at its lowest point in more than 3 decades, according to the latest results of an annual survey conducted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). However, this good news is counterbalanced by a slowing rate of decline in teen smoking as well as continued high rates of abuse of other tobacco products, including hookahs, small cigars, smokeless tobacco, marijuana, and prescription drugs.
- 12-Dec-2011 : Big Three Raise Cigarette Prices
Following an announcement Wednesday that Altria Group Inc.'s Philip Morris USA is raising its cigarette prices, Reynolds American Inc. also confirmed a five-cent list-price increase. And Lorillard Inc.
- 07-Dec-2011 : Seneca cigarette dealer files for bankruptcy
One of the biggest movers of Native American-made cigarettes has filed for federal bankruptcy protection, a month after a court said the wholesaler is responsible for potentially tens of millions of dollars in federal tobacco assessments.
- 04-Dec-2011 : City blowing smoke
Just when we think the nanny state might be running out of overreaching ideas, the city of Boston moves to regulate electronic cigarettes, which contain nicotine but no tobacco, in the same way it does regular cigarettes.
- 29-Nov-2011 : Fewer Ontario teens smoking cigarettes, survey finds
The number of Ontario teenagers who smoke cigarettes has plummeted to historic lows, but a worrisome number of young people are still binge drinking and using marijuana and other illicit drugs, a report has found.
- 26-Nov-2011 : Missoula County Public Schools policy bans 'e-cigarettes'
An updated Missoula County Public Schools tobacco policy targets devices that are growing in popularity nationwide as smoking bans take hold everywhere: electronic vapor cigarettes. Also known as 'e-cigarettes,' the battery-powered devices give users a hit of nicotine through puffs on a plastic, cigarette-shaped cartridge, which creates a cloud of water vapor they then exhale.
- 22-Nov-2011 : Russian cigarette maker takes a final puff
The largest Russian owned cigarette manufacturer is up for sale, with foreign buyers eager to get their hands on the company. Donskoy Tabak is based in the south of the country and currently has about 4% of the domestic market.
- 17-Nov-2011 : The FDA Kills Smokers: Banning e-cigarettes won't save lives
'The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health.' That's what the Food and Drug Administration tells us on its website. My intuition makes me grateful that the FDA is there to protect me-to make sure that every drug is proven both safe and effective-but 'protection' kills people.
- 14-Nov-2011 : Not just blowing smoke
In the past, students were able to sit back and have a drag in the classroom without a worry in their minds - now, 'no smoking' signs are placed outside many campus buildings, but that doesn't mean cigarette butts aren't frequently found stomped out right in front of them.
- 11-Nov-2011 : Plain packets curb smoking appeal
As the world's first tobacco plain packaging legislation is passed through Parliament, a researcher from the University of Western Sydney says removing the brands from cigarettes is an important step towards deglamorising smoking for young women.
- 07-Nov-2011 : Five years later: A Look at Tobacco Control in Florida
This week marks five years of progress for the Florida Department of Health's (DOH) Tobacco Free Florida (TFF) program and the state's commitment to saving lives and money by reducing tobacco use. The program was created in 2006 when Florida voters overwhelmingly approved a state constitutional amendment that called for a comprehensive tobacco education and use prevention program.
- 04-Nov-2011 : Cigarette Smoking Leads to Coke?
Nicotine may alter the brain's response to cocaine, supporting the idea that the legal drug may serve as a 'gateway' to the use of illegal substances. Cigarette smokers may be more inclined to crave cocaine, according to a study published this week (November 2) in Science Translational Medicine, which found that the nicotine can result in gene regulation changes that boost the response of mouse brains to the drug.
- 01-Nov-2011 : Plain-packet cigarettes delayed in Australia
Australia's world-first plan for plain packaging on cigarettes has been delayed, giving tobacco firms extra time to prepare, the government said Wednesday, with the first sales now due in December 2012.
- 28-Oct-2011 : Surgeon General Demands Disclosure From Tobacco Companies
The Surgeon General has demanded that tobacco companies must now place all of the ingredients that are put in cigarettes onto the individual boxes that the cigarettes come in. This comes after pressure from the US Firefighters Association, when it was discovered that the fire accelerant chemicals in cigarettes were being traced to a large number of fires nationwide, caused by the cigarettes with the accelerant in them.
- 25-Oct-2011 : Judge Declares Mistrial in Light-Cigarette Lawsuit
Altria Group Inc. avoided a potentially costly verdict Tuesday after a Missouri judge declared a mistrial in the first 'Lights' cigarette class action to reach a jury. Plaintiffs sought nearly $1 billion in damages, alleging Altria unit Philip Morris USA misled consumers by marketing Marlboro Lights as less harmful than regular cigarettes.
- 20-Oct-2011 : Vapor Cigarettes Provide Smokers With a Healthier, More Cost-Effective Option
Regular tobacco contains as many as 5,000 chemicals, with up to 100,000 more that have never been identified. Most of these chemicals have been found to cause serious health issues. With these statistics, it is no wonder more and more smokers are looking for healthier alternatives to traditional cigarettes.
- 17-Oct-2011 : Vapor Cigarettes Take Center Stage, Create Controversy
If you're a smoker, chances are you're aware that it is harmful to health. But cigarette smoking is an addiction because the person doing it likes it more than anything else! So, how do we ensure that you smoke the cigarettes without harming yourself? Simple! All you have to do is start smoking vapor cigarette.
- 13-Oct-2011 : Voice of the smoker not being heard
The voice of the Irish smoker is not being heard, according to a Cork man who has taken his beliefs on an eight-county tour this week to fight for smokers' rights. John Mallon, founder of the Cork-based smokers' rights lobby group, Forest Éireann, will be visiting pubs throughout the country for the next fortnight, taking in eight counties and ten locations from Wednesday 12 to Wednesday 26 October.
- 08-Oct-2011 : Electronic Cigarette- A Boon or a Bane?
Electronic cigarette is sweeping smokers off their feet. As per the latest reports, electronic cigarette users are growing at a pace which is unprecedented. Electronic cigarette is a device which uses a fully charged electronic battery to operate.
- 05-Oct-2011 : Tobacco-rolling business fears it may be snuffed by Colorado law
Two of four cigarette-rolling machines rumbled in a Lakewood strip mall, spewing out thin tubes of tobacco like a slot machine paying a jackpot. ChrisE Foley sat in front of one of the devices, scooping up cigarettes and putting them in a carton-sized box.
- 01-Oct-2011 : Canada orders tougher cigarette warnings
Canada's tobacco manufacturers and importers on Tuesday were given until March 2012 to adopt new austere warning labels on cigarette packages featuring a woman dying of lung cancer. The graphic health warning will cover 75 percent of the front and back of cigarette packages, up from 50 percent, and for the first time will include stories of people affected by tobacco use.
- 27-Sep-2011 : Cigarette vending machines banned in pubs from this weekend
Cigarette vending machines in pubs, clubs and restaurants will be banned from Saturday to stop underage smoking. Members of staff can still sell tobacco after carrying out age checks. Anyone allowing the use of a machine could be fined up to £2,500.
- 23-Sep-2011 : Roll-your-own cigarette businesses face excise tax
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue has put roll-your-own cigarette businesses on notice that they are manufacturers and distributors and must pay appropriate excise taxes. Paying those taxes, and a requirement that they sell at least half of the cigarettes they produce to other vendors, would obliterate the business model of RYO stores operating in Portage, Baraboo, Wisconsin Dells, Reedsburg and Beaver Dam.
- 20-Sep-2011 : Senecas win cigarettes court battle
Some Seneca merchants have won a big court battle to start selling cigarettes on the internet. The U-.. Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City upheld a restraining order, issued by Judge Richard Arcara, on Tuesday.
- 15-Sep-2011 : A Few New Yorkers Will Go to Great Lengths to Keep Smoking
The City of New York proudly announced on Thursday that the portion of its population that smokes had dropped to 14 percent -- the lowest in the city's history. It has high tobacco prices, strict anti-smoking laws, and an aggressively graphic ad campaign to thank for that.
- 12-Sep-2011 : Smoking a Cigarette, Making a Film
'Don't be fooled by the smoke,' James Benning told a sold-out audience at the Toronto International Film Festival screening of his latest film 'Twenty Cigarettes.' A collection of living portraits, in which 20 smokers, all friends of his, face the camera for the time it takes to consume a cigarette, it is both an homage to Andy Warhol's fabled screen tests and a quintessential film for Mr.
- 07-Sep-2011 : The Smoking Baby: Where Is He Today?
Videos of cute babies doing adorable things are a staple on YouTube, but last year, one particular baby video went viral for all the wrong reasons: It showed a Aldi, two-year-old Indonesian boy, puffing away on cigarette after cigarette as his family looked on.
- 04-Sep-2011 : Retailers may face further difficulties with cigarette stocks
As retailers struggle with stocks of 'illegal' cigarette packets without pictorial warnings, they may face further difficulties come November, when a new EU regulation on 'fire-safer' cigarettes comes into force.
- 31-Aug-2011 : Snuff or cigarettes during pregnancy?
Pregnant woman using snuff can cause more harm to their new born babies. These babies were more likely to have breathing problems than those whose moms smoked cigarettes while pregnant, in new data from Sweden.
- 25-Aug-2011 : Cigarette labels go too far
WARNING: Reading this newspaper might cause paper cuts. Or, for Web users -- WARNING: Reading this page might cause eye strain. We doubt those warnings would cause many readers to stop using Star Press products.
- 21-Aug-2011 : Getting graphic on cigarette packs not the answer
From the time we are young we are taught that smoking is bad. It's made pretty clear in a number of places, from teachers and parents to billboards and quit-line commercials on TV and the radio. To slap a photo of diseased lungs next to a healthy set of lungs, or a picture of a sewn-up corpse on a package of cigarettes, is not the answer to helping people quit and it's downright distasteful.
- 16-Aug-2011 : Cigarettes: the dark side of gender equality
You've come a long way, baby,' ran the 1968 Virginia Slims advertising slogan, and so women had. Increasingly likely to attend university and enter the fulltime workforce, women in the late 1960s were proving that biology is not destiny, that a woman could do anything a man could.
- 12-Aug-2011 : Health fuming over shop cigarette promo
Jersey's Health Department say they are 'disappointed' that two retailers are advertising cheap cigarettes in their shop windows on the island. Both Checkers and Iceland stores, owned by the Sandpiper group, are promoting reduced tobacco deals.
- 09-Aug-2011 : Smoking increases heart risk more in women than men
Women who start smoking increase their risk of a heart attack by more than men who take up the habit, according to a review of more than 30 years of research. A study of 2.4 million people, published in the Lancet, showed a 25% difference in increased risk.
- 04-Aug-2011 : Casual smoking rises among U.S. students: study
U.S. high school students are unlikely to be heavy smokers, but casual and occasional smoking is on the rise, according to a new study that warns even light smoking poses health risks. Researchers found that occasional smoking among teens rose from 67.
- 28-Jul-2011 : E-cigarettes, not as safe as it promised
RESEARCHERS have warned of the health risks of electronic cigarettes, increasingly popular among smokers who want to quit the habit or at least smoke less. E-cigarettes look like the real thing but consist of a rechargeable battery, a cartridge and a mouthpiece.
- 25-Jul-2011 : Smoke and taxes revisted in N.Y.
Our opinion: The Cuomo administration cracks down on some tax-free sale of cigarettes by Indian tribes. Some $27 million is at stake for New York this fiscal year alone. Add this promising news to the list of what's different in New York.
- 21-Jul-2011 : E-cigarettes pose risk to smokers
Electronic cigarettes are in reality crude drug delivery systems for refined nicotine, posing unknown risks with little new benefits to smokers, according to tobacco control experts. E-cigarettes are constructed to mimic real cigarettes in size and appearance, but contain no tobacco and are not cigarettes at all.
- 18-Jul-2011 : Cigarettes made more palatable for youth
Tobacco companies have been adding substances to cigarettes to make them more addictive, reports Dutch newspaper Nederlands Dagblad. Guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO) have not been incorporated into national legislation.
- 15-Jul-2011 : Mixed reaction over smoking display ban
The Cancer Society says it's delighted the Government has passed legislation to ban tobacco displays. Parliament passed smokefree legislation last night that bans displays and advertising and also increases fines for selling tobacco products to under 18s, from $2000 to $10,000.
- 11-Jul-2011 : Prescription cigarettes
Iceland's cigarette lovers might soon need to call their doctor in order to get a pack. A new bill would ban the sale of cigarettes in regular shops, allowing only pharmacies to dispense them. It's part of a 10-year plan to drastically limit smoking in the country.
- 07-Jul-2011 : What's In A Picture?
We use words and pictures to communicate. And communication comes in different shapes and sizes. Case in point: consider the very different ways the FDA and USDA have responded to the challenge of influencing the public's attitude to smoking, on the one hand, and diet, on the other.
- 03-Jul-2011 : Opinions on labels vary among local smokers, doctors
When you pick up your favorite cigarette pack next year, you could find a photo of a diseased lung staring you down and challenging your decision to smoke. Last month, the Food and Drug Administration announced it will begin requiring tobacco companies to cover the top half of cigarette boxes and 20 percent of tobacco advertisements with graphic anti-smoking images starting late next year.
- 30-Jun-2011 : Humana won't hire smokers in Arizona
If you light up a cigarette, it will snuff out your chances to land a job with health-insurance giant Humana in Arizona. The health insurer said Wednesday that it will no longer hire workers in Arizona who smoke or use other tobacco products, part of a trend of employers who are cracking down on tobacco use among workers.
- 27-Jun-2011 : FDA to Independently Review Menthol Cigarettes
The Food and Drug Administration is conducting an independent review of research on the public health impact of menthol cigarettes, which are mint flavored and one of the few growth sectors of the shrinking cigarette business.
- 23-Jun-2011 : Cigarette Warnings Say Too Much
Over the past few decades, cigarette makers have gradually lost many of the platforms they once used to promote their products. Their advertisements are no longer on TV, in most magazines or on billboards.
- 19-Jun-2011 : Setting the wrong priorities
It is difficult to argue with the populist appeal of anti-tax rhetoric. No one likes paying taxes, and most agree that government spending is out-of-pace with what our people need. Still, taxes are a necessary part of living in a representative government, a system where people give the government its legitimacy and, of course, must also give it the money it spends.
- 16-Jun-2011 : Students smoke hookah despite health risks
The number of hookah pipes in use seems to multiply every year, but students who smoke them may want to look into the health risks before lighting the coal. A World Health Organization report said people who smoke hookah for an hour are inhaling as much smoke as if they had burned through 100 cigarettes.
- 12-Jun-2011 : Legislature May Override Governor's Cigarette Tax Veto
Governor Bobby Jindal said he would veto the renewal of a 4-cent tax on cigarette packs this Tuesday, even through a majority of both Republicans and Democrats in the Louisiana Legislature support the tax, according to the Associated Press.
- 09-Jun-2011 : Regulator in offing for imposition of anti-tobacco law
A National Tobacco Regulatory Authority (NTRA) will impose existing anti-tobacco laws in India. Despite a ban on smoking in public places, people are frequently seen puffing away in restaurants, hotels and theatres.
- 05-Jun-2011 : Smoking ban changes take effect
The use of hookahs and electronic cigarettes will be banned from public places in Madison County starting Monday, when a controversial amendment to the county's Clean Indoor Air Regulation takes effect.
- 02-Jun-2011 : Leave the smokers alone
Despite being non-smoker, Yigal Sarna strongly objects to harsh anti-smoking legislation I have never smoked, with the exception of some three of four forbidden cigarettes at the school yard, tucked away and without much pleasure.
- 30-May-2011 : NZ prisoners get carrots instead of cigarettes
Prisoners in New Zealand who crave cigarettes are being offered carrot sticks to chew instead. The unlikely initiative is among measures aimed at helping inmates kick the tobacco habit before a controversial smoke-free prisons policy takes effect on July 1.
- 26-May-2011 : Mass. jury rejects claim against cigarette maker
A Massachusetts jury has found that Phillip Morris Inc. was not responsible for the death of a longtime smoker whose family claimed the company's cigarettes could have been made safer. The Worcester Superior Court jury returned its verdict Thursday after hearing three weeks of testimony and deliberating over three days.
- 23-May-2011 : Cigarette plain packaging debate rages on
The Coalition is showing signs of splitting on the contentious debate engulfing the federal government's move to mandate plain packaging for cigarettes brands. Nationals senator Barnaby Joyce has voiced concerns over prohibiting tobacco companies from displaying their official logos as planned in the legislation.
- 20-May-2011 : Is smoking back in fashion?
Even though cigarette advertising is banned in the US and UK, that won't stop YSL trying to make its cigarettes look sexy. They come in matte black boxes, and gold foil. There are no health warnings or off-putting photos on the packets, just the golden embossed words Yves Saint Laurent, and the YSL logo.
- 17-May-2011 : RI lawmakers to consider cutting cigarette taxes
A pack of cigarettes would cost a buck less in Rhode Island under an unusual bill up for review next week in the state's General Assembly. Lawmakers have scheduled a hearing on the proposal for Wednesday.
- 13-May-2011 : Cigarette tax could create dangerous atmosphere for smuggling tobacco
In a bid to keep money flowing for the state construction program, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton has floated a plan to raise the state cigarette tax to $1.98 per pack. Fine, say some nonsmokers.