Monthly Archives: May 2011

WHO urges countries to tackle tobacco epidemic

The World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday urged countries to commit necessary resources to tackle the epidemic of tobacco use, which kills nearly six million people globally every year. ‘WHO is urging governments to prioritise tobacco control, seek alternative methods to finance tobacco control and commit necessary human and financial resources to tackle the tobacco epidemic in their countries,’ said Samlee … Continue reading Continue reading

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BAT Scrambles for Smokeless Products with New Bans Looming

Big Tobacco is fighting back. In an effort to combat the dramatic increase in taxes, health concerns, smoking bans and stigma in general, companies are venturing into smokeless tobacco and other nicotine products. Last month, British American Tobacco PLC, makers of Dunhill and Lucky Strike brands, created a subsidiary called Nicoventures focused on nicotine alternatives. While Nicoventures refused to reveal … Continue reading

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Quitting the Filthy Habit

The smoker’s body cells have become addicted to nicotine, and to quit smoking won’t be easy, since withdrawal symptoms can be expected. Here are some helpful tips that might ease the quitting process: If you’re a light smoker, you should quit immediately, only moderately shocking your system. The heavy smoker should allow two weeks for cutting down, then quit completely. … Continue reading

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Smoking Statistics in California

Smoking in the state of California has been greatly reduced over the past 20 years, due to aggressive statewide public awareness and anti-smoking campaigns. As a result of these efforts, California now boasts the second-lowest rate of adult smokers in the nation. Smoking bans in many public areas have contributed greatly to the reduction in smokers. For instance, a smoke-free … Continue reading

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Richmond cigarettes

Richmond cigarettes are a value brand of tobacco cigarettes re-introduced into UK markets in 1999. They come in the following varieties: Regular, Gold and Menthol – all three in King Size and Superking (100mm) sizes. The brand is in competition at the lower end of the market, against value UK cigarette brands such as Mayfair, Sovereign and Park Road. Richmond’s … Continue reading

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Cigar Ashtrays Variants

Everybody give a lot of importance to all kinds of accessories they use from their personal wear to their cars to their deco’s at home. In the same way even small things like Cigar ashtrays are something to be given attention to. Important features to look for: The simplest, most common ashtray design is that of a circle with a … Continue reading

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Harmful Effects of Smoking

Smoking isn’t good for one’s body. Especially if you’ve been smoking a pack a day, and for a long period of time. But what is the full extent of the effects of smoking on your body? The effects of smoking varies from person to person as it will depend on the person’s vulnerability to the chemical in cigarette or tobacco … Continue reading

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Benefits of Quitting Smoking

Benefits of quitting smoking are many. If you quit smoking then there will be considerable minimization in the risk involved due to cancer, heart disease and other deadly diseases. Earlier you use to get tired up easily, but now you have more power. You will also gain resistance from cough, cold and flu. Another benefit of quitting smoking will also … Continue reading

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Smoking in Public Sould Cost You R500

The City of Cape Town has threatened to crack down on patrons who break anti-smoking laws at entertainment establishments, including restaurants and pubs, warning that it will start fining errant individuals for the first time since anti-tobacco curbs were introduced in South Africa. Speaking ahead of World No Tobacco Day, on Tuesday, city health head Ivan Bromfield said metro police … Continue reading

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Tobacco Companies Work New Angles to Stabilize Revenues

US smoking levels have been on a constant decline as people become more conscious of cigarettes hazardous effects on both their bodies and wallets. To counteract this, companies in the cigarette industry have been trying several different strategies. One has been to create and market products that target people trying to quit. The Bedford Report examines the outlook for companies … Continue reading

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