Monthly Archives: June 2011

Gruesome pictures can get the US to quit smoking

For the first time in 25 years the FDA is bringing in new health warnings for cigarettes. The nine pictures that must appear on all adverts and cigarette packages sold in the US by September 2011 include a cancerous mouth with lesions and rotting teeth, a man smoking through a tracheotomy hole and a diseased lung. When choosing the pictures, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Smoking Reduces Obesity

One of the things that economists like to ponder is whether things are substitutes or complements. For example, we know that both smoking and obesity are unhealthy, too much of either does tend to kill. However, do obese people smoke more than thin people? Does one unhealthy habit lead to another that is? Or do people tend to be only … Continue reading

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Tension ‘running high’ ahead of prison smoking ban

Prisoners have turned to nicotine patches as a means to get their fix ahead of a smoking ban. From tomorrow, tobacco and lighters will become contraband at New Zealand prisons – a rule which is expected to affect seven out of ten inmates. ONE News understands prison officers fear inmates will play up and cause problems in the country’s jails … Continue reading

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Tobacco companies fall

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Shares of tobacco companies that serve the U.S. market fell Tuesday after the Food and Drug Administration said it is conducting an independent review of research on the public health impact of menthol cigarettes. Menthol cigarettes are one of the few growth areas in the cigarette industry. The federal agency said Monday that members of its … Continue reading

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Al Fakher Hookah Tobacco

Al-Fakher Corporation was established in 1999, as a limited liability private company and is currently owned by a major investment company operating in the Middle East. Al-Fakher strives to transform the Middle Eastren Hookah or “Shisha” tradition into a universal phenomenon by producing premium molasses in a wide range of flavors. Over the years Alfakher was successfully able to expand … Continue reading

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Study Reveals Menthol Cigarettes Marketed In ‘Predatory’ Pattern

Tobacco companies increased the advertising and lowered the sale price of menthol cigarettes in stores near California high schools with larger populations of African-American students, according to a new study from the Stanford School of Medicine. Although cigarette makers have denied using race or ethnicity to target customers, the lead researcher for the study said the data shows a “predatory” … Continue reading

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Only 1 Ticket Issued Since Smoking Ban

NEW YORK – In the first month of New York City’s new smoking ban in 1,700 parks and along 14 miles of beaches, the city has issued a grand total of one ticket, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. That single ticket went to a newspaper photographer who had been goading officials to issue a ticket, a spokeswoman for the … Continue reading

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$100 smoking ticket? Yes, if you break the law in Palatine

Monday marked the beginning of the Palatine Police Department’s crackdown on smokers who don’t play by the rules. Two months after officials attempted to address numerous complaints by creating a designated smoking area in the village’s downtown, police officers are now issuing tickets to smokers who light up too close to the entrances of public buildings. Fines for smokers range … Continue reading

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Philip Morris USA sues retailers in Miami area

Cigarette maker Philip Morris USA said Monday that it has filed a lawsuit against 17 retailers in the Miami area, claiming they sold counterfeit Marlboro cigarettes. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for Southern Florida, is the latest in an ongoing series of legal actions by the Henrico County-based company aimed at fighting counterfeit sales of its top-selling cigarette … Continue reading

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SAR is dragged into Australian tobacco war

Hong Kong is at the forefront of a legal battle as tobacco giant Philip Morris launches legal action over Australia’s plan for plain cigarette packaging. Hong Kong-based Philip Morris Asia claims Australia will breach an investment treaty with the SAR. Under proposed legislation to cut smoking and due to take effect next year, company designs would be removed from packaging. … Continue reading

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