Monthly Archives: May 2012

The history of smoking – how and why smoking has risen dramatically

The rise of tobacco has been very sharp in small time. As the Mayans dispersed and spread out in various areas, such as North and South America, they took with them their precious tobacco leaves and plants. Hundreds of years later the greatest European explorers discovered tobacco and later brought back to the new world. Columbus, who did not smoke, … Continue reading Continue reading

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Board urging officials to ban cigarettes on Pompano Beach

Pompano Beach is that place where many people come to have a rest, enjoy sea and lie on the clean sand. But recently the beach was full not only of sand, but also of cigarettes butts, says Rafael Katz, who lives near Pompano Beach and takes his children to the beach. Katz serves on Pompano Beach’s Parks and Recreation Advisory … Continue reading

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Iconic Cuban cigar to go unsmoked at home

A Cuban cigar is the most famous tobacco product in the world. Havana is the heart of tobacco production region. It is a place where a wide range of tourists can smoke freely, contrary to Cuban residents who almost do no smoke cigars. The reason why Cubans do not smoke cigars is high cigar prices and their low salaries. That … Continue reading

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Japan Tobacco to buy Belgium's Gryson

On Thursday, Japan Tobacco Inc. announced about the agreement to buy Gryson NV, a Belgian tobacco company, for $595 million (475 million euros). The purchase was carried out in order to extend the tobacco company’s presence in Europe because of a declining market at Japan. Being the world’s third-largest tobacco company by sales after Philip Morris International Inc. (PM) and … Continue reading

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Vitamin C improves lung function in newborns of pregnant smoking women

Women who are unable to quit smoking during pregnancy can significantly improve the lung function of their newborns by taking Vitamin C daily, according to a new study at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children’s Hospital. “Smoking during pregnancy is known to adversely affect the lung development of the developing baby, causing lifelong decreased lung function and an increased … Continue reading

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Altria to Launch Its First Tobacco-Free Nicotine Product

Altria Group Inc. is stepping outside its usual comfort zone and getting ready to introduce its first tobacco-less nicotine product, Verve, to the marketplace. The company will sell Verve in more than 50 stores in its home state of Virginia, but has not decided on a national rollout at this time. According to the Wall Street Journal, the tobacco giant … Continue reading

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Old Havana restaurants slowly go smoke-free

It’s a quintessentially Cuban experience: Capping off a meal with a snifter of rum and an aromatic cigar. This Caribbean nation is renowned around the world for its pungent Cohibas, Montecristos and Romeo y Julietas, but on the island, stogie-lovers are increasingly being told to take it outside. A number of state-owned restaurants in Havana’s picturesque colonial quarter have quietly … Continue reading

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Vogue Germany ‘s ‘Health Intiative’ Editorial Features a Woman Smoking a Cigarette

As a part of Vogue‘s new health initiative, which aims to promote healthier, more realistic body images in the pages of its magazines, all of the Vogues dedicated their June issues to health. American Vogue put Olympic athletes on its cover; French Vogue put Gisele Bundchen’s annoyingly perfect ass; British Vogue made Kate Moss into an Olympian and German Vogue … Continue reading

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BAT launches budget Tobacco brand in Australia row

British American Tobacco Australia said on Thursday it was launching a budget cigarette brand, the latest salvo in a row with the government, which in turn accused the company of targeting teenagers. BAT, which is spearheading a legal challenge to Australia‘s plan to introduce mandatory plain packaging for cigarettes, said it was forced into the move to win back market … Continue reading

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Filtered vs. Unfiletered Cigarettes

Before the 1950s, all cigarettes were sold without filters. At the time, no health risks were associated with smoking and cigarettes were not considered dangerous. During the 1950s, however, cigarettes were linked to a greater risk of lung cancer. The filtered cigarette was the industry’s solution to eliminating public concern over cigarette safety. What does the Filter? The purpose of … Continue reading

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