Monthly Archives: August 2013

UCSF to Go Completely Smoke-Free

The University of California, San Francisco is a health sciences university and health care institution recognized in the USA as best one. It will introduce a tobacco-free policy starting from September 3. Thus the University will demand from students, professors,  patients, trainees, contractors and volunteers to be tobacco-free. Usage of tobacco products will be prohibited on any University property including … Continue reading Continue reading

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Smoking To Be Banned in Public Places in Guelph

During several months Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health office conducted surveys in order to find out what their residents think about smoking bans at outdoor spaces in Guelph (Canada). The survey started on May 31 and finished on August 20. Totally there were asked 2,001 people across the region, 908 were from Guelph. Soon the results of the survey will be put … Continue reading

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Lorillard Published Quarterly Dividend on Common Stock

At the beginning of the week Lorillard Inc, the third largest maker of cigarettes in the USA, announced a quarterly dividend on its common stock in the amount of $0.55 per share, payable on September 10, 2013 to investors of record as of August 30, 2013. Lorillard, Inc is the third largest cigarettes manufacturer in the USA which was founded … Continue reading

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Japan Tobacco Appreciates Philippine Governemt Decision

Manos Koukourakis, general manager of Japan Tobacco Inc said recently that Philippine governemt can meet its excise tax collection target, if not exceed it, as the drop in usage is not as dramatic as it was expected. Koukourakis noted that in the country there are 52% smokers which means that one in two Filipinos smoke cigarettes. This ratio gradually reduced … Continue reading

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Can Meditation Help Quit Smoking?

A new study found that a type of meditation technique may help smokers quit, at least for a  short-term. The conclusion was made on the results of only 5 smokers. Scientists discovered that relaxation techniques not affected the frequency of smoking, which may mean that type of meditations plays an important role here. Should smokers practise meditation if they want … Continue reading

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2014 Games in Glasgow Will be Smoke-Free Zone

Chiefs from Commonwealth Games said that the event which takes place the next year will be smoke-free. Smoking cigarettes and sale of tobacco products will be prohibited across all venues and areas surrounding them. There will placed big screens and other signs with  messages which will remind everyone of smoke-free restrictions. Glasgow 2014 has worked together with the Scottish Government … Continue reading

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Illinois Cigarette Tax Revenue Increased Last Month

State officials said that in July cigarette tax revenue in Illinois more than doubled in comparison to the same period in 2012. According to data released at the beginning of the week by the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability, last month revenue achieved $30 million. In 2012 it achieved $12 million State Journal-Register wrote that the increase is explained … Continue reading

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Doctor Creates Safe Quit Smoking Product

Tobacco is a quite strong thing for smokers as it is not so easy for many of them to quit smoking. After a long war with smoking habit, smokers pick up a pack of cigarettes again. Here even anti-tobacco ads do not work. Dr. Hassan Amjad of Beckley, a researcher-physician, says that in this war may greatly help chewing tobacco, … Continue reading

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