Monthly Archives: January 2014

44 Million Smokers in the USA

Though passed 50 years since release of the first surgeon general’s report on smoking and health, these days studies on effects of tobacco use still continue. Dr. Frieden and public health specialists in the USA are searching for better ways to help the 44 million American smokers to quit and to prevent youth from starting smoking. Dr. Frieden says that … Continue reading Continue reading

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Nevada Shows Highest Rate for Secondhand Smoke Exposure

According to a recent study, more than half of adult people in the state of Nevada are exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke and this is the highest rate in the USA. The state on the second place for secondhand smoke is just 10 percentage points lower than Nevada. John Packham, chief of Health Policy Research at the University of Nevada … Continue reading

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Grand Prairie Passes Smoking Ban Ordinance

Members of Grand Prairie City Council voted 9-0 in favor of adoption an ordinance that prohibits smoking in most public places.  Mayor Ron Jensen is very glad that the  ordinance passed as they wanted to have smoke-free restaurants. The ordinance bans smoking in such public places as restaurants, hospitals, sports arenas, and city-owned or -operated facilities. However, smoking will still … Continue reading

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Imperial Tobacco is a Solid Investment

Imperial Tobacco, the maker of Gauloises and West, has prevented volumes from falling by increasing prices and boasting a strong balance sheet. Imperial Tobacco manages to contol lowering sales of cigarettes by increasing prices and keeping tight control of costs. In 2013 the volume of cigarettes sold by the Imperial Tobacco dropped by 4bn. However, the company managed to maintain … Continue reading

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Smoking Cessation Needs of Women

Dr. Kenneth Perkins, professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School says that for women quitting smoking is more difficult than for men because of next factors specific only to women: 1. menstrual cycle may affect withdrawal symptoms; 2. women fear more than men to gain weight; 3. nicotine replacement therapy may not be as effective as for … Continue reading

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Famous People in Vintage Cigarettes Ads

50 years ago, on January 11, 1964, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry released a report on the negative effects from smoking tobacco. When you look at cigarettes ads of 20th century you just get surprised about the attitude people had towards cigarettes. Cigarettes and smoking were so cool that many famous people advertised them. Take a look at them and … Continue reading

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Altria Group Maintains Its Stands

Altria Group Inc is the maker of the famous Marlboro cigarette brand, that is sold in the U.S. and many countries of the world. Altria Group owns Philip Morris USA, the leading cigarette manufacturer in the U.S. In 2008, it spun off Philip Morris International in order to increase opportunities in other countries. However, in spite of this, Altria Group … Continue reading

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