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U.S. to Increase Production of the Ebola Drug ZMapp, but May Not Meet Demand

The Department of Health and Human Services is in advanced discussions to enlist Caliber Biotherapeutics, a Texas company that can produce the drug in millions of tobacco plants, according to federal officials and pharmaceutical industry executives.
New York Times
added Oct 2, 2014 01:21

An Overview Of The U.S. Tobacco Market

tactics used by the US manufacturers during the later part of the twentieth century were both deceitful and the spread of misinformation led to an inordinate amount of preventable deaths. However, this article is not to focus on the moral aspects of smoki
Seeking Alpha blog network
added Oct 1, 2014 16:54

[New York] Amanda Bynes Fails Out of Fashion School Due to Smoking, Drinking: Report

The 28-year-old has reportedly failed out of the Fashion Institute Design & Merchandising, according to a new report, after less than a full year there.
The Hollywood Gossip
added Oct 1, 2014 15:51

[Florida] Vape Business Booms As 90% of Smokers Try to Quit Cigarettes through Vaping

Dave Gerboth finds it strange that his favorite place to socialize these days is at a vape shop. The 43-year-old has been smoking two packs of cigarettes a day for more than twenty years, but just five months ago he started the process of quitting with a
added Oct 1, 2014 15:47

[Kentucky, North Carolina] KASPEROWICZ: UN Health Group Plotting Massive Global Tax on Tobacco, Without U.S. Input

The World Health Organization will meet behind closed doors in Russia later this month to vote on a proposal that would encourage most of world’s countries to impose a huge tax on tobacco, one that would double or even triple the price of cigarettes and
The Blaze
added Oct 1, 2014 15:40
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[UK] RICKMAN: Stoptober: How I stopped smoking for good

I tried Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking, the patch, gum and cold turkey - nothing worked until hypnotherapy. It's about what works for you
The Independent (uk)
added Oct 1, 2014 15:35

[Australia] Liberal Democratic senator David Leyonhjelm defends smokers, slams tobacco excise increase

In a speech to the Senate on Wednesday, the libertarian senator, who has pledged never to vote for an increase in taxes, thanked smokers for lighting up and described their "generosity" to the nation's coffers as staggering. "As you well know there are
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Oct 1, 2014 15:32

[UK] Fewer people give up smoking in Stoke-on-Trent - after turning to e-cigarettes

Record numbers of people stopped smoking for at least four weeks in 2012/13 – backed by a Sentinel campaign. But new figures show 994 fewer people gave up smoking in 2013/14 to cut the total to 2,529. That is mostly being blamed on more people turning
Stoke Sentinel (This Is Staffordshire) (uk)
added Oct 1, 2014 15:28

[UK] Smoking costs Midlands £1.3bn - and leads to one million sick days

The figures were released as bosses at Public Health England who want smokers to join the Stoptober campaign to encourage them to kick the habit. Smokers cost Wolverhampton a total of £68.7million, Sandwell £83.2million, Walsall £71.5million, Dudle
Midlands Express and Star (uk)
added Oct 1, 2014 15:26

[Australia] Senator's smoking comments misguided: AMA

LIBERAL Democratic senator David Leyonhjelm's speech on smoking has been described as "misguided" and "utterly inappropriate" by the Australian Medical Association (AMA). IN his speech to the Senate on Wednesday, the libertarian senator vowed to stand up
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Oct 1, 2014 15:25
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