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[Asia, China] SCHREURS: How Much Worse is a Roomful of Smokers Than Beijing's Bad Air? Check this WHO Graphic to See

Well the World Health Organization's got news for you: as few as three people smoking inside a restaurant is a lot worse. Using data culled from the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau and a study of second-hand smoke, the WHO have put together an a
The Beijinger (cn)
added Apr 27, 2015 10:43

[Minnesota] BUGBEE: Target insecurities, stupidity to stop creating smokers / Demand that community no longer issue tobacco and e-cigarette sales licenses

We should be smarter than the companies and government agencies that earn billions annually from tobacco. We don't have to be as stupid as they want us to be. We can just say no.
St. Cloud (MN) Times
added Apr 27, 2015 10:41

[Kansas, Missouri] Smokers resent state’s eye on tobacco for $422 million shortfall (VIDEO)

“Trickle-down economics did not work in the ’80s with Reaganomics, and it is stunningly clear that it’s not working here,” said Robin McAlpine, a smoker who lives in Wichita. “I shouldn’t be punished or penalized so that the governor can close the gap on
Wichita (KS) Eagle
added Apr 27, 2015 10:39

[Missouri] Kansas smokers unhappy with proposal for cigarette tax hike

Brownback has proposed boosting the tax on cigarettes from 79 cents a pack to $2.29 to address a deficit of about $422 million. The proposal isn't popular among some lawmakers, especially those who live on the border with Missouri, which has the nation's
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 27, 2015 10:38

Wonkblog / A mysterious nicotine lozenge shortage that drove ex-smokers crazy is almost over

Nicorette lozenges are now back on store shelves nationwide, manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline announced Monday. The brand's mini-lozenge is first, with the regular size to follow later this year. The brand's devotees swore the lozenges tasted and worked like
The Washington Post
added Apr 27, 2015 10:30
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[UK] Chain-smoking takeaway addict shed 8 stone after doctors warned she would have a stroke at just 23

She smoked 20 cigarettes a day and got out of breath walking up stairs Doctors warned her blood pressure was so high she was at risk of a stroke
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Apr 27, 2015 10:28

Egypt's Eastern Tobacco 9-month net profit up 19 %

Eastern Co said on Sunday its nine-month net profit rose by 19.4 percent compared with the same period last year. The company's net profit from July 1 to March 31 reached LE841.760 million ($110.39 million), up from LE704.705 million in same period last
Egypt Independent (eg)
added Apr 27, 2015 10:27

[North Carolina] Editorial: E-cigarette liquids: Bill on child-resistant packaging good idea

The sponsors say the bill is endorsed by Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. The bill would enforce measures e-cigarette groups are already embracing. And it would help protect public health from bootleggers of e-cigarette-related products.
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 27, 2015 09:33

Health Tip: Smoking Affects Your Heart

Smoking can lead to cell and tissue damage throughout your body, and experts say your heart isn't spared. The U.S. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute says smoking can: * Decrease the blood's ability to carry oxygen.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Apr 27, 2015 09:30

[Mid-east] New study uncovers tobacco industry's attempts to tackle 'threat' of Islam to smoking

Co-author Professor Kelley Lee, based at Simon Fraser University, said: "This paper provides further evidence of how the tobacco industry has sought to frame public policy debates in ways that, not only further its commercial interests, but undermine the
added Apr 27, 2015 09:09
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