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GALUSZKA: Virginia's tobacco commission needs a makeover

has figured in a stunning array of scandals, including the recently concluded corruption trial involving former governor Robert F. McDonnell ... A new board...is necessary. Maybe then the non-tobacco parts of the state would get a share of the money. It i
The Washington Post
added Sep 20, 2014 13:12
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[Turkey] Hitting a high the Ottoman way with tobacco

The nargile (known as the water pipe, hookah, hubbly bubbly, shisha and by other names) is said to have originated in the Persian Empire and then came to the Ottomans during the reign of Yavuz Sultan Selim (r. 1512-1520). The Persians are supposed to hav
Hurriyet (tr)
added Sep 19, 2014 20:36
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Federal Judiciary to Restore Cases Removed From PACER

The federal judiciary informed Congress on Friday it will restore public access to years of courts of appeals records that were removed from online archives in August. Lawyers, reporters, transparency advocates and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., chairman of
National Law Journal
added Sep 19, 2014 17:42
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[Louisiana] SPERA: Smoking in New Orleans music clubs stinks, despite the myth: Keith Spera

While musicians have helped foster the myth that smoking is cool, cigarettes don't make music. A Marlboro never strummed a C-chord, and a Lucky Strike never knocked out a drum solo. What cigarettes do accomplish, beyond generating clients for the New Or
New Orleans (LA) Times Picayune
added Sep 18, 2014 18:29
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[Korea - South] In no-smoking debate, Korea parallels Germany

From January, smoking will be banned in all restaurants and bars, a move similar to Germany’s health act in 2007 that prohibited smoking at alcoholic establishments, making enclosed smoking booths inside the exception. The German government soon faced s
Joong Ang Ilbo (kr)
added Sep 18, 2014 18:00
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CHAPMAN: Quitting unassisted: the 50-year research neglect of a major public health phenomenon (PDF)

The key may therefore be to focus on motivating more smokers to try to quit and to try to quit more frequently, regardless of whether these quit attempts are assisted or unassisted....Smoking cessation, in looking to its future, should not forget the ever
University of Sydney eScholarship Repository (au)
added Sep 17, 2014 16:40
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Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer, Says New Report

"Prevention has been the biggest contributor, with smoking cessation as a bigger overall driver of the decline in mortality" than scientific treatment advances, Brawley said. "People who stopped smoking in the 1960s and 1970s did not die in the 1990s and
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Sep 16, 2014 15:22
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[West Virginia] Tobacco industry is wiped out

West Virginia once was a producer of burley tobacco, one of several varieties blended to make cigarettes. It was a cash crop that helped farmers get through the winter. But changes in markets and federal price supports wiped out the industry and the mil
Charleston (WV) State Journal
added Sep 16, 2014 04:33
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[Korea - South] NHIC Confident of Winning Tobacco Litigation

The attorneys will focus on the fact that the defendants were aware of the risks but have tried to hide it and further exacerbated the risks by putting additives to the cigarettes
Korea Bizwire (kr)
added Sep 16, 2014 04:27
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Philip Morris Products S.A. Celebrates 50 Years of History in Switzerland

“The 50th anniversary of Philip Morris in Neuchâtel highlights the heritage of one of the largest international companies in our region – proof that Switzerland, and particularly Neuchâtel, offers a positive environment for economic development. I would
Philip Morris International (ch)
added Sep 15, 2014 14:42
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