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[Massachusetts] Farrell: Tobacco 'a norm in baseball culture'

"I don't want to call it a tradition, because it's not," Farrell said Wednesday afternoon. "But it's a norm in baseball culture." A number of Red Sox players are regular users, and former manager Terry Francona had a well-publicized struggle to break t
added Aug 21, 2014 07:03

[Africa, South Africa] EDITORIAL: Learn from cigarette tax

using taxes as a blunt instrument to achieve social goals does not work. Alcohol is also heavily taxed, yet alcohol abuse remains rampant. Sales of fuel-guzzling SUVs have actually increased since an emissions tax was imposed. Taxing sugar is not the way
Business Day (za)
added Aug 21, 2014 07:00

[Massachusetts] Curt Schilling's revelation is a warning about tobacco use

On Wednesday, he didn’t mince words linking his cancer to his 30 years of using smokeless tobacco. ...Schilling’s news filtered through Fenway Park before Wednesday night’s game against the Angels. Following the death of Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, who was
Boston (MA) Globe
added Aug 21, 2014 06:55

[Canada] Delegates at Canadian Medical Association meeting vote to oppose smoking of any plant substance

the nation’s doctors say Canadians shouldn’t smoke “any plant material” whatsoever, including marijuana. Delegates at the Canadian Medical Association’s general council meeting in Ottawa voted Wednesday to formally oppose the smoking of any plant substan
PostMedia News (ca)
added Aug 21, 2014 06:49

[UK] Branding Ban Stalks Debt-Loaded Imperial Tobacco: U.K. Credit

Plans to outlaw branded cigarette packaging in Britain are hanging over Imperial Tobacco Group Plc (IMT) as the company clings onto its investment-grade rating after announcing $7 billion of debt-financed acquisitions.
Bloomberg News
added Aug 21, 2014 06:40
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ASCO and AACR call for stronger e-cigarette regulation

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) called for the agency to regulate both electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) as well as the component parts such as the liquids sold separately as r
The Oncology Report
added Aug 21, 2014 06:32

[New York] NY AG: Cigar distributor skipped paying taxes

An indictment was unsealed Tuesday against a Staten Island man who was accused of not paying more than $6.1 million in state taxes for cigars his distribution company brought into New York state. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced an indic
AP - Associated Press
added Aug 21, 2014 06:12

[Indiana] EDITORIAL: Youth and e-cigarettes

But there are public officials across America, including Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller, who believe the FDA’s approach is not aggressive enough when it comes to young people and e-cigarettes. We think those officials are right and support their d
Terre Haute (IN) Tribune-Star
added Aug 21, 2014 06:03

[Asia] ITC forays into E-cigarettes segment, will be rolled out pan-India in phases

The diversified ITC group has forayed into electronic cigarettes to offset shrinking sales of its conventional tobacco cigarettes due to recurrent price increases. The Kolkata-headquartered cigarettesto-hotels group has launched two electronic-vaping devi
The Economic Times (India)
added Aug 21, 2014 05:50
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Curt Schilling blames chewing tobacco for cancer

said Wednesday he's been treated for mouth cancer and blames the disease on using chewing tobacco for about 30 years. Schilling discussed details on WEEI-FM in Boston. He announced in February that he had cancer but not the Wednesday he's been tr
Kennebec Journal
added Aug 21, 2014 05:49
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