Philip Morris Int’l buys rights to nicotine system

Cigarette maker Philip Morris International Inc. has purchased the rights to a technology that lets users inhale nicotine without smoking. The world’s largest nongovernmental cigarette seller told The Associated Press on Thursday it has bought the patent for an aerosol nicotine-delivery system developed by Jed Rose, director of the Center for Nicotine and Smoking Cessation […]

Here’s some facts on Tobacco use

There are 1.1 billion people in the world, and up to 1/3 of the adult population who use tobacco If the current trends continue, number of tobacco users is expected to increase to 1.6 billion by 2025 The World Health Organization estimates that tobacco currently...

E-cigarettes: Miraculous, or smoke-and-mirrors?

You or a loved one might be one of the million-people across the country who are using electronic cigarettes to try to quit smoking. Last month, the F.D.A. annnounced, it plans to regulate “e-cigarettes” as tobacco products and not as a drug-delivery device. Freda Souligny...

Big tobacco buying influence – Roxon

NINETY-SEVEN per cent of cigarette maker British American Tobacco’s worldwide donations in 2010 went to the Australian Liberal and National parties, federal parliament has heard. The figures showed the coalition was “on the drip”, health minister Nicola Roxon said. Some $170,000 went to Australia, $1,550...

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Smoking to Be Banned at All Schools in Beijing

A smoking ban will be fully implemented at all kindergartens, primary and secondary schools in Beijing by the end of this year, said the Beijing Patriotic Health Campaign Committee on Saturday, the Beijing News reported. According to the latest standards released by the Committee, nowhere...

NIS 20M class action against restaurant that allowed smoking

An Israeli couple asked the Petah Tikva District Court last week to identify a lawsuit against Mandy’s restaurant as a NIS 20 million ($5 million) class action. Judge says bar owners did not act to prevent smoking in venue, adds high fine meant to serve...

Israel moves toward smoking bans in public venues

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cabinet approved Sunday a series of amendments and new regulations aimed at stepping up efforts to curb smoking in the country, in honor of the upcoming international no-smoking day. The government rejected, however, a proposal to increase taxes on cigarettes by...

Court’s delay in health case hard to understand

Ever since Gov. Jan Brewer declared earlier this year that she would cut eligibility for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) to help balance the state’s budget, there has been a debate over whether she can legally do it. The reason is that...

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