Earnings for GE, McDonald’s, Caterpillar, Verizon, SunTrust and Reynolds American

Dow Industrial firms: General Electric General Electric Co.’s lending arm,GE Capital, helped the Fairfield, Conn.-based company boost profits 21 percent in the second quarter to $3.76 billion. GE reported income amounting to 35 cents a share for the three months ended June 30. That compares with $3.11 billion, or 28 cents a share, for the […]

Is Altria Blowing Smoke?

The United States’ most dominant cigarette company reported second-quarter results earlier this week that did little to ease investors’ worries amid increasing legislation and anti-smoking campaigns. Altria (NYSE: MO ) , most famous for its Marlboro brand that still commands 42.6% of U.S. cigarette share,...

World Health Organization welcomes Sochi 2014’s decision to make next Winter Olympic Games smoke-free

The World Health Organization has welcomed Sochi 2014’s decision to support the non-smoking policy during the next Winter Olympic Games. It will make the Sochi Olympics the twelfth Olympic Games to be free from tobacco smoke, with a blanket ban that will protect over 155,000...

Girls turning to alcohol and cigarettes under academic stress

According to a recent health report published in www.nhsonline.net, young girls are under the pressure of looking attractive and are thus giving in to alcohol and cigarettes. Females are continuously under the pressure of looking attractive and this is being considered as one of the...

Internet addiction: Going without it as tough as quitting alcohol, cigarettes

It is as hard to give up the Internet as it is to quit drinking or smoking. That’s the conclusion of a new study by a consumer research group. The Internet can be a useful tool, informing us and keeping us connected in ways we...

South Beloit City Council wants to limit tobacco stores

The City Council wants to limit the number of tobacco stores in South Beloit and ban the sale of otherwise legal drug paraphernalia. South Beloit has been somewhat of a hotbed for tobacco stores thanks to the comparatively high cigarette taxes just north of city...

Reynolds American Deceives Consumers by Marketing American Spirit Cigarettes As “Eco Friendly”

The Reynolds American tobacco company is once again deceiving consumers by running magazine ads that describe its Natural American Spirit cigarettes as “eco friendly.” This is yet another attempt by a tobacco company to downplay how deadly and addictive cigarettes truly are, this time by...

Tobacco has Absolute Negative Influence Upon Fitness

Would you like to do better on your physical fitness test or just have more energy throughout the day? Smoking Cigaronne diminishes lung capacity and lowers oxygen levels in the blood, causing muscles to tire more quickly during physical exertion. Both cigarettes and smokeless tobacco...

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