Will cigarettes be obsolete by 2050?

Best Opinion:  Daily Telegraph, NY Post, Times of India “It is quite possible that there will be no smokers left in Britain or many other developed countries in about 30 to 50 years,”Citigroup analysts predicted Friday, in a report that sent tobacco company stocks tumbling. Smoking sales peaked in Britain in 1974, and in 1981 in the […]

FACT SHEET Can a single cigarette kill you?

The surgeon general’s office has been releasing reports on the perils of smoking since 1964, but the latest update, released last week, contained a bombshell. The report included a detailed analysis of the biology behind cigarettes’ deadly effects, and warned that a single drag from...

ARTIFACT Was Marilyn Monroe a pot smoker?

Best Opinion:  HuffPo, Reuters, Gawker, Jezebel, L.A. Examiner A 90-second video emerged this week of Marilyn Monroe purportedly smoking marijuana with friends in a New Jersey home. The film, which was shot in 1958 or 1959 and stored in an attic for years, recently sold for $275,000 to...

The world’s first smoke-free country?

The tiny South Asian country of Bhutan has taken anti-smoking regulations to a new level,reports Reuters. Bhutan banned the sale of tobacco in 2005, but cigarettes remained widely available on the black market. So, at the start of 2011, the country began enforcing the Tobacco Control...

Why Americans can’t quit smoking: 5 dangerous facts

Science keeps on coming up with very persuasive reasons to quit smoking — according to recent studies, cigarettes boost the odds of dementia, depression, and bad cholesterol, while quitting them makes you happier. Now, science is also shedding light on why millions of Americans fail at their efforts to...

7 States Where People Can’t Quit Smoking

The smoking rate in America continues to fall. From 2005 to 2010, the percentage of American adults who smoke dropped to 19.3% from 20.9%, according to a recent report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While the trend is positive, “tobacco use...

Link to Spartanburg snuffs out smokers

Spartanburg snuffs out smokers

The day was warm and sunny, perfect September weather to enjoy a cigarette outdoors. But this time it wasn’t by choice. Those who normally would have been smoking in restaurants and bars, were taking a quick smoke on the way back to work, sitting in...

California Health Insurers Hire Tobacco Lobbyists, Pay Top Lawmaker Tens Of Thousands In Direct Payments

Last month, a popular reform to grant the California Insurance Commission the power to review and regulate proposed insurance rate hikes died a quick death in the state Senate. Although the bill, Assemblyman Mike Feuer’s (D) AB 52, passed the Assembly and the Senate Health...

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