Government closes tobacco options

Comments from British American Tobacco Australia executive David Crow earlier this week again raised the spectre of a legal fight over the Federal Government’s plain packaging legislation. Experts have pointed out on numerous occasions that there are no clear legal avenues open to tobacco companies. For example, If tobacco companies instead sought to bring a […]

Femme Fatale: Women beware of smokin’ seductions

We’ve heard them all: Haunting both men and women for centuries now — yes, it’s been around forever — the ground was laid ever since man first learned the art of frivolous play. However, who is to blame? Is it the hunter or the hunted?...

Doctors Refusal To Treat Obese Patients May Raise Legal Issues Smoking Provides Some Precedent, But It’s Different, Says Expert

More than 10% of obstetrics-gynecology doctors in a recent survey refuse to accept patients who are too fat. While there have been instances in which doctors decline to perform operations on patients who refuse to quit smoking, the two situations different from a legal point...

Link to Roswell Park Studies Conclude That Cigarette Packaging Needs To Change

Roswell Park Studies Conclude That Cigarette Packaging Needs To Change

The messages that cigarette pack labels convey to smokers and nonsmokers have been evaluated by Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) researchers in three studies published in the June 2011 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The conclusion from these studies is that manufacturers...

Link to Titanic captain’s cigar box sells for £25,000

Titanic captain’s cigar box sells for £25,000

A cigar box once owned by the captain of the Titanic has been sold for £25,000 at an auction in Liverpool. The walnut humidor was discovered gathering dust on a bedroom cabinet in the Merseyside home of Hilary Mee. The cigar box is a 12-inch...