Daily Archives: March 4, 2009

One Drug May Help People Put Out The Cigarette

A popular smoking cessation drug dramatically reduced the amount a heavy drinker will consume, a new Yale School of Medicine study has found. Heavy-drinking smokers in a laboratory setting were much less likely to drink after taking the drug varenicline compared to those taking a placebo, according to a study published online in the journal Biological Psychiatry.

Smoking, Drinking Should Matter in Movie Ratings, Parent Survey Finds

Although many parents believe smoking and drinking alcohol should be factored into movie ratings, fewer than half of parents surveyed felt such behaviors warranted an “R” rating for a film.

Minister rules out tobacco ban

The Government will not ban tobacco displays in shops, says Health Minister Tony Ryall.

Smoking-ban change

A judge should throw out the criminal charges filed against five people who allegedly were smoking cigarettes in public last year, a Peoria lawyer says.

The Leading Ban and the Smoking Prohibition.