Monthly Archives: October 2011

Cigarettes Are Enlisted to Test Ways of Quitting

When a truck recently delivered 45,000 cartons of cigarettes to a research company in North Carolina, it was a turning point in the government’s war on smoking.

Should cigarettes be linked to CPI?

Most economics textbooks say that governments cannot cut down the smoking rate through price adjustments because demand of the unhealthy products is not reflective of the cigarettes costing more.

Health officials wary of dissolvable tobacco

Health officials are manning the school ramparts for a fresh tobacco assault they feel sure is about to happen, if it hasn’t started already.

Oneidas’ won’t sell brand-name smokes, boosts other stores

VERNON — The smokers are coming back!oneida store

Kentucky lawmaker to propose statewide smoking ban

FRANKFORT, KY. — Backed by a coalition of health and anti-smoking groups, Rep. Susan Westrom said Wednesday that she plans to file a bill for the 2012 legislative session to enact a statewide smoking ban in public places.

Japan Tobacco Privatization a Threat


Far from the economic rationale in favor of full privatization of Japan Tobacco Inc., the world’s third-biggest cigarette maker, one group fears for its future: the country’s tobacco farmers.

Senators urge baseball to ban chewing tobacco

WASHINGTON – Four U.S. senators and health officials from the cities hosting the World Series are urging the baseball players union smokeless tobaccoto agree to a ban on chewing tobacco at games and on camera.

Facebook campaign may herald deeper changes in Bhutan

For a sign of things to come with isolated Bhutan’s young democracy, look no further than a draconian smoking law, some bar talk, and a Facebook page.

Multi-pronged plan to tackle tobacco menace in offing

PUNE: The state government is set take on tobacco menace, a major preventable cause of death and disease among adults worldwide, with a multi-pronged political and administrative strategy. The move comes against the backdrop that civic organisations and women groups in the state have joined hands to bring tobacco addiction to the political agenda ahead of the elections for the 27 zilla parishads and 10 municipal corporations scheduled for the next eight months.