Daily Archives: March 26, 2009

Parents can still smoke while driving

Fight in Wyoming against smoking in restaurants and bars

For two years, a fight has been ongoing in Wyoming, to ban smoking from restaurants and bars .

Snuff makes strange bedfellows

Leaders in both houses of the General Assembly are backing a tax change on a product known as moist snuff that is being pushed by tobacco giant Philip Morris - and opposed by an unusual coalition of other tobacco interests and health advocates.

Smokers don’t care about labels

THE next attempt to turn Australians off smoking should involve forcing tobacco companies to reveal cigarette ingredients, a federal government report has recommended.

My tobacco bill is better than Rep. Waxman’s

Your March 19th editorial entitled “Burr, Hagan tobacco bill bad for consumers” drew some inaccurate conclusions pertaining to the regulation of tobacco, and I want to make sure your readers have all the facts.

Imperial Tobacco Says Performance Meets Forecasts

Imperial Tobacco Group Plc, Europe’s second-largest traded cigarette maker, said business so far this fiscal year is meeting company forecasts due to gains in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.

Natural Resources Panel Gives Key Approval to Ban Smoking at State Beaches and Parks

A key Senate environmental policy-setting committee Tuesday approved a plan to protect the marine environment and reduce fire danger statewide under a smoking ban.

Does raising cigarette taxes lead to smuggling?

If state raises cigarettes tax above that of neighboring states, it can lead to cross-border cigarettes smuggling. That’s why the tax rates of neighboring states are usually taken into account when cigarettes tax increase is being considered. It’s a matter of good public policy to set tobacco taxes at a level that will discourage smuggling.

Tiny Genetic Change Keeps Nicotine from Binding to Muscle Cells

A tiny genetic mutation is the key to understanding why nicotine-which binds to brain receptors with such addictive potency-is virtually powerless in muscle cells that are studded with the same type of receptor. That’s according to California Institute of Technology (Caltech) researchers, who report their findings in the March 26 issue of the journal Nature.