Daily Archives: April 9, 2009

Souza Cruz Drops on Possible Tax Increase, Smoke Ban

Souza Cruz SA, Brazil’s biggest tobacco company, fell for the first time in a week after a report said the federal government may raise cigarette taxes and Sao Paulo State approved a law banning smoking indoors.

Smoking in Ghana: A review of tobacco industry activity

Background: African countries are a major potential market for the tobacco industry, and the smoking epidemic is at various stages of evolution across the continent. Ghana is an African country with a low prevalence of smoking despite an active tobacco industry presence for over 50 years. This study explores potential reasons for this apparent lack of industry success.

New Yorkers Often Exposed to Cigarette Smoke, Study Finds

More than half of all nonsmokers in New York City have elevated levels of a nicotine byproduct in their blood indicating recent exposure to cigarette smoke, a city health department study has found. The figure is surprisingly high given the city’s stringent public smoking ban, among the toughest in the country.

Bill easing smoking ban endorsed

A bill that would ease the terms of a voter-approved measure that banned smoking in many Nevada bars and other public places was approved on a 6-1 Wednesday by a key legislative committee.SB372, approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee, which softens the 2006 Nevada Clean Indoor Air Act, would allow smoking in bars that serve food as long as minors are restricted from entry. Also, businesses could wall off separately ventilated smoking rooms.

ND LEGISLATURE: House OKs change in tobacco measure

The North Dakota House has changed the bill that enacts a tobacco control program voters approved in November, over the protests of lawmakers and initiative supporters who said the vote would usurp the will of the people.

Nicotine May Have More Profound Impact Than Previously Thought

Nicotine isn’t just addictive. It may also interfere with dozens of cellular interactions in the body, new Brown University research suggests.

House shelves workplace smoking ban

Advocates of a workplace smoking ban in Michigan will have to wait at least a few more months for the issue to return in the Legislature.