Daily Archives: May 20, 2009

Possible consequences of indoor smoking ban in Virginia

Jim Atkinson, manager of Chico Grill and Pub in West Richmond said they have recently banned smoking in their establishment until 10 pm; although they have a special area for smokers downstairs.

The facts behind the cigarette tax hike

The American Cancer Society, Florida Division, is committed to educating Floridians about the facts surrounding the importance of increasing Florida’s cigarette tax by one dollar.

Early exposure to tobacco smoke may lead to early emphysema later

Chronic exposure to tobacco smoke in childhood may contribute to early emphysema later in life, according to new research. Environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) is known to be associated with a variety of serious health problems, but it had not previously been associated with the development of emphysema over the life course. The data will be presented on Tuesday, May 19, at the 105th International Conference of the American Thoracic Society in San Diego.

Senator says smoking ban measure is dead

Supporters of a proposed statewide ban on smoking in most indoor public places, including bars and restaurants, have given up for this legislative session and declared the issue dead Tuesday.

FBR plans crackdown on cigarette smuggling

To protect the local tax paying cigarette industry and counter growing revenue losses, the Federal Board of Revenue has finalised plans to launch a crackdown against the rising trade of foreign brand cigarettes smuggling into the country.

Burr, Hagan join to fight tobacco bill

WASHINGTON U.S. senators began debate Tuesday on legislation that would allow the Food and Drug Administration to regulate cigarettes, an idea that has the strong backing of public health advocates across the country.

Senate debates letting FDA regulate cigarettes

U.S. senators began debate Tuesday on historic legislation to allow the Food and Drug Administration to regulate cigarettes – an idea that has the strong backing of public health advocates across the country.

Japanese Reject Scarlet Letter of Smoking

We’ve written before about Taspo, the RFID-chipped ID card that allows “of age” (20 or older) smokers to get their smokes through any of the nations 420,000 tobacco vending machines. Mostly the campaign has been a disaster for folks who own vending machines, a boom for convenience stores (where you don’t need the cards), and and a burden for smokers who just want to buy a pack without registering themselves with Big Brother.Taspo

Smoking Is Independent Risk Factor for Cervical Cancer

New research confirms that smoking is an independent risk factor for cervical cancer in women with oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) types, researchers stated here at the 25th International Papillomavirus (IPV) Conference.