Daily Archives: June 5, 2009

Fighting tobacco use in India

A Catholic layman has been campaigning against smoking and tobacco use for the past 12 years following advice from Blessed Teresa of Kolkata.

Smoking Kits and Program Which Help Quit

If you are looking for some quit smoking aids, you probably know different stop smoking kit. There are many anti-smoking companies that all competing with each other to get your business.

BAT deathly lobbying agenda in the EU

British American Tobacco (BAT) spent more than €700,000 lobbying the EU last year, up to four times as much as the company declared on the EU’s register of interest representatives, new research by Corporate Europe Observatory has revealed. This report argues that BAT’s hidden lobbying activities, which are clearly not in the public interest, should be exposed to public scrutiny.

How Much Do Life Insurers Profit from Tobacco?

In an era of corporate wellness programs and socially screened investment funds, some of the world’s largest life-insurance companies still own billions of dollars in tobacco-industry stocks, Harvard physicians assert in a new report.

Project Machine investigation

It stood like a fortress in Kahnawake for the past four years and left many people on the Mohawk reserve wondering what was going on inside.

Tobacco Control Alliance

Ulysses Dorotheo, coordinator for Southeast Asia and Western Pacific Regions of the Southeast Asian Tobacco Control Alliance (SEATCA), says the figures show an “obvious imbalance between economic gains versus losses” from the tobacco industry.

Biggest Taxpayers

The tobacco industry in the Philippines pumps in an average of P25 billion to government coffers every year. Records at the National Tobacco Administration (NTA)—the agency tasked to monitor the tobacco industry and look after the condition of the Filipinos whose livelihood is dependent on it—showed that the government collected P25.3 billion to P26 billion in tobacco tax revenues from 2000 to 2002.

Smoking Hits Poor Families Hardest

More money is spent on cigarettes than on rice in low-income families that include a smoker, a former health minister said on Tuesday.

Tobacco bill a sharp change for lawmakers

In the half-century since the surgeon general issued his culture-changing report linking smoking to lung cancer, the tobacco industry has had little trouble defeating efforts to regulate cigarettes and other products. That could change this year.