Daily Archives: June 8, 2009

Locals not threatened by House smoking ban

The state House of Representatives, with a 73-31 vote late last month, approved a ban on smoking indoors in most public places, including bars and restaurants, and the legislation has moved on for a vote in the state Senate.

Cigarette Tax Increase Lowered NY Smoking Rates

One year after New York State substantially increased the state excise tax on cigarettes, adult smoking in the state is at the lowest rate ever recorded, the State Health Department announced today.

Schumer proposal would limit smoke ads

In the light of new evidence suggesting tobacco companies are targeting youth — hooking 9,300 teenage tobacco users in the Southern Tier — federal lawmakers are pushing more legislation to discourage tobacco marketing.

House resurrects proposal for higher state tax on tobacco

It is a second go-around for a bill that would raise the tax on tobacco products sold in Louisiana.

Tobacco policies likely to tighten

Sweeping changes in how the government controls tobacco are likely to be approved by the Senate this week, despite strong opposition from tobacco interests and skepticism about whether the law will prompt smokers to kick the habit.

Tobacco and the Tort Bar

Congress is on the verge of passing sweeping legislation that would empower the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate tobacco products. Antitobacco activists are cheering, while some tobacco companies are raising the specter of First Amendment violations. Lost in the debate is the fact that this bill will continue to allow consumers to sue manufacturers that fully comply with the FDA’s content and labeling rules.

RP loses P148B a year to smoking-related diseases

The health and social cost of smoking is six times more than government revenues from cigarettes

Love, Tobacco, and the Mafia

“My little cat … I’m going crazy without you …. You have repeatedly betrayed me, I think …. Little cat, when are you coming? … I love you, little cat.” On Jan. 4, 2001, Dusanka Pesic Jeknic, representative of the Montenegrin trade mission in Milan, Italy, was speaking on the phone at her home in the southwest of the city. Milo Djukanovic, at that time president of Montenegro, was calling from the capital Podgorica. Billions of people around the world had just hailed the New Millennium. Dusanka, nicknamed “Duska,” the beautiful 41-year-old widow of the late foreign minister of Montenegro, was alone, far from her country. And she spoke out freely about everything: love, tobacco, and crime.

Quit Smoking With Hypnosis Today

Smoking is one of the very hardest habits to quit; according to many experts, it is harder to give up smoking than it is to stop using addictive drugs such as cocaine! While giving up the habit can be one of the best things you could ever do for your health, it is also incredibly challenging and the withdrawal symptoms can be severe. Since it is so imperative that you quit smoking on order to protect your health, there have been many methods developed and many products on the market intended to assist smokers who want to quit break the habit for good. Some use nicotine replacement therapy, some quit cold turkey and just ride out the withdrawal and still others choose to quit smoking with hypnosis.