Daily Archives: June 9, 2009

Cool, Refreshing Legislation for Philip Morris

Indulge me in a thought experiment. Pretend that drinking something called “lethalcoffee” has been found to cause cancer. There are five or six kinds of gross-flavored lethalcoffees that hardly anyone drinks, like chocolate, cherry, banana, and vanilla. But there’s one flavor, mint, that 30 percent of all lethalcoffee drinkers are hooked on. And there’s one particular group of lethalcoffee drinkers—let’s call them investment bankers—who drink mint lethalcoffee like there’s no tomorrow.

Put politics aside when considering tobacco tax

Earlier this year, the Utah Legislature flirted with the idea of raising the state’s tobacco tax to an even $2 per pack.

Tobacco ban ‘won’t hit business’

Plans to ban tobacco displays in shops in England and Wales can be implemented without harming small businesses, the new health secretary has said.

Panel pushes tobacco tax

A House committee narrowly agreed Monday to advance legislation that would boost cigarette taxes by 50 cents a pack.

Refreshing Legislation for Philip Morris

Indulge me in a thought experiment. Pretend that drinking something called “lethalcoffee” has been found to cause cancer. There are five or six kinds of gross-flavored lethalcoffees that hardly anyone drinks, like chocolate, cherry, banana, and vanilla. But there’s one flavor, mint, that 30 percent of all lethalcoffee drinkers are hooked on. And there’s one particular group of lethalcoffee drinkers—let’s call them investment bankers—who drink mint lethalcoffee like there’s no tomorrow.

United Nations warns of damage to seas on first World Oceans Day

Human activities are exacting a “terrible toll” on the world’s oceans and seas, UN Secretary-general Ban Ki-moon warned here on Monday in a message marking the first United Nations World Oceans Day.

New Campaign Explores Decisions Made by the Tobacco Industry

Each and every day in America, 1,200 people die from tobacco-related diseases — from heart disease and cancers, to emphysema and strokes. The latest advertising campaign from the truth® youth smoking prevention campaign explores the kinds of decisions tobacco industry executives undertake — decisions that make for a successful, but deadly business.

Tobacco warnings have failed to appear

Anti-smoking groups welcome the introduction of graphic warnings on cigarette packs and other tobacco products but are sceptical they can have much of an effect on the country’s 300 million tobacco users, more than half of whom live in the countryside.

Pupils smoking rate alarming

A survey conducted by the Ghana Health Service (GHS) has indicated that 50 out of 1000 pupils surveyed smoke cigarette every day, a Principal Health Research Officer of GHS, Mrs Edith Wellington, has said.