Daily Archives: August 17, 2009

Winning by quitting smoking

Nina Ball regularly walks by a row of smokers outside the charter school in North Philadelphia where she helps youths find jobs and get into college. A year ago, she might have bummed a cigarette there.

E-cigarette manufacturer aspires to change more people’s way of life

Shenzhen First Union Industry Co., Ltd is a leading manufacturer and exporter in Shenzhen. We specialize in the R&D, production and marketing of e-cigarettes, automatic cork openers and head massagers. We are committed to providing consumers with healthy products and guiding people to lead a healthier life. To develop more overseas markets, we became a Gold Supplier member of Alibaba.com in the second half of 2007.

New study expands the list of hazardous chemicals in smokeless tobacco

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2009 — Attention all smokeless tobacco users! It’s time to banish the comforting notion that snuff and chewing tobacco are safe because they don’t burn and produce inhalable smoke like cigarettes. A study that looked beyond the well-researched tobacco hazards, nitrosamines and nicotine, has discovered a single pinch –– the amount in a portion –– of smokeless tobacco exposes the user to the same amount of another group of dangerous chemicals as the smoke of five cigarettes.

Nigeria Considers Tough Tobacco Control Legislation

The Nigerian parliament is currently debating sweeping new tobacco control legislation in a bid to break the growing tobacco addiction in the country. The bill has strong backing from anti-tobacco groups and health organizations.

State drops collection of taxes on Indian cigarettes

ALBANY — Despite a ballooning budget deficit, the Paterson administration quietly has written off taxes it had been expecting to collect on sales of cigarettes by American Indian retailers — an admission that yet another governor has no plans to resolve the long-standing, thorny matter.

Gaming lobbyists blame smoking ban

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois casino lobbyists weren’t blowing smoke when they said that a statewide smoking ban has cost the industry — and government — lots of money, economists at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis have found.

Smoke tax on Legislature’s agenda as fiscal noose tightens

As California’s fiscal crisis deepens, despite desperate efforts by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature, the state’s politicians are casting about for ways to relieve the financial – and political – pressure.

State fee to force out tobacco vendors

An increase in the annual state application fee for tobacco vendors may cause many of them to stop selling cigarettes and cigars.

Californians can puff nicotine without lighting up from cigarettes

Sidestepping laws against smoking in public, Californians now can puff nicotine without lighting up from “cigarettes” that contain no tobacco.