Daily Archives: September 1, 2009

Big tobacco’s new frontier: 80 million a day

In most western countries the Marlboro Man rode off wheezing into the sunset years ago, but in Indonesia he’s riding high into a new dawn.

Cigarettes boost MS risk, but not through nicotine

NEW YORK - Smoking cigarettes increases the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS), but the substance that makes cigarettes addictive, nicotine, doesn’t seem to be at fault, Swedish researchers say.

NC town tries to survive after tobacco

REIDSVILLE, N.C. — On the day in 1946 when his ashes were scattered from a plane, the wind sent the remains of Jeff Penn halfway back to Patrick County, Va., where he was born.

Tobacco Gardens Are Just Smoking

Something unusual is cropping up alongside the tomatoes, eggplant and okra in Scott Byars’ vegetable garden in Corinth, Miss. - the elephantine leaves of 30 tobacco plants.

Will Japan Tobacco Profits Go Up in Smoke?

Investors are worried that a new government in Tokyo could have Japan Tobacco’s profits go up in smoke.

Switch to fire-safe cigarettes delayed until 2011

JEFFERSON CITY — Although dozens of laws passed by Missouri lawmakers took effect at midnight Thursday, there’s one law that will be delayed for a couple of years — fire-safe cigarettes.

US goods carry famous Cuba brands

SAN JOSE DE LAS LAJAS, Cuba — Cuban rum maestro Jose Navarro’s taste buds sing when he sips Havana Club, the sweet spirit distilled in this farming town south of the capital.

Smokers’ paradise’ Spain plans tougher ban

Madrid - When Spain toughened anti-smoking legislation in 2006, the measure was hailed as an important step forward in the battle against addiction in the country formerly known as a “smokers’ paradise.”Three and half years later, however, smoke is again floating in bars, restaurants, and even some places of work, prompting the government to consider stricter legislation.