Daily Archives: September 11, 2009

Oil Pushes Up Manufacturers’ Costs

LONDON - Manufacturers’ raw material costs rose at their fastest monthly rate in more than a year in August, driven up by oil costs and resulting in the smallest year-on-year rate of decline since April.

Malawi expels tobacco buyers for price undercuts

BLANTYRE, Malawi — Foreign tobacco buyers who are paying less than agreed-upon prices for the country’s main cash crop are the “enemy of the people” and will be expelled, said the president of this African nation, whose government this week deported three of them.

New smoking laws will ‘protect children’

The Independent MP Janet Woollard hopes new tobacco laws will help prevent another generation of West Australians dying from smoking-related cancers.

Alcohol is the new tobacco

The fight against alcohol has begun. But the health lobby forgets that risk and harm are necessary parts of a worthwhile life.

Tobacco funds to go to research

Members of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Board are planning do to their homework before committing money for adult stem cell research.

Tobacco farmers hold on despite declining profits


Nicotine Use and Dependence

MENLO PARK, Calif., - SRI International, an independent
nonprofit research and development institute, today announced that new
research on nicotine dependence is featured in National Cancer Institute’s
Tobacco Control Monograph 20, Phenotypes and Endophenotypes: Foundations for
Genetic Studies of Nicotine Use and Dependence. Gary E. Swan, Ph.D., director
of SRI’s Center for Health Sciences, was the senior scientific editor of the
monograph.

New facts emerge in tobacco tax debate

This year’s version of a perennial legislative battle over the state tax on cigarettes will be waged with a new set of facts and figures thanks to a study just completed by the Utah Tax Review Commission.

BAT wants stricter penalties to smoke out illegal cigarettes

British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Bhd (BAT) wants the government to impose stricter penalties and slap moderate excise duties to curb illegal cigarette trade.