Daily Archives: September 22, 2009

Tobacco Prevention Programs are Proven to Reduce Smoking

Extensive research on the experiences of other states makes it clear that renewing funding for DCTFF would significantly prevent and reduce smoking and other tobacco use in the District and produce enormous public health and economic benefits.

Tobacco and marijuana may reduce levels of some anti-HIV drugs

Tobacco and marijuana may reduce levels of atazanavir (Reyataz) in the body, whilst tobacco and alcohol may lower efavirenz (Sustiva or Stocrin) levels in individuals who carry specific genetic variations, according to two posters presented last week at the 49th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) in San Francisco.

Oski and Queen at Tobacco Road

Another weekend, another Tobacco Road-centered music festival sponsored by the tireless Oski Gonzalez and Queen of the Scene. No, seriously, this pair comprises two of the most unfailingly positive movers and shakers in the local scene. And if they put on so many multi-stage, million-band festivals, it’s because they really care. The Colossal Music Fest lacks a genre theme — as many of their events do — and instead focuses just on being very, very big and very, very local in scope. The main departure is this edition doesn’t actually take place solely at Tobacco Road — its second day, Saturday, September 26, moves uptown to Churchill’s.

Soda Is the New Tobacco

Ever since Barack Obama floated the idea of a soda tax, oh-so-caring politicians have been lining up to save you from yourself. Ka-ching.

Tobacco farmers benefit from tobacco tax

TOBACCO FARMERS should finally be able to benefit from tobacco excise tax collections, as Congress has clarified the areas that are to benefit from these funds.

Fears for tobacco control strategy

A LEADING physician has sharply criticised the Government over its work in disease prevention and accused it of abandoning key components of tobacco control.

Curtailing Second-Hand Smoke Cuts Heart-Attack Rates

The growing numbers of bans on smoking in restaurants, bars and workplaces, intended to protect nonsmokers against second-hand-tobacco smoke, are turning into potent weapons in the battle to prevent heart attacks.

Bloom Is Off the Rose for Tobacco Claims

Last month, a Los Angeles jury awarded $13.8 million in punitive damages to the daughter of Betty Bullock, a smoker who had sued Philip Morris USA Inc. before she died of cancer. It was a huge loss — for the plaintiff.