Daily Archives: October 16, 2009

Smoking bans are boosting public health

FORT WORTH — Ryan Johnson enjoys going to restaurants more now that smoking bans protect the air inside local eateries.

Tobacco: the way forward

Contributing more than £13bn to the tills of UK retailers, the tobacco category continues to be an essential part of the retail mix.

Collaboration to Reduce Tobacco Use to Prevent Cancer and other Chronic Diseases

ATLANTA & SEATTLE - The American Cancer Society and Free & Clear today announced a strategic
business collaboration that will combine the legendary brand reach of the
world`s leading voluntary health organization with the technical strength of the
industry leader in tobacco cessation coaching. The collaboration will more
efficiently and effectively help tobacco users nationwide access evidence-based
tobacco cessation services. The combination of the former American Cancer
Society Quitline with Free & Clear`s commercially offered Quit For Life Program
will provide one single best-in-class telephone-based coaching and Web-based
learning support service to tobacco users who want to quit.

Four percent of adults worldwide using cannabis

PARIS — Nearly four percent of adults around the world use cannabis, even though the drug raises many major health concerns, according to a paper published in The Lancet on Friday.

Tobacco companies are marketing new products to minors

Tobacco companies are creating smokeless products for the market and utilizing social networks such as Twitter and Facebook to reach a younger audience.

Key E-Cigarettes Judicial Ruling Expected Shortly

A key judicial ruling in a law suit involving e-cigarettes, and being watched very anxiously by both sellers and users, is expected shortly, says public interest law professor John Banzhaf, who has filed several legal briefs in the legal proceeding. However, even if the judge were to rule in favor of the e-cigarette sellers, it would not affect a class action law suit now pending against one manufacturer, and others which are likely to be filed shortly, predicts Banzhaf.

US Report: Smoking Bans Protect Nonsmokers’ Hearts

WASHINGTON — A major U.S. report confirms what health officials long have believed: Bans on smoking in restaurants, bars and other gathering spots reduce the risk of heart attacks among nonsmokers.