Daily Archives: October 21, 2009

New Survey Finds One in Three Sports Fans Smoke

WASHINGTON, - A new survey conducted by the American Legacy Foundation(R) (Legacy) finds that the majority (63 percent) of
sports fans surveyed are current or former smokers and 76 percent of them have smoked while watching or attending sporting events. The study examines whether sports fans were exposed to secondhand smoke while watching sports; smoked while watching sports at certain venues; or whether those who quit smoking relapsed while watching a game. The survey also examined whether watching sports was a trigger for fans who smoke.

Smoking costs economy $31 billion

A REPORT that reveals the $31 billion social cost of smoking to the Australian economy is a mandate for tobacco taxes to be hiked, health groups say.

U.S. backs vaccines for nicotine addiction

CHICAGO - Hooked on cocaine or cigarettes? The U.S. government wants drug companies to make a vaccine for that.

Paterson asks to weigh risks of collecting taxes on Indian cigarettes

ALBANY — Gov. David A. Paterson has asked the U.S. Justice Department for a “threat assessment” if he were to begin trying to collect taxes on cigarette sales by Indian tribes, including the Seneca Nation.

Government Stubs Out Car Smoking Ban Laws

The news comes as a woman was convicted of smoking in a vehicle containing a three-year-old child in what is believed to be one smoke cigarettesof the first prosecutions of its kind in Australia.