Daily Archives: October 28, 2009

Alabama Voices: Smoking bans save lives

Most Americans fail to appreciate the impact of smoking on our health and financial well-being. The Centers for Disease Control tabulates smoking as the No. 1 one preventable killer of Americans every year since the first U.S. Surgeon General’s Report in 1964.

Muscadines replace tobacco crop

No more. Over the last four seasons, tobacco has been completely supplanted by an enterprise that no one would have thought of in the old days: Muscadine grapes.

Millions of premature deaths can be avoided—WHO

GENEVA, Switzerland — Global life expectancy could be increased by nearly five years by addressing five factors affecting health—childhood underweight, unsafe sex, alcohol use, lack of safe water, sanitation and hygiene, and high blood pressure, according to a report published by WHO today.

Child health legislation on medical devices, tobacco approved

Two important pieces of legislation relating to children’s health and pediatricians have recently passed into law.

Development of Smoking Cessation Aid

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y.- 22nd Century Limited, LLC (“22nd Century”) is pleased to announce that it is continuing development of a very low nicotine cigarette for use in smoking cessation. Clinical trial results demonstrate that these cigarettes, also referred to as `nicotine-free` and `denicotinized,` may be more effective for quitting than FDA-approved therapies.

Doctor presses the case against tobacco scholarships

A San Luis Obispo doctor is continuing to speak out against Cal Poly for allowing students to accept scholarships from the smokeless tobacco industry as prize awards in collegiate rodeo events.