Daily Archives: November 19, 2009

Smoking during Pregnancy Dangerous

Scientists from UK found that women who smoke while pregnant, risk to have kids with bad behaviors. However the previous studies have Smoking during Pregnancyshowed important risks for school-aged boys, this is the first time when researchers have found a link between smoking during pregnancy and problems for girls and for boys as young as 3 years-old.

Robust Cash Flow Continues to Benefit U.S. Tobacco Industry in 2010

CHICAGO - Fitch Ratings expects U.S. tobacco corporate ratings to remain stable in 2010 as the companies continue to generate sizeable free cash flow as a result of high operating margins. The ratings are further supported by the companies’ significant liquidity positions with respect to manageable upcoming long-term debt maturities.

Should “Big Tobacco” run the government?

Baltimore — If politicians would get their heads out of their re-election campaigns, they would not have to make hasty, thoughtless big tobacco industrydecisions that cost you and I money.

Study Raises Concerns About Outdoor Second-Hand Smoke

Indoor smoking bans have forced smokers at bars and restaurants onto outdoor patios, but a new University of Georgia study in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that these outdoor smoking areas might be creating a new health hazard.

Smoking up nationally

Cigarette smoking rose slightly last year for the first time in almost 15 years.