Daily Archives: November 26, 2009

Inhaling Human Pathogens With Cigarette Smoke

Cigarettes contain hundreds of different strains of bacteria, including many human pathogens that may play a role in lung diseases and respiratory infections, new research shows.

Big Budget Wars

Gov. Haley Barbour is in crisis mode. The state is up against a $715 million budget shortfall in fiscal year 2011, by his estimates, and another $500 million shortage in fiscal year 2012. The deficits combine to create a $1.2 billion deficit by 2012, compared to the relatively blissful fiscal year of 2010. Mississippi doesn’t often get to brag about any figure with the letter “b” in front of it, but abetting the already rotten situation in 2012 will be the loss of $370 million in federal stimulus money that is available only through fiscal year 2011.

Fewer teens worried about smoking

MONTPELIER – Fewer young Vermonters recognize the dangers of smoking cigarettes and marijuana than in the past, according to the Vermont Health Department’s 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which was released Wednesday.

Industrial growth may slow down

The combined growth of the food, beverage and tobacco industries is expected to slow next year as a result of sluggish investmentIndustrial growththis year, the industry ministry said.

Globe Tobacco lofts on tour of homes this year

The Globe Tobacco Lofts at 838 S. Main St. will certainly be a highlight of the Christmas tour of homes this year as two lofts will be globe tobaccoopen to visitors on Dec. 5 and 6.