Daily Archives: December 3, 2009

Smoking Exposure Linked to Cancers

Studies are providing bad news for people who haven’t managed to quit: Two papers published in the December issue of Smoking ExposureEpidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a themed issue on tobacco, strengthen the case for the dangers of secondhand smoke for people exposed to fumes as children and as adults.

More Young Smokers Use Menthol Cigarettes

WASHINGTON - More adolescents and young adults are smoking menthol cigarettes, according to a government report, a young smokerspotentially troubling sign when overall smoking rates have dropped and menthol is the only flavoring not banned under sweeping tobacco laws passed earlier this year.

Chinese ‘herbal’ cigarettes no healthier than regular cigarettes

PHILADELPHIA – Despite popular belief and some marketing claims, researchers have found that Chinese “herbal” cigarettes that Chinese 'herbal' cigarettescombine medicinal herbs with tobacco are just as addictive and no safer than regular cigarettes.

North Carolina prods obese workers, smokers toward healthier lifestyles

RALEIGH — North Carolina is offering teachers and state employees cheaper and easier access to medication aimed at helping them overweight smokinglose weight and quit smoking.

Japan Tobacco shares jump on report of smaller tax hike

Shares of Japan Tobacco (2914.T) gained the most in 13 months on Thursday as investors were relieved by a report that the Japan Tobacco Industrygovernment would hike taxes on cigarettes by less than expected.