Daily Archives: January 5, 2010

Obesity is now just as much of a drag on health as smoking

In case anyone needs a reminder to stick to that New Year’s resolution to slim down or kick the cigarette habit, researchers have Obesityconfirmed that obesity and smoking are still the country’s leading contributors to preventable deaths and illnesses. In fact, the new findings, from a 16-year survey of more than 3.5 million adults, reveal that being overweight has taken the lead as contributing the most to preventable poor health in the U.S.

Michigan smokers fired up about new fire safe cigarettes

Michigan smokers are firing up new cigarettes after a new law requiring fire-safe cigarettes went into effect Jan. 1. safe cigarettes

Poll: Citizens Want to Tax Discount Cigarette Makers

Nearly two out of three likely voters say a Miami-based discount cigarette maker and others should cough up $200 million a year to combat the effects of smoking, according to a business backed poll released on Monday.

Cigar Industry Sharply Criticizes WHO Report

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The global report published by the World Health Organization in the beginning of December concerning the consumption of tobacco across the world was massively criticized by the International Premium Cigar & Pipe Retailers Association (IPCPR), a non-governmental coalition of tobacco sellers based in Columbus, Georgia.