Daily Archives: January 13, 2010

American Lung Association Report: Most States Flunk for Neglecting to Prevent Tobacco-Caused Disease

WASHINGTON, D.C., —The American Lung Association today released its State of Tobacco Control 2009 report, which grades the strength of federal and state laws to protect citizens from tobacco-caused illnesses. These illnesses are now at the heart of America’s chronic disease crisis.

Seneca Nation leaders call for defeat of PACT Act

IRVING, N.Y. – An electronic billboard on a busy interstate highway near the Seneca Nation’s territory warns that the passage of the PACT Act will destroy the local economy, and urges citizens to tell New York’s Democratic Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand to vote against it.

Rivals pursue same goal: Reynolds American, Philip Morris prod FDA

Pursuing a reduced-risk niche for smokeless-tobacco products has put archrivals Reynolds American Inc. and Philip Morris USA on the cigs4us.biz/marlboro-cigarettesame lobbying path.

Altria’s plays major role in Richmond area’s economic life

If you’ve spotted a new computer in a school office in Richmond, grumbled about the midafternoon jam at the Bells Road exit or wondered about those “Dippers & Smokers” fliers around town, you’ve run across Altria Group Inc.’s footprint.

Green tea reduced the risk of lung cancer in smokers

Green Tea May Lower Lung Cancer Risk

Benefits seen for smokers, nonsmokers, those with certain genetic makeup