Daily Archives: January 22, 2010

Controversial Anti-smoking Ordinance is Introduced in Wyoming

Prohibiting lighting up Conwell Park, a proposal that was introduced to the Casper City Council by the Administration of the Wyoming Medical Center, is not a rather wise move. First, it is almost impossible to enforce.

The war on cigarette smuggling

One cigarette in every ten sold in the European Union has been illegally imported. To combat the booming business in smuggled tobacco from Eastern Europe and Asia, Brussels has decided to tighten security on the EU’s external borders. Poland is in the front line of the war on the cigarette smugglers.

More research needed into safety of electronic cigarettes

The need for more research into the long-term health effects of electronic cigarettes has been highlighted by scientists in the British Medical Journal.

NGO initiate Tobacco Ban in Africa

A body of Non Governmental Organization under the aegis of Africa Tobacco Control Regional Initiative (ATCRI) is making a strong demand on the government of Africa to seek ways of controlling tobacco use in the continent. This cautionary warning is a result of increase in deaths resulting from smoking complications.

Tobacco plant thwarts caterpillar onslaught by opening flowers in the morning

We normally think of pollinators as providing a valuable service to plants, and they certainly do. In exchange for nectar, pollinators like the well-known honey bee carry pollen from one plant to the other and thus promote cross-fertilization. But what happens when the pollinators aren’t satisfied with their nectar rewards and decide to eat their generous plant partners? Just such a scenario arises in a number of plant-pollinator mutualisms in which the pollinator deposits eggs on the plant, which then develop into herbivorous larvae. What is a plant to do when faced with such a dilemma?