Daily Archives: March 23, 2010

Non-smokers’ lung cancer gene found

“People who contract lung cancer and who have never smoked appear to have a genetic variation in common that predisposes them to the disease,” The Times reported. It said researchers have found that a gene called GPC5 is more common in non-smokers with lung cancer than non-smokers without the disease.

Reynolds’ Ivey Made $16.2 Million in 2009

Reynolds American Inc. CEO Susan M. Ivey made $16.2 million last year, about 84 percent more than the previous year as the nation’s second-biggest tobacco company struggled with declines in cigarette demand, according to a calculation by The Associated Press based on government filings.

New Study Shows Smoking in Movies Prompts Smokers to Immediately Smoke

WASHINGTON, - A new and groundbreaking study to be published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine next week shows that young adult smokers will light up immediately after watching smoking in movies. The study is the first of its kind to directly link smoking scenes in movies to actual and immediate smoking behavior.

Tax-free tobacco a health concern

The proliferation of tax-free tobacco products on reserves will be addressed in next week’s provincial budget, Premier Brad Wall said

Duty free tobacco ban talks stall during WHO meeting

SWITZERLAND. Planned talks over the proposed World Health Organization (WHO) ban on duty free tobacco sales failed to materialise during the WHO treaty negotiations in Geneva on INB4 – the Protocol that aims to stamp out the illicit trade in tobacco – which concluded yesterday.