Daily Archives: June 18, 2010

Drop in the Number of Heart Attacks in England

According to the latest research by U.K. scientists, the implementation of a ban on smoking in public places in England contributed to a 2,4% decrease in the number of heart attacks, reported by U.K hospitals.

Senators warn tobacco companies about cigarette advertising

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) urged four major tobacco companies not to engage in any effort to mislead customers to believe they are buying safer cigarettes. Last year, Congress passed landmark legislation that banned using descriptors in cigarette labeling—such as “light,” “mild,” or “low-tar”—which insinuate or imply that certain products are healthier or lower risk than regular cigarettes.

Smoking debate takes a back seat to elections

More than a year after the governments of Jessamine County began discussing a ban on smoking in public places, cigarettes are still lit in some restaurants and businesses — and the issue will likely not be discussed again until after November, when many of those who would impose such a ban are up for re-election.