Daily Archives: June 23, 2010

Smoking can reduce poverty, improve lives

Smoking can actually improve lives, although indirectly, contrary to the popular notion that smoking simply “kills.” Thus, if President-elect Noynoy Aquino insists on smoking in Cabinet meetings, while there may be truth to health advocates’ claim that his secondhand smoke can kill his Cabinet members eventually, in the immediate, his smoking can, in fact, improve the plight particularly of the poor.

Will Pennsylvania tobacco stores benefit from N.Y. cigarette tax?

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Smoking rates remain steady in LA County

Even as more cities and counties join the fight against tobacco, the number of smokers in Los Angeles County has remained steadycigarettes smokers since 2002, according to a new study. Read the report.

Philip Morris to buy tobacco directly from Brazilian growers

RICHMOND, Va. - Philip Morris International Inc. is bringing American-style direct-from-growers purchasing of tobacco to one of the world’s biggest producers, Brazil — but it doesn’t signal the international giant is pulling back from the U.S. leaf market.