Daily Archives: August 4, 2011

Government denies threat of cigarette shortage

The federal government has rubbished a claim by big tobacco that a plan to introduce plain packaging from mid-2012 will result in a cigarette shortage because manufacturers won’t be able to meet the deadline.

Reason for Depression When Smokers Quit

Acute withdrawal from heavy smoking may increase levels of monoamine oxidase-A (MAO-A), consistent with observations of smoking quitdepressed mood during smoking cessation, results of a brain-imaging study suggest.

Sweden holds firm on EU snus fight

Sweden’s government has pledged to continue to fight for the lifting of the EU-wide ban against moist snuff or ‘snus’, in the face of what it calls European “ignorance” of the smokeless tobacco product.