Daily Archives: September 5, 2011

Irene leaves N.C. crops in ruins

CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. — Before Hurricane Irene smacked his tender tobacco plants sideways, David Parker was headed for a terrific tobaccocrop, maybe his best in 32 years of farming.

Department of Health in UK targeted by Gallaher and Philip Morris

The tobacco industry is targeting the Department of Health to extract information about meetings between government officials and researchers who are investigating the public-health implications of new smoking policies.

Chewing tobacco joins ‘banned foods’ in India

New Delhi, - Chewing tobacco, like gutka and paan masala, has been included among banned “food products” in the government’s new food safety guidelines. The move has been welcomed by health activists as increasing incidence of oral cancer is being reported in the country, with the 2010 figure at more than 70,000.

How the tobacco industry hides behind lobbyists

The tobacco industry is covertly using third-party companies to lobby against smoking restrictions and to gain access to health documents held by public organisations.

No Progress On Nitrosamine Levels In U.S. Cigarettes

For more than 30 years, scientists have known how to reduce cancer-causing chemicals called nitrosamines in cigarettes. But cigarettestoday’s cigarettes have similar levels of these chemicals as did cigarettes made three decades ago, according to research presented this week at a Division of Chemical Toxicology symposium at the American Chemical Society national meeting in Denver.