Daily Archives: September 14, 2011

Bulgaria Signs Contract to Sell Bulgartabak to Russia’s VTB

Bulgaria signed a contract with a unit of Russia’s second-largest bank OAO VTB to sell a majority stake in Bulgartabak Holding (57B), ending a fourth effort in 12 years to sell the biggest state-owned tobacco maker.

Smoking hookah OK in bars and clubs in Utah

Utahns can continue to smoke tobacco from water pipes after all.hookah

The “Million Hearts” Initiative - Preventing Heart Attacks and Strokes

Each year, more than 2 million Americans have a heart attack or stroke, and more than 800,000 of them die; cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and the largest cause of lower life expectancy among blacks. Related medical costs and productivity losses approach $450 billion annually, and inflation-adjusted direct medical costs are projected to triple over the next two decades if present trends continue.