Monthly Archives: September 2011

Nestle Fight Behind Scenes at UN Threatens Campaign on Deadliest Diseases

Nestle SA (NESN), GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK) and SAB Miller SA face health lobbyists next week in New York as the first United Nations General Assembly on disease since the 2001 AIDS summit tries to combat the world’s biggest killers.

Tobacco worries - Jamaica in treaty contravention

The Jamaican Government seems set to face censure at a high-level international meeting which starts tomorrow in New York over its perceived failure to stand by its international obligations to stem tobacco cultivation in the country.

Smoking Marijuana Not Linked to Obesity

Anybody who’s smoked marijuana knows about “the munchies,” that desire to eat everything within reach. But a study from France marijuanahas found that, surprisingly, pot smokers are actually less likely than non-smokers to pack on weight.

Quit Smoking to Enjoy Sex Life!

A new study suggests that for firmer, faster erections, men should quit smoking. The researchers found that men who successfully lifekicked cigarettes had thicker, more rigid erections and reached maximal arousal five times faster than smokers who relapsed.

Child workers are being exposed to the toxic dangers of tobacco harvesting


China’s smoking habit drive chronic diseases up

During a recent weekday lunch, middle-aged Wu Zhixin had a plate of shredded pork noodles glistening with oil and washed it down with a paper cup of vodka-like alcohol. Then she lit a cigarette.

Try smokeless nicotine cigarettes, says government

The government’s “nudge unit” wants to encourage the use of smokeless nicotine cigarettes, banned in many countries around the world, in an attempt to reduce the numbers killed in the UK by smoking diseases each year.

U.S. seeks to ban electronic cigarettes on airplanes

The Department of Transportation has proposed a federal rule that would explicitly ban electronic cigarettes on all domestic and international commercial flights in the U.S.

Global Community to Accelerate Action Against Tobacco Smoking

Washington — In a special session of the U.N. General Assembly September 19-20, the world community is expected to agree on an “action-oriented” plan for combating noncommunicable diseases (NCD). According to a State Department official, the plan is expected to have an emphasis on healthy lifestyles as the key step in prevention of these disorders, which include cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, cancer and diabetes.