Daily Archives: December 26, 2011

Mountain View may ban smoking

If you like to duck outside for a smoke break at work or enjoy a cigar after an evening meal, Mountain View may not be the place for you.

Several US States Weigh in on Cigarette Label Suit

Several states and U.S. territories are weighing in on a lawsuit over proposed graphic cigarette warning labels that include a sewn-up corpse of a smoker and a picture of diseased lungs, saying the federal government should be allowed to require the labels for the “lethal and addictive” products.

Tobacco Can Help Cure Malaria

It sounds like one of those diseases that should have been wiped out long ago, but malaria, unfortunately, is alive and well, especially in Africa and other tropical, third world locations. Battling malaria is complicated for numerous reasons, among them the difficulty of creating drugs to battle the disease. Now, however, Hebrew University researchers have come up with a novel method of producing the medicine that can treat malaria – using common, everyday tobacco plants.