Category Archives: tobacco items

Chinese ‘herbal’ cigarettes no healthier than regular cigarettes

PHILADELPHIA – Despite popular belief and some marketing claims, researchers have found that Chinese “herbal” cigarettes that Chinese 'herbal' cigarettescombine medicinal herbs with tobacco are just as addictive and no safer than regular cigarettes.

Indiana has nation’s 2nd highest smoking rate

Indiana has the second highest smoking rate in the nation, with more than one in four Hoosier adults lighting up last year, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Boomers see views relaxing on marijuana

Smoking pot isn’t what it used to be for Joe Lee, a 62-year-old vintage-record dealer in Rockville.Boomers view

Smoking — legal and smoky environments

Nov. 19 is the American Cancer Society’s 32nd annual Great American Smokeout. In support, “Thinking about Salem” will address smoking in three columns highlighting significant developments and research findings published from September 2008 through August 2009.

Views on drugs classification

Formulating policy in relation to drugs is obviously quite a difficult thing to do. I comment on it, as I always have, from the cigarette smokeperspective of a psychiatrist who is interested in drugs and drugs and the brain.

Genes may explain why churchgoers drink, smoke less

NEW YORK - Churchgoers drink and smoke less than adults who spend their Sundays elsewhere but a U.S. study had found it may not be church attendance itself that explains this — it could be their genes.

Legal Aid Groups Reap Tobacco Settlement Windfall

Christmas has come early for California’s legal aid organizations.

No Tax-Hike Bills for Special Session

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico lawmakers who want tax hikes as part of a plan to fill a $650 million budget gap suffered a setback when a Senate committee ruled such increases can’t be considered during the special legislative session.

A better lifestyle

Most people on campus scoff at the smoking ban implemented in January of 2008.