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Herbal cigarettes

Herbal cigarettes
Herbal cigarettes are cigarettes that do not contain any tobacco and they are composed of a mixture of various other herbs and/or other plant material. Such cigarettes are not to be confused with the so-called non-additive or natural tobacco cigarette varieties. Like herbal smokeless tobacco, they are often used as a substitute for standard tobacco products, and many times are promoted as a tobacco cessation aid. Herbal cigarettes are also used in acting scenes by performers who are non-smokers, or—as is becoming increasingly common—where anti-smoking legislation prohibits the use of tobacco in public spaces

WHO report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2011

Tobacco use continues to be the leading global cause of preventable death. It kills nearly 6 million people and causes hundreds of billions of dollars of economic damage worldwide each year. Most of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, and this disparity is expected to widen further over the next several decades. If current trends continue, by 2030 tobacco will kill more than 8 million people worldwide each year, with 80% of these premature deaths among people living in low- and middle-income countries. Over the course of the 21st century, tobacco use could kill a billion people or more unless urgent action is taken.

Australia’s new drug survey report

The National Drug Strategy Household Survey Report drugs2010, which indicates the behaviour and attitudes of Australians to drug use, shows reductions in daily tobacco smoking, a range of mixed findings on alcohol and an overall rise in illicit drug use.

Why is Deloitte’s name on junk tobacco research?

Remember the Alliance of Australian Retailers (AAR) who brought us the first salvo of anti-plain packaging ads in 2010?

Report on the health and economic impact of comprehensive smoke-free laws

Each year, tobacco use causes hundreds of thousands of premature deaths and costs billions of dollars in medical care and productivity losses insmoking-ban the United States. Strong tobacco control policies at the state level can help reduce the burden of tobacco use. Saving Lives, Saving Money: A State-By-State Report on the Health and Economic Benefits of Comprehensive Smoke-Free Laws, provides new information about the public health and economic benefits to states that implement smoke-free laws.
Comprehensive smoke-free laws reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, encourage people to quit or cut down on smoking, and prevent youth from starting to smoke. As these laws reduce smoking and secondhand smoke exposure, data show that they reduce disease and heath care spending, and they improve employee productivity.

Report on the Health and Economic Benefits of Tobacco Taxes

Each year, tobacco use causes hundreds of thousands of premature deaths and costs billions of dollars in medical care and productivity losses in the United States. Strong tobacco control policies at the state level can help reduce the burden of tobacco use. Saving Lives, Saving Money: A State-by-State Report on the Health and Economic Benefits of Tobacco Taxes, provides new information about the public health and economic benefits to states that increase their cigarette taxes.

BU doctor blasts FDA panel on menthol cigarette report

Dr. Michael Siegel, professor of community health sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health, thinks a report issued by a tobacco advisory panel to the Food and Drug Administration in March is, in a word, bogus. Siegel wrote in a New England Journal of Medicine Perspectives piece published online tonight that the report was “a lost opportunity” and “a disappointing setback.”

University of Michigan ready to go smoke-free

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Smokers will not be able to light up on the University of Michigan campus beginning July 1st. michigan-uni

India world’s second largest tobacco user

New Delhi, Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad called for a “jihad” against tobacco use after a report released Tuesday smoking in Indiaidentified India as the world’s second largest consumer of tobacco.