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Unexpected benefits found in tobacco

Researchers with Bay Pines VA Healthcare and the University of South Florida this week announced they have found a compound Alzheimer's disease derived from tobacco that may help memories of Alzheimer’s disease patients.

Tobacco is a new source of renewable energy and efficient batteries

Tobacco farmers rejoice!  A new use has been found for tobacco and it doesn’t require a warning label.  Scientists have found that energy from tobacco virusa tobacco virus can be used to make “tiny components” for future batteries.  Tobacco has also been found to be a good source of enzymes, sugar and oil for biofuel production.

Smoking can reduce poverty, improve lives

Smoking can actually improve lives, although indirectly, contrary to the popular notion that smoking simply “kills.” Thus, if President-elect Noynoy Aquino insists on smoking in Cabinet meetings, while there may be truth to health advocates’ claim that his secondhand smoke can kill his Cabinet members eventually, in the immediate, his smoking can, in fact, improve the plight particularly of the poor.

FDA Oversight of Tobacco to Benefit Established Brands

As a result of pending legislation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to gain oversight of the tobacco industry. According to a new report by Fitch Ratings, FDA regulation will have intermediate and longer-term competitive effects on the key players in the tobacco sector. While very little is expected to change for the tobacco industry in the short term, more changes are likely in the intermediate term with industry participants expected to face compliance costs, which will disproportionately affect smaller players due to the burden of additional fixed administrative costs. In addition, larger industry participants with established brands are likely to benefit from potentially greater advertising restrictions.