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Tobacco farmers cry for attention

SAN FERNANDO CITY, Philippines—Much has been written about presumptive president-elect Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III’s smoking habit and the efforts of the Department of Health to squash that cigarette.

Electronic Cigarette – Pros and Cons

E cigarette is basically a battery powered device which Vaporize nicotine present in them without producing any toxic smoke.
It is a common thing that people are always suspicious about new products. Of course, there are pioneers who except innovations without any doubts, but they are in a minority. For the rest, who are still undecided whether electronic cigarettes can be a healthy alternative to traditional tobacco, cigarettespedia.com offers to read this article.

Darpa-funded Researchers: Tobacco vs. Viral Terror

The Pentagon’s after a better way to strike back against infectious diseases and bio-threats. Now, a team at Texas A&M may have come up with a way to turn tobacco plants into vaccine-making machines.
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Darpa, the military’s risk-taking research agency, is investing $40 million into the Texas Plant-Expressed Vaccine Consortium, which will test the tobacco-based method and then offer up 10 million doses of H1N1 vaccines. Once the process has been vetted, the researchers anticipate a scalability that could yield 100 million vaccine doses per month.

Cigarette Taxes: Where There’s Smoke, There’s Money

A new study by a national anti-smoking group argues that states could raise more than $9 billion in new revenues if they all hiked cigarette taxes by $1-a-pack. The levy wouldn’t come close to balancing recession-ruined state budgets, but it wouldn’t hurt. And, the group says, the higher tax would keep 2.3 million kids from becoming smokers and convince 1.2 million adults to quit, saving one million lives and $52 billion in health costs over the long-run. The study comes from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.

New Worldwide Company with Focus on Cigars

STOCKHOLM-Swedish Match AB has signed a letter of intent with Scandinavian Tobacco Group (STG) to form a company (the Combined Entity) combining the tobacco businesses of STG with the premium and machine made cigar businesses of Swedish Match (with the exception of the US mass market cigar business). This follows a strategic review of Swedish Match and is consistent with the goals of becoming the global smokefree leader while developing the cigar business to be best in class. The Combined Entity would also include the pipe tobacco and accessories businesses of Swedish Match, as well as distribution of lights products in relevant markets.

Coal will be much harder to quit than tobacco

As world leaders gather Monday in Copenhagen to rewrite energy policies to reduce future carbon emissions, Lexington coal industrybusiness leaders have rewritten their energy policy to try to help the coal industry cling to the past.

Cigarette smoke’s role in the death of transplanted hearts

A study conducted at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore provides the first direct evidence that cigarette smoke exposure prior to a heart transplant in either the donor, recipient, or both, accelerates the death of a transplanted heart. The study, published this month in the journal Circulation, showed that tobacco smoke leads to accelerated immune system rejection of the transplanted heart, heightened vascular inflammation and increased oxidative stress, and a reduction in the transplanted organ’s chance of survival by 33-57 percent.

Researcher upset by tobacco company’s actions

Findings from a University of Minnesota study on quitting smoking have turned up in a tobacco company’s press release before they were published, prompting an investigation by officials at the University’s Masonic Cancer Center.

What Does SuperFreakonomics Have in Common with Old Tobacco Ads?

In their follow-up to the best-selling Freakonomics, economist Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner exploit the public’s desiretobacco world for an easy fix to global warming and along the way, misrepresent basic facts about climate science.