Tag Archives: tobacco users

Cigarette marketing targets African-American youths

The leading menthol cigarette manufacturer in the United States may be targeting its advertisement campaigns toward African Americans youths, according to a School of Medicine study recently published in the Nicotine and Tobacco Research journal.

Why we need a ban on menthol cigarettes

No action the Food and Drug Administration and the Obama administration could take would do more to save lives, reduce menthol cigaretteshealth-care costs and curb the tobacco industry’s exploitation of children and minority teens than to ban menthol flavoring in cigarettes.

Sparrow will test for tobacco use for new hires only

Sparrow Health System’s website lists 190 job openings, but don’t bother applying for them if you smoke cigarettes or chew tobacco.

Use of e-cigarettes not allowed on US flights

The U.S. Department of Transportation says the use of smokeless electronic cigarettes on airplanes is prohibited and plans to issue smoking e- cigarettes on planean official ban this spring, according to a letter from Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood obtained by The Associated Press.

Rates in New Jersey on the rise

After years of mostly decline, it would appear smoking rates in New Jersey are on the rise, ever so slightly.

E-cigarette faces ban as safety debate rages over unregulated quit-smoking device

Advocates believe e-cigarettes provide a stepping-stone to quitting, but opponents say their health impact is unknown. Now New York is considering a state-wide ban…

Smoking curbs: The global picture

[caption id="attachment_7524" align="aligncenter" width="464" caption="A guide to smoking bans around the world as governments seek to improve the health of their populations."]world smoking map 2010[/caption]

Australia

The state of Western Australia introduced the strictest anti-smoking laws in the country in September 2010, with bans in cars carrying children, on sections of beaches and within 10m (32ft) of playground equipment.

Health Leaders Vow to Resist Tobacco Industry Pressure and Support Efforts to Reduce Tobacco Use

Washington, D.C., — Health leaders meeting at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) vowed today to take action to counter attempts by the tobacco industry to subvert public health efforts aimed at protecting people from the harmful effects of tobacco use.

Japanese Smokers Buoying GDP by Hoarding Before New Tax

Yusuke Sato says a man walked into his tobacco store in Atsugi, southwest of Tokyo, this month and bought 100 cartons of Mild Seven cigarettes. While they may not be good for his health, he may have saved $1,300.