Monthly Archives: April 2011

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.

China bans smoking in public venues – in theory

BEIJING — China launches a ban on smoking in indoor public spaces Sunday but the effort is widely viewed as vague and half-heartedChina bans smoking and few expect it to have much of an impact in the tobacco-addicted country.

Is smoking in public places freedom of choice?

JEDDAH: Whether smoking in public places is a freedom of choice or not is a subject of continuous debate. The large number of smoking-publicsmokers in public places contributes to the rising number of passive or secondhand smokers.

Nebraska lawmakers advance cigarette legislation

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would create a way for Nebraska to collect tobacco tax revenue from American Indian tribes Nebraska lawmakersadvanced Wednesday through a first-round legislative vote.

Reynolds, Philip Morris Lose Smoking Case

ACKSONVILLE, Florida – Morgan & Morgan’s Keith Mitnick won big last night when a Jacksonville jury deliberated into the evening before awarding $6 million in compensatory damages, and determining that punitive damages were warranted as well against Reynolds American’s R.J. Reynolds Tobacco unit and Philip Morris.

Bismarck now officially bans smoking in bars, truck stops

Bismarck’s bars, truck stops and tobacco shops are now officially smoke-free.City Bar

Treasury to cut holidaymakers

The number of cigarettes holidaymakers may bring back from Europe without attracting questions from Customs officials is to be cut duty-free-tobaccoby more than two-thirds as part of a Treasury attempt to claw back some of the £2.2bn in tax lost to tobacco smuggling every year.

E-cigarettes ruled tobacco products

E-cigarettes have joined cigars and pipe tobacco as unregulated tobacco products, clearing the way for mainstream stores to begine-cigarettesselling the electronic devices.

Chewing tobacco sends heart pounding

NEW DELHI: You thought that puffing away on cigarettes only could result in a racy heart?Chewing Tobacco for Kids