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Kim Jong Un's Changed
Habit Attracts Notice
May 1, 2018 12:21 PM CDT
Kim Jong Un's Changed Habit Attracts Notice
His lack of cigarettes in South Korea was conspicuous
- To understand what a seemingly committed smoker Kim Jong Un is, the
offers this: He's been photographed with cigarette in hand while touring a school and a children's hospital. And so his nicotine-related choices while meeting with South Korean president Moon Jae-in on Friday are attracting notice:...
FDA Makes 1st Move to
Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes
Mar 15, 2018 2:25 PM CDT
FDA Makes 1st Move to Reduce Nicotine in Cigarettes
The goal is 'minimally addictive or nonaddictive' cigarettes
- Are nonaddictive cigarettes the future of smoking? The FDA on Thursday made its first move to reduce the nicotine in cigarettes to "minimally addictive or nonaddictive" levels, NPR reports. According to the
, the FDA was given the power to regulate tobacco in 2009 and first announced plans...
Little Kids Smoking:
It's a Festival Tradition
Jan 7, 2018 2:40 PM CST
Little Kids Smoking: It's a Festival Tradition
Parents give their kids smokes during the Vale do Salgueiro celebrations in Portugal
- The Epiphany celebrations in the Portuguese village of Vale de Salgueiro feature a tradition that each year causes an outcry among outsiders: parents encouraging their children, some as young as 5, to smoke cigarettes. Locals say the practice has been passed down for centuries as part of a celebration of...
Philip Morris Says It
Is Giving Up Cigarettes
Jan 4, 2018 2:12 AM CST
Philip Morris Says It Is Giving Up Cigarettes
But it's not going cold turkey
- Tobacco giant Philip Morris says it is giving up cigarettes—and its customers should, too. In full-page ads placed in British newspapers, the Marlboro maker says its New Year's resolution for 2018 is to work toward stopping selling cigarettes in Britain and to replace them with products like e-cigarettes...
Nov 10, 2017 6:59 PM CST
Pope Francis Takes Stand Against Cigarettes
'No profit can be legitimate if it puts lives at risk'
- It turns out salvation wasn't the only thing people were looking to the Vatican for. The
New York Times
reports many Italians get their cigarettes through acquaintances at the Vatican, where employees and citizens have access to tax-free smokes. But no longer. According to the BBC , Pope Francis has...
When Packs Cost $1 More,
1 in 5 Smokers Quit
Aug 24, 2017 6:33 AM CDT
When Packs Cost $1 More, 1 in 5 Smokers Quit
Researchers say taxes are more effective than bans
- Addiction has many costs, but at least when it comes to cigarettes, price can be a serious deterrent. In fact, one in five people quit smoking if the price of a pack jumps by $1, researchers report in the journal
They looked at the smoking habits of 632 smokers...
FDA Proposes Cutting
Nicotine Level in Cigarettes
Jul 28, 2017 4:35 PM CDT
FDA Proposes Cutting Nicotine Level in Cigarettes
Stocks of cigarette makers plunged after the announcement
- For the first time, the federal government is proposing cutting the nicotine level in cigarettes so they aren't so addictive, the AP reports. US Food and Drug Administration chief Scott Gottlieb on Friday directed the agency's staff to develop new regulations on nicotine. The FDA has had the...
3rd US State Just Raised
Smoking Age to 21
Jul 22, 2017 3:34 PM CDT
3rd US State Just Raised Smoking Age to 21
New Jersey joins Hawaii and California
- Gov. Chris Christie signed a law Friday that made New Jersey the third state to raise its smoking age to 21, the AP reports. Hawaii and California are the only other states where the smoking age is 21. On Friday, Christie cited the strain on the health care system caused...
Leaked Documents Reveal
Tobacco Company's Secret War
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
Jul 16, 2017 11:37 AM CDT
Leaked Documents Reveal Tobacco Company's Secret War
Philip Morris International is working to undermine WHO tobacco control treaty
- Philip Morris International—the largest publicly traded tobacco firm in the world—"is running a secretive campaign" against a World Health Organization treaty credited with saving millions of lives in what could be "one of the broadest corporate lobbying efforts in existence," Reuters reports.The news agency...
3 Surprising Stats That Show
How Big Tobacco Is Booming
Apr 24, 2017 7:15 PM CDT
3 Surprising Stats That Show How Big Tobacco Is Booming
Despite fewer smokers, cigarette companies have managed to rake in cash
- The number of cigarettes sold in the US has declined 37% since 2001. Tobacco regulations are stricter than ever, and Big Tobacco has lost high-profile lawsuits costing millions. Yet the tobacco industry has reported a 32% increase in revenue, totaling $93.4 billion in 2016. According to reporting from the...
Men Who Smoke Affect
Future Kids in Surprising Way
Feb 15, 2017 11:45 AM CST
Men Who Smoke Affect Future Kids in Surprising Way
Life-saving drugs may be less effective for them, study suggests
- When research began to trickle out 10 years ago suggesting that what we do today can affect the health of our unborn children, it was largely "considered heretical," medical biochemistry professor Dr. Oliver Rando tells the
. Not anymore. Habits like cigarette smoking have since been shown...
It's Not Just Guns
James Bond Movies
Jan 18, 2017 11:47 AM CST
It's Not Just Guns Smoking Throughout James Bond Movies
Lung cancer might beat a bullet in taking out 007, say researchers
- James Bond may have given up smoking, but his health—and high fitness level needed to evade nemeses—is at risk thanks to secondhand smoke. Concerned about 007's overall health, a team led by medical doctor Nick Wilson at the University of Otago reviewed all 24 Bond films (apparently...
Smoke Just a Little Bit?
It'll Still Kill You
Dec 6, 2016 6:50 AM CST
Smoke Just a Little Bit? It'll Still Kill You
Silver lining: The sooner you quit, the lower the risks
- More bad news for smokers, this time for those who think that cutting back will help their health. It turns out that while people who smoke between one and 10 cigarettes a day have an 87% higher risk of earlier death compared to those who've never smoked, people who...
Philip Morris CEO Wants to
Stop Selling Cigarettes 'Soon'
Nov 30, 2016 9:51 AM CST
Philip Morris CEO Wants to Stop Selling Cigarettes 'Soon'
Andre Calantzopoulos' master plan: to replace them with 'smokeless' alternatives
- Philip Morris has launched its IQOS smokeless cigarette in the UK, adding to the product's presence in more than a dozen other markets overseas, including Japan and Italy,
reports. The cigarette alternative heats up just enough tobacco without burning it to create a vapor, leading to a...
11K Marlboro Smokers Seek
Share of $45M Settlement
Nov 23, 2016 1:11 AM CST
11K Marlboro Smokers Seek Share of $45M Settlement
Anybody who bought them in Arkansas before 2010 qualifies
- Anybody who bought Marlboro Lights or Ultra Lights in Arkansas over a 40-year period qualifies for a share of a $45 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit, and more than 11,000 have applied. The settlement applies to anybody who bought the brands between 1971, when Marlboro Lights were introduced,...
Nov 17, 2016 9:41 AM CST
Surgeon General: More People Use Opioids Than Tobacco
And other surprising news from surgeon general's first report on substance addiction
- The latest (and first) surgeon general's report on substance addiction was released Thursday, and it offers up a surprising slew of factoids. Per NPR , Dr. Vivek Murthy says more people are hooked on prescription opioids than tobacco, 50% more people (20.8 million, per recent estimates) have substance abuse...
Oct 5, 2016 12:30 PM CDT
Toxins Hang Around Homes Months After Smoke Clears
'No level of exposure to tobacco is safe'
- A home's air may
cleaner after a smoker has quit, but researchers report in the journal
that toxins from tobacco smoke can linger for months. "We tend to see smoke in the air and then it’s out of sight, out of mind," lead...
Smoking Damages Our DNA—
in Some Cases Permanently
Sep 21, 2016 7:28 AM CDT
Smoking Damages Our DNA— in Some Cases Permanently
But the vast majority of genes 'recover' within 5 years of quitting
- Scientists are learning more about how smoking impacts our health all the way down to our genes, and experts say they're not terribly surprised by new findings that some of the changes to a smoker's DNA appear to be permanent, lingering even decades after the smoker quits, reports...
Boehner's New Gig:
Sep 15, 2016 12:26 PM CDT
Boehner's New Gig: Tobacco Company Board Member
He's elected to the Reynolds American board, will start immediately
- John Boehner, who in addition to being a well-known crier is also a well-known smoker, has been elected to the board of tobacco company Reynolds American Inc., Reynolds announced in a statement Thursday. Reynolds owns the Newport brand of cigarettes as well as Camel, Boehner's preferred brand. (As Bloomberg...
May 5, 2016 10:00 AM CDT
California Gov Approves New Smoking Age
Residents must be 21 to buy tobacco starting in June
- California has become the second state in the nation to raise the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21, starting the clock for opponents to ask voters for a reversal this November, reports the AP . Gov. Jerry Brown's signature on Wednesday means, beginning June 9, it will...
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