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Challenges, hope ahead for tobacco industry

February 4th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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As domestic cigarette consumption and production declines, local farmers hope overseas demand will enable them to grow more tobacco, but they worry if they’ll get the price they need to cover their expenses.
About 165 people attended the annual flue-cured tobacco production meeting at Chatham High School on Thursday night.
Many farmers talked about the possibility of a firm contracting 100 million pounds of flue-cured tobacco for China.
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More public scrutiny of tobacco industry

February 4th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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Up to 50 years ago smoking was generally considered as an acceptable habit. Governments even issued free cigarettes to soldiers and the tobacco industry’s advertising often linked tobacco use with glamour, sex appeal and energy. Then, in 1964, the US Surgeon General issued a report based on 7,000 scientific studies linking smoking with lung cancer, emphysema and other diseases. Since then, public scrutiny of the tobacco industry has become relentless. Ream more »

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Tobacco control necessary

February 4th, 2011 Posted in Tobacco control Tags:

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More must be done to meet the obligations of the WHO Framework Convention and reduce secondhand smoking. Sunday marked the fifth anniversary of China’s ratification of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. The treaty requires a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship, and prohibits smoking in the workplace and public places. Ream more »

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Electronic cigarette – The Most Amazing smoking Device

February 3rd, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

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Electronic cigarettes or E cigarettes are the most appreciated products nowadays.These E Cigs are designed and manufactured in such a manner to give the exact feeling like the conventional cigarettes. Couple of years ago, people started realizing the dangers and effects of smoking. But most of the people are not capable to quit smoking and so they get sick or died of cancer. In order to overcome these situations, several companies started manufacturing innovating smoking products and electronic cigarettes who are the best these days. Electronic cigarettes are produced in order to make people quit smoking. The E cigarette serves as the smoking device for many people these days. Ream more »

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HOW SAFE ARE E-CIGARETTES?

February 3rd, 2011 Posted in Electronic cigarettes Tags:

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Electronic cigarettes are handheld nicotine-delivery devices that, despite a devoted following, are currently swirling in controversy. New York is pushing to become the first state to ban the devices, which so far remain unregulated and mostly unstudied. With cutesy colors, fruity flavors, clever designs and other options, e-cigarettes may hold too much appeal for young people, critics warn, offering an easy gateway to nicotine addiction. Ream more »

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Imperial sparks up a cigar to celebrate sales growth

February 3rd, 2011 Posted in Cigars Tags:

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A growing number of super-rich Chinese puffing away on Imperial Tobacco’s luxury Cuban cigars helped the Montecristo maker deliver better than expected sales for the last three months of 2010.
The Bristol- based firm behind Lambert & Butler and Golden Virginia surprised the market with a return to Imperial sales growth following a difficult 12 months in which fewer smokers sparked up in Russia, Spain and the Ukraine.
Demand for value brands and sales of its products in emerging markets boosted cigarette volumes, up 0.5pc, and total stick volumes (cigarette and fine-cut tobacco), up 1.2pc.
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Will teen smoking law be enforced?

February 3rd, 2011 Posted in Teens smoking Tags:

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I drove by the theater at the Gadsden Mall on a Saturday about 8:30 p.m. I thought about when I was a teenager and we would continuously drive around the mall.

I remember articles in The Gadsden Times about merchants looking to law enforcement to do something about it, as it was affecting business. Rightly so, the city all but put a stop to the problem.
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MD Anderson’s Web-Based Anti-Smoking Program Targets Hispanic Youth

February 3rd, 2011 Posted in Tobacco industry Tags:

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Newswise — The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’s popular web-based teen prevention and smoking-cessation program, ASPIRE (A Smoking Prevention Interactive Experience), now speaks Spanish.
The 10-year-old program advances the institution’s national commitment to help prevent teens from smoking or help them quit before it becomes a lifelong addiction. ASPIRE is an evidence-based tobacco prevention and cessation website for middle and high school students.
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Bootleg Russian cigarettes lined with Chinese asbestos

February 2nd, 2011 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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Many of the Jin Ling cigarettes contain industrial chemicals and asbestos-lined Chinese plasterboard, trading standards officials revealed yesterday.
They come in yellow packs with the words Jin Ling and USA emblazoned across the front.
One man, who wished to remain anonymous, said he had been offered 200 of the Jin Ling brand while drinking in a club in Hartlepool, Co. Durham. Ream more »

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Traffic stop nets 20 pounds of marijuana

February 2nd, 2011 Posted in Marijuana news Tags:

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A traffic stop near Lake Charles has landed two men in jail on drug charges.
According to a Louisiana State Police news release, troopers on Tuesday stopped a car on Interstate 10 eastbound for a traffic violation. After the stop, authorities say they received permission to search the car and found almost 20 pounds of marijuana in it.
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