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Cigarette Smoke May Affect Fertility

September 9th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco treaty Tags:

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Point out that these studies have negative implications for both maternal and paternal smokers.
Smoking may provide an explanation for reduced fertility, results of two studies suggested.
The first, by Claus Yding Andersen, MD, of the University of Copenhagen, and colleagues, Ream more »

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Ashley Cole Spends £8,000 On Alcohol And 40 Cigarettes

July 15th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

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As Spain triumphed against Holland in Sunday’s game, the England footballers seemed to drown their sorrows with a cocktail of cigarettes, girls and a huge bar bill.
But their spirits were remarkably high considering they’d flopped out of the World Cup a matter of days beforehand.
They were joined by EastEnders star Michael Greco as well as a horde of sexy glamour girls who were all desperate to get a piece of the football action that included a stint at LA hotspot XIV. Ream more »

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Tobacco used to quickly make vaccines at lower cost

June 4th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

tobacco plants An award-winning venture by a UC Davis student team could turn a public health pariah into a potential hero, using tobacco plants to develop vaccines in weeks instead of months. The team, Inserogen, won the $15,000 grand prize at the Big Bang business plan competition at the University of California, Davis, with its proposal to produce vaccines at a fraction of the cost — and time — of conventional methods. The UC Davis team, which dubbed its product SwiftVax, hopes to capitalize on a global vaccine market it pegs at more than $30 billion and growing.
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Five Million Persons Die Annually From Smoking – Commissioner

June 3rd, 2010 Posted in Tobacco news Tags:

die from smokingLagos — NO fewer than five million people worldwide die from the effects of tobacco annually.

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Dr. Jide Idris who stated this lamented that tobacco companies which spent millions of dollars each year lure new users into nicotine addiction.

Idris who stated this during a press briefing in Lagos on Tuesday to commemorate the World No Tobacco Day at Alausa, Ikeja, noted that through advertising and the use of carefully crafted package designs, the industry continues to divert attention from the deadly effects of the products.

The commissioner, who harped on the theme for 2010 No Smoking Day celebration “Gender and Tobacco with emphasis on Marketing to Women” described the WHO statistics as alarming, adding that such disclosure should encourage all smokers to quit “today” to prevent future heartache and premature death.
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In prisons, tobacco is turning into gold

May 8th, 2010 Posted in General tobacco Tags:

Clark Kent’s post-office box in Dublin was routinely filled with envelopes containing money – reportedly thousands of dollars.
Kent took the money, used some of it to buy tobacco and smuggled it into the Pickaway Correctional Institution near Orient, southwest of Columbus. Tobacco is banned in all state prisons, making it the top contraband item – above even marijuana and other drugs. Read more

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No Tobacco Day celebration in Delhi

May 8th, 2010 Posted in Tobacco companies Tags: ,

As many as 12 leading schools from Delhi participated in a mega theatre performance on the subject of ‘Tobacco and Women’ at Navy school, Chanakyapuri on the occasion of ‘No World Tobacco Day’ last week. This noble thought of involving school students was the brainchild of the Indian Cancer Society, World Health Organization (WHO), and ministry of health, government of India. Read more

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