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 »
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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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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Young athletes often spend time imitating their sport’s role models. Mannerisms, attire and style of play are all elements of their admiration. Unfortunately, dangerous behaviors are also often imitated. Read more
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
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
The Wall Street Journal “Numbers Guy” blog said that while smokeless tobacco products remain far less popular than cigarettes in the United States, a collection of products that deliver nicotine without smoke—including dip, chew, snuff and newer items that look more like chewing gum—have sparked a heated debate about health risks. Read more
The growing use of smokeless tobacco, chewing tobacco and snuff by teenagers is causing great concerns for health experts, who suggest athletes in Major League Baseball are inadvertently influencing young people to take up the dangerous habit. Read more
Miss Teen Minnesota Jenna O’Rourke took the Capitol rotunda podium today (Wednesday, April 14) and admitted she was fed up. Read more
A newly released statewide “Youth Tobacco Survey” suggests a continued downward trend of students smoking cigarettes, but officials say results show a rise in those opting for other tobacco products that may contribute toward nicotine addiction. Read more