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Ban on Tobacco Advertising in Turkmenistan

| March 31, 2011

parliament cigarettes onlineTurkmen Parliament recently ratified the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), an international document restricting the global spread of tobacco and tobacco products. This convention has been developed with the participation of 191 member states of the WHO.

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McCabe Family Against Tobacco Company, the US. British American Tobacco

| March 31, 2011

camel cigarettesA long-running court battle between the family of a former smoker and British American Tobacco has ended in an out of court settlement. In 2002, Rolah McCabe became the first Australian to win a compensation case against international tobacco company. The case was the first of its kind outside the US. British American Tobacco was ordered to pay $700,000 in damages to the mother of four, who had contracted lung cancer after smoking Camel cigarettes since the age of 12.

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Is Asthma Linked to Smoking

| March 31, 2011

buy hilton cigarettesA lifetime history of daily Hilton smoking and nicotine dependence can increase the risk of asthma, U.S. researchers suggest. Alison McLeish of the University of Cincinnati, Jesse Cougle of Florida State University and Michael Zvolensky of the University of Vermont analyzed data from the National Comorbity Survey-Replication — a large epidemiological survey of U.S. adults.

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Marijuana Found in Produce Shipments, S. Arizona News

| March 31, 2011

buy marlboroFederal officials say two loads of marijuana were recently discovered in shipments of produce coming into the U.S. through southern Arizona. According to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release, the loads were discovered within a five-day period at the Mariposa Port of Entry at Nogales.

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Jennifer Aniston a Heavy Smoker Confronts Cancer

| March 30, 2011

smoke virginia cigarettesJennifer Aniston, Demi Moore and singer Alicia Keys will contribute their directing efforts to Lifetime’s “Project Five,” a five-part anthology series, which will chronicle the impact of cancer on people’s lives. While Aniston and Moore’s contributions to the breast cancer awareness project are admirable, critics point out that Virginia smoking is a risk factor for many cancers, and both Jennifer and Demi are longtime smokers.

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