Jessica Miller | May 24, 2012
Kids exposed to secondhand cigarettes smoke have respiratory health risk that persist into adulthood, even though they themselves don’t smoke, a researcher found. In a long-running group study, such kids had increased risks of persistent cough, chronic cough, and breathing, according to Juliana Pugmire, DrPH, of the University of Arizona in Tucson. The investigation extends previous study that showed children exposed to environmental cigarettes smoke had health risks in childhood, Pugmire told reporters at the annual conference of the American Thoracic Society.
Jessica Miller | May 23, 2012
Germans are smoking fewer cigs, drinking less alcohol and taking fewer marijuana. But ever more inhabitants are becoming addicted to the Internet, the government’s drugs commissioner has declared. Almost 560,000 people between the ages of 14 and 64 in Germany are addicted to the Internet or even use it too much or pathologically, a government study on addiction has discovered. At the same time, ever fewer people are dying from other drug addictions, such as marijuana or alcohol use, and preventative steps seem to be having a really effective result.
Jessica Miller | May 22, 2012
Russia’s Health Ministry has proposed a draft legislation to parliament banning the open trade of cigs and even smoking in public areas, in a bid to decrease deaths in the world’s largest smoking state, RIA Novosti noted. The state ministry hopes that the new regulations could cut smoking by 40-50 per cent, helping to reduce the annual inhabitants mortality rate in Russia by 150,000 – 200,000.
Jessica Miller | May 21, 2012
The cigarettes company in Taiwan has been prospering in the recent years and the tobacco market is only expected to become stronger in the next five years. Led by perfect sales of cigs, the Taiwanese market for smoking product is attracting a lot of money from new market players. The study is an in-depth profile of the tobacco company in Taiwan as well as the global cigarette industry, along with a complete analysis of the main players in the industry.
Jessica Miller | May 18, 2012
This time of year, shareholders bombard corporations with new proposes about executive pay, governance and other secrets. But once in a while, an suggestion comes along that really stands out. This year’s reward may go to Daniel Morrison, who asked Altria Group, the parent company of Philip Morris USA, to increase TV and radio advertisements for its cigs and smokeless tobacco products.