Philip Morris Obtained a Patent for a Nicotine System

Cigarette producer Philip Morris International Inc. has obtain the patent to a technology that permits users inhale nicotine without smoking. The given patent is for a special aerosol nicotine-delivery...
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Tobacco giant fights Australia over brand ban

Tobacco giant Philip Morris has threatened to sue the Australian government for new cigarette packaging laws that will require the company to introduce brand-less cigarette packets with dire health warnings. The...
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Russia gangs ‘help cigarette scams’

Ireland’s organised crime gangs have joined forces with Russian criminals to flood the country with counterfeit cigarettes, it has been claimed. Illegal cigarettes smuggled from China, the Middle...
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What Other Adverse Effects Does Tobacco Have on Health?

Cigarette smoking accounts for about one-third of all cancers, including 90 percent of lung cancer cases. Smokeless tobacco (such as chewing tobacco and snuff) also increases the risk of cancer, especially...
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The Nicotine Patch – Is it a Gimmick?

You want to stop smoking and you say you want help. So you do your research on the nicotine patches that are available. You decide on a product and you start the process of wearing the patch for ten to...
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Do bans help or hurt e-cigarettes?

Kokomo — A statewide smoking ban or stricter local ordinances could be a gain for electronic cigarette vendors, shop owners said. There have been few conclusive studies about what is going into the lungs...
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New Reports: Strong State Tobacco Control Policies Could Save Hundreds of Thousands of Lives and Billions of Dollars in Health Care Costs

Tobacco Control in the States During the past 10 years, 47 states and the District of Columbia have raised their cigarette taxes in more than 100 separate instances. The current average state tobacco tax...
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The Upside of Cigarettes

“The Upside of…” is a new series that uncovers surprising benefits of things universally panned for being unhealthy and/or bad for the environment. Basically, it makes you feel a little...
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Democrat Lawmaker David Weprin Wants Ban On Smoking In Cars With Children

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York lawmaker has proposed legislation that would ban adults from smoking in cars when children under the age of 14 are present. Ban On Smoking In Cars With Children Democrat...
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Know the facts about smoking

I am writing about “Smoking Ban Complaints” published June 4. I am always dismayed when important information is excluded from articles. I often read about the economic effect of banning smoking...
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