Report: 16 percent of adults smoking

Tweet The number of adults in California who smoke has steadily declined in the last 20 years, according to new data released by the California Department of Public Health this week. In Del Norte County, 16 percent of adults smoke. That’s higher than the state average of 13.3 percent in 2008, the latest data available from the California Adult Tobacco Survey. Data on how the number of smokers in Del Norte has changed over the years was not ava ... Jump to full article >>

Malaysia Stocks: British American Tobacco, JAKS Resources

Tweet Malaysia’s FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI Index rose for a third day, climbing 6.17, or 0.4 percent, to 1,523.61 at the 12:30 p.m. lunch break, heading for the highest close since Nov. 10. British American Tobacco (Malaysia) Bhd. (ROTH MK), the nation’s largest tobacco company, rose 1.4 percent to 45.52 ringgit. Sales of illegal cigarettes in Malaysia fell in the three months to August to account for 36.7 percent of total industry sales in th ... Jump to full article >>

Drug peddler arrested with brown sugar cigarettes

Tweet Bangalore: Bangalore police have arrested Syed Asgar, accused of supplying cigarettes stuffed with brown sugar to his customers for the past 10 years. The arrest was made on information provided by one of his accomplices who was nabbed by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) a few days ago. A police team led by ACP R Lakshman swooped down on Asgar and confiscated 60 gm of brown sugar worth Rs. 15 lakh, cash Rs. 5,000 and a mobile phone that had ... Jump to full article >>

Federal judges send 499 tobacco cases to Duval court’s new division

Tweet Over the objections of tobacco company lawyers, federal judges presiding over 3,800 pending tobacco lawsuits in Jacksonville have agreed to the voluntary dismissal of 499 cases that now will be tried in state court in Duval County’s new tobacco division. Tobacco attorneys had called the proposed move “blatant forum-shopping,” but U.S. District Judges Timothy Corrigan and Marcia Morales Howard ruled that the ability to get ... Jump to full article >>

2010 in review: GOP surge, smoking ban were top stories

Tweet While state Democrats celebrated the official start of one of their cornerstone achievements in 2010, Republicans changed the political landscape nationwide in November’s midterm election. Locally, a ballot referendum in the spring opened the door for Green Bay schools to take on costly maintenance projects and improve classroom technology. The political pulse took center stage over the year as new legislation rolled out and election ... Jump to full article >>

Japan Nov Core CPI Drop Shrinks, Total CPI Up, on Tobacco Tax

Tweet Japan Nov Core CPI -0.5% Y/Y, 21st Drop In Row, But Above Oct -0.6% Japan Nov Total CPI +0.1% Y/Y, 2nd Y/Y Rise in Row Central Tokyo Dec Core CPI -0.4% Y/Y Vs Nov -0.5%, 20th Drop In Row Japan CPI Shows Nov Energy Costs +3.9% Y/Y Vs Oct +4.0% Japan’s national core consumer prices fell 0.5% in November from a year earlier, posting the 21st straight y/y drop and indicating that the economy is still mired in deflation, data releasedTue ... Jump to full article >>

Jet Airways starts inquiry into cigarette smuggling by staff

Tweet Leading private airline Jet Airways Monday said it had initiated an investigation into the role of four of its cabin crew members who were allegedly caught smuggling cigarettes into Britain. The incident occurred Sunday, when four crew members belonging to a Delhi-London flight were allegedly caught. ‘As regards the said incident, a full-fledged investigation has ensued, based on specific inputs from concerned departments and agencies ... Jump to full article >>

Altria’s future largely rests on Marlboro cigarettes

Tweet Also: Why did the bottom fall out of Janus Forty’s shares? Question: I’m concerned about my shares of Altria Group Inc. What is the latest outlook? Answer: It is no secret that the U.S. cigarette industry is in a long-term decline because of the health risks of smoking. Its sales could be hurt by a Food and Drug Administration mandate for more-graphic health warnings on cigarette packs that takes effect in October 2012. Potenti ... Jump to full article >>

Ruling on tobacco money goes too far

Tweet The Ohio Supreme Court ruled this week that Ohio’s transfer of $230 million that had been set aside for tobacco prevention programs was legal. But that doesn’t mean Ohio should have done so. The Ohio Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Fund was established in 2000 after a landmark settlement was reached between states, including Ohio, and tobacco companies sued over the effects of smoking. Ohio’s share was $10.1 billion, ac ... Jump to full article >>

Smokers to be given free nicotine patches on the NHS… at a cost of £250million

Tweet Smokers are to be given free nicotine patches on the NHS. They will be handed out by surgeries and pharmacies as part of a £250 million Government drive to help people kick the habit. The patches give smokers a gradual release of nicotine through the skin enabling them to get their ‘fix’ without the cancer-causing substances such as tar and carbon monoxide found in cigarettes. As people become less addicted, they gradually use ... Jump to full article >>