Posts tagged: smoke

Screen clean of smoke

Tweet China’s film industry grossed a record 10.17 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) at the box office last year. Mindful of its powerful impact, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television asked the nation’s filmmakers this week to make their productions free of smokers and tobacco products. In the administration’s eyes, TV and films should not encourage smoking, especially among young people. A survey by the Chinese Asso ... Jump to full article >>

Secondhand smoke tied to childrens’ poor mental health

Tweet The evidence is piling up that parents who smoke really should quit — or at least not smoke at home, a study said. Children who breathe secondhand smoke are more likely to struggle with mental health problems, especially hyperactivity and “bad” behavior, according to the study, published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. While the findings add urgency to the push for parents to quit smoking or at least ... Jump to full article >>

$3.6-million anti-smoking campaign went up in smoke

Tweet The federal government spent more than $3.6 million to update health warnings on cigarette packages before deciding to shelve the whole project earlier this year, newly released internal records show. The Health Canada documents, itemizing expenditures on the project, were tabled at a parliamentary committee probing why the Conservative government has failed to follow through on a long-running project to require tobacco companies to put lar ... Jump to full article >>

Boston cigarette lawsuit heads to jury

Tweet A lawsuit by a Massachusetts man who accuses Lorillard Tobacco Co. of trying to entice black children to smoke is expected to go to the jury this week. The son of a Boston woman who died of lung cancer sued the maker of Newport cigarettes, claiming the company lured his mother to begin smoking at age 13 by giving away free samples at the Boston housing project where she lived. Lawyers for North Carolina-based Lorillard say there is no evide ... Jump to full article >>

Tax hike leads to smoke sales plunge

Tweet A hefty state tobacco tax hike appears to have led to a huge drop in demand for cigarettes. But those who waged the war over the tobacco tax say it may be too early to draw conclusions about the long-term effects of the new tax. There is no way to track actual cigarette sales, but orders for the tax stamps that have to be attached to every pack sold in the state fell dramatically in July. Since July 1, when the state cigarette tax jumped f ... Jump to full article >>

The Shia La-puff (on a cigarette) workout: push-up, stretch… and smoke

Tweet Most actors spend hours working out BEFORE they shoot a movie. But 24-year-old Shia LaBeouf decided to get in a quick exercise routine right in the middle of filming. The actor was spotted on the set of the third Transformers movie doing a workout in between takes, pumping out, jumping, push-ups and high leaps before stretching his legs out. But just when it was all looking so good, the star then sat on the floor and lit a cigarette before ... Jump to full article >>

Is an addiction to cigarettes the reason England’s World Cup dream went up in smoke?

Tweet Fans have blamed lazy players, poor management and insurmountable tension within the team. But the reason for England’s excruciating World Cup defeat may be far simpler – an unhealthy penchant for cigarettes. Key members of the squad, including Wayne Rooney, Aaron Lennon and Ashley Cole, have all been spotted lighting up in the last few weeks. And according to experts, the effects on fitness of regularly smoking either cigarett ... Jump to full article >>

Where there used to be smoke, there’s an opportunity

Tweet The ban on smoking in public places means entrepreneurial opportunities for those who think they have a good idea. Into the fray has jumped Daniel DeHaan, a local man who has sold wholesale electronics online for 15 years. He says the 7-week-old Michigan smoking ban is leaving smokers hostage to the idea of running outside restaurants and bars to catch a smoke. And, in a culture where people have seen steady increases in prices, it leaves t ... Jump to full article >>

Mothers-to-be who smoke ‘can harm son’s fertility’ say scientists

Tweet A man’s fertility depends more on his mother’s lifestyle than his own, research suggests. A large-scale review of factors affecting sperm production found that how a woman looks after herself in pregnancy could have a major effect on her unborn baby’s ability to father a child in adulthood. Smoking and exposure to pesticides and traffic pollution all do more harm in the first weeks of life than in the adult body, according ... Jump to full article >>

One in five women in Wales smoke while pregnant

Tweet WALES has the highest rates of women who smoke during their pregnancy in the UK, shocking figures reveal today. Despite the social taboo, the figures from anti-smoking charity ASH Wales show one-in-five women continue to smoke throughout pregnancy. Midwives said many young women are smoking while pregnant because they believe they will have smaller “doll-like” babies. Helen Rogers, the Royal College of Midwives’ board secretary for Wa ... Jump to full article >>