Posts tagged: Smoking

Survey: Teenage smoking on the rise

Tweet WASECA — Tobacco companies appear to be getting a hold on students in Waseca County, as the number of students smoking cigarettes are holding steady, and in some cases, tobacco consumption by high school seniors is growing. Students in public schools across Waseca County reported a number of fluctuations in their tendencies toward tobacco use when they responded to the Minnesota Student Survey last year. In 2007, 40 percent of 12th grade ... Jump to full article >>

N.L. suing big tobacco for health costs

Tweet Newfoundland and Labrador became on Tuesday the latest province to sue more than a dozen tobacco companies for money to cover health-care costs related to smoking. The Newfoundland government filed a statement of claim with the provincial Supreme Court in St. John’s after proclaiming legislation that allows the province to pursue legal action against the tobacco industry, according to a statement sent by the province’s Justice D ... Jump to full article >>

Reynolds Should Pay $10 Billion to Smoker, Lawyer Gary Tells Florida Jury

Tweet R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. should be punished with paying an award of at least $10 billion to a man who developed cancer and emphysema from smoking, his lawyer, Willie Gary, said in an opening statement at a Florida trial. “We’re going to prove punitive damages over $10 billion, ladies and gentlemen of the jury” Gary said yesterday in state court in Tampa in a suit filed by Leroy Kirkland, 71, a former two-pack-a-day smoker. “You may ... Jump to full article >>

ALA: 40 States Fail in Tobacco Prevention

Tweet Forty states are still not putting enough effort into helping and getting people to kick their smoking habits, based on a report card from the American Lung Association (ALA). At a press conference held on Wednesday, ALA president Charles D. Connor said: “We all can see that public sentiment is turning against smoking… However, it’s a grave mistake to assume that the shift in public thinking about tobacco means that the public health ... Jump to full article >>

Cigarette Ads Do Spur Teens to Light Up, Study Finds

Tweet Tobacco advertisements really do prompt teenagers to smoke, say the authors of a new study that calls for a ban on cigarette ads. In research involving more than 2,100 public school students in Germany, 277 young people who had never smoked before took up the habit after viewing tobacco advertising. Those who saw the most ads were 46 percent more likely to try cigarettes than those who saw no tobacco ads, the study found. This “just ... Jump to full article >>

Television review: ‘Skins’ on MTV features lots of teen sex and drug use

Tweet From the beginning, which is to say Charles Dickens, stories revolving around the lives of children and adolescents often shared a similar theme. Facing adversity, most often in the form of poverty and/or dead parents, children banded together to create surrogate families of great resourcefulness and loyalty. In the old days, these situations were usually temporary —- at some point a benevolent (and rich) adult stepped in — Oliver and & ... Jump to full article >>

19 caught smoking at public places, fined

Tweet NAGPUR: It took many years to act for the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) to implement the ban imposed on smoking at public places as the authorities here caught 19 persons on Tuesday. The FDA also penalised six kiosk owners for selling tobacco-related products near restricted areas. The ban was imposed under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply ... Jump to full article >>

19 caught smoking at public places, fined

Tweet NAGPUR: It took many years to act for the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) to implement the ban imposed on smoking at public places as the authorities here caught 19 persons on Tuesday. The FDA also penalised six kiosk owners for selling tobacco-related products near restricted areas. The ban was imposed under the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply ... Jump to full article >>

Poor grades for Kentucky, Indiana in tobacco report

Tweet LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB Fox 41) — Both Kentucky and Indiana receive poor grades in the American Lung Association’s State of Tobacco Control 2010 report. It looks at whether the laws in individual states are protecting people from tobacco-related diseases. The report grades each state in four categories — tobacco prevention and spending, smokefree air, cigarette taxes, and cessation coverage. Kentucky received an “F&# ... Jump to full article >>

Miss Boston Tobacco recalls sample days

Tweet She’s the essence of propriety as a criminal case specialist at Quincy District Court, where few would imagine she once reigned as Miss Boston Tobacco. “That was me,” Carol Earley quipped, laughing. “Young and stupid.” Late in her teens, she had been hired by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to oversee distribution of cigarettes kent online, specifically within the city’s collegiate population. “All the big companies, Lorillard, ... Jump to full article >>