Posts tagged: tobacco-related diseases

Greens to push for Future Fund bar on tobacco investment

Tweet Australia’s Greens will ask lawmakers today to vote to stop the government, which plans some of the world’s toughest anti-smoking laws, from investing in tobacco companies as part of a civil servants’ retirement fund. Greens senator Rachel Siewert will put a motion to the Senate to stop the government’s Future Fund – established in 2006 to cover pension costs of retiring lawmakers, judges and public servants &# ... 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 >>

Indonesia Needs to Kick Its Bad Tobacco Habit

Tweet It is no secret that the tobacco industry possesses strong influence in the nation’s corridors of power. For more than 40 years, the industry has had a cozy relationship with those in high places, allowing it to enjoy some of the lowest taxes in the world and near total freedom in advertising their deadly products. It is therefore no surprise that Indonesia remains one of only a handful of nations yet to sign the landmark World Health Org ... Jump to full article >>

Teen smoking still a big problem

Tweet Anti-tobacco forces were in town last week to kick off the campaign to ban smoking in bars, video lottery establishments and Deadwood casinos. Whether you favor that measure or not, most adults would agree that teenagers shouldn’t smoke. Sad to say they smoke in greater numbers than adults. When the South Dakota Tobacco-Free Kids Network was formed a decade ago, a whopping 44 percent of the state’s high school students were smok ... Jump to full article >>

Smokers could soon get jab to halt nicotine addiction

Tweet Smokers could soon break their habit with a jab that stops nicotine from being addictive by preventing it from entering the brain, scientists claimed. As a result the vaccine stops the smoker from deriving any pleasure from cheap cigarette. In human trials the vaccine proved successful in 50 per cent of cases. Help: Smokers could quit using the vaccine that stops nicotine entering the brain This would help relieve the NHS of the heavy burd ... Jump to full article >>

Cigarettes: Charge ’em RM30 for twenty

Tweet The Consumers Association of Penang lauds the move mooted by Health Minister Liow Tiong Lai that with effect from January 2010, a minimum price will be fixed for a 20-sticks pack of cigarettes at RM6.20. However, it is disappointing to note that the price fixed is so low that this will be a futile move if the government is really serious about addressing the fight against the growing smoking epidemic. In a recent survey carried out by CAP, ... Jump to full article >>