News tagged with tobacco industry
Rather than being a purely grassroots movement that arose spontaneously in 2009, the Tea Party developed in part as a result of tobacco industry efforts to oppose smoking restrictions and tobacco taxes beginning ...
Health Feb 11, 2013 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 1
(Medical Xpress)—Two research studies led by University of Otago researchers have challenged tobacco companies' claims about plain packaging.
Health Oct 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 6 |
Between 2010 and 2050, smoking could be responsible for 40 million excess deaths from tuberculosis (TB), according to research published in the British Medical Journal today.
Addiction Oct 05, 2011 | 1 / 5 (1) | 1
A new UCSF analysis of tobacco industry documents shows that Philip Morris USA manipulated data on the effects of additives in cigarettes, including menthol, obscuring actual toxicity levels and increasing ...
Health Jan 06, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 4 |
The cost and health benefits of getting people not to smoke and better still, not to start, more than outweigh the taxes the tobacco industry pays to governments, the European Commission said Monday.
Health Feb 25, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
(AP)—Indonesian men rank as the world's top smokers, with two out of three of them lighting up in a country where cigarettes cost pennies and tobacco advertising is everywhere.
Addiction Sep 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Report supports tackling tobacco consumption, improving vaccination access to reduce global cancer burden
Combating the tobacco industry's tactics in the world's poorest countries as well as ensuring the best cancer vaccines are available to those most in need are key in order to reduce the number of cancer deaths worldwide, ...
Cancer Mar 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Health warning labels (HWLs) on cigarette packages that use pictures to show the health consequences of smoking are effective in reaching adult smokers, according to the results of a new study published in the December issue ...
Health Nov 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
In order to cut premature death rates, the world's politicians need to focus on "simple measures" like anti-tobacco policies, cutting salt levels in food, and improving access to affordable heart disease ...
Addiction Feb 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
More than 170 countries Monday adopted what World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Margaret Chan called a "game-changing" global pact to combat the illegal tobacco trade.
Health Nov 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Claims that replacing alluring designs on cigarette packs with a plain standardised look will increase illegal tobacco production are baseless - according to a new report published today (Friday) by an international expert. ...
Addiction Nov 23, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 1
New research from Harvard School of Public Health (HPSH) shows that one year after the federal government passed a law banning word descriptors such as "light," "mild," and "low" on cigarette packages, smokers can still easily ...
Health Mar 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Alleged "interference" by cigarette firms in public health policies is slowing down a UN-backed global campaign against tobacco use and its related health risks, a report said Tuesday.
Health Mar 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Margaret Chan on Tuesday decried the tobacco industry as a "ruthless and devious enemy" and urged governments and civil society groups to unite against cigarette firms.
Health Mar 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Not only are smokers twice as likely to have strokes, they are almost a decade younger than non-smokers when they have them, according to a study presented today at the Canadian Stroke Congress.
Addiction Oct 03, 2011 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The tobacco industry comprises those persons and companies engaged in the growth, preparation for sale, shipment, advertisement, and distribution of tobacco and tobacco-related products. It is a global industry; tobacco can grow in any warm, moist environment, which means it can be farmed on all continents except Antarctica.
Tobacco is a commodity product similar in economic terms to foodstuffs in that the price is set by the fact that crop yields vary depending on local weather conditions. The price varies by specific species grown, the total quantity on the market ready for sale, the area where it was grown, the health of the plants, and other characteristics individual to product quality. Laws around the world now often have some restrictions on smoking but, still 5.5 trillion cigarettes are smoked each year. Taxes are often heavily imposed on tobacco.
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