Archive | August 2012

Philip Morris Over Light Cigarettes

discount kiss cigaretteThe Supreme Court of New Hampshire on Tuesday held that a trial court erred in its certification of a class of smokers suing Philip Morris USA over “light” cigarettes they consumed, the company’s parent said. “The court recognized correctly that there are too many individual issues for this case to be treated as a class action,” said Murray Garnick, senior vice president and associate general counsel at Altria Goup. Read More…

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Cigarette and Salt Cause Osteoporosis

discount virginia cigsOsteoporosis develops when the removal of old bone outpaces the creation of new ones. Although in early stages of bone loss, there may be no symptoms at all, it is like a silent trap being set for a fracture. However, experts warn against high-salt diet and cigarette smoking, saying these contribute to bone loss, reports Sade Oguntola. Cigarette smoking and excessive intake of salt appear to be significant risk factors for developing osteoporosis, a condition that causes bones to weaken and makes them susceptible to breaking. Read More…

No Smoking in Pregnancy

buy kent cigaretteMoms-to-be are often told by doctors to avoid smoking while pregnant, but what about avoiding work? A new study published in the July edition of the Journal of Labour Economics suggests the effect of working during late stages of pregnancy is similar to the effect of smoking while pregnant when it comes to a baby’s weight. Read More…

Sales of Tobacco Products to Minors Fell

discount kent cigaretteSales of tobacco to minors in the U.S. reached an all-time low in 2011 under a federal and state inspection program intended to curb underage tobacco use, according to a report released Thursday.

The violation rate of tobacco sales to underage youth at retailers nationwide has fallen from about 40 percent in 1997 to 8.5 percent in the last fiscal year, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration. The rate is based on the results of random, unannounced inspections conducted at stores to see whether they’d sell tobacco products to a customer under the age of 18. Read More…