“I’d walk a mile for a Camel”. Even though waking is exercise proffered and these particular exercises could be deadly. This slogan came from a popular commercial that got into television broadcast years ago, in the days when smoking was fashionable and mainstream.
Although many people are not willing to pay for puffing, more and more people are turning to electronic cigarettes. ElectronicCigarette.net gives you 411 different brands of electronic cigarettes. Visit the website to check out honest feedback from people who have actually tried different brands of electronic cigarettes.
Less smoking is bad news for the budget of California. The major rating agency due sounded the alarm this month, arguing that the state could have taken more than $ 4 billion settlement against the money that might never materialize.
More job seekers are facing added requirement not to smoke – at work or at any time.
Forget the Marlboro man: China is the world’s cigarette king. The mainland produces—and consumes—more tobacco products than any other country in the world. The China National Tobacco Corporation (CNTC), the state-run cash cow that holds an effective monopoly on the industry, is a source of good business for the party: in 2010, Big Tobacco paid 498.85 billion yuan (around $75 billion) in taxes to the Chinese government, according to the State Tobacco Monopoly Administration. More than 300 million Chinese adults smoke—among them more than half of all Chinese men. In 2009, the CNTC says, it produced a whopping 2.3 trillion cigarettes.
Two smoking cessation drugs help change the way the brain reacts to smoking cues, U.S. researchers suggest. Two studies, published online in advance of print in Archives of General Psychiatry, looked at brain images of smokers both before and after medication. The researchers confirm reduced activity in craving-related brain areas align with self-reports of lessened cravings.
The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act now requires larger, more graphic health warnings on cigarette packages and advertisements.The Tobacco Control Act was enacted on June 22, 2009, and amended the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and Federal Cigarette Labeling and Advertising Act. It also provided the Food and Drug Administration with the authority to regulate tobacco products.
Brunei-Muara – Sales of over-the-counter nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products appear to have increased following the government’s tax hike on tobacco products last month.The excise duty on tobacco was increased to 25 cents per cigarette from $60 a kilo and those entering the country are no longer be allowed to bring in duty free cigarettes. The tax hike raised cigarette prices by about $5 per packet of 20 cigarettes. Family Medicine Specialist Dr Jo Jaafar from the Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC) told The Brunei Times in an interview yesterday that sales of NRTs at JPMC’s pharmacy increased nine fold last month.