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3 hrs ago | The Beaumont Enterprise

Marlboro maker Altria 1Q profit falls

Altria Group Inc.'s first-quarter profit dropped 15 percent as the Marlboro maker sold fewer cigarettes and its year-ago results benefited from lower expenses from a longstanding legal settlement.


Related Topix: Altria Group, Tobacco, Medicine, Health

5 hrs ago | Chemistry World

Fire with no spark

Fire is the archetypal human invention. Yet as a reaction, it may occur in nature too: most obviously when lightning strikes the ground, but often by some sort of spontaneous combustion.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, Inventions, Medicine, Health

9 hrs ago | Nanaimo Daily News

Electronic cigarettes: How they work, what's in them and who smokes them

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES: The battery-powered devices made of plastic or metal heat a liquid nicotine solution, creating vapour that users inhale.


Related Topix: Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine, Health

Wed Apr 23, 2014

USA Today

FDA announces rules restricting e-cigarettes and cigars

As electronic cigarettes soar in popularity, the U.S. government today is proposing historic rules to ban their sale to minors and require warning labels as well as federal approval.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Medicine, Health

FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

While the proposal being issued Thursday won't immediately mean changes for the popular devices, the move is aimed at eventually taming the fast-growing e-cigarette industry.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Marketing, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine, Health

Berkshire Eagle

Cigarette likely cause of North Adams apartment building fire

A fire that displaced 10 residents of a Furnace Street apartment building on April 10 could have been avoided, fire officials say.


Related Topix: North Adams, MA, Adams, MA, Medicine, Health, Williamstown, MA


Age to buy tobacco in Wash. state could go up to 21

The King County Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Board is asking the Legislature to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco in Washington state from 18 to 21. Board Chairman Pat Godfrey tells KOMO News that the legal age for buying alcohol and marijuana is 21, so a substance as harmful as tobacco should have the same age restriction.


Related Topix: Medicine, Alcoholism, Health, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse)

The Georgia Straight

Lifestyle links to oral cancer include smoking, drinking, and HPV

Three decades ago, smoking and drinking were correlated with 80 percent of oral and oropharyngeal cancers, but nowadays the HPV virus is causing more cases.


Related Topix: Oral Cancer, Health, Medicine, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Cervical Cancer

ABC News

Court-Ordered Tobacco Ads Will Include Black Media

The nation's tobacco companies and the Justice Department are including black media outlets in court-ordered advertisements that say the cigarette makers lied about the dangers of smoking.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

The Modesto Bee

Reynolds American 1Q profit falls more than 28 pct

The nation's second-biggest tobacco company on Wednesday reported earnings of $363 million, or 67 cents per share, for the quarter ended March.


Related Topix: Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Salem, NC, Winston-Salem, NC, Medicine, Health, Business News

The News Tribune

Black America needs a 'Let's Move' campaign against smoking

In recent years, promoting healthy eating to help prevent a bevy of health woes has become the primary focus for health advocates within the black community.


Related Topix: Medicine, African-American, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morehouse School of Medicine

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Daily Beast

Are the Feds Hoarding Pot?By Steven Wishnia

Home to the only legal supply of research-grade cannabis, the National Institute on Drug Abuse has the power to shape the future of medical marijuana.


Related Topix: Marijuana, Drugs, Drug Addiction (Substance Abuse), Health, Medicine, Arthritis

Smoking in the White House: Dick Cheney recalls days of free cigarettes from tobacco companies

While promoting his book about his 35-year battle with heart disease, former Vice President Dick Cheney talked about smoking in the White House and in the Boy Scouts - and the moment that led him to kick the habit.


Related Topix: Dick Cheney, Medicine, Health

Medical Daily

Quit Smoking: Nicotine Cravings May Subside When Engaging In Puzzles And Hobbies

Smoking is described as one of the hardest habits for people to kick. Nicotine dependence is the most common form of chemical dependence in the United States.


Related Topix: Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Medicine, Health, University of Georgia

Weirton Daily Times

Campaign targeting smoking ban

Opponents of a proposed smoking ban for Hancock County are waging a public information campaign they hope will influence the county health board's final decision.


Related Topix: Hancock County, WV, Startups, Facebook, Medicine, Health

Blackburn Citizen

Blackburn youngsters campaign for government to bring in law for plain packaging of cigs

A TEENAGER has spoken out in support of standardised tobacco packaging and urged the Government to introduce legislation to 'save lives'.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Lancashire County, England, World News, United Kingdom,


E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Marketing

Mon Apr 21, 2014

National Post

As Victoria public smoking ban looms, sympathetic city councillors...

With Victoria set to ban virtually all forms of public smoking, city councillors in the B.C. capital are mulling the creation of small patches of neutral ground in which the region's 30,000 or so smokers could "kill themselves in peace" without breaking the law.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Bill bans smoking at all times in home day cares

Assemblyman Isadore Hall, D-Compton, talks with GOP Assembly members Diane Harkey, of Dana Point, left, and Shannon Grove, of Bakersfield, after the Assembly approved his smoking bill banning smoking in home day care centers, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, April 21, 2014.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Sacramento, CA, Department of Energy

New smoking cessation help in Florida

Most people know that smoking is bad for their health on all levels: it is bad for every cell in the body.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health