Judging a cigarette by its package

Judging a cigarette by its package
Canada’s cigarette companies are a bit like the Energizer Bunny — they keep going and going, against all odds. First, their tobacco ads were pulled from TV screens across the country. No more promoting that fun and sexy lifestyle in your living room. Then cigarette companies were told they could only advertise in publications with ...

Statewide smoking ban signed into law

Statewide smoking ban signed into law
Gov. Jim Doyle signed into law a statewide ban on smoking in workplaces, including bars and restaurants, at the state Capitol May 18. Existing cigar bars and tobacco shops will not be affected by the ban, but any that open after the bill’s effective date must be smoke-free. The ban will begin July 5, 2010. ...

Laser Therapy is Helping

Laser Therapy is Helping
Have you seen any of those TV commercials touting laser therapy as a solution to those who want to quit smoking but for whatever reason have been unable to do so? I don’t know about you but the first time I saw those commercials I thought to myself, “You’ve got to kidding”. After a few ...

Facts About the Habit

Facts About the Habit
These models dressed in wonderful outfits looked appealing to customers. Especially young people watched these elegant people puff leisurely on a cigarette, and it was hard for them to imagine that this habit could be harmful. After all, these people looked better than the average person on the street. The facts about smoking did not ...

Smoking Cessation Treatment

Smoking Cessation Treatment
Antidepressant drug can improve the mood in people. But according to a recent study, this drug can also ameliorate the mood in pregnant women who smoke cigarettes. Researchers also suggested that the antidepressant Bupropion helps these women to quit smoking. Bupropion is an antidepressant drug used to elevate mood and promote recovery of a normal ...

New Tobacco Products Look, Taste Like Candy

New Tobacco Products Look, Taste Like Candy
Tobacco companies are facing new criticism, accused of targeting children with new types of tobacco products that allegedly look and taste like candy. Camel is launching three dissolvable tobacco products: Camel Sticks, Strips and Orbs. All three smokeless tobacco products are made of finely-milled tobacco and are designed to completely dissolve in the mouth. According ...

Battery-powered cigarettes deliver nicotine without the fumes

Battery-powered cigarettes deliver nicotine without the fumes
Jim Spencer has smoked for 35 years, about three packs a day for the past 20. He has vaped — the term for using a personal vaporizer also known as an e-cigarette — for about two months. He’s a definite fan of the penshaped device, gladly demonstrates its workings to anyone interested and has been ...