Secondhand Smoke May Harm Nonsmokers’ Hearing

Secondhand Smoke May Harm Nonsmokers' Hearing
Secondhand smoke may be linked to hearing loss, according to a study in Tobacco Control, a peer-reviewed journal that studies tobacco use. Previous studies have associated personal smoking habits to hearing loss, but the relationship between secondhand smoke and hearing loss hasn’t been as closely examined. Researchers analyzed national health survey data on 3,307 adults. ...

Banned marijuana dispensary reopens

Banned marijuana dispensary reopens
A medical marijuana collective engaged in a legal battle against Wildomar re-opened its storefront location Monday in defiance of a citywide ban on dispensaries. The move by the Wildomar Patients Compassionate Group comes a week after the collective filed a legal petition seeking to block the city from enforcing its ban. General Manager William Sump ...

Officials Say Cigarettes Gave Suspect Away in Store Robbery

Officials Say Cigarettes Gave Suspect Away in Store Robbery
Fingerprints on a box of cigarettes led authorities to charge an Eden Prairie man today for robbing a convenience store. Authorities say 18-year-old Lonnie Williams faces felony charges of first degree aggravated robbery in connection with the robbery of a Super America store in Rogers last summer. Hennepin County Sheriff’s deputies say Williams is accused ...

FDA Proposes New Warning Labels for Cigarettes

FDA Proposes New Warning Labels for Cigarettes
Tobacco use is responsible for over 400,000 deaths a year, and the FDA, as part of a requirement of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act), has proposed a new warning label campaign to deter people from smoking. The new graphic warnings would appear on cigarette packages and advertisements. The FDA ...

Cigarette may have sparked fire; woman sent to hospital

Cigarette may have sparked fire; woman sent to hospital
One person was transported to the hospital following a fire at an apartment complex in Enid shortly after 1 p.m. Monday. The fire was located at the 1900 block of Mosher Drive and was said to have been started by a discarded cigarette or something similar, said Enid Fire Marshal Ken Helms. “It was a ...

Tobacco firms to sell cigarettes in plain packets

Tobacco firms to sell cigarettes in plain packets
Plans to ban cheap alcohol and end tobacco branding will be unveiled by ministers this week. Andrew Lansley said yesterday that supermarkets would no longer be allowed to sell drink at below cost prices. The Health Secretary also confirmed the Coalition may follow Australia in forcing tobacco firms to use plain packets instead of branded ...

Japan Tobacco Said to Start Marketing 50 Billion Yen Bond Sale

Japan Tobacco Said to Start Marketing 50 Billion Yen Bond Sale
Japan Tobacco Inc., the world’s third-largest publicly traded cigarette maker, started marketing a 50 billion yen ($595 million) sale of bonds for this week, according to a person with direct knowledge of the transaction. The company told investors it plans to sell about 30 billion yen of five-year bonds priced to yield between 9 basis ...