Redford Wildrose continues to attack the tobacco lawsuit

Redford Wildrose continues to attack the tobacco lawsuit
Opposition parties have increased pressure on Prime Alison Redford on Thursday, accusing it of misleading Albertans about her alleged involvement in the selection of the law firm of her former husband, to represent the region in the potentially lucrative lawsuit. While one Wildrose critic described it as the worst scandal hit the office of Alberta ...

China’s smoking culture

China's smoking culture
Smoking, deep-rooted tradition in China has the same cultural significance as the famous tea industry. Perhaps that is why it is no wonder that tobacco is harmful effects, even after a series of health care reforms and prohibitions are still apparent in China.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015) Xinhua News Agency reported that the ...

Index Mutual Funds Need Warning Labels Like Cigarettes

Index Mutual Funds Need Warning Labels Like Cigarettes
They’ve been outdone by a cheaper, all-around superior competitor — yet predatory practices have kept index mutual funds in business. It’s time for that to end, and the solution is a warning label on such funds like those on cigarette cartons. In days of yore, investors who didn’t want to pick individual stocks had basically ...

22nd Century to discuss low-nicotine cigarettes

22nd Century to discuss low-nicotine cigarettes
Clarence-based 22nd Century Group is set to hold its first annual shareholder meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20 in Clarence. The meeting is open to shareholders, select guests and the media, according to a 22nd Century news release. Dr. Gio Batta Gori, director of the Health Policy Center in Maryland, will present the keynote ...

Plain Packaging Makes Cigarettes Less Appealing

Plain Packaging Makes Cigarettes Less Appealing
Plain cigarette packs — adopted in Australia, and being considered by the European Union — do make tobacco less appealing, according to a new study in the journal BMC Public Health. The study included 640 women from Brazil, between the ages of 16 and 26, who were presented with 10 images of cigarette packs: regular ...

U.S. Court Won’t Require Graphic Images on Cigarette Packaging

U.S. Court Won’t Require Graphic Images on Cigarette Packaging
An appeals court in Washington ruled this week that the U.S. government cannot force tobacco companies to put graphic logos on cigarette packages. The ruling was based on the argument that the graphic image requirement would undermine free speech in the United States. The BBC notes that the Food and Drug Administration wanted to require ...

Court cases likely over tobacco packaging

Court cases likely over tobacco packaging
Both cigarette companies and tobacco-producing countries are queuing up to take action, with the taxpayer facing legal bills running into the millions to fight each action. Tobacco companies say the proposed plain packaging breaches global free trade rules, but Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia says they are only interested in money. “Clearly their interest is ...