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3 hrs ago | Bellingham Herald

Marlboro maker Altria's 2Q profit stays flat

The owner of the nation's biggest cigarette maker, Philip Morris USA, also announced a new $1 billion share buyback program to be completed by the end of 2015 and narrowed its full-year earnings guidance.


Related Topix: Altria Group, Tobacco, Philip Morris USA, Medicine, Health

8 hrs ago |

High-Performing Charter Schools May Improve Students' Health

Many people are intensely interested in how publicly funded charter schools affect children, and that includes not just their academic achievement but their health.


Related Topix: Family, Teenagers, Drugs, Medicine, Health

Mon Jul 21, 2014

NBC Connecticut

Calif Teens Can Taste Wine in Class

A ban on smoking went into effect Friday in Manhattan Beach, expanding its existing smoking ban to include e-cigarettes and all public areas.


Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Medicine, Health, Publishing, Media, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Digital Journal, FOX News Network

The Town Talk

Schizophrenia has clear genetic ties, new study finds

The largest-ever study of schizophrenia patients shows that the condition is driven by more than 100 genes - some that were expected, and some that require more research to explain.

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, Health

Brandon Sun

Florida smoker's widow: $23B damages is a message to Big Tobacco, even if verdict won't stand

A Florida widow awarded $23.6 billion in the death of her chain-smoking husband on Monday called the massive verdict a message to Big Tobacco, even though she likely won't see much if any of the money.


Related Topix: Florida, Florida Government, Medicine, Health, Lung Cancer, Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings

New Orleans putting smoked butts in a better place

The first of 50 cigarette butt recycling receptacles was installed at a downtown intersection Monday.

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Related Topix: Trenton, NJ, Canada, Atlantic City, NJ, Medicine, Health

Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children

Children born to women who smoked during pregnancy appear to have an increased risk of developing attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder , according to new research.


Related Topix: Medicine, ADHD, Health, Nicotine, NicoDerm, Nicotine (generic), Massachusetts General Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Genetics

West Australian

Poland to challenge EU ban on menthol cigarettes

Poland will appeal to Europe's top court over a European Union ban on flavoured tobacco products, saying it will be unfairly affected as one of the region's biggest consumers and producers of menthol cigarettes.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Marketing

WHSV-TV Harrisonburg

Are Rising Cigarette Taxes Discriminating Against Smokers?

According to a poll, more than half of smokers in the U.S. see cigarette tax hikes as unjust.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Washington Post

The wealth gap is growing, but poor women see one improvement: healthier newborns

As a kid who grew up in violence-racked public housing here, Wanda Verret had no idea what to do when she got pregnant at age 14. She didn't go to the doctor until her sixth month of pregnancy, smoked cigarettes and dropped out of school.



R.J. Reynolds Vows Appeal Of $23 Billion Cancer-Death Verdict

Camel cigarettes, an R.J. Reynolds brand, are seen on display at JJ&F Market in in Palo Alto, Calif.


Related Topix: Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Health, Lung Cancer, Medicine

This is The West Country

Charity welcomes ban on smoking in cars with children

SMOKEFREE South-West has welcomed the announcement of a consultation on new regulations to make it illegal to smoke in cars with children inside.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Altria is Smoking up Higher

Altria Group is engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigarettes and certain smokeless products in the U.S. With 50% market share in the U.S. tobacco industry, the company dominates the market.


Related Topix: Altria Group, Tobacco, Medicine, Health

The Fresno Bee

Smoking Philippine leader OKs cigarette warnings

President Benigno Aquino III's spokesman, Herminio Coloma Jr., said Sunday that the Philippine leader signed the law "to effectively instill health consciousness through graphic health warnings on tobacco products."


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Bangkok Post

Philippines mandates graphic warnings on...

The legislation put the country among more than 40 nations or territories to have adopted similar regulations in recent years.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Many Young Adults Misinformed About Hookahs' Harms

Hookah smoking can be just as dangerous as cigarettes, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Related Topix: Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Next front for battle of quitting smoking is vaping

The newest front in the battle to get people to quit smoking is now electronic cigarettes or otherwise known as vaporizers.


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

Post and Courier

Clemson trustees won't vote on tobacco ban

The chairman of Clemson University's board of trustees says the panel won't vote on a plan to ban tobacco use anywhere on campus.


Related Topix: Clemson University, Medicine, Health

KHOU-TV Houston

Fla. jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6B in damages

A Florida jury has slammed a tobacco company with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer in 1996.


Related Topix: Tobacco, RJ Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Health, Lung Cancer, Medicine

World Magazine

Expanding the non-smoking section to cars, for kids' sake

After five minutes, a single cigarette burning in a car generates a higher concentration of smoke than can be found many bar rooms, and that's no environment for a child, British lawmakers say.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Family, Kids, Oregon, MO