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Monday, August 26, 2013

Smoking To Be Banned in Public Places in Guelph

During several months Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health office conducted surveys in order to find out what their residents think about smoking bans at outdoor spaces in Guelph (Canada). The survey started on May 31 and finished on August 20. Totally there were asked 2,001 people across the region, 908 were from Guelph. Soon the results of the survey will be put … Continue reading

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Lorillard Published Quarterly Dividend on Common Stock

At the beginning of the week Lorillard Inc, the third largest maker of cigarettes in the USA, announced a quarterly dividend on its common stock in the amount of $0.55 per share, payable on September 10, 2013 to investors of record as of August 30, 2013. Lorillard, Inc is the third largest cigarettes manufacturer in the USA which was founded … Continue reading

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tony the Fridge backs work to cut smoking

Tony Phoenix Morrison – “Tony the Fridge” – has backed pioneering work to cut smoking in the North East as part of his efforts to reduce the toll of smoking-related cancer.

Tony, is currently taking part in the Smeg Endurance Challenge, in which he will run 40 marathons in 40 days in aid of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation by running 40 marathons with a 42k fridge on his back.

As well as fundraising for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, Tony has now decided to highlight the work of Fresh Smoke Free North East which aims to reduce smoking prevalence and the number of children who start smoking each year. His 40 marathons will see his fridge branded with the “Fresh – Making Smoking History” sign.

While Tony, 49, is now a fitness supremo as well as being a father of four and a granddad of two - he was once a smoker with an addiction spanning 30 years. Tony credits quitting smoking for his physical fitness. He quit smoking because he wanted to be around to see his children in the future and credits quitting smoking for his physical fitness.

Tony said: “I want to be proactive and give my support to organisations such as Fresh and the Bobby Robson Foundation because of the fantastic work they do. We’ve all lost friends and loved ones to smoking related disease and it’s an awful experience to have to go through. If we can help people quit smoking, it will save a lot of lives – I’ve seen the benefit of stopping smoking myself and having an improved quality of life.”

Ailsa Rutter, Director of Fresh, said: “Smoking is our biggest killer killing 11 people in the North East every day, shattering families. Our vision is to have a North East where young people can grow up free of the harm of tobacco. It is fantastic to have the support of someone so passionate and inspirational as Tony.”

Estimates(1) show that 14,813 people in the North East were diagnosed with new cases of cancer in 2009, with an estimated 2,874 cases due to smoking, while the North East had an estimated 2,122 deaths in the region from smoking related cancer in 2010.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Japan Tobacco Appreciates Philippine Governemt Decision

Manos Koukourakis, general manager of Japan Tobacco Inc said recently that Philippine governemt can meet its excise tax collection target, if not exceed it, as the drop in usage is not as dramatic as it was expected. Koukourakis noted that in the country there are 52% smokers which means that one in two Filipinos smoke cigarettes. This ratio gradually reduced … Continue reading

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Czech president told to cut smoking, drinking due to health

Czech President Milos Zeman, known for his love of alcohol and smoking cigarettes, was told on Friday to drastically cut down on both after being diagnosed with diabetes, the health minister said.

Martin Holcat, speaking on Czech Radio, said that on the advice of doctors, the president, 68, would have to cut down from his usual 40-to-50 cigarettes a day to about 20.

He also was told to sharply cut back his consumption of alcohol, his taste for which he has never kept secret in a country with the highest intake of beer per capita in the world.

"We agreed with the president that he will significantly reduce this. We talked about one deciliter (just over three ounces) of wine per day," Holcat said in the radio interview.

"This is certainly very unpleasant, it surely did not please the president, but as I know him, he will be able to do this."

Holcat added that Zeman could risk aggravating his condition if he did not stick to the advice.

The president, elected in the country's first direct presidential election in January, has been locked in a power struggle with political parties in the past weeks over forming a new government.

Zeman has been known to offer journalists a shot or two of spirits during interviews. Earlier this year, his office rejected media reports that he had appeared drunk during a ceremony held to display crown jewels of the Czech kingdom.

Zeman's favorite jokes include one about drinking but never getting drunk. He also likes to point out that Adolf Hitler was a teetotaler and lost World War Two while Winston Churchill drank and won.

There was no comment from Zeman, who has been recovering outside of Prague from dental surgery.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Illinois Cigarette Tax Revenue Increased Last Month

State officials said that in July cigarette tax revenue in Illinois more than doubled in comparison to the same period in 2012. According to data released at the beginning of the week by the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability, last month revenue achieved $30 million. In 2012 it achieved $12 million State Journal-Register wrote that the increase is explained … Continue reading

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Simon Cowell reveals he constantly thinks about smoking... even during sex

He's rarely seen without a cigarette in his hand on a night out.

And now Simon Cowell has revealed just how much he loves his nicotine sticks in a tell-all interview on Chelsea Lately on Tuesday night.

The 53-year-old music mogul insisted that smoking was 'associated with nice things' during the chat with host Chelsea Handler, who immediately shot back, 'Like sex?'

Cowell then replied: 'Completely. And in fact sometimes while I'm having sex, I'm actually thinking I want to hurry up and finish so I can have a cigarette!'

Chelsea then told a shrugging Cowell: 'That's a wonderful thing you might want to think about sharing with your next victim!'

During the interview, Cowell added that he has been on a health kick over the past few months.

He said: 'I had to go on a health kick because I have to balance smoking and drinking, which I do like. And then on the other side I exercise and then I have vitamin shots.

'Like last night for example, I had a litre of injections being poured into me through a drip and at the same time I was having a couple of vodka and sodas. So it kind of makes it bearable!'

Cowell was on Chelsea Lately to promote the upcoming return of The X Factor USA in September, but admitted that he often finds the process of searching for the next big thing more than a little gruelling.

When Chelsea asked Cowel if the array of 'untalented people' who audition for the show cause him to have 'a drinking and drug and cigarette problem?', he replied: 'Probably, yes!'

He added: 'It is total, utter torture sitting there for 10 hours a day trying to find one good person. And you've got all these awful singers coming out... "Why are you here?" and they're like, "I'm blessed," and you're like,"You're not. You're really, really not." '

Monday, August 5, 2013

Doctor Creates Safe Quit Smoking Product

Tobacco is a quite strong thing for smokers as it is not so easy for many of them to quit smoking. After a long war with smoking habit, smokers pick up a pack of cigarettes again. Here even anti-tobacco ads do not work. Dr. Hassan Amjad of Beckley, a researcher-physician, says that in this war may greatly help chewing tobacco, … Continue reading