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2014-08-06 16:30:09

WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO Nine leading economists have submitted a paper to the Food and Drug Administration that shows how the FDA's cost-benefit analyses of its proposed tobacco regulations are deeply flawed and vastly underestimate the benefits of these regulations. The paper was submitted as a public comment on the...

2014-08-05 12:22:44

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Snuff Company (ASC), an indirect subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE: RAI), has been awarded the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation's (TDEC) highest award for sustainable business practices, the Tennessee Green Star Partnership Three-Star Certification. American Snuff Company is the first Memphis-based company and just the 13th company in the entire state of Tennessee to hold this award. "ASC - Memphis is...

2014-08-04 12:30:38

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Tobacco in the United Kingdom, Euromonitor International http://www.reportbuyer.com/consumer_goods_retail/tobacco/tobacco_packaging_united_kingdom.html With the exception of RYO tobacco, tobacco volume sales continued to decline in the UK in 2013. Sales continued to be hit by rising costs, duties, health and wellbeing considerations and a general development towards considering smoking as...

2014-07-31 16:27:30

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement of Matthew L. Myers President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080918/CFTFKLOGO A new government study published today shows that 17.4 million Americans - 7.3 percent of U.S. adults - smoke cigars every day, some days or rarely. This study shows that cigar smoking is a serious public health problem that must be addressed through strategies such as Food and Drug...

2014-07-31 04:23:32

SINGAPORE, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of Indonesia's hotly contested presidential election, Wealth-X today released a list of the country's richest billionaires. The Hartono brothers, Michael and Robert, lead the list with US$9.7 billion each in assets, mostly derived from their clove cigarette company, Djarum, and Bank Central Asia, the country's largest private bank. Michael, 75, and Robert, 73, took over the family business after their father's death in 1963. As...

2014-07-30 08:35:28

GREENSBORO, N.C., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lorillard, Inc. (NYSE: LO) announced today its results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. Second Quarter Highlights -- Reported (GAAP) diluted earnings per share remained flat at $0.83 per share compared to the second quarter of 2013. -- Adjusted (Non-GAAP) diluted earnings per share increased 3.7% over last year to $0.84. -- Cigarettes adjusted operating income (Non-GAAP) increased 4.2% over last year...

COPD Costs
2014-07-30 05:03:01

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Smoking cigarettes is bad on all levels. It can bring on heart disease (the number one killer of men and women in America), aggravate pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, and lead to lung diseases such as cancer or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), just to name a few. Smoking has its dirty fingers in many of the mental and physical health conditions that ail Americans. COPD is one of the many chronic lower...

2014-07-30 04:21:49

LONDON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Increasing market share driven by its Global Drive Brands has contributed to a pleasing set of results for the first half of the year according to BAT's CEO Nicandro Durante, albeit the results were affected by sterling's recent appreciation. The tobacco company posted financial results with operating profits up 4% at constant exchange rates, and operating margins growing by 30bps with its FD Ben Stevens pointing toward further...

2014-07-28 23:00:13

Board of Trustees approves ability of College to position itself as a smoke/tobacco-free institution. Breathe Free campaign launched to promote a healthier environment for students, faculty, staff, and the community. Largo, MD (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Prince George’s Community College today announced its brand new campaign, Breathe Free, which supports efforts to create a smoke/tobacco-free environment and decrease the risk factors that contribute to preventable diseases associated with...

2014-07-27 23:01:19

Philip Morris has signalled its intention to cease domestic cigarette manufacturing by the end of 2014, which would dramatically change the industry's current structure. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on the Cigarette and Tobacco Product Manufacturing industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) July 27, 2014 Although Cigarette and Tobacco Product Manufacturing in Australia is restricted to two companies, heavy government regulation...


Latest Tobacco Reference Libraries

Cash crop
2013-08-05 12:49:51

Cash crop is a term used to reference a profitable crop for farmers. Plants like cotton and tobacco are a few cash crops farmer tend to deal with. These crops do not stay with the farmer for their livestock feed or used in the home, rather, in many cases they are exported; thus creating revenue for the farmer. The price of cash crops is largely based on supply and demand in more developed countries, where the supply is actually coming from lesser developed areas. When a bumper crop, that...

Nicotine Replacement Therapy
2013-03-04 16:06:28

Nicotine replacement therapy is the administration of nicotine by other means than smoking. This change in the way nicotine is delivered prevents the harmful effects of smoking and is usually used in smoking cessation. Types Nicotine replacement therapy can be administered in several forms. The type used depends on the patient and what fits into their lifestyle best. The forms available include: Nicotine patches – transdermal (through the skin) Nicotine gum – orally (through the...

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2011-02-23 21:08:22

Tobacco mosaic virus (TMV) is a positive-sense single stranded RNA virus that infects plants, namely tobacco and other members of the family Solanaceae. It causes characteristic patterns on the leaves. In 1930 it was determined that an infectious agent was determined to be a virus. Adolf Mayer first described the disease in 1883. The disease can be transferred between plants similar to bacterial infections. Dimitri Ivanovski was the first to show that infected sap remained infectious even...

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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.