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2009-04-08 10:35:00

Increased Tax Would Raise Critical Funds for State Tobacco Prevention Programs COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All tobacco products - including spit and chew tobacco and flavored little cigars - are addictive and harm health, and should be taxed at the same rate as cigarettes in Ohio, according to a radio advertising campaign launched today by a coalition of public health organizations. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO ) The radio ad began...

2008-10-07 09:00:37

Objectives. We examined pregnant women's use of cigarettes and other tobacco products and the exposure of pregnant women and their young children to secondhand smoke (SHS) in 9 nations in Latin America, Asia, and Africa. Methods. Face-to-face surveys were administered to 7961 pregnant women (more than 700 per site) between October 2004 and September 2005. Results. At all Latin American sites, pregnant women commonly reported that they had ever tried cigarette smoking (range: 78.3% [Uruguay]...

2008-07-26 03:00:27

By Ken Lauterstein klauters@aol.com 703-723-3973 The International Tobacco Growers Association describes tobacco as "the world's most widely cultivated non-food crop." While the total amount of tobacco farmed in Virginia continues to decrease (25,000 acres in 2005), it still is ranked No. 1 for cash receipts for a Virginia crop ($89,523,000). The tobacco harvest is decreasing in Virginia partly because of health concerns and because manufacturers (cigarette companies) are importing...

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2008-03-18 14:45:00

In large-scale field trials, scientists from North Carolina State University have shown that silencing a specific gene in burley tobacco plants significantly reduces harmful carcinogens in cured tobacco leaves.The finding could lead to tobacco products "“ especially smokeless products "“ with reduced amounts of cancer-causing agents.NC State's Dr. Ralph Dewey, professor of crop science, and Dr. Ramsey Lewis, assistant professor of crop science, teamed with colleagues from the...


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