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U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Allowing Light Cigarette Lawsuits Is Victory for Consumers and Health

... brands as "light" and delivering "lowered tar and nicotine" to smokers despite knowing that ... prohibiting tobacco companies from claiming that tar and nicotine ratings on cigarette packs are ... that the machine test currently used to measure tar and nicotine exposure (called the "Cambridge ...

FTC Acts to Prevent Tobacco Industry Deception About Tar, Nicotine Levels; Congress Should Give FDA Authority Over Tobacco Products

... tobacco companies from claiming that cigarette tar and nicotine ratings are based on an FTC-approved ... in 1966 that permitted statements concerning tar and nicotine yields based on a smoking machine ... legal action by the FTC if they use the current tar and nicotine ratings in a way the FTC finds false ...

American Legacy Foundation(R) Statement of Support for the Federal Trade Commission Reversal on Tar and Nicotine Yield Statements on Cigarettes

... companies to market their products using tar and nicotine numbers based on the "Cambridge ... "Cambridge Testing Method" for determining tar and nicotine content in cigarettes. The tobacco ... step to be taken and the use of light and low tar and similar descriptors be prohibited ...

FTC Acts to Prevent Tobacco Industry Deception About Tar, Nicotine Levels; Congress Should Go Further by Giving FDA Authority Over Tobacco Products

... tobacco companies from claiming that cigarette tar and nicotine ratings are based on an FTC-approved ... legal action by the FTC if they use the current tar and nicotine ratings in a way the FTC finds false ... issued in 1966 that permits statements concerning tar and nicotine yields if they are based on a ...

Hookah Smoking as Tough on Lungs as Cigarettes

... water pipe for 45 minutes produces 36 times more tar than smoking a cigarette for five minutes. tar -- or "nicotine-free, dry particulate matter" -- ... the smoke, although it's not clear if water pipe tar is different from cigarette tar, he said. ...

Research Shows What Works to Cut Smoking Rates

... tobacco control policies. Mandating tar and nicotine levels in cigarettes hasn't been as ... But the European Union's move to set maximum tar and nicotine emission standards for cigarettes ... false illusion that their cigarettes deliver less tar and nicotine, which they don't," Cummings said. ...

Public health and cancer prevention: Success and future challenges in cancer policy

... What hasnt worked as well as hoped is mandating tar and nicotine levels in cigarettes, they add. ... establishment of maximum emission standards for tar and nicotine. The goal was to make cigarettes ... false illusion that their cigarettes deliver less tar and nicotine, when they dont, he said. The ITC ...

Important Information on Fibromyalgia and Access to Treatments

... appropriate. Furthermore, many retail chain drug stores refuse to process tar requests on behalf of patients because they feel this is a cumbersome, paper driven undertaking. Finally, these tar requests are not reviewed by licensed physicians with clinical expertise; ...

First Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against Philip Morris in 'Lights' Class Action

... that certain brands of its cigarettes are "light" or have "lowered tar and nicotine," alleging that Philip Morris, USA, Inc., and its parent ... marketed to the public, and that a smoker consumes the same quantities of tar and nicotine from light cigarettes as from full-flavored, or "regular," ...

Mother & Daughter Celebrate Victory Over 'Meth'

... life skills program. "What impressed us," Susan says, "was the sauna part; drugs are sweated out of the body. Edee told me she could see sticky tar coming out in her sweat. This helped eliminate physical cravings." "Soon after arriving, Edee wanted to go to church, the staff was happy to ...

Class Action Notice for Minnesota Light Cigarette Litigation From Lommen, Abdo, Cole, King & Stageberg, P.A.

... of deceptive advertising, marketing and promotional activities in Minnesota during the Class period, misled the smoking public as to the delivery of tar and nicotine by Marlboro Lights cigarettes. The Plaintiffs seek to recover money from the Defendants' sales of cigarettes during the Class period. ...

New research discovers link between smoking and brain damage

... which subsequently harms the nerve cells," said Basu. While other harmful side effects of smoking, such as lung disease, usually derive from tar or smoke this research suggests damage is not confined only to smoking. NNK is present in all forms of tobacco and therefore it can also enter the ...

Press Release: Electronic Cigarette VS FDA

... non-flammable and uses state of the art sophisticated micro-electronics to reproduce the experience of smoking a real cigarette without the ash, tar smoke and nearly 4,000 compounds found in a lit cigarette. The management of Smoking Everywhere E Cigarette wants to create a smoke free ...

Obama Notre Dame Abortion Tension Mounts: Good Friday Protests at White House, and in Dallas, Los Angeles, and Fort Wayne

... goal is two-fold: First, to create such a firestorm that no other Catholic School commits this treachery in the foreseeable future. Second, to so tar President Obama with the blood of the innocent that he cannot seduce the Catholic and Evangelical vote in 2012, as he did in 2008. "President ...

American Academy of Dermatology Issues New Guidelines For The Management of Psoriasis With Topical Therapies

... Treatments The guidelines also outline other topical treatments - such as non-medicated topical moisturizers, salicylic acid, anthralin, coal tar and various combination therapies - as adjunctive therapies that could, in some cases, enhance other topical treatments. "Establishing an ...

Dr. Ben Berkhout awarded Retrovirology Prize for contribution to HIV research

... Professor Berkhout with the Retrovirology prize. "Dr Berkhout has been a leader in our understanding of RNA-based gene regulation. His work with tar RNA has been revolutionary." ...

November 2008 Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource Highlights 10 Symptoms Not To Ignore, Knee Replacements and Nonprescription Weight-Loss Pills

... unexplained, sudden urges to have a bowel movement are reasons to consult a doctor. Also on the list are bloody diarrhea or stools that are black or tar colored. These symptoms could result from infection, medication side effects, a digestive disorder or colon cancer. 7. Feeling full after eating ...

North Carolina's Largest Health Insurer Turns 75

... interactive timeline accessible at www.nchealthandhealing.com . The site launched in January and chronicles the health issues and practices of the tar Heel state from the use of primitive herbal remedies to high-tech breakthroughs in modern medicine. Site visitors can learn about a wide variety of ...

Waterpipe smoking on college campuses may contribute to growing public health problem

... waterpipe tobacco smoking is not as benign as they might think. Waterpipe and cigarette smoke contains some of the same toxins -- disease-causing tar and carbon monoxide, as well as dependence-producing nicotine. Additionally, the exposure to these toxins through waterpipe smoking may be greater ...

Philip Morris International Spin-off Should Spur Nations to Take Urgent Action to Reduce Tobacco Use

... children. Marlboro Mix 9, a cigarette the company introduced last year in Indonesia, is reported to expose smokers to higher levels of toxic tar and addictive nicotine. While Philip Morris International proudly touts these moves as business decisions that will boost its bottom line, many ...

Marketing of Low Tar Cigarette Brand by BAT Unethical

... cigarettes actually delivered elevated levels of tar and nicotine under real life situations, while in ... Alarmingly, these cigarettes with high tar and nicotine yield were projected as low tar alternatives to smokers concerned about their ...

Low-Tar Cigarettes As dangerous As High-Tar Cigarettes

... Addicted smokers sometimes switch to lower tar cigarettes in hopes of continuing with their ... to not experience the consequences of higher tar cigarettes.// Non-filter cigarettes make up ... women and studied the relation between the tar rating in the cigarettes they smoked in 1982 and ...

Like Regular Cigarettes, Low Nicotine Ones also Not Good for Heart

... the cigarette type. While CFVR fell from 2.68 to 2.05 in the low tar smokers and from 2.65 to 2.18 in the regular tar smokers, it was 3.11 in the non-smokers. The study authors claim ...

Hooked on the Hookah, a’int no good

... and that is true to some extent if the toxins are water soluble, but tar isn't, and tar contains the carcinogens," he said. "We believe that, compared to the ...

Light & Mild Cigarettes Just As Harmful As Regular Ones

... Researchers have stated that though light cigarettes did contain less tar and nicotine they are also linked to smoking-related diseases such as ... is such that many people would be conned into thinking the so-called lower tar or light brands are less dangerous. All cigarettes are deadly