All posts tagged "Tobacco"

  • This Tuesday, July 15, 2014 photo shows the tobacco in cigarettes in Philadelphia. A study ties a host of new diseases to smoking, and says an additional 60,000 to 120,000 deaths each year in the United States are probably due to tobacco use. The study by the American Cancer Society and several universities is published in the Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. It looks beyond lung cancer, heart disease and other conditions already tied to smoking and adds breast cancer, prostate cancer and even routine infections to the list. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
    San Francisco raises age to buy tobacco to 21

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to boost the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21, despite arguments from opponents that cities and counties cannot trump California law. San Francisco...

    • Posted March 1, 2016
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  • This Tuesday, July 15, 2014 photo shows the tobacco in cigarettes in Philadelphia. A study ties a host of new diseases to smoking, and says an additional 60,000 to 120,000 deaths each year in the United States are probably due to tobacco use. The study by the American Cancer Society and several universities is published in the Thursday, Feb 12, 2015 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. It looks beyond lung cancer, heart disease and other conditions already tied to smoking and adds breast cancer, prostate cancer and even routine infections to the list. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
    Study ties more deaths, types of disease, to smoking

    (AP) — Breast cancer, prostate cancer, and even routine infections. A new report ties these and other maladies to smoking and says an additional 60,000 to 120,000 deaths each year in the United States are probably due...

    • Posted February 11, 2015
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  • Electronic cigarette (Korea Times file)
    E-cigarette sales rise in S. Korea after tobacco price hike

    By Park Si-soo Electronic cigarettes have become more popular among smokers in South Korea because of this month’s increase in the price of cigarettes by 2,000 won ($1.83) per pack. Nicotine patches and other products designed to...

    • Posted January 13, 2015
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  • Moon Chang-jin, president of Korea Health Promotion Foundation (Courtesy of KHPF)
    ‘Cigarette prices should be doubled’

    By Kim Jae-won The chief of a state-run health promotion agency said the government needs to raise the price of cigarettes by 2,000 won ($1.9) per pack to cut the nation’s notorious high smoking rate. “Raising cigarette...

    • Posted December 5, 2013
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    10% hike in cigarette prices to save 10 mil. lives

    There are reliable studies that indicate that raising cigarette prices can lead to saving as many as 10 million lives, but Korea is doing little to adjust its pricing policies. In its “Tobacco Control Issue Report,” the...

    • Posted November 13, 2013
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