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  • I Truly Miss Our Tobacco Smoking Culture

    01/08/2023 6:25:50 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 291 replies
    I Truly Miss Our Tobacco Smoking Culture . The paraphernalia. The rituals. The camaraderie. The cigarettes and cigars and pipes. The rituals. The coffee and cigarettes. The pipe and brandy. The smoky jazz clubs. . It was an age. In retrospect it added texture to our lives.
  • Research Shows Emphysema More Common in Marijuana Smokers Than Cigarette Smokers

    11/15/2022 1:13:02 PM PST · by Red Badger · 67 replies
    Scitech Daily ^ | NOVEMBER 15, 2022 | By UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA
    A new study has revealed that marijuana smokers have a higher rate of emphysema and airway diseases compared to cigarette smokers. Researchers have found marijuana smokers have a higher rate of emphysema and airway diseases compared to cigarette smokers. The findings, from the University of Ottawa and The Ottawa Hospital, will be published today (November 15) in the journal Radiology. In the study, the chest CT examinations of 56 marijuana smokers, 57 non-smokers, and 33 tobacco-only smokers between 2005 and 2020 were analyzed. The investigators determined higher rates of paraseptal emphysema (PSE) and airway inflammatory changes, such as bronchiectasis, bronchial...
  • Economic losses from smoking far outweigh any economic benefit from the tobacco industry

    09/30/2022 6:27:55 AM PDT · by Drango · 77 replies
    New findings by the American Cancer Society (ACS) found cumulative economic losses from cigarette smoking topped $891 billion in 2020, or 4.3% of the United States Gross Domestic Product. The economic loss significantly outpaced the cigarette industry's $92 billion revenue by nearly a ten-to-one ratio. The study was published today in the journal The Lancet Public Health. This economic modeling study is one of the first to provide a comprehensive measure of economic loss from cigarette smoking on a state-by-state level. On average, states lost $1,100.00 per capita income annually from cigarette smoking. Kentucky ($1,674.00), West Virginia ($1,605.00) and Arkansas...
  • Obsession propels scholar on long, lonesome voyage [ Gunnar Thompson ]

    06/18/2007 9:36:03 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies · 313+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Monday, June 18, 2007 | Ross Anderson
    Over the course of his 30-year journey, Thompson has written five books, all self-published, detailing what he believes to be conclusive evidence that, long before 1492, the Americas were explored repeatedly -- by the ancient Chinese, Venetians, Egyptians, Romans, Vikings, Irish, English and who-knows-who-else. He argues, for example, that a Chinese admiral named Zheng He, commanding a fleet of Chinese junks in the early 1400s, explored the coasts of the Americas. He believes that Marco Polo sailed with the Chinese into the Strait of Juan de Fuca and perhaps into Puget Sound in the 13th century. He is convinced that...
  • Mummy Hair Reveals Drinking Habits

    09/23/2004 7:24:12 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies · 1,168+ views
    Discovery News ^ | 9-23-2004 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Mummy Hair Reveals Drinking Habits By Rossella Lorenzi, Discovery News Sept. 23, 2004 Mummy hair has revealed the first direct evidence of alcohol consumption in ancient populations, according to new forensic research.The study, still in its preliminary stage, examined hair samples from spontaneously mummified remains discovered in one of the most arid regions of the world, the Atacama Desert of northern Chile and southern Peru. The research was presented at the 5th World Congress on Mummy Studies in Turin, Italy, this month. “ In modern human hair the levels would generally be in the ranges of social drinking, but we...
  • David Hogg: Time to Treat Guns the Way Anti-Tobacco Activists Treated Cigarettes

    06/11/2022 3:52:22 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 105 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/11/2022 | Awr Hawkins
    Gun control proponent David Hogg spoke at the June 11 March for Our Lives rally and suggested it is time to treat guns the way anti-tobacco activists treated cigarettes. “We need to treat guns the way we treated. “With cigarettes, we didn’t just change the laws, we addressed why people wanted to smoke in the first place.
  • Swedish Match Rebrands Red Man Chewing Tobacco

    06/10/2022 4:50:38 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 30 replies
    CSP Daily ^ | 1/26/22 | Hannah Hammond
    “Understanding that an essential part of being America’s best means being a leader, Swedish Match worked diligently over the past several months to make changes in response to our heightened awareness and our desire to be more inclusive,” said Joe Ackerman, vice president of marketing. “Consumers and diverse agency partners were selected to participate in the rebranding research. It was critical and valuable for us to gain these insights and recommendations to develop America’s Best Chew packaging.”
  • LA City Council votes unanimously to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products

    06/02/2022 11:29:52 AM PDT · by deport · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 2, 2022 | Mary Kekatos
    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products. The ban, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2023, ends the sale of flavored e-cigarettes, menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. The ordinance does not ban the possession or use of flavored tobacco for those aged 21 and older.
  • Anti-Vaping Hysteria Is Deadly

    05/16/2022 9:51:50 AM PDT · by Politically Correct · 35 replies
    The war on drugs is winding down, and the war on tobacco is ramping up. E-cigarettes, a safer nicotine-delivery alternative, have contributed to plummeting use of traditional cigarette smoking. Yet the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has effectively made it harder for cigarette smokers to switch by limiting vapes from the market. The agency also recently announced a ban on menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, which will push more products onto the black market, with all sorts of unintended consequences.
  • FDA makes long-awaited move to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars in continued crackdown on tobacco usage in America

    04/28/2022 7:09:43 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 28, 2022 | Mansur Shaheen
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is planning to ban the use of menthol cigarettes in America, a move that had been called on by anti-tobacco groups, anti-teen smoking groups, racial justice groups in America. The move had been expected since the beginning of the Biden administration last year, when the President made it a priority to tackle upward trends in teen smoking. Menthol cigarettes - often colloquially referred to as just 'menthols' - are known for their mint-like flavor, and have been associated with the higher rates of smoking, and smoking-related illnesses, in black Americans over recent decades. Flavored...
  • FDA Proposes Ban on Menthol Cigarettes

    04/28/2022 4:54:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Medpage Today ^ | April 28, 2022 | Crystal Phend
    "Long-awaited action" should reduce youth smoking, health disparitiesAfter more than a decade of discussing a ban on menthol in tobacco products, on Thursday the FDA finally proposed rules to eliminate menthol additives in cigarettes and all flavors other than tobacco in cigars. The rules would apply to heated tobacco products, although FDA Commissioner Robert M. Califf, MD, said in a press briefing that decisions about menthol electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) products are pending. Those decisions will be based on data presented by each manufacturer that wants to keep their ENDS products on the market, he added. The actions against...
  • More Research Needed on Use of Premium Cigars, Report Finds

    04/19/2022 4:32:38 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 29 replies
    Medpage Today ^ | March 10, 2022 | Joyce Friedan
    Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, except when it's a "premium cigar." But what does "premium" mean, and do premium cigars affect people's health differently than other cigars, or cigarettes?These are just a few of the questions that the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine tried to tackle in its report on "Health Effects and Patterns of Use of Premium Cigars." However, the 14-member committee that issued the report ran into some difficulties, one of which was determining what a "premium" cigar was."One of the challenges that we faced was that there was no single consistent definition of...
  • Why Can't the CDC Tell the Truth About Smoking and Vaping by Teenagers?

    03/10/2022 6:00:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    Reason ^ | 3.10.2022 | Jacob Sullum
    The agency ignores downward trends in both kinds of nicotine use and obscures the huge difference in the hazards they pose.The pandemic has given Americans ample reason to be skeptical of pronouncements by the Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC). A press release the CDC issued today reminds us that the agency's habit of misleading the public began long before anyone had heard of COVID-19. According to the latest results from the National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS), the CDC says, "about 2.55 million U.S. middle and high school students reported current (past 30-day) use of a tobacco product in 2021."...
  • New Zealand to ban smoking for next generation in bid to outlaw habit by 2025

    12/10/2021 3:22:59 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 101 replies
    Irish Times ^ | 12/9/2021 | Tess McClure
    People currently aged 14 and under will never be able to legally purchase tobacco. New Zealand has announced it will outlaw smoking for the next generation, so that those who are aged 14 and under today will never be legally able to buy tobacco. New legislation means the legal smoking age will increase every year, to create a smoke-free generation of New Zealanders, associate health minister Dr Ayesha Verrall said on Thursday. “This is a historic day for the health of our people,” she said. ...
  • Navajo Nation Bans Sale of Tobacco: Industry ‘Colonized a Product that Was Sacred’

    11/17/2021 12:15:43 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/16/21 | Penny Starr
    A Navajo who studies the use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and chewing tobacco by Native Americans commented on the Navajo Nation’s permanent ban on the sale of tobacco, a product first cultivated by Native Americans but was “colonized” by white farmers. “I think it’s just really educating our communities about what the industry – I keep saying the industry because it’s really them that has put these products in the hands of our young people,” Patricia Nez Henderson said in an interview with taxpayer-funded National Public Radio’s (NPR) Weekend Edition Sunday. They colonized a product that was sacred, right?” “And the...
  • 'Expert' calls for denying life-saving hospital treatment to unvaccinatedSays they are 'not fit for life on earth' in unhinged rant

    10/17/2021 8:27:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 88 replies ^ | 10/15/2021 | Paul Joseph Watson
    An “expert” whose work on cybersecurity has been cited by the NY Times and the Washington Post announced on Twitter that the unvaccinated should be denied life-saving hospital treatment because they are “not fit for life on earth.” Chris Vickery, who describes himself as a “data breach hunter” also brags about how his “findings have contributed to investigations conducted by the FTC, FBI, SEC, Secret Service, HHS, SSCI, and more.” During an unhinged Twitter rant, Vickery asserted that a time limit of December 1st should be put on people refusing to take the COVID-19 vaccine. “Set a date now. After...
  • More evidence smokers are at less risk of Covid-19: Scientists discover adults who are hooked on cigarettes are 50% less likely to test positive for the illness

    10/16/2021 12:23:20 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 76 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/2/20 | Vanessa Chalmers
    Smokers are less likely to test positive for the coronavirus, according to research that offers yet more evidence that the habit may be protective. Since the crisis spiralled out of control, researchers have seen unusually low rates of smokers with Covid-19 in hospitals - suggesting they rarely get severely ill. Now, for what is believed to be the first time, experts in Israel have found adults who smoke cigarettes are less likely to pick up the virus in the first place
  • Hearth site in Utah desert reveals human tobacco use 12,300 years ago

    10/11/2021 9:01:35 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    Researchers discovered four charred seeds of a wild tobacco plant within the hearth contents, along with stone tools and duck bones left over from meals. Until now, the earliest documented use of tobacco came in the form of nicotine residue found inside a smoking pipe from Alabama dating to 3,300 years ago. The researchers believe the nomadic hunter-gatherers at the Utah site may have smoked the tobacco or perhaps sucked wads of tobacco plant fiber for the stimulant qualities offered by the nicotine it contained. After tobacco use originated among the New World's native peoples, it spread worldwide following the...
  • Drugs that mimic effects of cigarette smoke reduce SARS-CoV-2's ability to enter cells

    09/11/2021 2:15:29 PM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 95 replies
    Medical Xpress ^ | SEPTEMBER 10, 2021 | Hiroshima University
    Researchers have identified a potential reason why lower numbers of COVID cases have appeared amongst smokers compared to non-smokers, even as other reports suggest smoking increases severity of the disease. Researchers have identified two drugs that mimic the effect of chemicals in cigarette smoke to bind to a receptor in mammalian cells that inhibits production of ACE2 proteins, a process that appears to reduce the ability of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to enter the cell. The findings appear in the journal Scientific Reports on 17 August. Something of a paradox exists with respect to smoking cigarettes and COVID-19. Active smoking is...
  • Will Snuffing Out Fine Latin Cigars Strike the Match of Illegal Immigration?

    08/24/2021 8:16:07 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 8 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | 8/24/21 | Sreve Miller
    Cigar diplomacy is back—and once again it is clouding the landscape for an American president. As the Cold War raged in 1962, a trade embargo against Fidel Castro’s communist government in Cuba was an easy political call for John F. Kennedy. The president had a personal conflict-of-interest, however: JFK loved a good smoke. So he quietly secured 1,000 of his soon-to-be-contraband favorite, H. Upmann Petit Coronas, for his personal humidor before taking “necessary actions to promote national and hemispheric security.” As a nonsmoker, President Biden has a clear conscience as the feds prepare to take on the tobacco industry of...