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November 2011 Tobacco Control in the News

Electronic Cigarettes See Growth in Social Tech Community

November 22, 2011   It’s a little black or white back, equipped with a small blue light, and pops up in a lot of places. Read More.

Is it Not Time to Ban this Addictive and Lethal Drug?

November 22, 2011   Although smoking has fallen sharply in the U.S., from about 40 per cent of the population in 1970 to just 20 per cent today, the proportion of smokers stopped dropping around 2004. Read More.

NYC Sues Roll-Your-Own Cigarette Shops Over Taxes

November 21, 2011   There is no place in the U.S. more expensive to smoke than New York City, where the taxes alone will set you back $5.85 per pack. Yet, addicts who visit Island Smokes, a “roll-your-own” cigarette shop in Chinatown, can walk out with an entire 10-pack carton for under $40, thanks to a yawning tax loophole that officials in several states are now trying to close. Read More.

Dissolvable Tobacco Products Appealing to Women

November 21, 2011   Adult female tobacco users have proven an elusive consumer group for smokeless/smokefree products, especially if they involve spitting, but R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. reported recently its Camel dissolvable tobacco products are gaining traction with females in its test markets of Charlotte and Denver. Read More.

The Smokers’ Surcharge

November 18, 2011   More and more employers are demanding that workers who smoke, are overweight or have high cholesterol shoulder a greater share of their health care costs, a shift toward penalizing employees with unhealthy lifestyles rather than rewarding good habits. Read More.

Teenagers Trading in Cigarettes for Flavored Cigars

November 18, 2011   The number of Maryland teenagers who smoke cigarettes dropped significantly in the past decade, but state health officials say new statistics show that more young people are now getting hooked on candy-flavored cigars instead. Read More.

Can Smaller Pack Sizes Help Smokers Quit?

November 17, 2011   The government currently mandates 20 cigarettes per pack, but Jody Sindelar from the Yale School of Public Health says that cutting down to 10 cigarettes per pack could bolster willpower and help smokers quit. Read More.

UK Doctors Call for a Ban on Smoking in Cars

November 17, 2011   Drivers in the UK may be restricted from lighting up behind the wheel, if the country’s doctors have their way. Read More.

Ex-Smoker Turns Bad Habit into Students’ Good Fortune

November 16, 2011   Marilyn Shelton is turning what was a $3- and $4-a-day bad habit into a $1,500-a-year good deed. Read More

Smokers Turn to E-cigs to Quit

November 16, 2011   Smokers who want to quit may have a new option - electronic cigarettes, better known as e-cigarettes. Read More

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