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Philip Morris will pay a fine of 10.1 billion dollars for "light" cigarettes
Appellate court of Illinois decided to restore the jury verdict, imposed in 2003, that sentenced the Philip Morris company to a fine of 10.1 billion dollars for the misleading of smokers about the safety of "light" cigarettes.
read more ...05/12/14
Philip Morris will close its cigarette production factory in Australia
Tobacco company Philip Morris will close its tobacco factory in Australia, located in Moorabbin, reported BBC News. Factory will cease to exist after 60 years of work, about 180 workers will remain unemployed. Company transfers its factory in South Korea.
read more ...05/02/14
Interesting Facts About Appearance of Cigarettes in America
It's so obvious for us nowadays to buy cigarettes as we know what they are for and how they should be used. In the past however smoking didn't exist. More exactly the grounds of this habit existed but were not developed to the extent familiar to
read more ...01/10/14
Setting an Example by Kicking the Habit

05/27/03

TUESDAY, May 27 (HealthScoutNews) -- Where there's no parental smoke, there's less chance children will get fired up about cigarettes.

A study by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center found parents who quit smoking before their kids reach the third grade greatly reduce the risk that the kids will become smokers by the time they're seniors in high school. If one parent quits smoking by the time the child is 8 or 9 years old, the child's odds of becoming a daily or monthly smoker by age 17 or 18 is reduced by 25 percent. If both parents quit when the child is 8 or 9 years old, the child's odds of becoming a smoker declines by almost 40 percent. For the study, which appears in the May issue of the journal Addiction, the researchers analyzed data from more than 3,000 children and parents in 20 school districts in Washington state. "Statistics show that if a child reaches age 18 without becoming a smoker, his or her odds of remaining smoke-free are around 90 percent. Therefore, our results indicate that if all smoking parents were to quit by the time their children were around age 8, it could prevent 136,000 young people in the United States from becoming daily, long-term smokers," researcher Jonathan B. Bricker says in a news release. The study found mothers weren't more influential than fathers in this regard and girls were no more susceptible than boys. The study also found those least likely to smoke were children of parents who never smoked. Among senior high school students, the rates of smoking were 14 percent for those whose parents had never smoked, 37 percent among those whose parents both smoked, and 26 percent among those whose parents had both quit smoking by the time the child was in third grade. More study is needed to determine the benefits when parents stop smoking after their children reach age 8 or 9, the researchers note.

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