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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
Technion: Smoking and saliva are a deadly mix

06/06/04

Smoking turns one's saliva into a substance that greatly increases the risk of mouth cancer, according research conducted at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and Rambam Medical Center in Haifa.

Dr. Rafi Nagler and his team found that tobacco smoke breaks down molecules of saliva that are meant to protect the mouth and makes them "a cocktail of dangerous" materials. Nagler is not only a dentist, but he completed last week his medical studies at the Technion's Rappaport Medical Faculty; he also has a doctorate in biochemistry and a master's degree in business administration. He explained that saliva naturally contains antioxidants that usually protect the mouth against cancer. But smoking not only prevents the saliva from doing so -- it actually becomes a risky substance. "Our research has found that saliva exposed to tobacco smoke assists in the destruction of cells in the mouth and helps destroy normal activity in the mouth. Most people will be surprised to learn that the combination of saliva and smoke is more harmful to the mouth than cigarette smoke alone," he said. The research, published in a British cancer journal, studied the effects of tobacco smoke on cancer cells. Half were exposed to saliva exposed to tobacco smoke, while the rest were exposed only to the smoke. The first group suffered much more damage, which was more extensive the longer the exposure to tobacco smoke. Smoking and drinking alcohol are the main causes of mouth and throat cancer, which includes tumors of the oral cavity, throat, tongue, gums and larynx (voice box). About 400,000 new cases of these cancers are diagnosed around the world each year, most of them in developed countries.

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