|Nicorette Will Become Japan's First OTC Smoking Cessation Product
|PEAPACK, N.J., June 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmacia Corporation announced today that the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare approved Nicorette(R) gum as an over-the-counter (OTC) smoking cessation product on June 20, 2001. Nicorette gum is the fi
|Federal Law Limits State Tobacco Ads
|WASHINGTON (AP) -- A state government may not impose its own advertising restrictions on tobacco beyond the broad federal law that bans cigarette ads on television and requires warning labels on packages, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
|Two Texas Cities OK Smoking Bans
|EL PASO, Texas â€“â€“ Two Texas cities have approved smoking bans that will prohibit people from lighting up in such places as restaurants, bars and hotels.
|Developing Countries to Get Smoking Research Boost
|GENEVA (Reuters) - The US National Institutes for Health and the World Health Organization will give million for research on the effects of tobacco in developing countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.
|Agency: Secondhand Smoke Hotline A Success
|The Oklahoma Department of Health is reporting a high public response rate during the first month of its statewide toll-free hotline for information on secondhand tobacco smoke.
|Smoking Risk Factor for Multiple Sclerosis: Study
|NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Long-time smokers may face an increased risk of multiple sclerosis, according to researchers from Harvard University. They found that women who smoked a pack a day for 25 years or more were more likely than nonsmokers to develo
|WHO keeps up anti-tobacco fight
|UNITED NATIONS, June 28 (UPI)-- A new million program for tobacco control research in developing countries was announced Thursday by the World Health Organization, the main health care agency of the United Nations, as part of its ongoing campaign agai
|Scientists Urge Global Cancer War, Target Tobacco
|LONDON (Reuters) - Cancer experts urged governments around the globe on Wednesday to increase their efforts to defeat the disease, which they predict will kill 10 million people a year by 2020.
|Among Women, Smoking Is Especially Destructive
|Diane Stover is the chief of pulmonary medicine at Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Eighty percent of the diseases she treats are related to smoking. And she's got a special warning for women: Smoking hurts you more than it hurts men,
|Mississippi Attorney General Michael Moore Urges Tennessee's Legislature to Keep Tobacco Settlement Money Intact
|NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 26, 2001--Mississippi Attorney General Michael Moore, who first sued the tobacco industry on behalf of a state, urged Tennessee legislators to carve out a portion of the state's tobacco settlement money for preventi
|Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids Background Info on Women, Girls and Tobacco
|WASHINGTON, June 27 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following was released today by the Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids:
On Thursday, July 5, at 10 p.m. ET, ABC will air an hour-long special entitled "Women and Cigarettes: A Fatal Attraction" that details the d