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American cigarette manufacturers have filed a lawsuit against the FDA.
The largest US tobacco companies filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Columbia against the Federal Office of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
read more ...05/04/15
Interesting facts about cigarettes, countries - tobacco leaders.
Every minute in the world are sold about 8-10 million cigarettes and daily 13-15 billion cigarettes.
read more ...04/01/15
Anti-smoking campaigns run to extremes.
It is strange to what can bring the foolishness of anti-smoking crusaders in their attempts to impose all the rules of a healthy lifestyle, even if they lead to a violation of all norms, artistic freedom and civil society.
read more ...03/03/15
Vitamins Do Not Help Male Smokers Avoid Colds


NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older men who smoke shouldn't bother to take common ``cold fighting'' vitamins in an attempt to ward off respiratory illness, new study findings suggest.

``We found no protective association between dietary vitamin C or E or beta-carotene and the incidence of self-reported colds,'' Dr. Harri Hemila of the University of Helsinki in Finland and colleagues report in the January issue of the journal Epidemiology. Nonetheless, the study did identify a small population of men--those over the age of 65--whose intake of vitamin E was associated with a slightly reduced risk of catching colds. The effect was strongest among men who lived in cities and smoked fewer than 15 cigarettes daily. However, Hemila all but dismissed this finding during an interview with Reuters Health, noting that the group represented only about 1% of men in the study. The 28% reduction in colds found in the group is ``rather small and seems to have no practical relevance,'' he said. ``Whether (the finding) is due to a statistical artifact generated by the subgroup analyses, or due to a real physiological effect--that is an open question,'' Hemila added. The researchers evaluated data from a study of nearly 22,000 male smokers that investigated whether supplementing their diets with 50 milligrams (mg) of vitamin E and 20 mg of beta-carotene daily had any effect on whether they developed cancer. The men, aged 50 to 69, were also asked about the number of colds they had during the study period. Past studies have found some evidence that vitamin C can help guard against the common cold, and that vitamin E may strengthen the immune system in older people. ``Although vitamins C and E may affect susceptibility to respiratory infections in restricted groups of subjects under special circumstances, the results of the present analysis and the findings of several other studies indicate that such subpopulations are not large in the Western countries,'' Hemila and colleagues conclude.

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