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  Chinese e-cigarette helps you stub out the habit | Lifestyle | Living | Reuters
A Chinese company marketing the world's first "electronic" cigarette hopes to double sales this year as it expands overseas and as some of China's legions of smokers try to quit.
Golden Dragon Group Ltd's Ruyan cigarettes are battery-powered, cigarette-shaped devices that deliver nicotine to inhalers in a bid to emulate actual smoking.
The cigarettes sell for around 1,600 yuan ($208) apiece and are already available in China, Israel, Turkey, and a number of European countries, but not yet the United States.
www.reuters.com /article/lifestyleMolt/idUSSP23039020070509   (500 words)

  Cigarette Smoking and Cardiovascular Diseases
Cigarette smoking is the most important preventable cause of premature death in the United States.
Cigarette and tobacco smoke, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, physical inactivity, obesity and diabetes are the six major independent risk factors for coronary heart disease that you can modify or control.
Cigarette smoking is so widespread and significant as a risk factor that the Surgeon General has called it "the leading preventable cause of disease and deaths in the United States."
www.americanheart.org /presenter.jhtml?identifier=4545   (610 words)

  Cigarette - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The cigarette is ignited at one end and allowed to smoulder for the purpose of inhalation of its smoke from the other (usually filtered) end, which is inserted in the mouth.
A cigarette is distinguished from a cigar by its smaller size (hence the name), use of processed leaf, and paper wrapping; cigars are typically composed entirely of whole leaf tobacco.
Cigarettes were largely unknown in the English-speaking world before the Crimean War, when British soldiers began emulating their Ottoman Turkish comrades, who resorted to rolling their tobacco with newsprint.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cigarette   (3727 words)

 Cigarette card - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cigarette cards are trade cards issued by tobacco manufacturers to stiffen cigarette packaging and advertise cigarette brands.
These are considered to be the first cigarette cards, and one of the first modern promotional schemes for any manufactured product.
Some very early cigarette cards were printed on silk which was then attached to a paper backing.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cigarette_card   (419 words)

 Cigarette Smoking
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States.
Cigarette smoking during childhood and adolescence increases the number and severity of respiratory illnesses.
Cigarette smoking is, in fact, the major cause of lung cancers of all major histologic types.
tuberose.com /Cigarette_Smoking.html   (2698 words)

 Smoke and Mirrors: Understanding the New Scheme for Cigarette Regulation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cigarettes have long been subject to heavy excise taxes at both the state and federal level, and Congress has mandated on-product warnings and written the warning language for cigarettes since 1964.
Cigarettes have also been the target of decades of litigation, though here the cigarette industry has enjoyed an almost unblemished record of success.
The cigarette companies are in a difficult position with respect to all such matters since they are not permitted to make health claims on behalf of their products.
www.brook.edu /press/review/winter98/viscusi.htm   (3154 words)

A cigarette is a coyly displayed phallic manifestation of my innermost desires, it is my cry to the world - "despite all, I am alive (and wearing fl lace panties)!", it is the ultimate come-hither.
A cigarette is my pledge to never submit to corporation propaganda, to political power mongering, to information witten and re-written as times dictate, to factlesness, to greed.
A cigarette is the fabricated demon of a century obsessed with survival, tittering as it is on the brink of self extermination.
www.everything2.com /index.pl?node=cigarette   (1274 words)

 The Ghost of Cigarette Advertising Past
Cigarette advertising serves the interests of the cigarette manufacturers, and what the manufacturers want is to promote smoking and keep cigarettes and health worries as far apart in the public mind as possible.
When cigarette advertising was regulated, competition among manufacturers routinely led to advertisements containing information on the health effects of smoking—much of it in blunt and provocative language—even though this was sometimes highly destructive to the interests of the cigarette industry as a whole.
Cigarette advertising changed tack within a matter of months, and indeed was already in conformance with the FTC guides by the time they were formally issued in the fall of 1955.
www.cato.org /pubs/regulation/reg20n3d.html   (5538 words)

 R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company - Values - Responsible Marketing - Advertising & Marketing Restrictions   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cigarette advertising shall not suggest that smoking is essential to social prominence, distinction, success or sexual attraction, nor shall it picture a person smoking in an exaggerated manner.
Cigarette advertising may picture attractive, healthy looking persons provided there is no suggestion that their attractiveness and good health is due to cigarette smoking.
Cigarette advertising shall not depict as a smoker anyone who is or has been well known as an athlete, nor shall it show any smoker participating in, or obviously just having participated in, a physical activity requiring stamina or athletic conditioning beyond that of normal recreation.
www.rjrt.com /values/marketingRestrict.aspx   (1185 words)

 NOVA Online | Search for a Safe Cigarette | "Safer" Cigarettes: A History
Although the opposition of health groups to a safe cigarette would seem contradictory, it is borne out of a deep mistrust of the cigarette companies, whose strategy of denial over the years has created a credibility gap with the public health community.
The cigarette makers first began making noises about safer cigarettes in the 1950s during a period now known among historians as the "tar derby." As a result of growing public concerns about smoking and health, the cigarette makers responded with a variety of new filter cigarettes that would ostensibly reduce tar levels.
Smokers of low-tar cigarettes inhale more deeply, take puffs more often, and even cover up the tiny holes near the filter that were put there to reduce the amount of smoke, and subsequently the amount of tar, that a smoker inhales.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/nova/cigarette/history.html   (1244 words)

 Cigarette Smoking and Cancer: Q & A - National Cancer Institute
Cigarette smoking causes 87 percent of lung cancer deaths and is responsible for most cancers of the larynx, oral cavity and pharynx, esophagus, and bladder (see Question 1).
Cigarette smoking alone is directly responsible for approximately 30 percent of all cancer deaths annually in the United States (1).
This includes the number of cigarettes a person smokes each day, the intensity of smoking (i.e., the size and frequency of puffs), the age at which smoking began, the number of years a person has smoked, and a smoker’s secondhand smoke exposure.
www.cancer.gov /cancertopics/factsheet/Tobacco/cancer   (1004 words)

 Cigarettes - Lostpedia
Cigarette stubs can be seen in the ashtray in Christian Shephard's hotel room in "White Rabbit".
Charlie tried to steal an expensive, antique cigarette case from Francis Heatherton to pay for his drug habit.
It is known that Sawyer smoked cigarettes prior to crashing on the Island.
www.lostpedia.com /wiki/Cigarette   (612 words)

 cigar and cigarette
Cigarettes consist of finely shredded tobacco enclosed in a paper wrapper, and they often have a filter tip at the end.
Cigarette manufacturers in the United States were faced with serious legal and financial threats in the mid- and late 1990s as a result of health-related lawsuits brought by U.S. states and by individuals, and also were confronted with further attempts at government regulation.
Where U.S. law allows, cigarettes continue to be aggressively marketed by American tobacco companies, who also aim increasing amounts of their sales efforts at the less regulated nations in the global market.
www.factmonster.com /ce6/society/A0812245.html   (651 words)

Cigarette butts accumulate in the environment due to the popularity of plastic cigarette filters and the habit some smokers have to "toss their butt" rather than use ashtrays.
In addition, the evidence was strong that the remnant tobacco in cigarette butts is a principal factor determining the mortality, although the compounds in used cigarette filters also have a lethal effect on the water flea.
While the components of new cigarette filters may contribute to the total toxicity of cigarette butts, the chemicals and compounds that are absorbed by the filters during the act of smoking are responsible for most of the deaths associated with cigarette butts' filters.
www.longwood.edu /cleanva/ciglitterarticle.htm   (3523 words)

 Surfrider Foundation A-Z: Cigarette Butt Litter
Cigarette butt litter is a major problem at our beaches, in the ocean and throughout the watersheds which carry water, trash and debris to our beaches.
Cigarette butts discarded in parking lots, along sidewalks and in street gutters miles from the coast inevitably make their way through storm drains, creeks and rivers to the beach and the ocean.
Cigarette butts are composed of cellulose acetate, a form of plastic, which can take many (estimated 2 to 25) years to decompose.
www.surfrider.org /a-z/cig_but.asp   (790 words)

 ACS :: Cigarette Smoking
The 1982 Surgeon General's Report stated that "Cigarette smoking is the major single cause of cancer mortality in the United States." This statement is as true today as it was in 1982.
Cigarettes, cigars, and spit and pipe tobacco are made from dried tobacco leaves, as well as ingredients added for flavor and other properties.
The risk of having lung cancer and other smoking-related cancers is related to total lifetime exposure to cigarette smoke, as measured by the number of cigarettes smoked each day, the age at which smoking began, and the number of years a person has smoked.
www.cancer.org /docroot/PED/content/PED_10_2X_Cigarette_Smoking.asp?sitearea=PED   (2175 words)

 Neuroscience for Kids - Cigarette Ads-A Promise Broken
This contradicted years of testimony by tobacco company executives, who had claimed that cigarettes were not addictive and that there was no proof that they were bad for your health.
So, on a cigarette box in Canada, you might see a photo of diseased lungs, a cancerous mouth or a brain cut in half showing damage from a stroke.
Cigarette brands favored by youth are more likely than adult-favored brands to be advertised in magazines with high youth readerships (Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 1999).
faculty.washington.edu /chudler/smokead.html   (870 words)

 cigar and cigarette — Infoplease.com
Cigarettes consist of finely shredded tobacco enclosed in a paper wrapper, and they often have a filter tip at the end.
Cigarette manufacturers in the United States were faced with serious legal and financial threats in the mid- and late 1990s as a result of health-related lawsuits brought by U.S. states and by individuals, and also were confronted with further attempts at government regulation.
Where U.S. law allows, cigarettes continue to be aggressively marketed by American tobacco companies, who also aim increasing amounts of their sales efforts at the less regulated nations in the global market.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/society/A0812245.html   (803 words)

 Cigarette Tax Frequently Asked Questions - Wisconsin Department of Revenue
Cigarettes brought into Wisconsin that are not stamped with a Wisconsin cigarette tax stamp or stamped with another state's tax stamp are untaxed cigarettes.
Cigarettes sold to state or federally operated veterans' hospitals are not subject to the use tax either.
Cigarettes sold to interstate carriers of passengers for hire to be resold to bona fide passengers being transported.
www.dor.state.wi.us /faqs/ise/cigar.html   (2642 words)

 Taxes > Other > Cigarette Tax   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Washington consumers who purchase cigarettes outside Washington State, or from some other source without paying Washington taxes, must pay both the cigarette tax and the use tax directly to the Department of Revenue.
In addition to the cigarette tax, cigarettes are also subject to sales or use tax.
In addition to the amount of unpaid cigarette tax and use tax, persons who possess untaxed cigarettes may be assessed a penalty of either $10 per pack or $250 (whichever is greater).
dor.wa.gov /content/taxes/other/tax_cigarette.aspx   (289 words)

 States hunt down online cigarette buyers
Michigan resident Julia Sidebottom inhaled sharply when she opened her mailbox earlier this year and was greeted with an unexpected and unwelcome bill from the state for $4,753.89 in unpaid cigarette and sales taxes.
Michigan is just one of the states looking to recoup revenue lost through sales of cigarettes on the Internet, where smokes often are cheaper precisely because the transactions almost never include cigarette and sales taxes owed to to the purchaser's state.
Cigarette taxes aside, at least 10 states (Alaska, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Michigan, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Washington) specifically outlaw online cigarette sales, and state law enforcement officials are cracking down on the virtual vendors.
www.stateline.org /live/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=136&languageId=1&contentId=29157   (989 words)

 Cigarette Use Among High School Students --- United States, 1991--2003
This report summarizes the results of that analysis, which indicated that although 1) the prevalence of lifetime cigarette use was stable among high school students during the 1990s and 2) the prevalence of both current and current frequent cigarette use increased into the late 1990s, all three behaviors had declined significantly by 2003.
The prevalence of lifetime cigarette use, although stable during the 1990s, declined significantly, from 70.4% in 1999 to 58.4% in 2003 (Table 1).
A significant quadratic trend was detected for current frequent cigarette use; the prevalence increased from 12.7% in 1991 to 16.7% in 1997 and 16.8% in 1999, then declined significantly to 9.7% in 2003.
www.cdc.gov /mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5323a1.htm   (1253 words)

 Tobacco Litigation: Cigarette Fires   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The cigarette was defective, they said, because it could burn down to the filter even when it was not being puffed.
Shannon was left in a car, which burst into flames when a burning cigarette fell on the car seat, according to the attorneys.
Cigarettes and other tobacco products are responsible for about 1,000 fire deaths and 4,000 burn injuries per year, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.
www.braytonlaw.com /news/legalnews/101703_tobacco_burn.htm   (429 words)

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