The Story Of Tobacco Companies and Our Children; Worse Than You Think. authors: Dr. Alvarado is a thoracic surgeon, Andrea Borondy Kitts is a retired engineering executive who lost her husband to lung cancer this past April. She volunteers for the American Lung Association and a Masters in Public Health student at UConn.
What's the No. 1 cause of preventable premature death in the U.S.? What's the No. 1 cancer killer among American men & women? What cancer kills twice as many women as any other cancer? The answer to all of the above is not pancreatic, skin, nor breast cancer. ... It's lung cancer. In 1987, lung cancer surpassed breast cancer to become the leading cause of cancer death in women. Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancers, accounting for nearly 90%of lung cancer deaths.
Action on Smoking & Health (ASH) announced names of colleges & universities certified "Free from Tobacco Money" honoring their divestment from tobacco interests. "Universities should not profit from tobacco addictions and death," said Laurent Huber, ASH Exec Dir. "The money students spend on bettering themselves should not be invested in projects that have such a negative impact on the health of its students and of people around the world." See list at this link.
Watch Out, Joe Camel Is Back: Big Tobacco and the TPP
Link found between duration of smoking habit and risk for breast cancer. Note: Lung cancer kills more people every year than breast cancer, colon cancer, and prostate cancer . And smoking causes of lung cancer deaths.
When smoking was banned from casinos in Colorado, ambulance calls to casinos in Gilpin County dropped about 20 percent, according to research reported in the American Heart Association journal Circulation.
E-cigarettes affect the lungs in a similar way to tobacco
Big Tobacco puts countries on trial as concerns over TTIP deals mount
Big Tobacco puts countries on trial as concerns over TTIP deals mount. Philip Morris is suing Uruguay for increasing size of the health warnings on cigarette packs & for clamping down on use of sub-brands. ... PM is taking legal action under terms of a bilateral trade agreement between Switzerland (where it recently moved from US) and Uruguay. Agreement allows Swiss multinationals the right to sue the Uruguayan people if they bring in legislation that will damage their profits.