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Ninety percent of U.S. tobacco is GMO; hey smokers, you're smoking pesticide!

6/10/2013 - Smoke herbicide and pesticide all day and what do you get? You get a recurring hangover that seemingly needs a new blast of nicotine to quell or "dissipate," but in actuality, the only thing the nicotine does is stave off the headache, the nervousness, the anxiety, the "chemical hangover," and after...

Society and parents are teaching kids to smoke

3/22/2013 - Studies done in the UK looked at the top broadcast network TV shows, most aimed at kids, over a given period of time, and found that 34 percent contained some sort of tobacco content. They were looking for actual or implied tobacco use, the presence of smoking products, and other references to smoking...

What do you get when you mix GMO tobacco with ammonia and bleach?

2/24/2013 - First, let's investigate part of that formula. What do you get when you mix ammonia with bleach and burn it? You get a toxic fire that doesn't go out in heavy wind. When you inhale (inward drag on a cigarette), you get a fire that burns at up to 1,700 degrees at the tip of the cigarette. Here, you have...

Smoking addiction similar to gambling; both are fixed to rob you of everything

2/6/2013 - The best metaphor for the smoking addiction and how it has gotten so many millions of people hooked is gambling. Gambling is a major addiction in the United States for many people. They go to Atlantic City or Las Vegas and bet their whole paycheck, sometimes cash advances on credit, or worse, their...

Graphic pictorial warnings help people quit smoking, study shows

2/2/2013 - Graphic pictorial warning labels on tobacco products may make it significantly easier for people to quit smoking, particularly those from disadvantaged racial or economic groups, according to a study published in the journal PLOS ONE. The research was conducted by researchers from the Harvard School...

98 percent of Big Tobacco settlement money being used to fund something other than smoking prevention programs

12/12/2012 - The vast majority of the $246 billion rolling settlement awarded to all 50 U.S. states as part of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement is apparently being spent on things other than the anti-smoking programs and campaigns for which the money was intended, according to a new report. Entitled...

Watch the ad that exposes false science throughout history: Tobacco, DDT, GMOs

9/12/2012 10:29:39 PM - There was a time when manufacturers of the infamous pesticide chemical DDT and the herbicide chemical weapon "Agent Orange" actually tried to claim that these two toxins were completely safe for human exposure, a contention that the world now knows is completely false. And today, these same companies...

Busted! Co-author of Stanford study that bashed organics found to have deep ties to Big Tobacco's anti-science propaganda

9/7/2012 - (This article is jointly authored by Mike Adams of NaturalNews.com and Anthony Gucciardi of NaturalSociety.com) Over the last several days, the mainstream media has fallen for an elaborate scientific hoax that sought to destroy the credibility of organic foods by claiming they are "no healthier" than...

Are cigarette smokers inhaling fumes from plastic?

8/29/2012 - Cigarette filters may look like harmless cotton bound up in a tight little roll surrounded by yellow paper, but filters are specifically designed and manufactured with a plastic called cellulose acetate, used to accumulate smoke components and toxic chemicals. First of all, nicotine cannot be delivered...

Meta-study finds even the best cancer treatments don't address tobacco use

8/17/2012 - Besides testing the effectiveness of cancer treatments on the cancer, additional assessments are in place to ensure that the treatment design is effectively meeting the needs of the patients. A recent study that evaluated 155 clinic trial programs that are run and funded by the National Cancer Institute...

Farmers sue Big Tobacco, Monsanto for knowingly poisoning them with deadly pesticides that cause birth defects

4/17/2012 - A group of Argentinian farmers says corporate biotechnology giant Monsanto, tobacco behemoth Philip Morris, and several other tobacco companies coerced the farmers into using dangerous amounts of Roundup (glyphosate) and other pesticide and herbicide products on their tobacco crops, which eventually...

Indian tobacco helps smokers kick the habit and repair their lungs

3/2/2012 - Before the American Indian culture was shattered, the Indians used an unprocessed tobacco in pipes ceremoniously and for healing. Yes, healing lung disorders. Indian tobacco is known as Lobelia inflate or lobelia, which some herbalists, unafraid of being politically incorrect for using an herb once...

Cigarette tobacco leaves are genetically engineered to produce pesticides

1/22/2012 6:22:40 AM - Your central nervous system is susceptible to disorders from the chemicals in food, drinks, candy, gum and the environment, but when you smoke gene-altered tobacco which contains pesticide inside the plant itself, your body is broken down and desperate for relief, setting you up for the 20 minute "cure"...

New study: nicotine dramatically improves and normalizes failing memory in elders

1/10/2012 - Tobacco is some kind of "devil weed," only good for making chemical-laden products like cigarettes, known to promote cancer. At least, that's the current take on this plant. But that's certainly not the whole truth about tobacco, which has been used historically by many cultures both in religious rituals...

The dark side of smoking - what Big Tobacco doesn't want you to know

12/11/2011 - The truth is that most pack-a-day smokers are hooked and cannot figure out how to quit, mainly because most cessation methods don't address the true depth of the addiction, and most are just scams that are marketed by "Big Pharma" to damage your health even further and send any "ex-smokers" right back...

FDA unfairly maligns tobacco plant with graphic new cigarette warning labels

6/23/2011 - The FDA has released nine new graphic warning labels that will be required on U.S. cigarettes, offering grotesque visual images designed to dissuade smokers from purchasing cigarettes. At first glance, this might seem like a clever and effective strategy for reducing deaths from smoking cigarettes....

World No Tobacco Day

5/30/2011 1:21:41 AM - Smoking kills 6 million people every year around the world, and more than half a million non-smokers get affected from second hand smoke. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death. In fact, tobacco kills more people every year that alcohol,...

US Surgeon General lies by omission: Smoking one cigarette can kill you? Seriously?

12/23/2010 - In what can only be called a bizarre leap of pseudoscience, U.S. Surgeon General Dr Regina M. Benjamin recently announced that smoking one cigarette can kill you. In fact, she says, just breathing in the smoke from someone else's cigarette can kill you, she claims. It's all part of a just-released report...

Tobacco firms bypass marketing restrictions with clever web campaigns

11/27/2010 - Tobacco companies may be bypassing marketing bans by secretly posting promotional videos online, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Otago, New Zealand, and published in the journal Tobacco Control. "Tobacco companies stand to benefit greatly from the marketing potential...

Tobacco might be bad for health, but new research says it's good for crops

10/30/2010 - The overall decline in tobacco use around the world has hurt many tobacco farmers, but scientists have identified an alternative use for tobacco that could spark new life into the tobacco industry and revolutionize modern agriculture. According to a report published in the journal Industrial & Engineering...

Researchers urging ban on point-of-sale tobacco advertising

7/20/2010 - Stanford University Medical School researchers recently conducted a survey in which they found that point-of-sale tobacco advertising greatly influences teenagers' desire and willingness to smoke. According to the survey, teenagers who frequent establishments where this type of advertising exists are...

Smokeless tobacco products like snuff also cause cancer

2/23/2010 - A recent study published in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology is urging tobacco manufacturers to reformulate a smokeless tobacco product called moist snuff. Researchers from Minnesota have found that the product contains high levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) which are highly...

Tobacco smoke causes behavior problems in children

1/9/2010 - A study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives has revealed that children who are exposed to cigarette smoke prenatally and during the first year of their life are likely to develop behavioral problems by the time they are of school age. Particularly problematic during the gestational...

Senate Passes Pathetic Tobacco Control Bill

6/12/2009 - There's no other word to describe it: The U.S. Senate's tobacco control bill is pathetic. It bans candy cigarettes and fruit-flavored cigarettes, but doesn't even require cigarette companies to disclose the ingredients they use until nearly a year-and-a-half later. The bill bans the use of the word...

American Medical Association Promoted Tobacco, Cigarettes in its Medical Journal

6/12/2009 - This article originally ran on NaturalNews in 2007, but given the recent passage of a "tobacco control bill" by the U.S. Senate, it deserves repeating. Read this article to learn some rather shocking information about the history of collaboration between Big Tobacco and the American Medical Association. Despite...

China May Use Graphics on Tobacco Warning Labels

5/24/2009 - Chinese health officials are advocating for laws requiring the placement photos or other graphic images onto cigarette cartons in order to warn people about the risks of smoking. "An effective warning is very important," said Yang Gonghuan, deputy director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention...

Philip Morris Ordered to Pay $8 Million to Widow of Chain Smoker

2/21/2009 - A U.S. jury has awarded the widow of a chain smoker $8 million in damages: That's $3 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. Her lawsuit sought $130 million. The victory may energize other lawsuits against tobacco companies that knowingly manipulated and sold products...

New Research Scandal: Scientist’s Hidden Tobacco Agenda Exposed

1/6/2009 - Scientific research is sometimes tedious, often exciting and, in some cases, not exactly ethical. A case in point: prominent psychiatrist and strong proponent of anti-depressants, Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., was recently discovered to have accepted $800,000 from drug giant GlaxoSmithKline, a fact he...

Cancer Study Secretly Funded by Tobacco Companies, Science Journal Duped

10/22/2008 - Researchers from Cornell University concealed the fact that a tobacco company had funded its studies into whether lung scans can detect cancer earlier than other methods, a New York Times article has revealed. The New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the American Medical Association...

Cigarettes, Lies, and Pet Food Advertising

9/16/2008 - It's difficult to imagine that cigarettes and lies have any connection with pet food -- but when you look closely at the advertising tactics of some pet foods, look closely at the ingredients in those pet foods -- you'll find cigarettes, lies, and pet food fits perfectly together. To give you an...

Should the FDA Regulate Tobacco? Health Freedom Advocate Says Criminalizing Cigarettes is a Mistake

7/31/2008 - The U.S. Congress has just voted to categorize tobacco as a drug, handing the FDA regulatory authority to control the advertising, marketing and sales of cigarettes. This hilarious move, if approved by the Senate and signed by the President, would put the FDA in the position of approving the sale of...

Why Philip Morris Supports FDA Regulation of Tobacco

4/1/2008 - A proposed law that would give the FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products have garnered a wide degree of support -- including from Philip Morris, the world's largest tobacco company. The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Regulation Act would give the FDA the same authority to regulate...

Big Tobacco joins breast cancer industry to launch new pink ribbon cigarettes (parody)

10/12/2007 - (NaturalNews parody) Big Tobacco has joined forces with the breast cancer industry in the launch of its newest product aimed at raising money for breast cancer research: "Pink ribbon" SlimSmokes cigarettes for women. For every pack of cigarettes sold, the manufacturer pledges to donate two cents to breast...

Doctors, American Medical Association hawked cigarettes as healthy for consumers

7/25/2007 - Despite its stated mission, "To promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health," the American Medical Association (AMA) has taken many missteps in protecting the health of the American people. One of the most striking examples is the AMA's long-term relationship with the...

Tobacco Industry Promoted “Ineffective” Ventilation Systems (press release)

8/30/2006 - Newly released documents reveal that, despite knowing that ventilation and air filtration are ineffective at removing environmental tobacco smoke, British American Tobacco (BAT) promoted these technologies to the hospitality industry as viable options to smoking bans. Writing in this week’s BMJ,...

Big Tobacco firms found guilty of conspiracy, racketeering

8/18/2006 - Yesterday a federal judge found Big Tobacco firms guilty of civil fraud and racketeering, but failed to impose harsh sanctions against the companies in the suit, citing a restrictive appeals court ruling. U.S. District Judge Gladys E. Kessler said the government's seven-year case against Big Tobacco...

Big Tobacco racketeering ruling mirrors future Big Pharma prosecutions (opinion)

8/18/2006 - For decades, major tobacco companies have lied about the risks of smoking. A federal judge has now ruled that Big Tobacco engaged in decades of conspiracy and civil fraud, scoring a major victory for the Dept. of Justice, which sued tobacco firms seven years ago. It has taken decades for this legal...

Big Tobacco and Big Pharma: same tactics, different chemicals

6/7/2005 - Have you ever thought about the similarities between pharmaceutical and tobacco companies? They're striking. Both sell products that kill people when used as directed. The statistics are readily available for pharmaceuticals, which kill around 100,000 Americans each year according to the Journal of...

Big Tobacco racketeering charges mirror pharmaceutical industry crimes

11/21/2004 - The United States Justice Department charges that under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), cigarette companies have deceived the public for decades in an effort to sell their products. Few would deny the deceptions, except perhaps the tobacco companies themselves. But what's...

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