Tagged: Smoking

Plain packaging of cigarettes: Economics and unintended consequences - Guest Work

Guest Author Aug 20, 2012

by Allan Main With Australia being first-mover to legislate for plain packaging of tobacco products, and given the closeness of our countries, the noise level is rising on what New Zealand’s policy should be. Generally that debate is providing a great deal of heat and very little light. Commentators with backgrounds in public health, sociology, intellectual property law/international … Read More

Its official: smokers are filthy litterbugs - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Jul 30, 2012

The University of Otago Department of Public Health’s scientific war on smokers continues with new research undertaken in Wellington showing 77 per cent of smokers having a cigarette in public places throw their butts on the ground. It may seem a trivial matter but consider this – around 5.6 trillion cigarettes are smoked anually, resulting in cigarette butt wastage comprising … Read More

Manufacturing Doubt - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Sep 18, 2011

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/29107248[/vimeo] For decades during which more and more scientific evidence was accumulating to show smoking was a health hazard, tobacco companies actively promoted their products, claiming that the scientific evidence wasn’t convincing. This link puts forward the case that petrochemical companies and their allies have been using the same arguments to introduce doubt into the climate change debate – not … Read More

Why New Zealand smokers suck the most (infographic) - Visibly Shaken

Peter Griffin Jun 21, 2010

The New Zealand Herald today carried news of interesting research by the tobacco industry which suggests New Zealand smokers have a penchant for cigarettes higher in nicotine than smokers across the Tasman. The Herald adds: The results come from a tobacco industry study… also found New Zealand smokers are exposed to the greatest average amount of tar out … Read More

Smoking Bans and the Effect of Health Warnings - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Jan 21, 2010

In the world today there is an increasing focus on the negative aspects of smoking and a concerted attempt to reduce the presence of smoking in society. Given the harmful effects of this addiction on not only the active smoker but those around them this seems like a prudent move. Two of the approaches with [...] … Read More