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Scotland: Pensioner stabbed wife with kitchen knife in row over cigarette


Scotland: Pensioner stabbed wife with kitchen knife in row over cigarette

A woman suffered five stab wounds that left her permanently scarred after an argument that began when her husband asked her for a cigarette. Medics said her injuries were potentially life-threatening.

Source: STV – 11 April 2013

Wales: Man fell to his death while smoking on window sill

A man who was sitting on the window sill of his bedroom to smoke fell 20ft to his death, an inquiry heard.

Source: South Wales Argus – 11 April 2013

Gwyneth Paltrow: I smoke one cigarette per week

Gwyneth Paltrow, who is known for her strict diet and intense fitness regimens,  has admitted In a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar that her guilty pleasure is to smoke a cigarette once a week.

Source: Yahoo! News – 11 April 2013

Researchers identify novel approach to study COPD and treatment efficacy

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have pinpointed a genetic signature for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) from airway cells harvested utilizing a minimally invasive procedure. The findings provide a novel way to study COPD and could lead to new treatments and ways to monitor patients’ response to those treatments. The study is published online in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

Source: Medical Xpress – 11 April 2013

USA: NYC voters like cigarette display ban plan

A new poll from Quinnipiac University shows New Yorkers strongly support Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to keep cigarettes out of sight in stores.

Sixty-eight percent of city voters back the idea while thirty percent oppose it.

Source: Wall Street Journal – 11 April 2013

US budget: Obama unveils a plan to smoke big tobacco

President Obama seems intent to use his budget proposal as a weapon against tobacco with an attempt to raise the federal tax on cigarettes from $1.01 per pack to $1.95 – a $0.94 increase.

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