Avoiding ‘Inflam-aging’

Avoiding ‘Inflam-aging’

Dampening inflammation is a must for people with chronic inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis. But you can be exposed to damaging inflammation without having a specific medical condition. Inflammation prevents the body from adequately reacting to stressors and puts the aging process on an unwanted fast track, increasing the likelihood of problems like heart disease. The […]

US Vs Diabetes

US Vs Diabetes

US adults with diabetes are no more likely to meet disease control targets than they were in Y 2005, a new study finds. Typically, diabetes treatment focuses on controlling blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, as well as no smoking. For the study, Massachusetts General Hospital researchers analyzed data on diabetes care in the […]

UAE Raise Tax 50% For Unhealthy Lifestyle Choices

UAE Raise Tax 50% For Unhealthy Lifestyle Choices

Sweetened beverages, sugary drinks and electronic smoking devices will be added into a list of excise taxable products by the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Effective January 1st of next year, the move will be cutting the use of harmful products and adjust the behaviors of clients, a cabinet general secretariat statement assured. The UAE is […]

FDA Pushes For Graphic Health Warnings on Cigarette Boxes

FDA Pushes For Graphic Health Warnings on Cigarette Boxes

The large, graphic cigarette health warnings proposed today by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are a critical and long-overdue step forward in the nation’s battle against tobacco use – the number one cause of preventable death. The new graphic warnings are a dramatic improvement over the current text-only warnings that have become stale and unnoticed, they […]

FDA’s New Tobacco Requirement

FDA’s New Tobacco Requirement

 Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a proposed ruleto require new health warnings on cigarette packages and in advertisements to promote greater public understanding of the negative health consequences of smoking. The proposed warnings, which feature photo-realistic color images depicting some of the lesser-known, but serious health risks of cigarette smoking, stand to represent […]

Lawsuit Filed Against FDA Regarding Tobacco Rules

Lawsuit Filed Against FDA Regarding Tobacco Rules

 Today, the Vapor Technology Association (VTA) and Vapor Stockroom (VSR) filed a lawsuit in federal court against the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), amongst others, over its unreasonable and arbitrary Pre-Market Tobacco Application (“PMTA”) process and the recently grossly accelerated PMTA filing deadline.  Plaintiffs are taking action to require FDA to publish and complete […]

Philip Morris (NYSE:PM) Among “The Most Attractive Consumer Stocks”

Philip Morris (NYSE:PM) Among “The Most Attractive Consumer Stocks”

$PM We have told our managed money clients that a recent dip in Philip Morris (NYSE:PM) stock is a Golden buying opportunity. Shares of Philip Morris (NYSE:PM) have rebounded after a difficult year in US 2018. “Part of that is the result of the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Philip Morris’s application to sell […]

Study: Even Moderate Drinking is Not Healthy

Study: Even Moderate Drinking is Not Healthy

FLASH: A new study challenges the idea that a drink or 2 a day could actually be good for you. In a study conducted in China, the researchers found that moderate drinking slightly raised the risk of stroke and high blood pressure. They were not able to figure out whether small amounts of alcohol might […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) ‘Unfazed’ by Aussie SG’s Sponsorship Investigation

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) ‘Unfazed’ by Aussie SG’s Sponsorship Investigation

$RACE, $MO Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) sponsor Philip Morris (NYSE:MO) is adamant its Mission Winnow initiative fully complies with tobacco advertising laws, despite an investigation being launched in Australia over the issue. Mission Winnow’s sponsorship of Ferrari was launched at last year’s Japanese GP, and represents a new scientific and technological push from Philip Morris in a […]

America’s Pregnant Women are Smoking More Marijuana

America’s Pregnant Women are Smoking More Marijuana

America’s Pregnant Women are Smoking More Marijuana As alcohol and tobacco use continue to decline among pregnant women in the US, a new study offers fresh evidence that more American mothers are using cannabis during pregnancy. Other recent studies have also documented a rise in cannabis use among pregnant women of all ages, with some […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE), PMI (NYSE:PM) Launch ‘Mission Winnow’

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE), PMI (NYSE:PM) Launch ‘Mission Winnow’

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE), PMI (NYSE:PM) Launch ‘Mission Winnow’ $RACE, $PM Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE:PM) and Scuderia Ferrari today advanced their 45-year partnership with the unveiling of Mission Winnow, a new global initiative to create engagement around the role of science, technology and innovation as a powerful force for good in any industry. This global […]

Tropical Storm Florence’s Effect on the Commodities Markets

Tropical Storm Florence’s Effect on the Commodities Markets

Tropical Storm Florence’s Effect on the Commodities Markets $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY The impact of Florence chases Hogs to higher marks Soybean steady post-WASDE. Corn falls to the bottom of its trading range. Wheat declines sharply. Cotton remains firm on Florence. Meats move higher, though it is off-season for demand. As Florence bore down on the Carolinas, […]

US Farmers Hurry to Harvest Crops as Hurricane Florence Looms

US Farmers Hurry to Harvest Crops as Hurricane Florence Looms

US Farmers Hurry to Harvest Crops as Hurricane Florence Looms $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY As powerful Hurricane Florence moves closer to the southeastern United States Tuesday, farmers in North Carolina rushed to harvest Corn and Tobacco and stock up on pig rations, while the danger of deadly flooding threatened a state where millions of farm animals […]

US Sanctions 3 Shipping Firms Over NKorea Strategic Trade

US Sanctions 3 Shipping Firms Over NKorea Strategic Trade

US Sanctions 3 Shipping Firms Over NKorea Strategic Trade Wednesday, The Trump Administration imposed additional sanctions on 3 foreign companies the US Treasury Department sayd are helping NKorea with illicit shipments of goods to fund its nuclear program. The US Treasury Department said it was taking action against the companies, which are based in China, […]

Cancer Risk and Coffee? No Real Evidence of Any!

Cancer Risk and Coffee? No Real Evidence of Any!

Cancer Risk and Coffee? No Real Evidence of Any! Health experts say the controversial warning overstates the risks and that the health benefits of drinking coffee far outweigh any potential downsides. More California “Nut Country” action. Recently, a California  judge ruled that coffee sellers must post scary warnings about cancer risks. The Big Q: How […]

President Trump Fights On for American Workers

President Trump Fights On for American Workers

President Trump Fights On for American Workers President Donald Trump “will continue fighting for the American worker” despite the European Union’s 10-page list of American products facing potential retaliation if he proceeds with tariffs on steel and aluminum exports, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday. “He is also working with a number of individual […]

Big Tobacco Enters the Legal Cannabis Business in Canada

Big Tobacco Enters the Legal Cannabis Business in Canada

Big Tobacco Enters the Legal Cannabis Business in Canada $AOI, $SZT While not a household name, a big US tobacco firm, Alliance One International Inc. (NYSE:AOI) has 1-upped its better known and much larger tobacco sellers by acquiring stakes in 2 Canadian firms involved in that country’s medical marijuana market. The acquisitions of the marijuana-related […]

It Is No Secret, Sugar Can Kill People

It Is No Secret, Sugar Can Kill People

It Is No Secret, Sugar Can Kill People Major industries have and continue to devoted huge financial resources to shaping scientific debates that may threaten profits. Prime example: Big Tobacco pushing back on how smoking kills people. This corporate strategy of subsidizing scientists, lobbyists and researchers to present results putting the products in the good light […]

Altria Tobacco Earnings Rise

Altria Tobacco Earnings Rise

Altria, the largest tobacco company in the US, reported a 20 per cent increase in net earnings on Wednesday as growth in its smokeless products continued to take off while higher Marlboro cigarette prices also padded profits. Net income rose to $1.99bn, or $1.03 per share, compared to $1.65bn, or 84 cents per share in […]

Over 50 Countries Will Attend Cuba’s Habanos Cigar Festival

Over 50 Countries Will Attend Cuba’s Habanos Cigar Festival

Over 50 Countries Will Attend Cuba’s Habanos Cigar Festival Representatives from over 50 countries will participate in the 19th Habanos Cigar Festival, the event organizer said Tuesday. This year’s festival, to be held in Havana from Feb. 27 to March 3, will see a number of star presentations, with the H. Upmann house which received […]

Wall Street, “High Time” to Monetize Marijuana

Wall Street, “High Time” to Monetize Marijuana

Wall Street, “High Time” to Monetize Marijuana At the Investor Pitch Forum this week in Brooklyn, NY, hosted by the cannabis industry investment and research firm The Arcview Group, 200 investors described as HNW (high net worth) met with dozens of companies looking to come into the new market of legal recreational marijuana. Cultivating Spirits, […]

Fed Welcomes Uptick in Inflation

Fed Welcomes Uptick in Inflation

Fed Welcomes Uptick in Inflation US consumer prices rose more than expected in August as healthcare costs recorded their biggest gain in 32.5 years, pointing to a steady build-up of inflation that could allow the US Fed to raise interest rates this year. The cost of living last month was also pushed up by continuing […]

South Korea’s Household Consumption Falling

South Korea’s Household Consumption Falling

South Korea’s Household Consumption Falling Private (household) consumption in South Korea fell in Q-1 on lower household income, a government report revealed Friday. Monthly private consumption averaged 2,669,000 Won (US$2,262) per household during the January-March period, up 0.6% from the same frame last year, according to Statistics Korea. Real private consumption, adjusted for inflation, declined […]