Saturday, June 9, 2007

Slash under investigation for smoking on stage in Wales

Not a lot happens in Wales. That's the way the people there like it. They can sit around and read the letters of Flaubert in peace and quiet. But when breaking news happens, the people of Wales hop to. [link]

Friday, June 1, 2007

Anti-smoking pill approved in the UK

It's called varenicine and will be sold under the brand name Champix.

The drug partially stimulates nicotine receptors in the brain, which helps reduce nicotine-withdrawal symptoms. It also partly blocks nicotine from attaching to these receptors, making smoking less satisfying and so curbing a person's desire to smoke.