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Federal study cites tobacco flavorings' appeal to minors

some anti-smoking advocates say the study’s impact is limited because it doesn’t specify which flavors are raising concerns besides menthol...Reynolds Vapor Co., maker of the top-selling U.S. e-cig brand Vuse, is testing crema, rich mint, mint and chai fl
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 3, 2015 19:45
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[Asia-pacific, Australia, Georgia] Could this put an end to tobacco companies for good?

This is good news for Australia because we have fought the big companies before and that clause has been used against us, particularly when Julia Gillard introduced plain packaging laws in 2012. Tobacco juggernaut Philip Morris used the ISDS clause in th
Starts at Sixty (au)
added Oct 3, 2015 19:41

[North Carolina] Davie cigarette maker has role in low-nicotine study

A biotechnology company with a Mocksville operation, 22nd Century Group Inc., said Friday its low-nicotine traditional cigarettes were used in a high-profile research study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. 22nd Century, based in Clarence
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Oct 2, 2015 21:29

Proposed Bill Could Bring Connecticut Tobacco to Cuba

Democrat Chris Murphy held a round table discussion with Connecticut tobacco growers to hear their take on the issue. ... The Freedom to Export to Cuba Act would also remove a president’s authority to impose future embargoes, and repeal the prohibition on
NBC Connecticut
added Oct 2, 2015 21:27

[Asia, India] 17 Rajasthan districts yet to send anti-tobacco oath letters

More than half the total districts in Rajasthan have failed to send oath letters to the state government under the anti-tobacco drive which was launched here in August, a report said. ... part of the initiative in which girls were asked to make their bro
The Hindu Online (in)
added Oct 2, 2015 21:22

[Asia, Pakistan] Pictorial health warning : NCP condemns extension of deadline for tobacco industry

Network for Consumer Protection (NCP) has demanded of the ministry to instead let the law take its course and start taking punitive actions against the tobacco industry that includes fortification of the cigarette stock not carrying requisite warning. O
Daily Times (pk)
added Oct 2, 2015 21:20
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[California] Hookah lounge shooting suspect arrested in Arizona

A fourth suspect in a predawn shooting that killed a man at a Rolando smoking club last fall was behind bars Friday in Arizona, authorities said. Members of a U.S. Marshals Service task force arrested Neil Edward Downey, 26, in Phoenix on Thursday after
KSWB FOX 5 (San Diego, CA)
added Oct 2, 2015 21:09

[New York] Uruguay President vs. Big Tobacco

“Health is a human right,” President Vázquez said in his remarks at the General Assembly. “It is unethical to prioritize commercial aspects at the expense of a fundamental human right.”
WorldCrunch (fr)
added Oct 2, 2015 20:21

[Europe] FISHER: Supreme Court Takes Case Accusing RJ Reynolds Of Vast Money-Laundering Scheme

For all I know the allegations are true, but this suit, in its current form, looks more like a vehicle for a hoped-for settlement than a real case. Kudos to Reynolds for fighting it.
added Oct 2, 2015 20:06

The 5 Worst Things To Do On Cross-Exam ($$)

...," said Parker, who for more than 10 years has served as lead counsel for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. in...
added Oct 2, 2015 19:53
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