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Alliance One International Reports Fiscal Year 2015 First Quarter Results

"Challenging weather conditions in some regions and global markets that have entered oversupply have delayed purchasing green tobacco. Market prices paid for green tobacco from suppliers have been generally lower than last year. This is consistent with c
PR Newswire
added Aug 8, 2014 11:44

PODKUL: How Wall Street Tobacco Deals Left States With Billions in Toxic Debt

Politicians wanted upfront cash from a legal victory over Big Tobacco, and bankers happily obliged. The price? A handful of states promised to repay $64 billion on just $3 billion advanced.
added Aug 8, 2014 11:42

Youth Tobacco Use and Electronic CigarettesLetters

In a cross-sectional study, the observed relationship between e-cigarette use and higher and more sustained levels of smoking does not imply causation. Moreover, such studies do not take into account other population characteristics, which may play a cruc
JAMA Pediatrics (Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)
added Aug 8, 2014 11:41

SIEGEL: Based on a Lie, Senator Durbin and Colleagues Want to Put Thousands of Vape Shops Out of Business

the letter to the FDA calls for an immediate ban on e-cigarette flavorings. If such a ban is implemented, it will immediately put thousands of vaping shops out of business. In addition, it will eliminate the overwhelming majority of electronic cigarettes
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Aug 8, 2014 11:39

[New York] EDITORIAL: While Amherst has raised the e-cigarette issue, state and federal rules are needed

The Town of Amherst should be credited for at least attempting to tackle the issue of controlling smoking in a modern age in which the proliferation of vapor shops and electronic cigarettes is reshaping the landscape. ...the town should not have to go it
Buffalo (NY) News
added Aug 8, 2014 11:27

Youth Tobacco Use and Electronic Cigarettes—Reply - Lauren M. Dutra, ScD1; Stanton A. Glantz, PhD2

While our analysis1 of the National Youth Tobacco Survey focused on electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), we agree with Delnevo et al that e-cigarettes are not the only alternative nicotine product youth are using, either alone or with cigarettes. The Del
JAMA Pediatrics (Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine)
added Aug 8, 2014 08:40

SIEGEL: Politicians Lie to the Public About the Scientific Evidence Regarding Whether E-Cigarettes are a Gateway to Smoking

a group of politicians claimed that there is "more" evidence that electronic cigarettes are a gateway to smoking. The press release was entitled: "Members of Congress: More and More Children Being Exposed To E-Cigarette Marketing Are Picking Up Habit; FD
The Rest of the Story-Tobacco Analasys and Commentary (Michael Siegel blog)
added Aug 8, 2014 08:38
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[Minnesota] Houston County sets policy about e-cigarettes

, e-cigarettes will now be treated as regular cigarettes, so people won't be allowed to smoke them in any place where tobacco use is now banned. Those younger than 18 won't be able to buy them. The Houston County Board on Tuesday unanimously passed two o
Rochester (MN) Post-Bulletin
added Aug 8, 2014 08:35

Butt out: New Jersey mulls bill raising state smoking age to 21

In a move being closely watched by other states, New Jersey is well on its way to the ban, with a bill having passed the state Senate and headed to the state General Assembly this fall. Many local and city governments have passed laws to increase the mi
Washington Times
added Aug 8, 2014 08:33

Graphic smoking warnings delayed despite new law in Philippines

"We wanted only a six-month (transition) period. But that is what the legislators said. There is nothing we can do," the leader of the department's tobacco control office, Marilisa Calvadores, told AFP.
AFP - Agence France Presse (fr)
added Aug 8, 2014 08:32
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