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[New York] Teens increasingly drawn to cigars; health groups fight for anti-tobacco funding

As health groups fight to get funding restored to reducing smoking rates in New York, a national tobacco watchdog group reported this morning that cigar smoking among teenagers has exploded over the past decade. The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids said h
Buffalo (NY) News blogs
added Mar 13, 2013 11:49
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World's Biggest Cigar Producer Eyes Premium Market

Swisher International Inc., a company that sells more cigars in a day than many cigar companies sell in an entire year, has formed Royal Gold Cigars, a premium cigar division that is being headed by cigar-industry veteran Alex Goldman. Royal Gold is goin
Cigar Aficionado
added Feb 10, 2013 20:49
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[Oregon] EXECUTIVE ORDER 12-13 TOBACCO FREE PROPERTIES (PDF)

a. State agency employees are prohibited from using tobacco products made for human consumption (including, but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chew, snuff, electronic cigarettes and smokeless tobacco) inside state agency buildings and on stat
Oregon Governor
added Aug 4, 2012 16:04
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Smokers in U.S. Switch to Pipes, Cigars From Cigarettes

People in the U.S. are smoking more cigars and pipe tobacco even as cigarette use declines, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.
Business Week/Bloomberg
added Aug 2, 2012 17:23
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New Study Finds 17.4 Million U.S. Adults Smoke Cigars, Showing Need For FDA to Regulate All Cigars to Protect Public Health

These trends come as tobacco companies have exploited regulatory and tax loopholes to promote cigars, often in ways that appeal to kids... It is imperative that the FDA and Congress take action to address the health risks posed by cigar smoking and preve
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jul 31, 2014 17:18
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White House weakened draft of FDA's proposed tobacco regulations

weakened language detailing health risks from cigars and deleted restrictions that might have prevented online sales of e-cigarettes...Office of Management and Budget, which analyzes the potential economic consequences of proposed regulations, deleted lan
Reuters
added Jun 25, 2014 06:42
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[Israel] Lapid Raises Cigarette Prices

Finance Minister Yair Lapid signed an order calling to raise the prices of cigarettes, tobacco for cigarettes and cigars. The order, which went into effect at midnight, sees the prices of cigarettes rising by 2.5 to 3 shekels per pack. Tax authorities in
Arutz Sheva (IsraelNationalNews.com)
added May 8, 2013 14:05
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[Canada] Letter: For the sake of our children, flavoured tobacco products should be banned

They were in brightly coloured packs labelled “Cigars,” ... I don’t want my kids to have to go through this. I am doing my part to educate them on the dangers of smoking, but the government must also do its part. Ordinary citizens like me cannot prevent
Montreal Gazette (ca)
added Apr 19, 2013 13:44
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[South America/Caribbean, USA] Panel: General Cigar can continue using Cohiba trademark in the US, despite Cuban challenge

A federal panel says General Cigar Co. Inc. can continue using the Cohiba (co-HEE-ba) trademark on its cigars in the U.S. The ruling is the latest in the nearly 16-year-old legal battle with Cuba's state-run cigar company over the signature Cuban cigar
AP - Associated Press
added Mar 29, 2013 17:18
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[Philippines] E-cigars found to have nicotine

THE Metro Manila Development Authority will back a ban on electronic smoking amid findings of addiction due to nicotine inhalation. Dr. Loida Alzona, head of the Health Public Safety and Environmental Protection ... said electronic cigars were no differen
Manila Standard Today (ph)
added Mar 19, 2013 01:56
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