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[Massachusetts] Smokers Seek $600M In Marlboro Lights False Ad Trial ($$)

200,000 Massachusetts smokers on Monday urged a state judge to award it more than $600 million in its suit alleging Philip Morris USA Inc. falsely advertised Marlboro Lights cigarettes delivered less tar and nicotine to users, saying that the product was
added Nov 24, 2015 21:24

[Canada] Council bans e-cigarettes, exempts vape shops

Council voted Monday to make it illegal to vape wherever regular tobacco cigarettes are banned, including restaurants, bars, cafe, and other businesses. In August council voted to ban e-cigarette use in and within nine meters of city-owned buildings, po
CKOM - News Talk 650 (Saskatoon, SASK) (ca)
added Nov 24, 2015 21:19

Here's How Many Bugs, Rat Hairs and Cigarette Butts the FDA Allows in Your Food

Cigarette Butts in Your Pepper Your favorite spice can contain traces of foreign matter, which the FDA casually defines as “sticks, stones, burlap bagging, cigarette butts, etc.”
Yahoo! Health
added Nov 24, 2015 21:16

[UK] Woman dies after explosion while making wreath for daughter's grave

A mother using aerosols to make a wreath for her daughter's grave has died after a cigarette sparked an explosion in her East Lothian flat. Roseanne Rowan Armstrong, 43, told firefighters she was making a wreath when the accident happened at her home in
BBC Online
added Nov 24, 2015 21:14

[Tennessee] Questions grow about safety of e-cigarettes

Dr. Turner said there’s some uncertainty with e-cigarettes since the long term effects aren’t known. They currently aren’t regulated by the FDA like regular cigarettes. He said Galvin, a mother of two, should be somewhat cautious using an e-cigarette ar
WATE 6 (Knoxville, TN)
added Nov 24, 2015 21:12

Nikki Bella Has A New Anti-Smoking PSA, And Here's Why We Want More

WWE Diva Nikki Bella is the latest to contribute to the U.S. government’s ‘The Real Cost’ anti-smoking campaign... I’m weirdly into it. Like I want her to just keep listing all of the reasons she has not to smoke. Give me a full Total Divas episode of her
added Nov 24, 2015 21:11


The number of farmers who have registered to grow tobacco has dropped from over 86 000 last year to slightly above 69 000 this year, statistics released by the industry regulator show.
Zimbabwe Daily
added Nov 24, 2015 21:10

[Australia] 'Smokers are Labor voters': Labor Senator hits out at Bill Shorten's tobacco plan

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has rejected suggestions the ALP's new tobacco excise policy is "anti-people" after a West Australian Labor Senator took him to task over the plan. After waking up to his worst ever polling results, Mr Shorten might have
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Nov 24, 2015 21:10

[Asia, China] Foxconn boss gets foul-mouthed abuse from Chinese cigarette-smoking employees who fail to recognise him

Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn, the electronics assembly manufacturer that supplies the Apple technology company, was greeted with a less-than-polite reply when he told two employees to stop smoking at its Shenzhen facility. Apparently they did not real
South China Morning Post
added Nov 24, 2015 21:09
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[Australia] WOLFF: Smokers are an easy target. That doesn't make taxing them good policy

Labor’s excise increase is accompanied by a weird communications plan. It’s about tax revenue, but it’s also about health and it’s especially about how bad Malcolm Turnbull is. Nor is their messaging consistent with Labor’s view of other sin taxes like g
Comment is Free (The Guardian, UK)
added Nov 24, 2015 21:07
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