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Altria CEO Weighs In on Tobacco Minimum Age Debate

The decision regarding whether the legal minimum buying age for tobacco products should be raised from 18 to 21 should lay in the hands of Congress, not individual municipalities, Marty Barrington, Altria Group Inc.’s chairman, president and CEO, stated T
Convenience Store News
added Apr 30, 2016 19:09
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FDA Wants to Work With, Not Against Tobacco Retail Community

"I and my colleagues at the FDA take the dialogue with the industry seriously," said Mitch Zeller, director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). "The dialogue, and the level of mutual respect that comes with the dialogue, with the retail commu
Convenience Store News
added Apr 30, 2016 19:04
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BELLER: Is the e-cigarette debate turning anti-smoking groups into a new Big Tobacco?

one thing is certain: Vulnerable populations will continue to inhale smoke and die preventable deaths unless anti-smoking groups reckon with the idea that something that looks just like smoking might possibly be a force for good.
Raw Story
added Apr 30, 2016 19:03
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[North Carolina] Did a mystical coin bring good fortune to the Reynolds family? Or was it all a farce? Come along as we unravel the mystery of the Joshua Coin.

Legend has it that when R. J. Reynolds rode into Winston-Salem in 1875 to found the R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, he had $500 and a sack of tobacco seeds in his saddlebag. What most people don’t know is that he also carried a lucky family coin with him—
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 30, 2016 18:58
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[Florida] The effects of secondhand smoke on pets

It's a topic Pensacola veterinarian Dr. Laura Hall deals with often.... Hall said pets that live in homes with smokers often have coats stained with tobacco smoke residue. "The animals are full of smoke. You can bathe them ten times and the smell won't c
WEAR TV3 (Pensacola, FL)
added Apr 30, 2016 18:58
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[Asia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Russia] Timur Suleimenov: Excise duties should be harmonized to combat smuggling in EEU

o support its producer - Belarus has lower excise rates. We want to remove this differentiation, because it is clear: it is a measure of protectionism. But they can penetrate into the Russian border areas. If we continue to raise excise taxes on other cat
The News Agency 24.kg (kg)
added Apr 30, 2016 18:58
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[New York] Plan Proceeds to Convert Arcades in Lower Manhattan to Retail Space

A few arcades create inviting vistas ...They are handy for escaping a downpour or blazing summer sun. But many are used as outdoor smoking lounges. Pedestrians prefer sidewalks to the gloomy, moribund spaces.
New York Times
added Apr 30, 2016 18:58
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[North Carolina] VIDEO: Kimpton opens door on new life for historic Reynolds building

The R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. headquarters, on its 87th birthday, transitioned Wednesday from its grand historic past to its boutique hotel future.... “All the nods to the past, whether the blueprint wallpaper in the private dining area to the likeness o
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 30, 2016 18:58
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[Massachusetts] Tobacco laws change in Tewksbury: Board of Health snuffs out flavored tobacco, raises legal age

The Tewksbury Board of Health wanted to enact a stricter law regarding to­bacco use with the town of Tewksbury. They proposed the following: restricting sales of flavored tobacco, blunt wraps, and cigars, and increasing the age of purchase on tobacco pro
Tewksbury (MA) Town Crier
added Apr 30, 2016 18:58
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[Iowa] Law column: Some tips on handling smoking in the workplace

First, an employer can ban smoking entirely on its own property. An Iowa employer does not have to provide smoking breaks, smoking areas or any accommodations for smokers. Second, it is legal for employers to charge employees more for health insurance b
Cedar Rapids (IA) Gazette
added Apr 30, 2016 18:56
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