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[Florida] Marco Rubio highlights problems with new FDA cigar rules

Many companies, such as the J.C. Newman Cigar Co. that Rubio visited, fear they could go out of business because of the new rules. "They can't afford to do it," Rubio said. "The end result and the worst-case scenario is about half the people working her
Washington DC Examiner
added Oct 22, 2016 19:09

Interpreting Obama ruling on Cuban rum, cigars

has created confusion in some circles.... some news outlets have misreported that as meaning retail sales of those two items also were affected. The change does not mean that Cuban rum and cigars will be available for sale in the U.S. In actuality, Cuba
Albany (NY) Times Union blogs
added Oct 22, 2016 19:08

Republicans stoke trademark concerns over Cuban cigars

In a letter sent Friday, Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.) blasted the Obama administration’s latest attempt at diplomacy with Cuba, which they say could present problems for American tobacco companies. “What steps is you
The Hill
added Oct 22, 2016 19:06

[Cuba, Florida] Marco Rubio decries new FDA cigar regulations while visiting Tampa factory

Marco Rubio‘s re-election campaign brought him to a 13o-year-old cigar factory in Tampa Wednesday, where he blasted proposed federal rules which could severely harm it and other cigar manufacturers in the U.S.
Florida Politics
added Oct 22, 2016 18:40
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[Florida] Rubio Assails Easing of Regulations On Cuban Cigars; Tightening of Domestic Laws

Rubio toured the city's sole remaining cigar manufacturer, J.C. Newman Cigar Co., and he has more than the island nation in his sights. He also took aim at new U.S. regulations. Those include government approval of new cigar blends and requiring larger w
WUSF (Tampa Bay, FL)
added Oct 22, 2016 18:36

[Florida] RJ Reynolds Caused Man's Cancer Death, Widow Tells Jurors ($$)

The widow of a smoker who died of lung cancer urged a Florida jury Friday to find R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. liable for his death, saying it conspired with other tobacco companies to hide the dangers of cigarettes until it was too late.
added Oct 22, 2016 18:15

[Florida] Sailor Seeks $5M From RJ Reynolds Over Wife's Death ($$)

A sailor whose wife who died of lung disease after decades of smoking cigarettes urged a Florida jury on Friday to award him $5.3 million plus punitive damages against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., saying the company lied about smoking's dangers, causing his
added Oct 22, 2016 18:14

[Asia-pacific, Hong Kong] Market expert: Regulating e-cigarette “a one-way direction”

Dr Stephen Jenkins, director in regulatory and medical affairs of Nicoventures in the Asia-Pacific region, is in Hong Kong reaching out to lawmakers to garner support for e-cigarette regulation instead of a total ban. Earlier in June, legislator Kwok Wai
Harbour Times (hk)
added Oct 22, 2016 18:09


In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans discusses Pennsylvania's onerous vaping tax and the need for reform.
Heartland Institute
added Oct 22, 2016 18:08
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Most adults surveyed don't know e-cigarette use deposits nicotine on indoor surfaces

fewer than half said they knew that exhaled e-cigarette vapors contain nicotine that deposits on indoor surfaces. The abstract, "Household rules about e-cigarette use and beliefs about harms to children," will be presented at the American Academy of Pedi
added Oct 22, 2016 18:05
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