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Is a Menthol Ban Within the FDA’s Reach?

“A more realistic, worst-case scenario is if the FDA recommends that menthol levels in all cigarettes be reduced over a number of years.” But that approach would be good news for Reynolds and retailers in Newport-heavy regions, because Newport has one o
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added May 12, 2016 15:08

Missouri lost $50 million because lawmakers didn't act on tobacco lawsuit

Inaction by the Republican-led House and Senate on a landmark tobacco lawsuit has come at a cost of $50 million to the state budget. Under an agreement inked by Attorney General Chris Koster earlier this year, the Legislature had until last week to put t
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Apr 20, 2016 01:16

[Russia] Putin’s soviet anti-smoking campaign

Polls show there is 90 per cent compliance and 80 per cent approval of the new laws...It is the fact that the tobacco industry in Russia is 95 per cent foreign that has made smoking a relatively easy target...the anti-smoking movement is still heavily fun
Prospect Magazine (uk)
added Mar 24, 2016 16:19

The era of unregulated cigars may be going up in smoke

Tobacco companies, patient advocates, and others submitted more than 135,000 comments on the proposal, and the FDA convened countless meetings to work out the fine print. Lawmakers, too, may have a stake in the fight: Loope estimates 30 of them smoke cig
added Mar 23, 2016 11:04

Is Minimum Age the New Smoking Ban?

To better understand how minimum age increases might roll out and affect the industry, Azer examined the history of indoor smoking bans in the United States. Utah was the first state to implement an indoor smoking ban in 1995, with that ban applying spec
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Mar 21, 2016 18:59

California initiative avalanche makes signatures more valuable

Trench warfare around the petition process seldom flares openly in campaigns. But it was on display last week when proponents of the cigarette tax alleged that tobacco industry lobbyists threatened to sink the tobacco tax and the income tax extension on
Sacramento (CA) Bee
added Mar 18, 2016 03:34

[Illinois] Chicago Takes Bold Action To Reduce Tobacco Use: Raises Tobacco Age to 21, Makes Baseball Tobacco-Free

Today is a truly historic day in Chicago when it comes to protecting kids from the dangers of tobacco use. We applaud Sen. Richard Durbin for his leadership in advocating for tobacco-free baseball. We also support Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City Council
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Mar 16, 2016 19:18

[Africa] Goodall tells Malawians to dump tobacco, grow legumes: Strategy for economic rebound

Finance minister Goodall Gondwe has challenged Malawians to grow legumes instead of tobacco in a bid to turn around the ailing economy.
NyasaTimes.Com (mw)
added Feb 19, 2016 17:37

'Feel the Bern' cigarettes may pose problem for Sanders

A cigarette manufacturer unaffiliated with Bernie Sanders' campaign wants smokers to "Feel the Bern" — but some worry that the product could end up burning Sanders. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is processing a trademark application for “Feel The
The Hill
added Feb 11, 2016 19:26

Governor Ahok signs bill banning *all* outdoor and indoor tobacco advertising in Jakarta

Evidence of Indonesia’s dangerous addiction to tobacco can be seen everywhere in Jakarta. Besides seeing Jakartans of all ages lighting up every which way you look (including young kids), cigarette advertising is also pretty ubiquitous. But that began to
Coconuts Media (hk)
added Jan 28, 2016 20:26
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