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Don’t Get Too Stoked on Cuban Smokes

“Fundamentally, the U.S. Congress controls the embargo on Cuba,” notes Kevin “Kip” Talley, a senior director at the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association...It would take a Congressional act to lift the embargo, and while there are cer
Fox Media
added Oct 13, 2015 12:04

California lawmakers do what Major League Baseball couldn't accomplish, ban tobacco chewing

Major League Baseball still needs buy-in from the players, however, because the statewide ban that takes effect before next season has no provision for enforcement. "The question we've been asked is are we going to have police officers walking around ch
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 13, 2015 11:28

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES / Effect on Federal Excise Taxes Collected on Traditional Cigarettes Is Not Currently Evident (PDF)

If the percentage of high school students using cigarettes continues to decline, cigarette FET revenue could also decrease at a greater rate than the average historic trend observed since April 2009, when FET on cigarettes and other tobacco products wa
General Accounting Office (GAO)
added Oct 13, 2015 11:10

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES: Effect on Federal Excise Taxes Collected on Traditional Cigarettes Is Not Currently Evident

GAO's analysis found no evidence that use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has affected federal excise tax (FET) revenue from traditional cigarettes, which has been declining over time (see figure). Possible reasons for the lack of a detectable ef
General Accounting Office (GAO)
added Oct 13, 2015 11:07

[Asia, India] Tobacco notice an eyewash, fear docs

The September 24 notification was due six months ago and seems aimed at allaying the anger of Rajasthan High Court, which had asked the government to explain its delay in introducing the 85 per cent warnings, health experts and anti-tobacco activists sa
The Telegraph (Calcutta) (in)
added Oct 12, 2015 17:47

One Groups Pays More For Health Insurance Under ObamaCare - Tobacco Users

A new analysis finds tobacco users pay more for a health insurance plan from the Affordable Care Act exchanges than non-tobacco users in nearly every county of the 37 states that used to sell their plans in 2015.
Science 2.0
added Oct 12, 2015 16:56

[Asia, India] Government to launch 'M Cessation' to help kick tobacco habit

The government will soon offer a mobile phone-based intervention to tobacco users where they will be counselled to kick the habit. The Union Health Ministry will launch "Mobile(m) Cessation" to develop tobacco use abstinence among people interested in
PTI - Press Trust of India (in)
added Oct 11, 2015 09:19


What exactly has prompted the government to launch into the business of telling us what’s cool and what isn’t?... Many of us have a bad habit of smoking, but it’s equally clear that the government has an out-of-control credit card problem—something that’
Generation Opportunity
added Oct 10, 2015 12:00

The Real Cost!

#CIGARETTES ARE BULLIES DON'T LET TOBACCO CONTROL YOU. Compilation of The Real Cost Commercials... Smoking causes you harm inside and out, from your lungs to your skin. » SEE HEALTH RISKS « Cigarette smoke contains a toxic mix of over #7000Chemicals,
Center for Tobacco Products (FDA)
added Oct 10, 2015 11:30

[Canada] Society welcomes commitment to tobacco plain packaging, increased investment in tobacco control initiatives

“Tobacco plain packaging is crucial to counter tobacco industry promotional tactics and to protect youth,” says Rob Cunningham, Senior Policy Analyst, Canadian Cancer Society. “The tobacco industry uses packages to convey lifestyle messages and to make t
Canadian Cancer Society
added Oct 10, 2015 11:16
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