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[New York] McFEATTERS: Cig tax hike ‘protects’ poor

Out of concern for the health of the poor, New York City plans to jack up the price of cigarettes and cigarillos. The rich are still free to smoke themselves into an early grave. Mayor Michael “He Knows What’s Best For You” Bloomberg sent legislation to
Boston (MA) Herald
added Apr 2, 2013 00:26

[Canada, USA, Washington] CROWLEY: Tobacco smuggling jeopardizes border traffic

According to research for my institute, the illegal tobacco trade is clearing about $75 million a year in the 401 corridor alone. That attracts organized crime in a big way and generates ancillary activities such as bulk cash smuggling and money launderin
Vancouver (BC) Sun (ca)
added Apr 1, 2013 09:51

[Canada, USA] GLANTZ: The FDA made the right decision not to appeal the current warning labels

Fortunately, new papers have been published that supplant the need for the FDA to estimate the effects of the warning labels, particularly an excellent study of the effects of the Canadian warning labels that showed a 22.5% drop in the likelihood of bein
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Mar 29, 2013 14:13

[New York] GREENE: Why cigarettes are here to stay

If there really were the political will to end cigarette use, there are ways. Each state sets its own laws for the minimum age to purchase cigarettes -- in most states, it's 18. If states decided to raise the age to, say, 80, that would do it. But the c
added Mar 24, 2013 17:10

[Europe] BLOOM: EU smoking regulation led by 'big pharma' - claims MEP

It seemed obvious to us initially that the tobacco barons had used their not inconsiderable muscle to keep people smoking the real thing but no, the end game benefits 'big pharma'. If it is medical they can clamp their iron grip on state health systems to (uk)
added Mar 11, 2013 08:28


He was the first public official to state categorically that second-hand smoke causes cancer. Tobacco companies—and Jesse Helms, their biggest congressional ally—could hardly believe Koop’s treachery.
The New Yorker blogs
added Feb 28, 2013 11:21

Pfeifer: Electronic-cigarette ads on television should end

The FDA needs to provide regulatory guidance to prevent ads like the spot for electronic cigarettes that ran during this year's Super Bowl
AZ Central - Arizona Republic
added Feb 10, 2013 11:19

Daily Caller Cigarette Review #2

In 2010, California Gov. Jerry Brown successfully forced Spirit packs to note that this product is no healthier than typical cigarettes. In so doing, Brown acknowledged the pathetic appeal of this progressive faux-cigarette. This is a “weekender” cig, an
The Daily Caller (blog)
added Feb 10, 2013 11:12

[North Dakota] LaFAIVE: Smuggling Undermines Tobacco Tax Hike Goals

Higher taxes to curb cigarette smoking are probably not as influential as some believe and they often come with every manner of unintended consequence. When considering this excise tax hike proposal it would be wise for state lawmakers to consider all of
Mackinac Center for Public Policy
added Feb 4, 2013 13:58

LAKE: My (Electronic) Cigarette Addiction

I thought I’d found a way to cheat death and still get my nicotine fix. I should have known it was too good to be true. ... Wonderful. Here I was thinking I was cheating death when I was more likely inhaling Chinese-made antifreeze. I guess there’s alwa
The Daily Beast
added Jan 31, 2013 13:01
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