Daily Archives: March 5, 2009

Against Tobacco Industry

Just a few weeks ago, the California Supreme Court ruled that lawsuits under the Consumer Legal Remedies Act can only be filed by individuals who suffer real damage from unlawful business practices.

Tacoma say – smoke-free housing options

Tacoma City Human Rights and Human Services Department recently briefed city leaders on “smoke-free housing options.”

Stop using electronic cigarettes

Hong Kong’s Department of Health Wednesday called on smokers not to use electronic cigarettes as the safety, efficacy and quality of such kind of product have to be established.

House committee rejects alternative to FDA tobacco bill

The House Energy and Commerce committee today rejected a Republican substitute to the FDA tobacco bill by a vote of 13 in favor and 34 opposed.
The Republican amendment was offered by Rep. Steve Buyer of Indiana.
Buyer’s amendment would have created a new tobacco harm reduction center within the Department of Health and Human Services. The center would combine smoking cessation programs with industry strategies to reduce the harm from tobacco products, Republicans said.
Aides to Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., said he may introduce a similar bill in the Senate.

What Hurts Smokers And Helps Cigarette Companies?

Congress is about to begin deliberations of two competing approaches to tobacco regulation. The outcome of the debate will have an impact on business–and public health–for decades to come.

Smoking ban clears first hurdle

A proposed state ban on smoking in public places passed its first test Tuesday in a legislative committee.

Legislation will place tobacco under the control of the Food and Drug Administration

In what appears to be the best chance since public health groups started pushing for it in the 1970s, Congress is poised to regulate tobacco, a product linked to 1,200 deaths each day but sold largely unfettered for centuries.

Smoking prevention groups go after tobacco ads targeting gays

The cigarette pitch demands a second look.