Monthly Archives: September 2011

Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting

This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). At least one portion of the meeting will be closed to the public.Show citation box

China Endorsing Tobacco in Schools Adds to $10 Trillion Cost

In dozens of rural villages in China’s western provinces, one of the first things primary school kids learn is what made their education possible: tobacco.

Health groups weigh in on graphic cigarette label suit

RICHMOND, Va. — Several public health groups are weighing in on a lawsuit over graphic cigarette warning labels that include the

Cigarette mailing ban on Senecas is upheld

Alcohol, Tobacco Taxes to Go Up

New York — CONCERNED by the high prevalence of non-communicable diseases, the Government is considering raising alcohol and tobacco taxes to finance the prevention and treatment of such conditions.

What would happen if Americans stopped smoking?

The number of New Yorkers who smoke dropped to an all-time low of 14 percent this year, Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced late last NY smoking banweek. That’s down from 22 percent in 2002 and translates into 450,000 fewer adult New Yorkers who smoke than did a decade ago.

Japan Tobacco can rise Cigarette Prices 75%

Japan Tobacco Inc. (2914), the world’s third-biggest publicly traded cigarette maker, climbed to the highest in almost three years on japan women smokingspeculation it can lift prices more than the tax increases proposed by the health minister.

The War on E-Cigarettes

Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that from 2005 to 2010, the nation’s smoking rate experienced a measly decline, from 20.9 percent to 19.3 percent. This, despite hundreds of millions of dollars in government anti-smoking campaigns and higher cigarette taxes. The CDC now estimates that the smoking rate will be 17 percent in 2020, far short of the sub–12 percent goal set by the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act.

Battle Against Smoking Goes Back Centuries

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Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has snuffed out smoking more audaciously than any of his recent predecessors, as the latest figures attest: only 14 percent of New Yorkers now smoke, the city reported Thursday, discouraged in large part by the ever-cresting wave of Bloomberg-driven taxes and bans.