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FDA plans to spend $600M on multimedia tobacco education campaigns

RICHMOND, Va. — The Food and Drug Administration is planning to spend about $600 million over five years to educate the public about FDAthe dangers of tobacco use. Declines in U.S. smoking rates have stalled in recent years.

The long shadow line: History and the war on drugs

It is fair to say that the global drug war began 400 years ago this autumn, when a man named John Rolfe obtained tobacco seeds tobacco policefrom the Caribbean.

Australia seeks world backing on tobacco legal fight

CANBERRA – Australia is confident the world’s toughest anti-tobacco laws will soon pass parliament, but the government warned on Thursday that the anti-smoking fight was not over and urged other nations to reject a possible WTO challenge backed by big tobacco.

Are lawmakers smoking out tobacco brands?

Australia faces some imposing legal hurdles in its attempt to ban tobacco trademarks. However, as Matt Packer writes, this has not stopped other countries from thinking about extinguishing them.

Chewing tobacco joins ‘banned foods’ in India

New Delhi, – Chewing tobacco, like gutka and paan masala, has been included among banned “food products” in the government’s new food safety guidelines. The move has been welcomed by health activists as increasing incidence of oral cancer is being reported in the country, with the 2010 figure at more than 70,000.

Michigan Bar Owners Bounce Lawmakers to Protest Smoking Ban

Some days, politicians could use a drink. But lawmakers in Michigan may soon find it harder to get one.

A legal history of smoking in Canada

Smoking and tobacco laws in Canada have changed considerably over the last century. Here is a look at some key points in the evolution of smokingpacksmoking legislation.

Senecas say tobacco taxes not “Indian problem”

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ALBANY, N.Y. — The Enforce the Law, Collect the Tax Coalition applauded the Cuomo Administration’s announcement that it has begun shutting down the unstamped, untaxed reservation cigarette trade, and it urged the Administration to promptly collect taxes on all brands, including Native American manufactured products.

Report on the health and economic impact of comprehensive smoke-free laws

Each year, tobacco use causes hundreds of thousands of premature deaths and costs billions of dollars in medical care and productivity losses insmoking-ban the United States. Strong tobacco control policies at the state level can help reduce the burden of tobacco use. Saving Lives, Saving Money: A State-By-State Report on the Health and Economic Benefits of Comprehensive Smoke-Free Laws, provides new information about the public health and economic benefits to states that implement smoke-free laws.
Comprehensive smoke-free laws reduce exposure to secondhand smoke, encourage people to quit or cut down on smoking, and prevent youth from starting to smoke. As these laws reduce smoking and secondhand smoke exposure, data show that they reduce disease and heath care spending, and they improve employee productivity.