Daily Archives: March 3, 2009

Altria Supports Revived FDA Tobacco Measure Opposed by Reynolds

Lawmakers are trying again to give the Food and Drug Administration power to regulate tobacco, an effort backed by Altria Group Inc., the largest U.S. maker of cigarettes, and opposed by smaller rivals.

Doyle proposes to help smokers quit

By one estimate, the increase in federal cigarette taxes due to take effect in April and a proposed 75 cent per-pack increase in the state cigarette tax will lead 45,000 youth and adults to quit smoking or never start.

New Anti-Smoking Ads

State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., said, “We want to challenge clinicians across the state to take time at every office visit to talk to their patients who smoke.” Data show that when healthcare providers talk to their patients about smoking and offer assistance with quitting, long- term success can be dramatically increased.

Group will promote exports of tobacco

U.S. tobacco producers are a step closer to creating a new organization focused on increasing the amount of tobacco exported to other countries.