Daily Archives: March 10, 2009

Cigarette tax rate can reduce cigarettes consumption

Experts from China’s State Administration of Taxation and the University of California, Berkeley unveiled a report, Tobacco tax and its potential impact on China, in Beijing last December. In the report, they called for a substantial increase in the cigarette tax rate in order to reduce cigarette consumption in China.

Half of Pregnant Women in Bulgaria Active Smokers

Bulgarians are the third most active smokers among European members, and half of the pregnant women smoke.

National Tobacco Bill: 400,000 jobs on the line

If passed into law, the National Tobacco Bill which is currently on the floor of the National Assembly will lead to at least 400,000 Nigerians being thrown into the unemployment market.

Supreme Court Denies RJ Reynolds Petition

Star Scientific, Inc.  announced that the United States Supreme Court today denied the petition for a writ of certiorari filed with the Court by RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company.  RJR had filed its petition for review on January 16, 2009 as part of its defense of the patent infringement lawsuits filed by Star Scientific, Inc. against RJR in 2001 and 2002.

Smokeless Tobacco Use

Smokeless tobacco products consist of tobacco or a tobacco blend that is chewed, placed in the oral cavity outside the gums, or inhaled or snorted through the nose rather than smoked. The Surgeon General reported that use of smokeless tobacco “is not a safe substitute for cigarette smoking, can cause cancer and a number of noncancerous oral conditions, and can lead to nicotine addiction and dependence.”
The National Survey on Drug Use and Health asks persons aged 12 or older about their substance use, including their use of tobacco products. The questions on tobacco products focus on cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and smokeless tobacco. Respondents who used these substances are asked when they first used them.
This issue of The NSDUH Report examines smokeless tobacco use and its relationship to cigarette smoking among persons aged 12 or older. The first section presents information on trends in the use of smokeless tobacco using NSDUH data from 2002 to 2008. Unless otherwise noted, all other findings are annual averages based on data from the combined 2002 to 2008 surveys.

Negotiations in FDA Tobacco Bill

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce passed legislation earlier this week that would allow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the tobacco industry. In the wake of the passage, NACS — the Association for Convenience and Petroleum Retailing, emphasized the fight it made for retailers last year to achieve a number of amendments in the bill, and the subsequent withdrawal of its opposition to the legislation.

Indian-made cigarettes seen as cheap, toxic and tax-free

In Iroquois history, Seneca is a name of great pride, the Keepers of the Western Door.

`Malioboro’ - Global cigarettes brands with local flavor

Hundreds of cigarette packs covered the surface of a 1-meter by half-meter display table, attracting visitors at a recent exhibition for hobbyists in Kemang, South Jakarta.