Daily Archives: May 25, 2009

Tobacco industry bullish and strong

Inspite of the global financial crisis, the tobacco industry is coming out strong and bullish this season.

From cigarettes to gold: French tobacconists boost falling incomes

gold cigarette

Bars and clubs could assume new personas after N.C.’s smoking ban takes effect

Historically and culturally, smoking and drinking go together like whiskey and water, gin and tonic, rum and Coke.

Hong Kong bar workers rally against smoking ban

Hundreds of restaurant and bar workers took to the streets here Sunday to protest against a blanket smoking ban due to be implemented in July, saying it would put many of them out of business.

All tobacco products to be tested for content


New era of U.S. tobacco regulation at hand

In a historic shift in public health policy almost half a century after the U.S. surgeon general first warned of the lethal dangers of smoking, Congress is poised to give the federal government sweeping new authority to regulate the manufacturing of cigarettes and other tobacco products.

Omaha pool hall sues state over smoking ban

An Omaha pool hall filed a lawsuit against the state of Nebraska this week over the statewide smoking ban that is soon to go into effect.

U.S. appeals court agrees tobacco companies lied

Cigarette companies systematically lied for decades to hide the dangers of smoking, a U.S. appeals court said on Friday as it upheld a trial judge’s racketeering verdict.

Big Tobacco Loses in Appeals Court

A federal appeals court dealt a blow to cigarette makers yesterday by upholding a landmark 2006 ruling that the companies lied for decades about the dangers of smoking.