Daily Archives: June 11, 2009

Senate takes aim at dissolvable tobacco

They’re the newest smoke-free tobacco products — dissolvable pellets or strips that don’t require users to chew or even spit. Sold in shiny plastic cases, the products melt in your mouth like breath mints.

R.J. Reynolds Tobacco
Company is test-marketing dissolvable products in three cities and says they are designed for adults.

Lawmakers take aim at dissolvable tobacco products

They’re the newest smoke-free tobacco products — dissolvable pellets or strips that don’t require users to chew or even spit. Sold in shiny plastic cases, the products melt in your mouth like breath mints.

Petaluma park smokeout ahead?

Lighting up in a Petaluma park could soon be punishable by a $100 fine.
THE PROPOSAL
Petaluma’s City Council is poised to take up a ban on smoking in city parks after a commission voted 4-1 to recommend it. The proposal would:
Fine smokers $100 for the first offense and $200 for a second offense.
Expand rules barring smoking near entrances to buildings and inside bars and restaurants.
Cost the city about $5,000 for signs and decals informing park visitors of the ban.

Smoking ban would definitely hurt small business

Although many researches showed the impact is insignificant, the latest study proved the negative consequences are inevitable.

Kilgore OKs smoking ordinance

Lighting up in some area businesses, stores and public places is all snuffed out.

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

This long-overdue grant of authority to FDA to regulate tobacco products means that the agency can finally take the actions needed to protect our people from the most deadly of all consumer products.

FDA Oversight of Tobacco to Benefit Established Brands

As a result of pending legislation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to gain oversight of the tobacco industry. According to a new report by Fitch Ratings, FDA regulation will have intermediate and longer-term competitive effects on the key players in the tobacco sector. While very little is expected to change for the tobacco industry in the short term, more changes are likely in the intermediate term with industry participants expected to face compliance costs, which will disproportionately affect smaller players due to the burden of additional fixed administrative costs. In addition, larger industry participants with established brands are likely to benefit from potentially greater advertising restrictions.

Guam Cigarette Companies Profit By Hundreds Of Millions

While cigarette smoking continues to be the culprit for the top four leading causes of death for people on Guam, Guam’s medical community is making a proactive approach to raise taxes for distributors of cigarettes.

For many senators, tobacco bill is personal

Sen. Dick Durbin was just 10 or 11 when he and his cousin Mike sneaked out behind a garage in East St. Louis, Ill., to have a smoke, Durbin’s first. He didn’t care much for the taste of the cigarette but, unfortunately, Mike did.