Daily Archives: June 12, 2009

EU anti-smoking campaign exploits internet and other technologies

After the successful first anti-smoking campaign named “Help 1.0” that targeted EU youth, the recently initiated campaign, which received the name “Help 2.0”, as well is directed at young adults and teenagers. The campaign is held under the slogan “life without tobacco” providing support and information about health complications and other problems associated with smoking.

Historic No Smoking Vote Could Bring New Limits

The Senate struck a historic blow against smoking in America Thursday, voting overwhelmingly to give regulators new power to limit nicotine in the cigarettes that kill nearly a half-million people a year, to drastically curtail ads that glorify tobacco and to ban flavored products aimed at spreading the habit to young people.

Two American Tobacco buildings to be sold

Two historic buildings at downtown Durham’s thriving American Tobacco complex are set to hit the auction block unless their owner can settle a pile of unpaid bills.

Senate votes to regulate tobacco

The federal government would have broad new authority to regulate tobacco products, slash the nicotine content of cigarettes and restrict advertising under legislation overwhelmingly approved Thursday by the U.S. Senate.

Landmark tobacco bill gains

The Senate approved landmark legislation Thursday that would give the government sweeping new power to oversee tobacco, which is used by 20 percent of Americans but has been largely unregulated since the country was founded.

The Changing Politics Of Tobacco

For those of us who covered the tobacco wars of the 1990s, it’s hard to believe how much has changed. Back then, tobacco companies, fearful of lawsuits, were eager to forge a national legal settlement, passed by Congress, that would give them immunity from lawsuits. Prominent trial lawyers, like Dickie Scruggs, who is now serving time for attempted bribery, were key players in pushing the companies to say Uncle.

Report on US tobacco control policies

The United States is becoming a nation of haves and have-nots when it comes to tobacco control, according to a comprehensive publication on cigarette smoking prevalence and policies in the U.S. that was released today.

Tobacco legislation is smoke

Reasons for allowing exceptions to the smoking ordinance

The effort by opponents of Salina’s month-old public smoking ban to get Salina city commissioners to reconsider adding exemptions for bars, private clubs and other establishments ended with a simple two-word benediction from the commissioner responsible for bringing the matter back up for discussion.