Daily Archives: June 15, 2009

A long-fought victory over smoking

This week, public health advocates here and across the country are celebrating a hard-fought victory: 45 years after the U.S. surgeon general declared that cigarette smoking could cause lung cancer, Congress has given the Food and Drug Administration the power to regulate tobacco products.

Louisiana Legislature: Don’t Tax Twinkies or Tobacco


Heavy rains ruin Southeast Georgia blueberry, tobacco crops


FDA regulation of tobacco products is a significant move forward


Tobacco votes based on regulations, not campaign contributions


FDA oversight not all bad for tobacco companies


Industry’s profits unlikely to suffer

Analysts on both sides of the regulatory fence said that tighter regulation of the tobacco industry is not likely to produce a doom-and-gloom future for the industry.

Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Altria and Reynolds American


Teen smoking at new low