Daily Archives: June 17, 2009

Tobacco politics

With pension reform complete, transportation reform due this week and ethics reform in their sights, our full-time Legislature is settling down to the truly meaningful issues.

RJ Reynolds Wins Patent Case Against Star Scientific


Legislative panel approves oil and tobacco taxes

Setting up a contentious partisan showdown, a legislative budget panel approved plans Tuesday to boost oil and tobacco taxes, slash money for schools, eliminate the high school exit exam and reduce the budget for state prisons.

Canadian Tobacco Bill Comes Under Fire From US Congress


Smoking ban in cars with children

We can’t smoke in the office or the pub, but we can still smoke in the car when we’re travelling with children.

British American Tobacco Buys 85% Stake in Bentoel

British American Tobacco said on Wednesday it bought an 85 percent stake in PT Bentoel Internasional Investama, a leading Indonesian cigarette maker, for $494 million.

Financial health of UC San Francisco’s medical school

A powerful U.S. senator has demanded more information about the financial health of UC San Francisco’s medical school, raising questions about whether the entire University of California system may be mismanaging federal research funds.

Pegger takes on Big Tobacco


Smoking Ban Under Study

Residents of South Dakota may have to wait until January 2011 for a statewide smoking ban to actually take effect.