Daily Archives: June 23, 2009

Israeli health advocates consider tobacco regulation similar to the US

Israeli anti-smoking advocates differ in their assessments over the US bill giving the governmental agency the power to regulate tobacco products. While some state that this is a huge victory for public health, others do not share their optimism by arguing that the empowering an agency, which was responsible for food regulation and safety of products, with the authority to regulate tobacco would mislead people, who would think that after regulation cigarettes and tobacco products would not be so harmful.

China Increases Cigarette Levies to Curb Smoking

China has raised levies on cigarettes, according to the official Xinhua news agency, in a move touted by some state media as an effort to curb smoking. It’s not clear how much of an impact the tax increases will have, however, in a country with more smokers - roughly 350 million - than the U.S. has citizens.

Tobacco merchant Alliance One wants to sell $700 million in new notes


Act shows waning of big tobacco


Relation to smoke-free workplace legislation


Record compliance with smoking ban


Santa Monica Fights Smoking

Not so long ago, pitches for cigarettes were practically everywhere. It was difficult to miss — or avoid — radio and television commercials, print advertisements, billboards, signs in stores, direct mail and other blandishments for brands peddled by American Tobacco, Liggett & Myers, Lorillard, Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds.

Obama signs anti-smoking bill


The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009

President Obama will sign historic legislation granting authority over tobacco products to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.