Daily Archives: July 26, 2009

Tobacco, Public Health, and the FDA

More than a decade ago, David Kessler, then Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), launched a bold initiative to regulate tobacco. He believed that since nicotine is an addictive substance, it fell under the statutory authority of the FDA to regulate it as a drug and cigarettes as the delivery vehicle.

Longtime dealer sues Caesars over second-hand smoke

Family that’s given up 7000 cigs a month

No gathering of the Bourne clan was ever complete without everyone puffing on a ciggie.

Skolnick to allow tobacco during Indian ritual

CA city eyes comprehensive smoking ban

Crescent councilors seek rigorous restrictions as they began considering citywide smoking ban that would prohibit smoking in all public places if approved.