Daily Archives: July 31, 2009

Tobacco Fees To Increase

The increasing cost of cigarettes in the state isn’t only affecting smokers, but it’s also hurting those who sell the product.

FDA Wins Control Over Tobacco

With President Obama’s June 22 signing of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 (http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgibin/ getdoc.cgi?dbname=111_cong_ bills&docid=f:h1256enr.txt.pdf), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was given what it and other organizations described as “historic” authority to regulate the manufacture, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products to protect public health and to reduce tobacco use by minors. The Act also established the Center for Tobacco Products within the FDA to administer these regulations.

Oregon AG moves to block ‘E-cigarette’ sales

The Oregon Department of Justice filed two settlements Thursday that prevent two national travel store chains from selling “electronic cigarettes” in Oregon.

Production ends at Philip Morris USA’s N.C. plant

As of this morning, Philip Morris USA’s Richmond manufacturing plant is the only site where the company makes cigarettes.

Japan Tobacco Operating Profit Slumps on Domestic Sales

Japan Tobacco Inc., the world’s third-largest publicly traded cigarette maker, said first- quarter operating profit plunged 24 percent as domestic sales dropped and the yen gained.