Daily Archives: August 19, 2009

British American Tobacco Appoints Richard Burrows as Chairman

LONDON — British American Tobacco PLC Wednesday confirmed the appointment of former Bank Of Ireland Governor Richard Burrows as its new chairman.

Smoking Ban Opponents Join Forces Against Current County Bill

CLAYTON, MO - The St. Louis County smoking ban battle is heating up once again with enemies on the issue standing together against the ban. And they’re opposed to it for the same reason: exemptions. When the debate over a County-wide smoking ban started about one month ago, there were plenty of people speaking out for and against a ban. But on Tuesday, even the American Lung Association, the American Cancer Society and bar owners all agreed that a ban with exemptions is not worth sending to the voters.

Modification of tobacco plant

The serine-threonine protein kinase gene, designated pkv (protein kinase-viroid induced) was previously found to be transcriptionally activated in tomato plants infected with the plant pathogen Potato spindle tuber viroid (PSTVd). These plants exhibited symptoms of stunting, and abnormal development of leaf, root, and vascular tissues.

Turkish cafe owners rally against smoking ban

ANKARA — About 1,000 coffee house owners demonstrated Tuesday against a drastic smoking ban introduced in Turkey last month, urging the government to relax restrictions to save struggling businesses.

NY county move to block e-cigarette sales

PORTLAND, Ore. — The state of Oregon has gone to court to block the sale of electronic cigarettes on the same day that a New York county banned their sale to minors.

Union holds up tobacco restructuring

Union resistance means the Thailand Tobacco Monopoly must reconsider its organisational restructuring, said chairwoman Jantima Sirisaengtaksin.

FDA To Name Head of Tobacco Division

A director is soon to be named to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) new tobacco division. Commissioner Margaret Hamburg said she plans on announcing the head of the new post this week, reported CNN.

Tobacco Plant Used to Create Virus Vaccine

As one of the main ingredients in cigarettes, tobacco certainly gets a bad rap.

Electronic Cigarette Lawsuit

Oregon Attorney General John Kroger today filed a lawsuit against Smoking Everywhere, alleging that the Florida-based “electronic cigarette” company made false health claims about its nicotine delivery device and targeted children with sweet flavors such as bubblegum, chocolate and cookies ‘n’ cream.