Daily Archives: August 25, 2009

Distributors of electronic cigarettes against FDA in Court

Oregon has already issued a landmark ordinance to prohibit sales of electronic cigarettes across the state. This week two leading vendors of those battery-operated cigarette-look alike devices are contesting the American Food and Drug Administration for detaining almost 50 shipments of their products, mainly from China. The FDA states that the devices are unhealthy and unapproved. The hearing started in federal district court on Aug, 18.

Anti-smoking groups oppose big tobacco event planned in November

Anti-smoking groups hit out yesterday at news that the tobacco industry plans to stage a major conference in Bangkok, saying the move would have an adverse impact on efforts to limit smoking.
Action Smoking and Health Foundation and its allies said they opposed Tabinfo Asia 2009 being held in Thailand.

Tobacco Plants Yield First Vaccine For Dreaded ‘Cruise Ship Virus’

Scientists have used a new vaccine production technology to develop a vaccine for norovirus, a dreaded cause of diarrhea and vomiting that may be the second most common viral infection in the United States after the flu. Sometimes called the “cruise ship virus,” this microbe can spread like wildfire through passenger liners, schools, offices and military bases.

Nicotine in cars adds support for ban against smoking and driving

TORONTO — Nicotine levels are “strikingly higher” in smokers’ cars than in non-smokers’ vehicles, and even exceed those found in public or private indoor spaces where tobacco use is allowed, a study has found.

Development Agreement with Major U.S. Tobacco Company

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., - Ecology Coatings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ECOC), a leader in the discovery and development of nanotechnology-enabled, ultraviolet-curable advanced coatings, today announced that it has signed a collaboration agreement with a major tobacco company for the application of its technology for producing “fire standard compliant” (FSC) cigarettes. FSC cigarettes are designed to meet government reduced ignition propensity testing standards. Ecology has filed a patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its technology.

Teens and tobacco don’t mix in Illinois

Underage smokers will be facing stiffer penalties in Illinois thanks to a new state law.