Daily Archives: September 2, 2009

Tobacco developments in the US

As Australia considers introducing tougher controls on tobacco, it is timely to be reminded that there is much work yet to be done in other countries, as Lesley Russell observed during her recent travels. She writes:

Cigarette Firms Sue Government Over Marketing Strictures

Here come a bunch of tobacco companies to the federal court house in Bowling Green, Ky., to snuff out a new law they claim would put the kibosh on their ability to market cigarettes in this country.
cigarette logos and packs at a new york newsstand

Locations for tobacco use still hazy

The tobacco-free campus policy went into effect over a month ago, but designated tobacco-use areas are still being marked.

California tobacco program offers $1 million PR contract

SACRAMENTO: The California Department of Public Health plans to issue an RFP on September 17 for a $1 million annual PR contract for its tobacco control program.

Fighting Stomach Flu with Tobacco

Tobacco plants have been enlisted as bioreactors for making what scientists hope will become the first vaccine for the norovirus, the cause of many food-poisoning outbreaks and the dreaded winter vomiting disease.
Vaccine plants: These young tobacco plants will produce hundreds of grams of norovirus vaccine in a couple of weeks.
Credit: Charles Arntzen

Foundation launches letter campaign against tobacco plant

Taipei, Sept.2 The John Tung Foundation launched a letter campaign Tuesday to urge Miaoli County Magistrate Liu Cheng-hung not to allow British tobacco giant Imperial Tobacco Group Plc to further expand its operations in the northern county.

Signs to promote tobacco awareness

Students awoke Sunday morning to discover a new addition to the campus landscape. “No Smoking” signs, spray chalked in bright no smokeblue, appeared on the ground outside nearly all building entrances.

Tobacco Companies Go to Court to Evade Regulation by FDA

Announcement by R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Lorillard Inc. and
other tobacco manufacturers that they have filed suit to overturn portions of
the recently passed FDA tobacco legislation is not unexpected. The lawsuit,
filed in the federal court in Bowling Green, Kentucky, seeks to overturn
portions the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act which deal with
advertising, marketing and labeling of tobacco products.

Tobacco Firms Sue to Block Marketing Law

Most of the nation’s largest tobacco companies filed a free-speech lawsuit on Monday in Kentucky to try to stop a landmark federal law from curtailing their marketing or forcing them to print graphic warnings on the top half of cigarette packages next year.