Daily Archives: September 8, 2009

Quit smoking program not effective

The American Lung Association’s (ALA’s) Not-On-Tobacco (N-O-T) web site asserts that its school-based teen stop smoking program “really works” and has “a 21% quit rate.” These statements are contrary to findings from two recent independent studies. But try telling that to U.S. health officials.

Malaysia may raise tobacco taxes

The Malaysian government may raise tobacco taxes by at least 11 per cent as it takes steps to discourage smoking and cut its budget deficit, according to Maybank Investment Bank Bhd.

Tobacco Farmers see ‘better than average year’

Crops such as corn and tobacco fared well this summer, with plentiful rainfall.

Unions see red over enforcing smoking ban

More than a dozen unions have pledged to the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department that they will enforce the smoking ban, its chief said yesterday, though union leaders disputed that claim.

Tobacco Stocks: Smoking products

Tobacco companies jointly filed a lawsuit in Kentucky against the U.S. and the Food and Drug Administration, claiming a law signed by President Obama in June of this year imposes “unprecedented restrictions” on First Amendments Rights.

Putting in tobacco, finding life friends

Growing up, summer always marked the end of school and the beginning of lazy days, hooking up with friends, going to the pool, and outdoor sports. When I was a teenager, my parents decided that summer meant something else: no more allowance. I was old enough to do real work. Ugh!

Importer tries to get around clove smoke ban

RICHMOND, Va. — The nation’s top distributor of clove cigarettes is offering fans a new way to get their fix after the spice-flavored cigarettes are banned later this year — cigars.

Big Tobacco Strikes Back

It didn’t take long for tobacco companies to try to evade tough new restrictions on their ability to market to young people. Less than three months after a landmark federal law granted the Food and Drug Administration power to regulate tobacco products, several of the industry’s biggest companies filed suit in tobacco-friendly Kentucky. They contend that the law’s marketing provisions infringe their commercial free-speech rights.