Daily Archives: September 23, 2009

Mexico Tobacco Control Policy: Federal

On 28 May, 2004, Mexico became the first country in the Americas to ratify the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). Shortly after ratification, the government entered into an agreement between the then Secretary of State for Health and the leading tobacco companies operating in the country – including the two largest, Cigarros La Tabacalera Mexicana (Cigatam, a subsidiary of Philip Morris International (PMI)) and British American Tobacco (BAT).

Cigarette Wars: US Curbs Smoking & Ryanair Encourages It

The US Food & Drink Administration (FDA) have announced that they will ban the sale of flavoured cigarettes in the US, a move which is directly aimed at trying to take away a product which mostly serves to encourage kids to begin smoking. All candy, clove and fruit-flavoured cigarettes are outlawed from today by the US government agency, and they have also announced that they are considering banning all menthol flavoured cigarette and tobacco products. Meanwhile, over this side of the Atlantic, Ryanair have announced plans to introduce the sale and use of smokeless cigarettes on all of their flights. According to Europe’s biggest carrier, while this is to produce extra income, it was the second most requested item/service on a recent survey of their passengers, so the airline are only really giving their passengers what they asked for. What a load of codswallop!

Luci E Cigarettes Now Part of the E Cigarettes National Elite

GAINESVILLE, Fla., - Not just any electronic cigarette line can grace the pages of E Cigarettes National’s website. The company prides itself on only offering what it considers the highest of quality e cigarette kits to the public and has added the Luci brand to its premier lineup.

RJR Bounces Back with New Injectable Tobacco Product

Years ago, during the much-publicized tobacco settlement, government officials advised the tobacco industry to branch out into new products, hopefully ones that won’t kill tens of thousands of people every year. Well, they listened. In fact, they were so Injectable Tobacco Productenthusiastic about the suggestion that they completely missed the last part.

GLOBAL MARKETS: European Stocks Up

LONDON (Dow Jones)-European stocks were higher Tuesday, climbing back following losses in the previous session although volumes have been limited with investors waiting keenly for key policy events later in the week.

Plans FDA Filing for Approval of First ‘Modified Risk’ Tobacco Product

PETERSBURG, Va., - Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: STSI) makers of low-nitrosamine smokeless tobacco products, announced today that the company will utilize a novel, patented method for cultivation, curing and preparation of tobacco to formulate dissolvable smokeless tobacco products. This new curing process was the subject of a patent application filed in December, 2008. Its use has resulted in tobacco leaf with significantly lower levels of tobacco-specific nitrosamines (TSNAs) than previously achieved using the StarCured(R) curing process: the International Agency for Research on Cancer previously has reported on the low levels of nitrosamines in Star’s products. The company believes that this novel process, as reflected in its patent application, will enable the company to achieve the lowest toxin levels anywhere in the world. Star plans to submit the products to the FDA for approval to market as “modified risk” tobacco products, under Section 911 of the new Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, once formulation and testing of the new product is completed in early 2010.