Daily Archives: October 6, 2009

Anti-smoking legislation is an infringement of individual rights

On Jan. 1, 2009 the state took away our right to smoke cigarettes in a bar. Four months later the House of Representatives passed a bill to make littering cigarette butts a Class B Misdemeanor. Now moves are being made to ban smoking in public parks and college campuses.

Big tobacco seller from past boosted by lower prices

Recognizing the signs of the economic times has enabled R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. to breathe new life into a 110-year-old cigarette brand.

Korean cigarette maker ready to compete with foreign tobacco manufacturers

YEONGJU, North Gyeongsang - Stepping inside the KT&G tobacco manufacturing plant in Yeongju, which is two hours away from Seoul, a countless number of cigarettes is being quickly filtered, sorted and packed by a group of automated state-of-the-art machines, leaving the smell of freshly packed cigarettes hanging in the air.

Flavored cigarettes far from a kid’s candy stick

The Food and Drug Administration banned flavored cigarettes, citing youthful first-time smokers who may be more attracted to cherry cloves than a cigarette.

Smoking should be banned in public places

Walking to class is becoming a life-or-death adventure as the dangers of secondhand smoke are becoming more of a priority to Oregonians, with college campuses and parks going smoke-free.

Philip Morris to challenge ban on display of tobacco products

A County Donegal shopkeeper will join forces with cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris tomorrow to legally challenge Ireland’s ban on the display of tobacco products in shops.

Quebec plans suit vs. tobacco companies

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian province of Quebec plans to file a lawsuit against tobacco companies to seek damages for the cost of treating tobacco-related diseases.