Daily Archives: October 9, 2009

Ontario matches B.C.’s tobacco battle

There’s a one-word answer for any Ontarians looking to B.C. for advice on what attitude to take in their just-announced lawsuit against tobacco companies.

Electronic Cigarettes Association President, Affirms Attorneys General Irresponsibility in Banning e-cigarettes

IRVINE, Calif.- Former Congressman Matt Salmon, who is president of the Electronic Cigarette Association (ECA) ECassoc.org (‘http://www.ecassoc.org’), states,”It is disheartening that the FDA issued a warning to the public against electronic cigarettes without conclusive data to support the claim.” This has now led the Attorneys General of Oregon, Connecticut and now Kentucky to ban the sale of the e-cigs in their states. According to the former congressman, the FDA has a responsibility to do homework and present all of the facts with such a warning.

Tobacco companies take advantage of internet loophole

There are concerns tobacco companies are exploiting the internet by using social networking sites such as Facebook and Myspace to sell more cigarettes in clever marketing ploys.

Pot and tobacco smoking bad combination

VANCOUVER — People who habitually smoke both tobacco and marijuana are about three times more likely than non-smokers to develop serious lung disease, according to results of a British Columbia study.pot

Washington Center woes are ‘plantation politics’

Former Ald. Dorothy Tillman (3rd) is pointing fingers at City Hall and at her successor for a foreclosure lawsuit that threatens to shutter her signature project: the Harold Washington Cultural Center.

FDA Says Delaying Tobacco Authority To Harm Public

WASHINGTON -The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday urged a federal judge in Kentucky not to order the agency to delay enforcing new tobacco laws, saying such a move would have “devastating consequences” on public health.