Daily Archives: November 5, 2009

FDA tobacco chief moves ahead despite suits

ROCKVILLE, Md. - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is enforcing its ban on flavored tobacco products and preparing to review controversial menthol cigarettes, undeterred by legal challenges from some tobacco companies.

Smoking ban exemptions are now the focus of criticism

The lopsided vote on Tuesday to prohibit smoking in most public places in St. Louis County could spell a quick reversal of the ban’s exemption for casino gambling floors, a member of the County Council said Wednesday.

Researcher upset by tobacco company’s actions

Findings from a University of Minnesota study on quitting smoking have turned up in a tobacco company’s press release before they were published, prompting an investigation by officials at the University’s Masonic Cancer Center.

Star Scientific Plans Worldwide Marketing and Sales of Cigarettes

PETERSBURG, Va., - Star Scientific, Inc. announced today that the company plans to introduce the CigRx(TM) nutraceutical product developed by its subsidiary, Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, for worldwide marketing and sales in partnership with inVentiv Health, Inc. inVentiv Health offers a complete range of commercialization solutions for every stage of the product lifecycle, in a range of healthcare categories that includes nutraceutical products.

Seneca educates lawmakers on treaty rights, tobacco economy

NEW YORK – State lawmakers at a public hearing heard claims of “lost” tax revenues ranging from tens of millions to billions of dollars from untaxed cigarette sales on Indian reservations.