Monthly Archives: January 2010

Smoke-Free Policy Triggers Strange Debate

The decision by a Tennessee hospital not to hire smokers is apparently provoking some controversy, even though both private firms and governmental bodies have been doing it for more than 30 years, several courts have held that it is both legal and constitutional, and an ever growing number of major companies have similar policies, says public interest law professor John Banzhaf, the father of the movement who recently debated the issue on Fox News.

Arguments in Tobacco Case Center on Preclusive Effect of Factual Findings

In a lively and complex Gordian Knot of an argument before a federal appeals court on Tuesday, lawyers for the nation’s largest tobacco companies wrangled with attorneys for a woman whose husband died of lung cancer over whether factual findings in a 2006 Florida state case may be applied in some 4,000 federal death and injury suits.

Philip Morris opens new Subic warehouse

THE LOCAL arm of cigarette maker Philip Morris International expects sales to the domestic market to grow by 2%-4% this year, better than the flat performance in 2009.

Tobacco Plants Tapped to Grow Solar Cells

Tobacco plants could help wean the world from fossil fuels, according to scientists from the University of California, Berkeley.

FDA to investigate tobacco ingredients

After starting smoking in college as a way to stay awake to study, Tom Tenner said he realized he wasn’t receiving anything from smoking other than a chance at life-threatening disease.

Tobacco Makers Up As Goldman Sees Volume Declines Easing

NEW YORK -Shares of tobacco makers climbed Monday after Goldman Sachs analysts called for volume declines to slow dramatically in 2010 and economic stabilization to help cushion the companies from further margin losses.

Electronic Cigarette Wholesaler Empowered After U.S. Judge Decision Against FDA

On the eve of one of the most important and influential decisions to hit the United States of America within the last decade, electronic cigarettes now have a chance to leap forward and compete with the tobacco empire. This, in itself represents a tremendous opportunity for investors looking to make big bucks from a once struggling e-cigarette industry. Opportunity amongst uncertainty speaks front, right and center for this little company out of the United Kingdom. Up until January, the uncertainty aspect undoubtedly outweighed the two factors, however, times have changed drastically since then. The headlines couldn’t be more foretelling of the unmistakable opportunities lying within Mobile Media Unlimited Holdings (OTC:MMUH). For readers who are new to the company, we recommend you read our introductory company article entitled, “Landmark Victory for E-Cigarette Industry Against the FDA Leaves Plenty of Opportunities“, written and introduced by our Publisher, Michael Vlaicu. The first article was from a much more technical standpoint, gearing towards those chart scanning, number crunching fanatics out there. Consequently, this one will take a look at the fundamental business model, as well as the economic conditions surrounding the company and its future prospectus.

Cigarette use in county’s youth above the average

According to the Indiana Prevention Resource Center’s 2008 survey of school students, Montgomery County students in grades 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 12 reported above state average use of cigarettes - making it about one in every five students in these grades that smoked on a regular basis. While the state’s youth tobacco use rates have been on the decline between 2003-2008, use of cigarettes is still a significant issue for Hoosier teens.

Tobacco, texting, trans fats all subject to new state laws

State capitols across the nation are in growing agreement about the need to legislate against threats to public health, including texting, trans fats and tanning beds.