Daily Archives: February 3, 2010

FDA in line for another budget boost

The Food and Drug Administration is a screaming exception to the Obama administration’s freeze on discretionary spending in the 2011 budget.

War on smokers: the backlash

This week, the Department of Health put out a 70-page document titled A Smokefree Future, full of plans to make cigarettes the preserve of a very hard-bitten minority. On the front, a twentysomething father looks lovingly at his young son. Inside, scores of other parents are doing the same – all apparently enjoying the health and happiness that comes from a life without cigarettes.

Tobacco Profits Threatened As Plain Packaging Resurfaces

LONDON -The possibility of cigarettes being sold in plain packaging-threatening the profitability of the world’s tobacco companies-resurfaced Monday, as the U.K. government pledged to halve the number of smokers in the country over the next 10 years.

FDA Appeals Electronic Cigarette Ruling

WASHINGTON—The Food and Drug Administration is appealing a federal judge’s ruling that the agency doesn’t have the authority to regulate electronic cigarettes.