Daily Archives: February 5, 2010

Camel menthol cigarettes with additional flavor capsule launch March 1

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Customers may already have noticed the change—although it has been subtle thus far. But they will starting March 1. That’s the official launch date of the latest line extension from R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.’s Camel brand: menthol cigarettes containing a menthol burst capsule that enhances menthol flavor when squeezed.

Tobacco regulations unfolding in Philip Morris’ favor

As President Obama and a credulous media continue to portray the administration’s economy-wide push for more regulation as a frontal attack on industry giants, the current wrangling over tobacco regulation shows how the opposite is true: Heightened government regulation tends to put big business in the driver’s seat, at the expense of the little guys.

FDA concerned dissolvable tobacco appeals to kids

RICHMOND, Va. — The Food and Drug Administration is saying in letters to two tobacco companies that flavored, dissolvable tobacco products - that the agency compares with candy and says contain a lot of nicotine - could be particularly appealing to kids and young adults.

Tobacco-product maker to expand

The increasing popularity of roll-your-own tobacco products has given a boost to Commonwealth Brands Inc. at a time when local competitors are cutting back on production and jobs.