Daily Archives: February 16, 2010

FDA to Contest Federal Court’s Ruling on Electronic Cigarettes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is set to challenge that ruling by a federal court judge that decided the Body has no legal e-cigarettesauthority to control personal vapor-producing devices, i.e. so-called electronic cigarettes.

Paterson’s cigarette tax plan sends mixed messages

ALBANY, N.Y. – With the state facing a $7.4 billion deficit and pressure mounting from anti-Indian sovereignty legislators, Gov. David Paterson has instructed the state’s tax department to issue draft regulations on a law to force the collection of state sales taxes on tobacco products sold in Indian country.

Tobacco funds looking good

More than a decade ago, state senators decided they wanted to makes sure the millions of dollars coming from federal settlements with tobacco companies would be used for health-related purposes.