Daily Archives: February 23, 2010

Having to Comply with Law, Tobacconists Get Use of Colors

According to several public health organizations, the claims of cigarette companies regarding their willingness to obey the new regulations in marketing low-tar cigarettes are controversial, as they would literary complain but still, conceal the truth.

Big tobacco wields First Amendment argument

WASHINGTON — Tobacco companies are relying heavily on the First Amendment in challenging the government’s prosecution of cigarette makers under the federal racketeering statute.

Star Scientific seeks FDA approval for “safer” smokeless tobacco

Star Scientific Inc. is seeking the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval to market its smokeless tobacco lozenges as a Star Scientificreduced-risk product, setting up a key test for the federal agency’s new regulatory powers over tobacco.

Cuban cigar sales drop 8 pct in ’09

Cuban cigar sales tumbled 8 percent to $360 million in 2009 and have fallen by more than a tenth in the past two years as the cuban cigarsdemand for luxury goods around the world has plunged.