Monthly Archives: February 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.

BULGARIA: Govt Forced Down on Genetically Modifed Crops

Budapest, - Campaigning by environmental groups and the general public has weakened the determination of the Bulgarian government to allow the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in this country.

My Word: Dosal is not Big Tobacco

Once again, out-of-state Big Tobacco is getting Florida associations to do its bidding, and now it seems it is the Florida Retail Dosal tobaccoFederation’s turn (“Tap tobacco for its fair share,” Orlando Sentinel, Monday).

Is total ban on smoking in works?

Could a total smoking ban in all public facilities, such as schools, hospitals, restaurants and hotels, which is set to be urged for all local governments by the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry, spread across the country and help prevent health hazards caused by secondhand smoke?

Tobacco Lozenges Seek FDA Stamp

Star Scientific Inc. said it filed the first application with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to have a tobacco product certified as being less harmful than traditional forms of tobacco.

Tahoe Resort Says No To Smoking

What is Tahoe? The genuine American will answer this question without a moment’s hesitation. For those who probably doTahoe Resort not have any cognizance of this place, we will tell you. Tahoe is a lake and also a major tourist attraction for both California and Nevada. It is home to a number of ski resorts, summer outdoor recreation, and tourist attractions. Snow and skiing are a significant part of the area’s economy and reputation. Mountain and lake scenery are attractions throughout the year. The Nevada side also includes large casinos. This is a paradise for attraction devotees in a word.