Daily Archives: March 19, 2010

Indonesia, President Obama and tobacco

The controversy over smoking in Indonesia is heating up coincidentally with the visit of US President Barack Obama. He couldn’t possibly have learnt that in school in Jakarta!

Smoke and mirrors in Georgia

Georgia is facing a budget gap estimated at close to $1 billion, which means smokers can likely count on paying more tax on their cigarettes.

FDA Restricts Access and Marketing of Tobacco Products to Youth

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule containing a broad set of federal requirements designed to significantly curb access to and the appeal of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products to children and adolescents in the United States. Published March 19, 2010, the new rule becomes effective June 22, 2010, and has the force and effect of law.