Daily Archives: March 31, 2010

Future of anti-smoking program unclear

Has Indiana been successful in cutting the rate of smoking in the past decade? It all depends on whom you ask.

E-cigarettes: A true remedy to quit or teen marketing tool?

SACRAMENTO, CA - Electronic cigarettes are offering smokers a cleaner, greener alternative. And for some, the alternative takes them one step closer to kicking the habit all together.

Commonwealth Brands Shocked by FDA Rules

The U.S tobacco giants barely managed to celebrate their victory against Native American online tobacco sellers, after the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act was approved by the Congress, when the US Food & Drug Administration spoiled the festivity by introducing new rules, rigorous and excessive.

The FDA gets into the business of regulating tobacco today

The regulation of tobacco is now a reality. Today marks the first public meeting of the Food and Drug Administration’s advisory panel menthol cigarettesset up to deal with complex scientific issues involving tobacco. Last year, legislation was enacted that for the first time authorized the FDA to regulate cigarettes and other tobacco products. One of its first charges is to answer the question – does menthol make cigarettes more harmful?