Daily Archives: April 1, 2010

Obama signs bill restricting mail-order cigarette sales

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Wednesday signed legislation that bans the U.S. Postal Service from shipping [caption id="attachment_5632" align="alignright" width="272" caption="Obama budget"][/caption]cigarettes — a measure that’s expected to cripple the mail-order tobacco businesses run by members of the Seneca Nation of Indians.

Smoking is a matter of choice

The pros and cons on “smoking is haram” is still being discussed in our country. The issue is not new. It is only a small part of the anti-smoking wave of the “first” world, which has been promoted for more than 50 years: protection of nonsmokers, health promotion, assistance for those who want to quit smoking, increasing of cigarette tax, regulations on cigarette advertising, research in many sectors of cigarettes, for example.

Fire Safe Cigarette Laws: More Harm than Good

Fire safe cigarettes or FSC laws seem like a great idea. The concept is that by making cigarettes less likely to burn, they are less likely to start fires, and laws requiring them would save lives.

Tax eyed after teen tobacco report

BOSTON - Massachusetts high school nurses say they have noticed fewer students smoking cigarettes. But, they can’t be sure if more are switching to smokeless tobacco as a substitute.

Tobacco Companies Defend Use of Menthol in Cigarettes

WASHINGTON—Officials from the top makers of menthol cigarettes defended their products Wednesday before a Food and Drug Administration panel that is trying to determine whether the cigarettes’ minty additive lures people into smoking and makes it harder for them to quit.