Daily Archives: May 8, 2010

Violent video games’ effects on children

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed last week to hear a case on California’s attempt to restrict sales of violent video games to minors. effects of video gameBoth the California lawmakers who approved the law in 2005 and the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judges who overturned the law in 2009 claimed that scientific research was on their side.
In a ‘highly polarized research field,’ scientists take sides over the games’ effects on children who play them.

Philip Morris packaging now in FDA compliance

Pale-blue “FDA Compliant” signs with big, red check marks are being taken off machines at Philip Morris USA’s plant in South Richmond.

Foxwoods selling electronic cigarettes

Mashantucket, Conn. — Children who want to act grown-up often pretend to smoke candy cigarettes. Nowadays, adults can pretend as well with electronic cigarettes like Cigotine.

RJR rebuts farmworker arguments at meeting

Reynolds American Inc. and a group representing migrant farmworkers butted heads yesterday — as expected — over who’s ultimately responsible for laborers’ work and living conditions.