Daily Archives: June 24, 2010

African Tobacco Growers Threatened by WHO Anti-Smoking Treaty

As the international health community increases its efforts to fight smoking, the International Tobacco Growers Association (ITGA) is

Flavoured tobacco ban excludes menthol

GENEVA, - The United States rejected on Tuesday a call by Indonesia for a World Trade Organization panel to rule on their dispute over the U.S. ban on clove-flavoured cigarettes.

The Tobacco Leopard

We are both veterans of the tobacco wars and so are not surprised at the industry’s recent attempt to block New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s effort to remind citizens of the grim dangers of smoking by requiring stores that sell tobacco products to post graphic posters of the consequences of lighting up. To us this is the same old, same old tobacco industry tactic of frivolous litigation to obstruct any program that focuses attention on the killing and crippling consequences of using tobacco products as directed.