Monthly Archives: September 2010

Senecas, NYS resume smoke tax fight

The Seneca Nation of Indians has collected slightly more than $45 million in fees related to tobacco sales since 2006, with the bulk of that money going to underwrite health and education programs on its reservations and for tribal members.

Spending money on anti-smoking efforts has long-term economic impact

A pack of cigarettes that sells for $7.48 in New Jersey ends up costing the state’s economy $30.29 once the cost of healthcare for smoking-related diseases, lost time at work, and premature death is considered, according to a study released Tuesday by the American Lung Association.

A G.O.P. Leader Tightly Bound to Lobbyists

WASHINGTON — House Democrats were preparing late last year for the first floor vote on the financial regulatory overhaul when Representative John A. Boehner of Ohio and other Republican leaders summoned more than 100 industry lobbyists and conservative political activists to Capitol Hill for a private strategy session.

What is the government’s take on tobacco, cigarette consumption?

TOBACCO farmers might have a reason to hope that any move pushing for the reduction of tobacco production in the country will not succeed. After all, the recent Philippine national elections put into power a new president who regularly puffs the very end product of their industry. Will P-Noy, preferred nickname of President Benigno Simeon “Noynoy” Aquino III, a known smoker, heed their call?

New Law Aims to Keep Cigarettes Away from Children

Any kind of tobacco, smoked, absorbed, inhaled, sniffed, ingested or chewed must be behind Minnesota store counters. Such tobacco products as – powered e-cigarettes and strawberry-scented little cigars will be difficult to buy for young Minnesotans starting Sunday.

FDA sends warning letters to e-cigarette companies

RICHMOND, Va. — The Food and Drug Administration is lighting a fire under the electronic cigarette industry to work with the agency to legally market the devices and is cautioning other companies that their sales and manufacturing practices violate federal law.

SDSU Watchdog Institute finds Bilbray ‘advances’ bills helping his cigar club lobbyists

In the months after Rep. Brian Bilbray sponsored a Congressional cigar club—where politicians and their staffers have puffed and partied with lobbyists around D.C.—he introduced or lent his name to legislation that would benefit some of those lobbyists’ clients.

Anti-Tobacco Organizations Criticize Tobacco-Sponsored Competitions

Anti-tobacco advocates criticized a tobacco company’s decision to sponsor a sport competition, calling this move a “skilful advertising of their product rather than charity”.

Report: Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults Aged ≥18 Years - United States, 2009