Daily Archives: January 11, 2011

Tobacco Firms Argue Against Possible Menthol Cigarette Ban

menthol cigarettesWASHINGTON - Major tobacco makers urged a federal advisory panel against menthol-cigarette-brands-made-in-europe, arguing such a ban would likely create an unregulated black market.

FDA: Agency must review tobacco products

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it must review tobacco products that were introduced or changed over the last four years in order for companies to keep selling them.

Smoking industry harming economic health

BEIJING - Lost productivity from smoking-related health problems will hamper China’s economic growth, and related costs incurred by smoking far exceed the tobacco industry’s contribution in terms of profits and jobs it generates, an international panel of experts warned on Thursday.