Daily Archives: March 10, 2011

The coming war on menthol cigarettes

Last year, not long after the Food and Drug Administration got legislative authority to regulate tobacco, “flavored” cigarettes were banned — on behalf of the children.

Missouri Officials Refuse to Increase Cigarette Tax

A pack of Marlboro red at one of the smoke shop in the Missouri tax cigarettesstate capital costs $5.14. The same cigarettes cost more than $13 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. “In case this is a race to the bottom, Missouri will win,” stated Missouri state representative, Mary Still, referring to the fact that currently Missouri levies the lowest cigarette tax in the U.S. (17 cents per pack).

Cigarettes may be sold in plain packets in UK

Proposals to force tobacco companies to sell cigarettes in plain, unbranded packaging are expected to be unveiled by the cigaretttes packgovernment.