Daily Archives: March 23, 2011

E-cigarettes growing in popularity

Late Wednesday morning, Rob Steele strolled through the Valley Sports Bar with a cigarette tucked behind his ear.

Altria Claims Evidence does not Stand for Menthol Ban

According to the U.S. largest tobacco company Philip Morris USA and its owner Altria, the collected evidence support a prohibition orNewport menthol cigarettesrestrictions on menthol flavored cigarettes. “The peer-reviewed evidence suggests that menthol does not impact on the essential health risk associated with smoking,” declared Jane Lewis, Altria Client Services senior vice president for tobacco regulation. Altria Client Services deals with support functions for Altria Group and the companies it owns, among which is cigarette manufacturer Philip Morris USA that makes menthol-flavored cigarettes among others.