Monthly Archives: June 2011

Will smokers heed the warning on cigarette packaging?

Area health officials have mixed opinions on what impact graphic new warning labels on cigarette packs will have on smokers.tobacco warning

Philip Morris Fights Australian Packaging Rules

Tobacco giant Philip Morris launched legal action on Monday against the Australian government over the country’s plans to strip Cigarette Labelscompany logos from cigarette packages and replace them with grisly images of cancerous mouths, sickly children and bulging, blinded eyes.

FDA makes huge stride in tobacco prevention and control

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) unveiled nine health warnings that will be required to appear on all cigarette packages Nine-new-tobacco-warning-labelsand advertisements in the U.S. The new graphic warnings integrate text with images and will help prevent and reduce youth smoking and encourage adult smokers to quit. The labels will also help citizens understand the dangers of smoking.

Despite warnings it appears smoking is still the fashion

A RASH of fashion images depicting models smoking or holding cigarettes or cigars is being investigated for possible breaches of the smoking modelTobacco Advertising Prohibition Act.

Oregon Senate approves bill that curbs the growth of hookah

SALEM –After a heated and emotional debate, the Oregon Senate today passed a bill that limits the growth of hookah lounges in hookahOregon but delays implementation of the law, opening the door for more lounges in the coming weeks.

New York City’s New Cigarette Prohibition

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Tobacco Bonds Gain Favor on Potential Steady Income: Muni Credit

Ending a $7.1 billion dispute between states and cigarette makers may prevent future litigation and provide tobacco-backed bonds with more predictable income streams.

Big Tobacco targets city ordinance

WORCESTER — Big Tobacco wants a federal judge to snuff out the citywide ban on all visible tobacco product advertising.

Banning “light” from cigarette packs falls short

NEW YORK - More and more countries are banning the words “light” and “mild” from cigarette packs, but a new study suggests that may not be enough to dispel smokers’ misbeliefs that the products are safer.