Monthly Archives: September 2012

Smokeless tobacco spells death in Bengal

Smoking is injurious to health but chewing can be just as devastating. Baruipur resident Dipankar Chatterjee learned this the hard way a few months ago.

Tobacco products cost more in Oman after tax increases

The Ministry of Finance has given its go-ahead to increase taxes on all tobacco products, according to a senior official from the Ministry of Health.

Tax hike to reduce tobacco use

Giant federal tobacco tax hike spurred historic drop in smoking, especially among teenagers, the poor, and those who depend on public health insurance, USA TODAY analysis finds.

Tobacco farmers intensify the movement against WHO standards

Tobacco farmers across Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and other states are willing to strengthen their opposition to the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, stating it posed a threat to their lives.

Philip Morris case continues

The decade-old class action on labeling of cigarettes continues to smolder, as lawyers on both sides of the struggle of document files that Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth asked at month’s hearing.

Higher tobacco taxes will benefit our children and grandchildren

Missouri tobacco tax is 17 cents per pack, by far the lowest in the country. The national average is $ 1.49 per pack. Proposal B on the ballot on November adds 75 cents to the tax.

Plain packaging of tobacco products in India

The world is watching Australia progress towards tobacco plain packaging. A number of developed countries have announced that they will follow suit. But, as tobacco companies are losing traction in developed countries, it is likely they will be more and more new markets with their poison.

Big Tobacco

Of course, we’re being far too tough on Big Tobacco, as so many contemptuous refer to it, after the failure of its high court challenge to the plain packaging legislation. If we just open our minds to the fact that British American Tobacco and others are saying, we can see how amazing they are public spirited.

Cigarette labeling suit

When St. Louis attorney Stephen Tillery argument made earlier this month that Philip Morris had admitted the facts set out in his latest petition, without giving a formal answer, lawyers, tobacco giant argued that both parties agree to do so.