Monthly Archives: June 2013

FDA opens the “historical” period to regulate tobacco

Four years after Congress gave him the authority to regulate tobacco products to protect the health of the nation, the Food and Drug Administration issued the first slate of decisions affecting the market for tobacco products, by adopting two new products and rejecting four.
The agency on Tuesday gave Lorillard Tobacco Co. the green light to market two new proposals cigarette offerings – and menthol version of its brand Newport – Newport finding Non-Menthol 100s gold box and Newport Non-Menthol Gold Box “do not raise different questions of public health,” than their counterparts that are already on the market.

Louisiana Return market beating tobacco bonds

Louisiana is refinancing of $ 638 million in bonds backed by payments tobacco companies such as debt beats broad $ 3.7 trillion Muni market this year.
This week’s sale by the Tobacco Funding Corporation, which is the return of the securities sold in 2001, based on revenues from 1998 settlement between tobacco companies and USA state to cover medical costs associated with smoking.

LT group of banks on tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, to stimulate growth

Conglomerate LT Group Inc. is betting on market leadership in its core business of tobacco and alcoholic beverages for further growth, its top executive said yesterday.

Tobacco Laws for youth may reduce adult smoking

States that want to reduce adult smoking rates may consider the introduction of severe restrictions on tobacco teenagers, suggests a new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Britain Tightening Regulations on electronic cigarettes

UK’s drugs regulator, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), said this week that e-cigarettes and similar products containing nicotine will be some strict rules in 2016.
MHRA said that within three years of e-cigarettes need a license, the treatment of a pair of smoking as well as other over-the-counter medications. The regulator said that the different varieties of electronic cigarettes available are not good enough to meet the public health priority of the Government to reduce the harm from smoking.

Tobacco companies started ‘stealth-marketing’

With their backs to the wall on the background of increasingly stringent regulations, and the looming threat to remove all branding from cigarette packs, tobacco companies need all the allies they can find.