Monthly Archives: March 2010

Future of anti-smoking program unclear

Has Indiana been successful in cutting the rate of smoking in the past decade? It all depends on whom you ask.

E-cigarettes: A true remedy to quit or teen marketing tool?

SACRAMENTO, CA – Electronic cigarettes are offering smokers a cleaner, greener alternative. And for some, the alternative takes them one step closer to kicking the habit all together.

Commonwealth Brands Shocked by FDA Rules

The U.S tobacco giants barely managed to celebrate their victory against Native American online tobacco sellers, after the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act was approved by the Congress, when the US Food & Drug Administration spoiled the festivity by introducing new rules, rigorous and excessive.

The FDA gets into the business of regulating tobacco today

The regulation of tobacco is now a reality. Today marks the first public meeting of the Food and Drug Administration’s advisory panel menthol cigarettesset up to deal with complex scientific issues involving tobacco. Last year, legislation was enacted that for the first time authorized the FDA to regulate cigarettes and other tobacco products. One of its first charges is to answer the question – does menthol make cigarettes more harmful?

Cannabis breaks the age barrier

Its name might be its strongest asset: The Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act, a marijuana legalization effort that goes out of cannabisits way not to say the word “marijuana.”

Smokeless tobacco more popular among young people than cigarettes

BOSTON — Some high school nurses say they have noticed fewer students smoking cigarettes, but they can’t be sure if more are switching to smokeless tobacco as a substitute.

F.D.A. to Examine Menthol Cigarettes

For the cigarette industry, the menthol debate is about to flare up again.

Junk food is as addictive as heroin and cigarettes

American researchers found burgers, chips and sausages programmed a human brain into craving even more sugar, salt and fat laden Junk foodfood.

British American Tobacco predicts global cigarette consumption to stay stable

British American Tobacco (BAT) on Friday forecast that the world’s consumption of cigarettes was likely to remain fairly stable at 6 British American Tobaccotrillion cigarettes a year, one-third of which are sold in China.