Cigarette packs are unlikely to carry graphic warning labels in the near future as a result of certain actions of the Supreme Court and the Food and Drug Administration. This is a setback, though perhaps temporarily, for the campaign of the federal government to reduce the damage to health caused by this very dangerous product. A positive feature is that the Supreme Court left intact most of the forces of the FDA’s regulation of the industry. Read more

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Victory and defeat in the fight against tobacco

April 30th, 2013 Posted in Big tobacco industry, General tobacco, Tobacco news Tags:

Cigarette packs are unlikely to carry graphic warning labels in the near future as a result of certain actions of the Supreme Court and the Food and Drug Administration. This is a setback, though perhaps temporarily, for the campaign of the federal government to reduce the damage to health caused by this very dangerous product. A positive feature is that the Supreme Court left intact most of the forces of the FDA’s regulation of the industry. Read more

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City of Milton leaves hiring tobacco users to October 1

“This is part of a wellness program established in the city,” Milton City Manager Brian Watkins said. “Wellness is an important part of our culture …. Workplace wellness programs can also play an important role in containing health care costs for employers and entrepreneurs.” Read more

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Limerick is a “microcosm” of illicit trade in tobacco

April 10th, 2013 Posted in Tobacco industry, Tobacco news Tags:

Limerick is a “microcosm” of the problem of illegal tobacco in Ireland, according to Irish tobacco manufacturers Advisory Committee.
The Committee is concerned by what they describe as a “very small bodies to protect themselves from the problem, despite the high prices, not Irish duty product flooding the streets.” Read more

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Tobacco companies will have to get ready for the music

April 2nd, 2013 Posted in Tobacco companies, Tobacco news Tags:

New Delhi, April 2: Although there was a government order that requires all tobacco products, packages for “pictorial health warning” Tobacco companies violate this order. This was a light snap poll conducted by Public Health Association of India (VHAI) in New Delhi. According to the survey, “no cigarettes, bidis, bags or any other tobacco products, chewing is the new picture warnings.” Read more

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